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Time Warner Defends Comcast In Level 3 Dispute

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Peering Agreement (315 comments)

That different peer might pay them.

more than 3 years ago
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Time Warner Defends Comcast In Level 3 Dispute

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Double Dipping? (315 comments)

You need to ask your government why there is a lack of competition in the ISP market in your country.

Network Neutrality is a non-issue used to cover up the real problem. It is only an issue at all in the USA.

more than 3 years ago
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Ransomware Making a Comeback

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Backups (202 comments)

why can't you just encrypt the diff files & upload those?

more than 3 years ago
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Take This GUI and Shove It

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:/etc/resolv.conf (617 comments)

I didn't miss any steps, there is no need to edit any configuration files to achieve that goal, the GUI does it all. Why would your sister need to install a 3rd party kernel, or build wireless drivers from source? I've been using Linux professionally for 10 years, since before grub was even around, the only time I needed to edit grub.conf was to do a dual boot with Windows.

Why put your sister through all that hassle when you could just use a modern well configured Linux distro?

more than 3 years ago
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Take This GUI and Shove It

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:/etc/resolv.conf (617 comments)

click the system menu, then administration, then network
configure your network devices

click the system menu, then administration, then services
disable & stop NetworkManager, then enable & start network

more than 3 years ago
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Bittorrent To Replace Standard Downloads?

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:File size (591 comments)

While it would not provide users with full advantages of BitTorrent, it would dramatically reduce the hassle of choosing mirrors. The one closest to you doesn't work or is inexplicably slow? Choose another one, repeat until you get satisfactory results.

Package managers can do this automatically. Bittorrent is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist for Linux updates.

more than 3 years ago
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Bittorrent To Replace Standard Downloads?

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:The bigger question is: (591 comments)

It's perfectly legal to download copyrighted material with the permission of the copyright holder (unless it breaks any other laws) in every country.

Why would the RIAA or anybody else want to poison Linux updates?

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISP To Prioritize Gaming Traffic

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Illegal under Net Neutrality (196 comments)

added to that, their connections are contended (50:1 ratio is usual here), all consumer grade connections are contended. so if a few of your neighbours are on bittorrent, you can't play games.

more than 3 years ago
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UK ISP To Prioritize Gaming Traffic

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Illegal under Net Neutrality (196 comments)

Because some protocols require low latency. Other protocols (such as bittorrent) don't require low latency, but will swallow all the available bandwidth, given the chance & prevent low latency protocols from working as intended, if the low latency traffic isn't prioritised.

Demon is a UK ISP & there's no chance of this net neutrality nonsense happening here, so it's not an issue for them.

more than 3 years ago
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The Case Against Net Neutrality

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Choices (702 comments)

break it up so that one company (or the state) owns the lines, they then allow open access to anybody else that wants to lease space on the lines to provide a service.

more than 3 years ago
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What Are Google and Verizon Up To?

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:How is this different? (120 comments)

A more competitive isp market would solve the net neutrality problem. then if any isp did do some kind of 'protection scheme' that slowed or blocked a service that you use, you'd be free to switch to another isp that doesn't.

Network neutrality regulations can only cause problems. Sometimes isps need to throttle or block certain types of traffic, to ensure that more important traffic is faster. they need to be free to block ddos attacks, they often need to throttle bittorrent, to ensure that latency sensitive applications still work at busy times, on cheap consumer level connections. It can only increase the price and/or lower the quality of service.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Switches Off £235M Child Database

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Of course they are, for now... (198 comments)

It's actually designed to keep the Lib Dems in power for the full term, whatever happens. The Lib Dems could still form a coalition with Labour & all the smaller parties (assuming they'd agree), if they decide to split the current coalition, without having another general election.

more than 3 years ago
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WordPress Creator GPL Says WP Template Must Be GPL'd

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:And this folks... (571 comments)

surely the clue is in the name. copyright laws refer to the right to copy a creative work. if no copying occurred...

more than 3 years ago
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GOP Senators Move To Block FCC On Net Neutrality

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:WTF (709 comments)

The problem is the digging up roads bit, that's quite costly if you want to create your own infrastructure to supply residential internet. It's so costly that it's a natural monopoly, the market is actually much more efficient if it's supplied by a monopoly provider, rather than having 10 different companies digging up everybody's roads. Rural connections are unprofitable too.

So, I'd suggest a nationalised monopoly on the conduit that carries underground cables. Open access to any private company that wants to run fibre or other cables through that conduit to provide services to consumers, auction the space inside the conduit.

Also, Network Neutrality is absolute nonsense, it'd break the internet & I'm speaking as a small web content creator.

about 4 years ago
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Robust Timing Over the Internet

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Ridiculous (178 comments)

Arbitrage trading is a possible application for very accurate timing in financial markets. That is the mechanism that eliminates arbitrage & it creates more liquidity in the markets, as well as more stable & accurate prices.

By imposing a minimum time limit to hold onto stock, you'd prevent a lot of arbitrage trading, which would create more arbitrage. It'd greatly reduce the liquidity in the markets too, making it harder for everybody to buy & sell.

more than 4 years ago
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Ubuntu Linux Claims 12,000 Cloud Deployments

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:All I ask (165 comments)

that's why we have the gpl.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Seating Arrangement For a Team of Developers?

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Why not (520 comments)

I find desks facing the wall makes it easier to collaborate with other developers, because you can all easily see each other's screens. Do you have paranoia issues? I really can't see the problem with facing the wall.

With desks in the middle of the room & developers facing each other, it becomes much harder to work together. To show a colleague something, they have to leave their desk & walk around to see your screen.

more than 4 years ago
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Hidden Cores On Phenom CPUs Can Be Unlocked

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:Whatcouldpossiblygowrong (251 comments)

In that case, they should reduce the price of their top end chips until supply meets demand. The reason they don't do that, is because some people have more money than others, it's a duopoly (so no really aggressive competition) & they can charge more for the higher end chips if they mark some down at a lower speed (or core count).

They just want to extract the most cash possible from people that want the higher end chips, they couldn't do that if they were charging a fair free market price. So they have to mark some as lower end chips, so that they can still sell to people with less money to spend, without damaging their top end market.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Market_segmentation

more than 4 years ago
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Cows On Treadmills Produce Clean Power For Farms

dfgchgfxrjtdhgh.jjhv Re:What? (640 comments)

Corn is artificially cheap (especially in the us) because of massive us government subsidies for growing corn. Sugar, or glucose syrup would be cheaper than corn syrup otherwise. Corn syrup is almost unheard of here in the UK & the rest of Europe.

more than 4 years ago

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