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Chinese Researchers' 'Terror Cam' Could Scan Crowds, Looking for Stress

Sleeping Kirby In related news (146 comments)

All workers in the foxconn buildings have been arrested after the implementation of the stress cams.

about a month ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Sleeping Kirby Arms race (200 comments)

So... their argument is "Netflix would have done it first, so we have to do it sooner."?

about 2 months ago

Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

Sleeping Kirby Not surprised (398 comments)

my wife: "Not that we're surprised, but it's nice to have concrete facts to back it up."

about 2 months ago

Wikipedia Blocks 'Disruptive' Edits From US Congress

Sleeping Kirby the actions of a few (165 comments)

"Out of over 9,000 staffers in the House, should we really be banning this whole IP range based on the actions of two or three? " Tell that to voter fraud bills, the claim of "welfare queens" and not allowing female reproductive rights because "some use it to be promiscuous". Not so fun now that it's on the other foot, is it? However, unlike those claims, they do have control of AND responsibility over their entire network. This IP ban is standard practice for IT security. If they can't secure their network, then they don't deserve access to the server. Access to servers are a privilege, not a right.

about 2 months ago

The Security Industry Is Failing Miserably At Fixing Underlying Dangers

Sleeping Kirby an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. (205 comments)

I do have a to agree in that the current development style/strategy (agile development) is less geared towards solid development and more on features and getting stuff out there. I think the article is just saying that they should do less of pushing out features and new things and more on good programming/fix known bugs. Of course putting out a bugless program is near impossible, but there's a difference in better prevention versus better clean-up.

about 3 months ago

Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

Sleeping Kirby Re: Price Wars (364 comments)

yeah, this is what I thought they were doing. As big as verizon and comcast's data centers are, there's no way that they colo all of the data of all the content that netflix hosts. Not with the advantage of virtualized servers is allowing for caching and peering so that everyone, coming from different providers can still get the same content. That's not to mention that all the mentions of the deals between comcast and netflix mentioned direct peering, not colocation. "News of a paid peering deal comes two days after a traceroute showed that the two companies were exchanging traffic with each other directly."

about 3 months ago

Netflix Trash-Talks Verizon's Network; Verizon Threatens To Sue

Sleeping Kirby Re:Price Wars (364 comments)

Wait... since netflix has direct connection to verizon, and I doubt netflix's amazon cloud servers discriminate between comcast and verizon connections. And if there is a slow down and it's only on verizon customers, why do you think it's netflix that undersized the connections? I mean, sure netflix could, but it would simpler and easier solution is that they didn't. Besides, if verizon is providing the bandwidth they said they did, instead of threatening to sue, why don't they just show logs/graphs of how much data is being pushed through and how fast. I'm sure they have splunk or cacti graphs somewhere.

about 3 months ago

Xerox Sues Google, Yahoo Over Search Patents

Sleeping Kirby I'm fine with it if they sue facebook, myspace... (202 comments)

any and all podcast grabbers, twitter, flicker, friendster, eharmony... let's see... what other social/popular sites do people keep tell me to join.... There needs to be a law where if you are going to sue for tech patent infringement, you need to sue all the companies that have infringed at once or none at all.

more than 4 years ago

House Declines To Vote On Telecom Immunity

Sleeping Kirby In related news (341 comments)

In related news. Bush vows to hold his breath until his face turns blue in protest of the house not being bipartisan by giving him exactly what he wants.

I haven't been in American that long (only almost 20 years). Has there been a worse president than this guy?

more than 6 years ago


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