Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap
Electricity, water, and natural gas all "consume" physical product. Bits on a wire don't actually consume anything, other than the electricity used to put them there but thats mostly constant. Bandwidth is a time limited function, not product limited. "Unused" bandwidth on a link is just wasted time with no useful data traversing the wire.
Virtual DVDs, Revisited
I think this will put it pretty plainly why.
If they sued someone over a remote DVD playback, then they would also license it differently and probably not under more favorable terms than "traditional" streaming.
Did the Ignition Key Just Die?
With newer vehicles the "cranking because it won't start" isn't an option even with a key. The ECU handles that entirely so you don't even have a chance at burning out the starter.
Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa
There are a few wind power farms in Iowa.
Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
As opposed to your ass?
Lack of US Cybersecurity Across the Electric Grid
Physical attacks may be easy, but attacking over network infrastructure can be coordinated without even being in the country and could take out ever target simultaneously.
AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality
What about when there isn't a provider between Netflix and AT&T? This is the case when Netflix wants to peer directly with an ISP and offers caching appliances that the ISP can host inside their network. This removes the "provider" from Netflix.
iRobot CEO: Humanoid Robots Too Expensive To Be the Norm
The more convenient you make it for the robot the more the robot can do instead of you. You interface with the robot, let it do the rest.
Audience Jeers Contestant Who Uses Game Theory To Win At 'Jeopardy'
just because people dislike his playstyle doesn't mean he won't draw in more viewers. Some people enjoy hating on a guy, and they might watch him in hope of another contestant taking him down.
New Study Shows One-Third of Americans Don't Believe In Evolution
thinking god isn't real and being an atheist isn't the same thing. Someone might follow a faith for the moral story and community, while not believing that the deity actually exists. They could also be agnostic/non-religious, which isn't the same thing as atheism.
Former CIA/NSA Head: NSA Is "Infinitely" Weaker As a Result of Snowden's Leaks
I believe this is a relevant quote from Jayne Cobb/Firefly
"You know what the chain of command is? It's the chain I go get and beat you with until you understand who's in ruttin' command here."
How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?
User error can happen regardless of user interface really.
The Case Against Gmail
Did some searching today, and it seems Google has actually defined some extensions to add IMAP commands to support labels so clients could use them. This is the same thing I'm looking for in any replacement, because the concept of labels is the one of the biggest draws to Gmail for me, along with it's message filtering capabilities and spam filtering.
NHTSA and DOT Want Your Car To Be Able To Disable Your Cellphone Functions
You realize it's not that easy to actually catch them texting in motion. If an enforcement officer sees it and pulls you over, how does he retrieve evidence? Taking your phone without a warrant seems like an easy to abuse stretch, and warrant-less retrieval of phone records isn't great either? What if you use Google Voice, they won't know the difference and when your records come up clean they will be stumped. These are issues I know have come up from officers here in Iowa when the issue of enforcing texting while driving laws were brought up. Simply put the law can be on the books, but officers hands are tied attempting to enforce it.
How Netflix Eats the Internet
Actually Netflix is trying to get past transit ISPs as much as possible via peering. Provide free peering and caching appliances to ISPs, they get their content closer to the customer, and cut down their transit costs.
Why It's So Hard To Make a Phone Call In Emergency Situations
Sure, until the circuits are all tied up, or the lines get cut by a backhoe. Even land lines have limited capacity to emergency services dispatch centers.
Game Site Wonders 'What Next?' When 50% of Users Block Ads
I don't know if any advertiser would ever do this, and if they did those ads wouldn't make the site jack squat for money because they are almost worthless to the advertisers. The data the advertisers collect is probably the most valuable part of the advertising.
UEFI Secure Boot Pre-Bootloader Rewritten To Boot All Linux Versions
The alternative is to try and get every motherboard manufacturer to accept a singing key from them. Having Microsoft sign it means they don't have to deal with that headache.
The Coming Wave of In-Dash Auto System Obsolescence
I wonder if any of the auto manufacturers have considered working with Google and using Android?
Will It Take a 'Cyber Pearl Harbor' To Break Congressional Deadlock?
I think the point is not that these entities shouldn't have connectivity to the Internet, but the network they use to monitor and operate the critical infrastructure components should be segregated from any network accessible from the Internet. How they are segregated is up for discussion.
Xipher hasn't submitted any stories.
Xipher has no journal entries.