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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

bloodhawk Re:Submitter addicted to technologies (152 comments)

if your personal website is sucking up 90Mbps for just 400 visits a day I have news for you, You have been hacked and are serving up games and video's for piracy sites. My enterprises datacenter pumps out approximately the same volume to the web, yet we handle approximately 30,000 users a day.

40 minutes ago
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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

bloodhawk Re:Spoiled much? (152 comments)

Remote support is fine on 6.5Mbits/s, I did that for years before I moved to a 50 Mbits/s connection. Same for Telecommuting depending on what you are working as. Hell corporate desktops where I work they still put through on a 10 Mbit port as the vast majority even within the office don't need more.

WAN backup and recovery is certainly valid, but hardly a necessity, same with family and friends VPN. The reality is you are reaching and didn't really come up with any must haves and yet you are saying others have no imagination.

5 hours ago
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

bloodhawk Re:Chinese ops a great idea, right? (108 comments)

You are clinging to the past. China has a large and rapidly growing middle class as well as a strong wealthy segment. As to the HK comment, that is just moronic, HK population in its entirety doesn't even equal 1/5th of chinas population that earns over 200k a year.

yesterday
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China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

bloodhawk Re:Chinese ops a great idea, right? (108 comments)

China is a massive market, even a small fraction of the market is bigger than most other countries. 1% is still 13.6 million customers and I would happily bet they have far more than a 1% share.

2 days ago
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Doctor Who To Teach Kids To Code

bloodhawk consistent with goverment approaches (161 comments)

Apparently the BBC thinks upgrading psychopathic, racist death machines is a good idea!

The US government have been doing that around the world for decades, so surely it must be a good idea.

2 days ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

bloodhawk Re:Little brother (272 comments)

One of the key limiting factors in ship building is not a technology or construction one, it is fitting into ports, under bridges and through things like the panama and Suez canals The technology within ships though has massively improved.

2 days ago
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The Largest Ship In the World Is Being Built In Korea

bloodhawk Re:Ho-lee-crap (272 comments)

No, when you are working on such a massive scale they really aren't simpler, the engineering and sheer weights alone are astronomical.

2 days ago
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If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

bloodhawk Re:Yes, worse (312 comments)

The Windows one is not even a privacy wrong, it is more an example of the right way to do it. You are signing up to provide them feedback, they state it when you download it to install, it is part of the conditions.

3 days ago
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The Physics of Why Cold Fusion Isn't Real

bloodhawk Re:Things once thought impossible... (345 comments)

It is relevant, he was replying to an ac that made a dumb statement that mechanical problems were thought impossible due to the physics. THEY WEREN'T, they were thought impossible due to the engineering required at the , they did not change how we thought of the underlying physics.

5 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

bloodhawk Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (322 comments)

obviously you have never been the victim of libel which can be devastating. My friend lost his entire business over one disgruntled customer who was more than two months overdue on payment for work completed, so he handed the bill over to debt collectors, the person then started a campaign to discredit his business, within a few months the decline in business was enough to send him bankrupt, he lost his business and his house. Sadly for him even libel laws were not enough to save him as while he was easily able to prove the guy was telling lies in court, the guy had no money so he never got a cent of the court victory. without libel laws the damage done to people and businesses would explode, as it is if you are a person with not much to lose you can get away with doing a lot of damage for very little consequences.

5 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

bloodhawk Re: Why not? When you have kids.. (322 comments)

I am not the AC, but ummmm you did just bite. A troll exists to illicit a reaction, you gave him one and thus rewarded his post.

5 days ago
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Court Rules Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook

bloodhawk Re:Why not? When you have kids.. (322 comments)

free speech has NEVER meant freedom from consequences, it merely means the government will not try to regulate what you say, you are perfectly free to make libelous comments online, just their will potentially be consequences. libel laws do NOT limit freedom of speech.

5 days ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

bloodhawk Re:Huge spreads on withdrawals! (117 comments)

The airports have a captive market for people that didn't plan ahead. also remember it isn't just 5.5%, it is 5.5% plus the massive margin they make on the buy sell rate. So think it is closer to 20%.

about a week ago
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The Great Robocoin Rip-off

bloodhawk Re:right.... (117 comments)

At some point YES the victim really does have to shoulder some responsibility. If I told you I was selling you a ticket to the newest hotel we just established on the moon for $2000 and you bought it then while I am scum, you have to be pretty mentally impaired to fall for that scam.

about a week ago
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Wind Power Is Cheaper Than Coal, Leaked Report Shows

bloodhawk shocked (610 comments)

wow I am shocked, a report written by a renewable energy consultancy group and surprise surprise it says renewable energy is cheaper by including a whole raft of external costs.

about two weeks ago
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Ubisoft Claims CPU Specs a Limiting Factor In Assassin's Creed Unity On Consoles

bloodhawk Re:That would explain frame rate (338 comments)

both PS/4 and Xbone use shared memory architectures. i.e. the memory bandwidth the CPU uses is the same as the GPU, if you pressure CPU memory bandwidth can affect what you can do with the GPU and vice versa, higher resolution equals more bandwidth utilization.

about two weeks ago
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Why Military Personnel Make the Best IT Pros

bloodhawk Re:Some would be well suited. (299 comments)

On the other hand, bad former-military people were cogs in a machine, and don't see past their prescribed task at all.

I don't think that having been military or not really gives much of a sign of how one will work out.

You are bang on the money. We have quite a few ex military here where I work and they range in skills from very good admins to people that have absolutely no ability to problem solve or fix any issue they haven't seen before. On average I would rank the ex military we have as a little below average, if you exclude a few of the total retards who I can't understand how they were employed then they would be about average, no better, no worse than people with other backgrounds.

about two weeks ago
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Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

bloodhawk Re:This was the point (47 comments)

MS doesn't charge any where near $100 to OEM's. last I saw it was less than half that. Apple also doesn't just give away its OS, you have to pay for upgrades to OS.X, it only gives away iOS (but it is hard to call it giving it away since the premium you pay for the hardware). MS desktop marketshare is STILL above 90% (though I do agree they are fighting to stay alive in other areas, but desktop they still have on lockdown despite vista and 8)

about three weeks ago
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Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

bloodhawk Re:Overseas? (47 comments)

really why not? anything china puts on it can't be anymore invasive than what the US is currently doing.

about three weeks ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

bloodhawk partly agree with him (354 comments)

I actually agree with him as the ability to seize information quickly when done right can save lives. HOWEVER, the people to blame for the removal of this ability is the US government for repeated abuses of everyone's rights and privacy. The US has proven they cannot be trusted with the ability to follow due process so you can hardly blame consumers and companies for looking to implement ways to remove their ability to gain any access regardless of process.

about a month ago

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