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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

arbiterxero Re:Answer needed (390 comments)

because Verizon is being paid by their customers to access this data.

Why should verizon have any peering agreements with anyone?

Why not just operate their own network that doesn't peer out to the internet as a whole?

As a customer of an ISP, I'm not paying for the ISP to deliver me to their own internal network. I'm paying them to deliver my data to the peered connections. ALWAYS.

If my ISP has one peered connection that's beyond capacity, I expect them to upgrade it, as it's the cost of doing business.

And especially when it's cheap. This is chump change to them, and Level3 even offered to pay for it..... why is verizon saying no?

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

arbiterxero Re:I disagree (390 comments)

This is a peering agreement, not a service agreement. Even if it were a service agreement, then it should be Verizon paying Level 3 so that verizon's customers can access the content they want.

Peering agreements don't usually pay each other because both networks gain advantage from the peer-connection.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

arbiterxero Re:In Verizon's defense (390 comments)

Horseback?

From Verizon, I'd be surprised if they were even given shoes.

End Of the Year is a schedule determined carefully by verizon so that Verizon can figure out how to offer their own competing service "Without the problems of netflix!" ....or possibly because Verizon has to force netflix into a complex solution to hide the fact that it's a simple problem.

about two weeks ago
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Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

arbiterxero Re:PR needs to talk to tech (390 comments)

It is painful how true that is.

Most of the time they get away with it, I'm just ecstatic that they didn't this time.....and soooo badly......

about two weeks ago
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German Intelligence Employee Arrested On Suspicion of Spying For US On Bundestag

arbiterxero Before (74 comments)

What the article gets wrong and EVERYONE forgets is that the spying did not start AFTER 9/11 but BEFORE new york was attacked.

This was not in response to the twin towers, this was well under way before then.

about a month ago
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Mass. Supreme Court Says Defendant Can Be Compelled To Decrypt Data

arbiterxero Re:Except, of course, they have to prove you can (560 comments)

Two Factor doesn't work like that.

Two factor only works when authenticating to a service, not decrypting a volume.

about a month ago
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Driverless Cars Could Cripple Law Enforcement Budgets

arbiterxero Re:So what...? (626 comments)

Agreed, it's very frustrating how few people understand the broken window fallacy

about 2 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Easy-To-Use Alternative To MS Access For a Charity's Database?

arbiterxero Re:SubjectsInCommentsAreStupid (281 comments)

How is SQL express a solution when he specifically stated MYSQL was a bad idea due to technical limitations?

With 0 technical expertise, SQL Express is still going to need a custom web frontend for access to the data etc.....

I do'nt disagree, that Star/Libre/Open office base isn't a worthwhile solution, but MYSQL vs MSSQL is the same issue.

about 2 months ago
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WSJ Reports AT&T May Be Eying a $40B DirecTV Acquisition

arbiterxero net neutrality (73 comments)

All the more reason net neutrality matters. A LOT.

Hmmm, do I want the disney internet, or the work internet, or the Time-Warner internet, or the HBO internet...

It will become mindless channels instead of the broad communication tool it is now

about 3 months ago
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More On the Disposable Tech Worker

arbiterxero Re:This is true. (323 comments)

.... I'm confused as to how this is liberalism???

about 4 months ago
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Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs

arbiterxero Sync on Hardware and software (367 comments)

So, I'm all for them switching away from MS....

But the idea that they need to sync their software upgrades with their hardware upgrades is RIDICULOUS.

Are you kidding me? How do they deal with patches? How do they deal with exploits?

Hardware on an ATM can't get replaced THAT often and if that's when they want to run software updates?

about 4 months ago
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Bitcoin Exchange Flexcoin Wiped Out By Theft

arbiterxero Government sponsored (704 comments)

So..... here's the thing.... .... while I'm no user nor defender of bitcoin, the idea seems fun...

except you're pissing off the biggest governments in the world (US, Russia, China) by creating a currency they can't control........ currency is used as a method of control ...now if I have an army of digital terrorists (APT's) and a digital currency that may undermine my rule........

well I know exactly what I'm going to do. I'm going to steal and terrorize anyone who accepts it.

Flame was ridiculously amazing, and those same programmers are still at work doing SOMEthing..... I'd bet they had a hand in some of these.... they seem too well co-ordinated, first one, then as the media coverage starts to die, another....and wait a week, we'll hear of a third.

about 5 months ago
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With 'Virgin' Developers, Microsoft Could Fork Android

arbiterxero Amazon (241 comments)

The reality is that this is an opportunity for Amazon.....

Amazon has an app store, they could have the ability to sell Blackberry, IOS, Android apps all from the vendors so that when you buy an app it's device agnostic.

Then the app-stores that are phone specific now become ONE app store that allows you to take your apps with you. One App store that you can pick which version/compatibility to install.

Amazon just needs to be able to import your Play Store Sales, and Apple Sales so that you can get those apps from them.

about 5 months ago
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EU Secretly Plans To Put a Back Door In Every Car By 2020

arbiterxero I worry about the script kiddies (364 comments)

...suddenly a vulnerability is found and a kid rips off the first DDOT (Distributed Denial of Transportation)

and all of London's cars come to a grinding halt...

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is Patent License Trading Not Trolling?

arbiterxero Re:Thomas Edison (191 comments)

Yeah, Edison profited off the research of his students, and everyone around him......a bad example to be used if they want to prove patents are useful.

about 10 months ago
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Secret Court Upholds Phone Data Collection

arbiterxero Yahoo (174 comments)

So is the Secret Court lying, or is Yahoo's Marissa, google, lavabit and a handful of other companies that supposedly challenged their compliance lying?

because someone is, and my guess is the people that are running the 'secret' courts are lying.

about 10 months ago
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Massive Data Leak Reveals How the Ultra Rich Hide Their Wealth

arbiterxero Re:Tax evasion is good for some of us (893 comments)

Relationship is a net loss?

I guess you don't walk on sidewalks, drive on roads, use public infrastructure or enjoy clean water.

electricity? phones?

mmm hmmmm....

about a year ago
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Unlocking New Mobile Phones Becomes Illegal In the US Tomorrow

arbiterxero Re:It would be fair... (475 comments)

This is about switching Carriers, not Rooting.

about a year and a half ago

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