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Google Fighting Distracted Driver Laws

halltk1983 Re:Bill specifically about Glass is a bad idea... (226 comments)

Imagine if it was smart enough to work with you while driving. Highlight things coming out, or the road you're supposed to turn on when using GPS, keep a feeder of speed limits, and hold a clip of video for use in analyzing fault during accidents. Indicators around pedestrians, red lights, traffic control signs. Basically things to make you more aware of the road, instead of distract you from it. And the coup de grace: if you're in the driver's seat it blocks out the screen of your phone or tablet.

about 2 months ago
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Gmail's 'Unsubscribe' Tool Comes Out of the Weeds

halltk1983 Re:Did Google do this right? (129 comments)

Presumably, if a company gets blacklisted, they will contact Google. Then Google will provide evidence that the unsubscribe requests were being ignored, in violation of federal law (CAN-SPAM Act). Then the company finds the customer that was ignoring it and removes them. And the internet gets a little cleaner.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

halltk1983 Re:Could we be so lucky? (235 comments)

It's because you're going around the choke point. You're doing 2 connections to go around the limited area. One to the endpoint of your VPN, and then through your VPN provider's connection to Netflix. It's like taking a different route to work than the shortest because the interstate is at a standstill. You might be smart enough to do it, but the automated routing protocol is not.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

halltk1983 Re:Could we be so lucky? (235 comments)

Multiple peers and shortest path routing. There's a path that is available to Netflix. Even if it's at 100%, it's the shortest path, so that's the one taken. Routing protocols generally don't take active load into account to redirect traffic around choke points through other, more expensive peers.

about 2 months ago
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FCC Planning Rule Changes To Restore US Net Neutrality

halltk1983 Re:If that was true. (235 comments)

Yes, using a proxy would yield a faster connection, much like taking a feeder road to a different interstate may yield in shorter overall commute time based on traffic during your commute. Routing takes the shortest functional path, it largely doesn't take into account the percentage used and go to find a different path, it'll just try to continue using the shortest one. RIP, OSPF, IGRP all work that way. Using a proxy sets you up on two paths to follow: to get to the proxy and then from the proxy to the service. Unless the proxy is also on your provider, in which case, you're not helping.

about 2 months ago
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LibreOffice 4.2 Busts Out GPU Mantle Support and Corporate IT Integration

halltk1983 Re:How compatible is it? (192 comments)

Microsoft Office wouldn't even run on my main work desktop. It runs linux. As do most of my co-workers. Instead, some of us use LibreOffice or OpenOffice, some use Microsoft Office on Windows. I have yet to open a document and have it come out all messed up. Maybe I've just gotten lucky, but it's probably more likely the case that the vast majority of commonly used functions work just fine, and if there's the occasional almost-never-used function that doesn't work right, people avoid using it.

about 3 months ago
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Regulations Could Delay or Prevent Space Tourism

halltk1983 Re:Bullet meet foot (186 comments)

http://www.spacex.com/missions shows ORBCOMM sending up with spacex in a bit. That's private money. Loral is another one of their customers. Iridium has quite a few flights over the next few years. So, while a lot of their payloads are governmental now, not all are. And as they get their processes down, and their costs come with it, even more private companies will be launching with them. They're getting to a point where they plan to do weekly launches, and that's an economy of scale that will make it truly affordable.

about 3 months ago
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Short Notice: LogMeIn To Discontinue Free Access

halltk1983 Re:Chrome Remote Desktop (408 comments)

Put SSH on port 443. Tunnel through for VNC.

about 3 months ago
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New Home Automation?

halltk1983 Re:WTF? (336 comments)

I think he's saying that if you're using up as much as you can afford, it's probably hypocritical to condemn someone else for living to their max. After all, you could also live at the level of many people who make it with much less.

about 3 months ago
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4K Is For Programmers

halltk1983 Re:39" display for workstations? (520 comments)

I use 3 monitors on a daily basis for work. I haven't had an issue with it. Have you checked if PEBKAC?

about 3 months ago
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Why Do Projects Continue To Support Old Python Releases?

halltk1983 Re:Offline side-by-side Python (432 comments)

If you allow developers to manage system security, you deserve the compromises you're going to get. You should have people trained in maintaining security maintaining your security. Especially in bigger organizations.

about 3 months ago
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Google Begins To Merge Google+, Gmail Contacts

halltk1983 Re:Great.... (339 comments)

I didn't switch, I use both. But I like the fact that I can add people do different circles and *easily* manage which people see which updates. So my coworkers can see when I'm heading to the bar (to join me), but not "friends" that I don't care for. Or I can easily share an invitation with family and close friends to a child's birthday party without having to craft the lists by hand each time. On the other hand, I like the groups on Facebook. I like that I can reconnect easily with people from my past there, since it has a large following. But there are things I hate about each as well. I hate that G+ looks like it was branded by Playskool, and I hate that Facebook refuses to acknowledge that I'd like to see most recent instead of most active. Among other things.

about 3 months ago
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What Would It Cost To Build a Windows Version of the Pricey New Mac Pro?

halltk1983 Re:$10199.99 (804 comments)

Nope, it's a single socket 12-core Xeon at top end.

about 4 months ago
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Open Source 'Wasn't Available' Two Years Ago, Says UK Gov't IT Project Chief

halltk1983 Re:WTF? (113 comments)

Agreed. I've been using linux since 1998, and I'm still a noob compared to many here.

about 4 months ago
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Anonymous Member Sentenced For Joining DDoS Attack For One Minute

halltk1983 Re:Importance (562 comments)

Most robbers don't pay to fix the homeowners homes. Nor do they pay for the homeowners to install security systems, or hire a security guard to patrol the premises.

about 4 months ago

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Website

halltk1983 halltk1983 writes  |  more than 7 years ago I finally got my website up doing what I wanted. Political rantings.

I'm a libertarian Mormon, so beware. I'm still working on the codebase, but at least it does what I want for now.

Deoan's Politics

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My life is complete

halltk1983 halltk1983 writes  |  more than 8 years ago I now have a freak. Yup, unprovoked too. I have no foes, and attempt to state the truth on any matter I post on. I have no idea why I was foe'd. We haven't even posted on the same threads recently. But I don't feel bad... I have more fans ;-) Besides, I'm not gonna let it get me down... he has a lot of foes.

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Project

halltk1983 halltk1983 writes  |  more than 8 years ago I am working currently (as of 6/21/05) working on a project to be a foundation for web sites, using perl and mason, over a postgres database. The object is to learn perl and mason, as I have always wanted. If you have any tips for me, please email me at [no spam please] halltk1983@gmail.com
Thanks,
Travis

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