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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

alen Re:We need competition, not mergers (57 comments)

we have a lot more news sources than 20 years ago. trouble is the kiddie bloggers rarely do more than link to an original news source and comment about it. These internet news sites need to start doing their own reporting. maybe start up something like AP or Reuters for investigative reporting and other hard news for internet news sites

12 hours ago
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Rupert Murdoch's Quest To Buy Time Warner: Not Done Yet

alen Re:so one billionaire (57 comments)

yeah, imagine an Ayn Rynd HBO series with lots of sex
or some life in Jesusland HBO special with sex, cheating, swinging and secret gay love with a family values theme behind it

12 hours ago
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

alen Re:So who pays who? (211 comments)

yeah they have settlement free peering, but it's L3 sending most of the data now. and they want verizon to upgrade because they send so much data.

wait till verizon will start to send a lot more data back to L3 to see what their reaction is going to be. with all the cloud services starting to have very nice free levels of service give it another year where a lot of people will auto upload a lot of data and edit it in the cloud.

yesterday
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

alen Re:So who pays who? (211 comments)

yeah, lets see how much L3 cries now that things might get a little more balanced. i bet they will suddenly want to be paid a lot more

yesterday
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Verizon Boosts FiOS Uploads To Match Downloads

alen So who pays who? (211 comments)

biggest problem with upload is you send it over free links with Tier 1 networks, or you pay them to take your traffic. with all the user generated stuff now like Twitch, flickr, video calling and other services where you want a fast upload speed that's a lot of data to be paying for.

with the current L3/Verizon dispute i wonder if they struck a deal where verizon will allow the connections to be upgraded for netflix to work on their network in exchange for L3 taking all their uploaded data for free.

yesterday
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California In the Running For Tesla Gigafactory

alen Re:Texas? (161 comments)

what state is the largest producer of clean wind energy?
hint, it's not california

Texas is a big tech hub

yesterday
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Dealing With 'Advertising Pollution'

alen i'm glad to work for free (369 comments)

Most of Youtube is professionally produced videos where youtube shares the ad revenue with the creator. That's how people make money to be able to produce more videos.

you either get rid of advertising and pay to watch each video, or you put up with advertising. My account is enabled for revenue sharing, but i rarely upload anything and don't rely on it. but if took and produced videos and relied on ad revenue, i would stop very fast if i didn't get paid.

2 days ago
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World Health Organization Calls For Decriminalization of Drug Use

alen Re:No public drug use (465 comments)

like tobacco in cigarettes?

or the 200 other ingredients in there to get you addicted?

2 days ago
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Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

alen Re:Apple has 'done nothing'??? (136 comments)

meanwhile the android owners are dropping $10 on crap like launchers and file managers to feel in control

3 days ago
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Microsoft's Missed Opportunities: Memo From 1997

alen Re: Too long (161 comments)

Microsoft was an isp, had an internet portal and owned expedia before google existed

4 days ago
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Malaysian Passenger Plane Reportedly Shot Down Over Ukraine

alen Re:All we really know so far (750 comments)

but i bet they are going to have one hell of a sale soon

4 days ago
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Why the FCC Is Likely To Ignore Net Neutrality Comments and Listen To ISPs

alen Re: More like Captain Clueless (139 comments)

Go host your site on amazon

If you want it to be fast hosting it on a home connection wont do it

5 days ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

alen Re:ESPN (401 comments)

it's not a problem where they got rid of the analog channels on cable like time warner in NYC. as soon as time warner got rid of the analog channels they got more bandwidth for internet service and the picture quality is better now

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

alen Re:ESPN (401 comments)

i like sports too, but hate ESPN since it's mostly college sports which i don't follow

but the NY Yankees and Mets suck this year. the knicks will suck for years to come. Nets are so so. same with the Giants.

only reason i'm paying is i'm on a bundle and i ran the numbers and it's cheaper than buying a la carte cartoons for my kids that netflix doesn't have

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

alen Re:105 megabits per second (401 comments)

marketing gimmick for nerds to think they have a big penis
just like giant SUV's, graphics cards that give you 10,000 FPS in some game, etc

i was visiting some family with comcast and netflix on their 5mbps service was better than my 20/2 time warner at home. same with youtube. and same result with other family i have with cablevision.

comcast has a direct connection to netflix and is youtube HD certified. cablevision has open connect. having an ISP that links directly to your content will give you better results than some number that only works on speedtest.net no matter what the network neutrality morons will say

about a week ago
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Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

alen why would anyone cancel comcast? (401 comments)

where else can you get hundreds of channels of TV i hate and crappy internet for one low price of $200 a month?
what else would i do if i didn't have 400 channels of TV? how else would i watch commercials?

about a week ago
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Home Depot Begins Retail Store Pilot Program To Sell MakerBot 3-D Printers

alen and what would i do with it? (126 comments)

the website makes it seem like i'm buying a $3000 machine to buy plans to print some orange toys for the kids

about a week ago

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FCC to allow cable companies to encrypt basic cable

alen alen writes  |  about 2 years ago

alen writes "The FCC is now allowing cable companies to encrypt free OTA channels that they also rebroadcast over their networks.

"The days of plugging a TV into the wall and getting cable are coming to an end. After a lengthy review process, the FCC has granted cable operators permission to encrypt their most basic cable programming."

Soon the only way to receive free OTA channels via your cable company will involve renting yet another box or buying something like Boxee"

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Apple to Present at Black Hat Security Conference

alen alen writes  |  about 2 years ago

alen writes "In a first, Apple's head of security is going to be at the Black Hat Security Conference for an official presentation on the iOS security model"
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Apple's iCloud is powered by amazon and microsoft

alen alen writes  |  more than 2 years ago

alen writes "http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/09/03/rumor_apples_icloud_powered_by_microsoft_amazon_servers.html

It has been confirmed that apple's upcoming iCloud service is really hosted by Microsoft Azure and Amazon's AWS. No word on what exactly their role is but tests have shown that when you upload photos to iCloud there is network traffic to and from Azure."

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alen alen writes  |  more than 7 years ago

alen writes "http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/12/can_yo u_hear_me.html

I read this on another forum. In their investigation of a Mafia family the FBI was able to access their cell phones remotely and turn them into microphones when their traditional bugging devices were discovered. The only way to defeat this is to take the battery out of your cell phone. Even turning it off doesn't prevent this."

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