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Crowdsourcing Confirms: Websites Inaccessible on Comcast

jcwayne Re:Fairly simple solution (349 comments)

I don't know if this is an issues with Comcast, but there are ISPs who force all DNS traffic to use their servers. It was a constant frustration when I was stuck with Excede (a US satellite internet provider).

about 5 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

jcwayne Re:2 week (892 comments)

If you're referring to this you have an odd definition of "all companies" and should realize that this only applies to mass layoffs. Many layoffs are far smaller.

1 year,5 days
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Ask Slashdot: When Is It OK To Not Give Notice?

jcwayne Re:No notice, no reference (892 comments)

It's precisely that interpretation that leads many companies to set a policy of only verifying employment, regardless of how good or bad an employee was.

1 year,5 days
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Full-Size Remote Control Cars

jcwayne Re:Trucking? (91 comments)

you'll have "simulators" over in China, India, wherever filled with remote drivers.

That might cause a bit of a latency problem. Plus it adds the risk that the next time a ship drags anchor on an undersea cable, several thousand trucks crash. Oops...

1 year,20 days
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Amazon One-Click Chrome Extension Snoops On SSL Traffic

jcwayne Re:surprise (95 comments)

If only there was a button for that.

about a year ago
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Compared to its non-Super version, I most prefer ...

jcwayne Re:Easy. (288 comments)

Supercalafragalisticexpialadoshus

about a year ago
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The Web Is Not the Internet

jcwayne Re:Interweb (412 comments)

Actually, I believe, interwebs is a singular collective noun. Therefore the correctness of is/are depends on which version of English you prefer.

more than 2 years ago
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NASA Studying Solar Powered "Space Tugboat"

jcwayne Re:maybe invent a (86 comments)

I haven't done the math, but I think you'd have to eject something roughly the size of Australia for the effect on Earth's orbit to even be measurable.

more than 2 years ago
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Satellite Captures Burning Man From Space

jcwayne Re:In lieu of the moon or Mars (141 comments)

If only there were all of those damned trees releasing water vapor. Oh, wait...

more than 2 years ago

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Google Finds 1,000,000,000,000 Unique URLs

jcwayne jcwayne writes  |  about 6 years ago

jcwayne writes "The Official Google Blog reports today that they have discovered 1 trillion unique URLs live and roaming about the internet. The overlords point out that "Many pages have multiple URLs with exactly the same content or URLs that are auto-generated copies of each other" and make a similar note with respect to pages: "many of them are similar to each other, or represent auto-generated content". Staffers in the Department of Redundancy Department have accounted for the former but not the latter in arriving at the count of 1 trillion unique URLs. Conversion to Libraries of Congress is left as an exercise for the reader."
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