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HTML5 Storage Bug Can Fill Your Hard Drive

Ziktar Re:wordpress.com? (199 comments)

Yes, but typically wordpress blogs don't need to store local content for a fancy HTML5 app.

about 2 years ago

US May Disable All Car Phones, Says Trans. Secretary

Ziktar Dumb (1065 comments)

Because there's never a reason that a passenger would want to take a phone call. Or for a driver to call 911 for any reason...

more than 4 years ago

Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor

Ziktar Naughty Boas (478 comments)

And apparently female boa constrictors are able to be born without original sin too (what Immaculate Conception really talked about; Virgin Birth is a separate idea).

more than 4 years ago

Net Neutrality Supporters Hammered In Elections

Ziktar Re:"net neutrality" is control play (402 comments)

Quality of Service is not what "Net Neutrality" is about. You've described a QoS system, which, while some people may not like, is not the fundamental threat of a non-neutral net. In the world of the non-neutral net, AT&T wants Google to pay them money for the right to be viewed by their customers. In a non-neutral net, Yahoo could partner with AT&T and together say that AT&T customers cannot access Google search, but rather only Yahoo search. Or if they're not so evil as to block Google search, they will just purposefully send Google queries over a slower pipe than Yahoo queries, making people think that Google is slow, when in reality it's an artificial speed degradation meant to line AT&T's pockets by blackmailing content providers to pay them more.

Throttling on the application layer (BitTorrent packets can arrive out of order, or arrive later, than Skype packets since P2P doesn't need real-time access) is one thing. But the big ISPs want to throttle on the end-point, in order to extract money from Google, Hulu, Netflix or any random new web service that provides cool new content.

more than 4 years ago

Intel Buys McAfee

Ziktar Re:Holy cow (377 comments)

They also got a list of names of people who are willing to buy magic beans. That might be worth a lot...

more than 4 years ago

Feds Won't File Charges In School Laptop-Spy Case

Ziktar Re:Very stupid question, but... (398 comments)

The students did detect this. They saw the light blinking on and off, and reported it. These claims were dismissed as something wrong with the light. Of course, the fact that the claims were dismissed by the very group of people who could be taking the pictures should have made it seem a bit suspicious...

more than 4 years ago

Original Cast On Board For Ghostbusters 3

Ziktar Re:Can we (444 comments)

They left Schwarzenegger out of Terminator 4 for a reason.

I think they left Schwarzenegger out of Terminator 4 because he's kind of busy being the governor of California right now...

more than 5 years ago


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