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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

Zxern Re:IRL (204 comments)

This is the big problem here. ISP's want to treat this traffic as though it was transit traffic when it's not. As far as level 3 goes these networks are the destination as it's their customers requesting the traffic. It's like a doorman charging the pizza delivery guy for the privilege of entering the building to delver a pizza.

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

Zxern Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

Not really. The last mile infrastructure could owned by the municipality, isp's then compete with each other to offer services over it.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

Zxern Re:symbols, caps, numbers (546 comments)

Sigh. You really expect people to remember a phrase that changes every 90 days?

about a week ago
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Independent Researchers Test Rossi's Alleged Cold Fusion Device For 32 Days

Zxern Re:Hoax (975 comments)

Not that movie again!

about two weeks ago
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No Nobel For Nick Holonyak Jr, Father of the LED

Zxern Re:The Nobel Prize Committee blew it (276 comments)

Sadly things might have turned out a little better there if had taken power.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Zxern Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

The same thing it's been telling people for decades. While it may be "cool" and ok to be a geek, you're still basically a social outcast to the rest of the world.

about two weeks ago
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Fortune.com: Blame Tech Diversity On Culture, Not Pipeline

Zxern Re:Bullshit. (342 comments)

It is a culture problem, just not a male vs female one. Just reading slashdot shows how much people in the tech industry enjoy talking down to others. It's not a male vs female issue, its a I'm smarter than you are therefore I call you whatever I want to. The difference is that when you do this to women they take it personally and feel you're only doing that because she's a woman.

about two weeks ago
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Back To Faxes: Doctors Can't Exchange Digital Medical Records

Zxern Re:I Maintain an EMR System (240 comments)

True, however it was actually rocket science at work.

about three weeks ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

There is a very big difference between buying bonds, and buying real world goods. His point is that buying bonds does as much for the economy as sticking your cash in the mattress. Just take a look at the economy for the last 4 years and you can see this playing out. The Stock Market is doing great! The real world economy is stagnant.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

No they don't stick it under the mattresses, they dump it into the stock market. Which is great if you play in the stock market, but kinda sucks ass for everyone else. See the last 4 years for a perfect example of this.

about a month ago
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To Fight $5.2B In Identity Theft, IRS May Need To Change the Way You File Taxes

Zxern Re:Thus the problem with the TEA party (410 comments)

Whats truly sad is that a large public works program would have been far better way to save the economy than giving banks trillions of dollars in bailout money. It's not like our infrastructure doesn't need the work. Aging roads, bridges, sewers, gas lines all over the country need to be replaced.

about a month ago
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Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Zxern Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (324 comments)

Great!. So when do you plan to implement the great firewall of china?

about a month ago
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Study Finds Link Between Artificial Sweeteners and Glucose Intolerance

Zxern Re:You Kids Get Off My Lawn (294 comments)

Life expectancy has been roughly the same for thousands of years. The only difference is that babies today live more often than they die.

about a month ago
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Quickflix Wants Netflix To Drop Australian VPN Users

Zxern Re:International Copyright (172 comments)

For the same reason source code for old dead games never get released. It might be worth more in the future sometime. They might want to setup their own streaming service someday in the future so why sell the rights and miss out on the potential profits.

about a month ago
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The FCC Net Neutrality Comment Deadline Has Arrived: What Now?

Zxern Re:What now? (131 comments)

Damn that's not a good sign then.

about a month ago
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Silicon Valley Fights Order To Pay Bigger Settlement In Tech Talent Hiring Case

Zxern Re:why no RICO act charges? (200 comments)

It's only supposed to shield you from financial liability, not criminal liability.

about a month and a half ago
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Anita Sarkeesian, Creator of "Tropes vs. Women," Driven From Home By Trolls

Zxern Re:Stupid is as stupid does (1262 comments)

Really? Apparently you haven't read any of the feminist responses to the anti-feminist movement. Plenty of hate being spread there by women.

about 2 months ago

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