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Comcast To Buy Time Warner Cable In $44.2 Billion All-Stock Deal

jjeffries Re:ogahdno (303 comments)

Hence 1.5m/128k ADSL 'competing' with 10-25m/512k cable internet and 3G/4G capped wireless networks more recently.

ADSL2+ will do near 30/3 on short loops (~1mi) and can be bonded. VSDL gets up into the hundreds of megabits. Mostly, ILECs just aren't interested/serious in competing, and would generally rather have bunches of unused, zero-revenue copper laying around than resell it to someone who *is* interested, because making no money at all is better than "helping" your competitor (who you aren't interested in competing with) by selling them something.

about 7 months ago
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Customer: Dell Denies Speaker Repair Under Warranty, Blames VLC

jjeffries welp (526 comments)

You shouldn't have turned it up to 11!

about 7 months ago
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L.A. Building's Lights Interfere With Cellular Network, FCC Says

jjeffries including imprisonment? (158 comments)

Who are they planning to imprison for this? The president of the company? The guy who changes out the lightbulbs? Will they build a giant prison around the building?

Neither Ernst nor Young are around to throw in the slammer, both having started their corps. in the early 1900s.

about 7 months ago
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Weapons Systems That Kill According To Algorithms Are Coming. What To Do?

jjeffries We could not make them (514 comments)

They're not "coming" as if from space. We just need to choose for them not to exist and they won't. These things will (or won't) be made by individuals who can make moral decisions.

Don't be a terrible individual; don't make or participate in the making of terrible things.

about 8 months ago
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FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic

jjeffries Re:What the hell? (365 comments)

>Huh, that's funny. I though I ALREADY PAID the ISP to get the best possible transmission.

You *want* video streams to have priority over non-realtime traffic across the ISP network and your last-mile though, don't you? It's generally a good thing.

How this gets worked out, and who, if anyone, makes money from doing so is another issue.

Is prioritizing one kind of traffic logically the same as de-prioritizing all other traffic?

about 9 months ago
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Microsoft To Can Skype API; Third-Party Products Will Not Work

jjeffries Re:And nothing of value was lost... (330 comments)

SIP is fine, it's the two one-way RTP streams that get ya.

about 9 months ago
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Indiana Man Gets 8 Months For Teaching How To Beat Polygraph Tests

jjeffries By prosecution... (356 comments)

...aren't the Feds implicitly acknowledging that the polygraph is not an accurate instrument?

about a year ago
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Apple Now Relaying All FaceTime Calls Due To Lost Patent Dispute

jjeffries Re:Digital LMR radio systems (179 comments)

Just because device A can talk to device B, and device A can talk to device C, doesn't mean that device B can talk to device C at all/completely/reliably.

Also, CALEA very well might require this hub-routed functionality.

1 year,9 hours
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TV Programmers Seek the Elusive Dog Market

jjeffries fluorescent lighting (199 comments)

Being able to discern flickers at 80hz probably makes fluorescent lighting annoying as fuck.

about a year ago
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India's $20 Android Tablet First Project Completed

jjeffries but (42 comments)

was it for the same price?

about a year ago
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Cherry's New Keyboard Switches Emulate IBM Model M Feel

jjeffries Re:As opposed to actual Model Ms which are still m (298 comments)

I actually have a broken one--it fell off of my desk and whacked into a leg of my chair, and after that a cluster of keys stopped working.

That's ok though, I just went and got another one out of my hoard, and will get around to opening up that fallen one some day... I have several more spares so that should be a lifetime supply, even if I live for a very long time.

Typed on a model M, 1992-07-31.

about a year and a half ago
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Rock Band Live's Second Act: Networks and Data Centers

jjeffries Re:100 Gbit? (52 comments)

The current speed of the equipment at each end is fairly meaningless; the big expense is actually laying the fiber in the first place. Optical equpiment keeps getting more speed out of the same ol' single mode fiber. It won't be just one fiber either, it will be a whole bunch, so really it can be "100GBit * some # of fibers" from the get-go.

Live's first album "Mental Jewelry" is worth listening to if you've never heard it. Much less meaningless-pseudo-hard-rock than you might expect if you've just heard them on the radio or whatnot.

about a year and a half ago
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Future Fighters Won't Need Ejection Seats

jjeffries No (622 comments)

People in the military need to be injured or killed in war, to remind everyone that it is fucking terrible and that no one should *want* to do it.

about a year and a half ago
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Ask Slashdot: How Do You Handle SPF For Spam Filtering?

jjeffries don't reject based solely on SPF (187 comments)

Or anything else, for that matter--mark it as "spf failed" and score it as you feel appropriate for your filtering setup.

about a year and a half ago

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