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Justin.tv Shuts Down Amid Reports Google Is Acquiring Twitch

bhcompy Re:Good (56 comments)

People like Jacksonville Jaguar fans who were blacked out in their local market for home games and wanted to see the football game?

about two weeks ago
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Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive

bhcompy Re:Time Shifting? (317 comments)

The guy who implied it by saying precedent is precedent

about three weeks ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

bhcompy Re:Propaganda won't help this time (503 comments)

Where exactly do you think people hear things first these days? Certainly not on the evening news.

about a month ago
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Russia Prepares For Internet War Over Malaysian Jet

bhcompy Re:Propaganda won't help this time (503 comments)

Then you read sites like Reddit and Twitter and see all the Russian apologists, just like the Hugo Chavez apologists that used to exist. The problem is that the news agencies now quote/source directly from those sites. Eventually, you get a 9/11-Afghan War situation where you're damned if do and you're damned if you don't

about a month ago
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Is the Software Renaissance Ending?

bhcompy Re:Well that's not always a bad thing. (171 comments)

Well, tiny shops can compete, but sometimes they're deliberately excluded because they're not backed by a major IT consulting firm/custom solution provider(such as IBM, Northrop, etc) or major COTS vendor(such as ADP, Kronos, etc). The company I work for was independent for 20 years and very successful, but we weren't even allowed to submit RFPs on some projects because of requirements like that

about a month ago
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Watch Dogs Graphics and Gameplay: PC Vs. Xbox One, With Surprising Results

bhcompy Oh look, it's this thread again (210 comments)

Have an AMD 1090T with a Crossfired Radeon 6870s. Rig is old, but moderately beefy. Game ran fine on medium settings. May not have 4k textures and 16x anti-aliasing, but any hardcore gamer can deal with a little graphic fidelity loss for a playable game(r_picmip 5 anyone?)

about a month and a half ago
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Researchers Develop New Way To Steal Passwords Using Google Glass

bhcompy Re:I've always thought (116 comments)

Android can do this.

about a month and a half ago
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Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

bhcompy Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Or just switch to Open Office or other derivatives. Like all of those that hated ribbons did nearly a decade ago

about 1 month ago
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How Disney Built and Programmed an Animatronic President

bhcompy Re:GCI is where it's at now... hello?? (97 comments)

I'd say Jurassic Park has held up quite well. And, actually, the most dated effects in the film are computer generated, not practical animatronics.

about 2 months ago
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Facebook Lets Users Opt Out of Targeted Ads

bhcompy Re:But they're still collecting your data. (97 comments)

Actually, things have changed. As part of this announcement they also announced that they will be digging through your browser history in order to provide more targeted ads, rather than just mining what you do through their website and websites that track for them

about 2 months ago
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Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car

bhcompy Re:Damaged reputation? (191 comments)

This is not a computerized assisted driving mechanism, dickwad. It's an entertainment system

about 2 months ago
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Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car

bhcompy Re:Damaged reputation? (191 comments)

I should clarify, Sync is still the base platform, Touch is the touch interface on top of Sync. I have Touch in my Edge. I like it. I'm not fond of the touch system in my Subaru. I like the system that Jeep has in their new Cherokees(no idea if they're in other Jeeps, but it wasn't in the Wrangler I rented).

about 3 months ago
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Intel Wants To Computerize Your Car

bhcompy Damaged reputation? (191 comments)

Wait, since when has Ford Sync damaged their reputation? I've been very satisfied with my Ford Edge, and I've had a few Ford rental vehicles with Sync that I've had zero issues with. I find it hard to drive a car without that type of system in it anymore.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

bhcompy Re:He also forgot to mention... (343 comments)

The reason VPN works is that Comcast was deliberately degrading Netflix's data stream and VPN conceals the nature of the traffic.

If this was the case other services operating on Cogent wouldn't be degraded, but they are. For example, League of Legends was a casualty of this problem and it forced them to make changes in their hosting arrangements.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

bhcompy Re:To quote Tony Benedict in Ocean's 12... (343 comments)

Don't confuse any of this with "Net Neutrality" - there is no evidence of subscriber connection degradation by The Man, no matter how many hipster technocrats publish urgent tweets to the contrary..

Indeed. Any service on Cogent feeding into Comcast has been affected, including video games like League of Legends, who made their own agreements with providers in order to route around Cogent.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

bhcompy Re:He also forgot to mention... (343 comments)

The source determines the destination route. The first router you hit tells you where the next one is, so you need a source to plot a course.

about 3 months ago
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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

bhcompy Re:He also forgot to mention... (343 comments)

A-C connection is saturated is an issue for A or C, Not the client or the server.

A never went to bill the server, A went to C, because C was generating all the traffic, and C said fuck you, so server went to A and said here's the cash that C won't give you. C made it a server problem, in this case. Peerage is based on an even trade.. the problem is the trade isn't even

about 3 months ago

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$1 preorder with a catch

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "Polish publisher Nicolas Games is offering its new action-horror game, Afterfall: InSanity, for $1 with preorder. The catch is that in order for you to get the game for $1, they need to sell 10 million copies prior to launch on November 25th, otherwise you get a $1 discount on the retail price. As part of the promotion, they're giving away cash to charity(unspecified international charity) regardless of whether they meet the preorder threshold or not, so at least your dollar might go to good use. Based on the existing footage, the game looks to be worth at least a dollar, but will that be true for 10 million people in a half-dozen weeks?"
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Newb-friendly Linux flavor for LAMP server?

bhcompy bhcompy writes  |  more than 2 years ago

bhcompy (1877290) writes "I need to setup a system to serve 2500 users and I've been looking at a LAMP setup. This is not commercial, more of a personal side project for some friends. I've no experience configuring or administering a Linux server having worked with MS and PICK based solutions my whole life, so I'm looking for something that will be relatively straightforward to implement and not a chore to manage and preferably not completely CLI. I will be serving a forum(phpBB 3 suits my needs and seems adequate) and a variety of PHP driven content with a MySQL backend. Requirements are PHP 5.3.0+ and MySQL 5+. Suggestions?"

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