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Paul Thurrot Predicts November Debut, $500 Tag For Xbox 720

atisss Resolution (232 comments)

Only 720p? My phone has 720p, I would expect at least 1080p.

about a year ago

HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

atisss Re:Physics (152 comments)

Thanks for the Wikipedia link, now I want my Squeezed coherent state camera.

about a year and a half ago

HTC Unveils Revamped HTC One

atisss Re:Hmmmm .... (152 comments)

10 Megapixels is enough for my DSLR

about a year and a half ago

ITU To Choose Emergency Line For Mobiles: 911, or 112?

atisss Re:Prior use (354 comments)

In US you don't. It's common to dial US numbers prefixed with 1 without any international code.

about 2 years ago

LG Introduces Monitor With 21:9 Aspect Ratio

atisss Re:WTFGA (311 comments)

Just remove top bezel and add one more LCD that you can unfold (having total resolution of 1366x1536) , and it would be perfect.
Though it would need some balancing

about 2 years ago

Hubble Sees Tribe of Baby Galaxies 13+ Billion Light Years Away

atisss Re:What kind of significant deductions... (60 comments)

It doesn't really matter if it's delayed 10 or 100 years, the difference out there will be insignificant

about 2 years ago

Kazakhstan Wants Russia To Hand Over Their Baikonur Space City

atisss Re:Kazakhstan should apply for US statehood (131 comments)

Without Russian rockets it's not much of use. US already got launch facilities, but they don't have any rockets.

about 2 years ago

Facebook Says EU 'Right To Be Forgotten' Would Harm Privacy

atisss Yes, please (277 comments)

Please do track to which sites you are copying my information, and also please can I see the list.
Option to remove some information from specific site would be nice.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Need a Phone At Your Desk?

atisss Re:Well I certainly do (445 comments)

You can get redundancy.

We do have multiple Asterisk servers on Amazon EC2, each of them can take role of another. Amazon has availablity zones, so if there is problem, it's within single zone, so it's best to have replacement in different zone.

As for ISP - we have several, and as we can control our servers, we can just quickly reroute calls to different ISP in the same office. If all of our ISPs would give us access to switching BGP, it would be even easier.

As our business depends on phone calls heavily, our telephony carrier has granted us use of backup gateway,where they can reroute DIDs within 30 minutes.

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: Do You Still Need a Phone At Your Desk?

atisss Yes (445 comments)

As a VoIP engineer, I need it. In fact I need multiple phones, so I have 5 different models.

about 2 years ago

Steve Jobs' Yacht Revealed

atisss Re:iSnored? (438 comments)

You can take it to Shipyard(r) approved waters only. It's not meant for sea or ocean. And only if You hold the steering wheel correctly.

about 2 years ago

72% of Xbox 360 Gamers Approve of "More Military Drone Strikes"

atisss Books (446 comments)

Try querying book readers (Kindle could still count)

about 2 years ago

Boxee TV's Unlimited Cloud-based DVR Holds Users Hostage To Monthly Fees

atisss Re:Bet it doesn't upload anything (174 comments)

So they would just automatically match scenes from other recordings (and knowing which channel it was recorded helps), and keep single copy of every possible difference (ads, logo). Put all that in the nice box of interface for retrieving every individual copy and call it "compression".

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Often Do You Push To Production?

atisss As often as you need (182 comments)

I work on a telephony infrastructure (voip pbx + websites), and production releases are as often as we need it.

Even if every minute of bugs or downtime costs money in terms of disconnected customers, gain is by being able to react and fix quickly. Sometimes I do write a quick code (usually fix) on live system, of course knowing what you do and what's on the stake makes you pay attention to details, taking a look on semicolons at the end of line before hitting save.

Also having control of replicating changes to all servers is a good tool, you can do a live test on small set of users, and if there are no errors just replicate changes to all servers.

However normal "feature" releases are usually from couple of times per week to once per month, depending on the size of features.
Rollbacks are always in mind, but you can't rollback everything, new call logs and recordings are created live - so either implement some backup of raw data and be prepared to manually fix broken parts later or you may just loose something important.

about 2 years ago

IETF Starts Work On Next-Generation HTTP Standards

atisss Re:CA (82 comments)

You're getting redundant. How can you secure and verify HSTS origin (to transfer info about allowed CA), if you don't know with whom you established HSTS (there is no authority that has signed it).

Current CA scheme works as it is, because CA information is included in browser, and in order to replace that, there has to be other means to transfer authority information (DNSSEC could theoretically be usable)

about 2 years ago

Indian Minister Says Telecom Companies Should Only Charge For Data

atisss Deja Vu (177 comments)

I guess BBS will become popular again.

about 2 years ago

Indian Minister Says Telecom Companies Should Only Charge For Data

atisss Re:In coming calls are free in India. (177 comments)

So, you could actually create signalling protocol based on ring times and pauses between them. Just install an app, and you have slow but totally free messaging service.

about 2 years ago



Skype for Asterisk won't be continued

atisss atisss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

atisss writes "Skype for Asterisk was developed by Digium in cooperation with Skype. It includes proprietary software from Skype that allows Asterisk to join the Skype network as a native client. Skype has decided not to renew the agreement that permits us to package this proprietary software. Therefore Skype for Asterisk sales and activations will cease on July 26, 2011."
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Google announces winners of Project 10^100

atisss atisss writes  |  more than 3 years ago

atisss (1661313) writes "Google's Project 10^100 where they decided to give out $10M has published winning organizations. It took them nearly a year to sort all the ideas and prepare for voting, and then one more year to sort all votes. The final five ideas will receive $2M each.

Idea: Make educational content available online for free
Project funded: The Khan Academy is a non-profit educational organization that provides high-quality, free education to anyone, anywhere via an online library of more than 1,600 teaching videos. We are providing $2 million to support the creation of more courses and to enable the Khan Academy to translate their core library into the world’s most widely spoken languages.
Enhance science and engineering education

Idea: Enhance science and engineering education
Project funded: FIRST is a non-profit organization that promotes science and math education around the world through team competition. Its mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by giving them real world experience working with professional engineers and scientists. We are providing $3 million to develop and jump start new student-driven robotics team fundraising programs that will empower more student teams to participate in FIRST.
Make government more transparent

Idea: Make government more transparent
Project funded: Public.Resource.Org is a non-profit organization focused on enabling online access to public government documents in the United States. We are providing $2 million to Public.Resource.Org to support the Law.Gov initiative, which aims to make all primary legal materials in the United States available to all.
Drive innovation in public transport

Idea: Drive innovation in public transport
Project funded: Shweeb is a concept for short to medium distance, urban personal transport, using human-powered vehicles on a monorail. We are providing $1 million to fund research and development to test Shweeb’s technology for an urban setting.
Provide quality education to African students

Idea: Provide quality education to African students
Project funded: The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a center for math and science education and research in Cape Town, South Africa. AIMS’ primary focus is a one-year bridge program for recent university graduates that helps build skills and knowledge prior to Masters and PhD study. We are providing $2 million to fund the opening of additional AIMS centers to promote graduate level math and science study in Africa."

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