top Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks
Since the US has required access network operators to implement CALEA support many products are already being designed with lawful intercept functionality anyways. Implementing it isn't a problem really, just so long as it's not abused it's not that different from a telephone wiretap.
top First Detailed Data Analysis Shows Exactly How Comcast Jammed Netflix
Eyeball networks didn't usually get settlement free peering to begin with. Until you had these huge eyeballs form like Comcast that kind of peering was between the transit ISPs themselves. Comcast used to be a customer of these ISPs, and didn't get the peering agreements until they started congesting links by dropping transit services. I found information on this discussed on the NANOG mailing list from 2010, so this has been going on for a number of years already.
top Microsoft Introduces Build Cadence Selection With Windows 10
Use "Win+arrow keys" to snap in multi-monitor situations.
top Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project
The telecoms are looking for cheaper implementations for shit they already have to deploy. They want to piggy back on everyone else's work, so they don't have to spend so much money.
top Nearly 2,000 Chicago Flights Canceled After Worker Sets Fire At Radar Center
Redundancy costs money, and people don't like spending more money. To save cost you cut redundancy.
top Is Dolby Atmos a Flop For Home Theater Like 3DTV Was?
I would equate it to how a lot of sound is done in 1st/3rd person video games.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top Microsoft Plans $1 Billion Server Farm In Iowa
There are a few wind power farms in Iowa.
top Switching From Sitting To Standing At Your Desk
As opposed to your ass?
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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.
top 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."
top How Ya Gonna Get 'Em Down On the UNIX Farm?
User error can happen regardless of user interface really.
top 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.
top 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.
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