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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

So if he's paying for his service, and my phone provider isn't getting paid.
Then who's stealing his money?

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re:IRL (204 comments)

->but now I will pay AGAIN for the same traffic though my Netflix subscription fees. THAT I don't like..

Pretty sure all the non netflix customers are quite happy with it though.

And if you don't like the price of netflix, it's not exactly like there aren't a hundred thousand other ways to get the same content without paying a cent more than you pay for access to the internet.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

How about a toll road that charges for both directions.
Can't see that ever catching on either.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

That sounds like a fundamental misuderstanding of what's happening.
you have your bandwidth, it's netfllix and the other big bandwidth hogs which haven't bought the bandwidth from them.
And because they aren't paying for the bandwidth they are using everyone else has a congested network outside of their ISP.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

How so?
What part of this is remotely like that.

Who's netflix? me or my brother?

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

He does, we both have to pay line rental. I pay for the call.

But that's a bad analogy here. There are four parties.
Me, My brother, netflix/big bandwidth consuming companies, and the other people using netflix/big bandwidth consuming companies.

and me and my bother are getting a choppy line because big bandwidth consuming companies are using our telepone to provide servies to other people. With the net neutrality argument being me and my brother should pay more for our line rental so other people can use our phone line.

about two weeks ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

mSparks43 Re: IRL (204 comments)

I'm not sure I agree this is that bad a thing.
Surely the congested routers will now improve because they are not being congested by shitty Netflix traffic?

Why should everyone else have to pay for Netflix to deliver their services?

Surely the analogy is a lot like a coal company driving their coal through New York and instead paying to have a train line built straight to the port.

Why are people arguing this is a bad thing?

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

mSparks43 Re: Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (423 comments)

I guess that means you don't get out of the city much.
The planet most definitely is not "heavily populated".

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

mSparks43 Re: Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (423 comments)

Yeah, they also need heat and humidity.

melted polar ice caps and generally warmer climate should do them just fine then.

But on a more serious note. Yes. Quite
Some areas will benefit greatly from global warming (hey, we may get a whole new continent to exploit once the ice is gone)
Some will be hit quite hard.

But we have legs, and cars and planes. so it's not like moving from one to the is really gonna be that much of a big deal.

For all the flawed science banded around in the climate change debate, the biggest flaw is none of it is actually revalent to anyones actual lives. People are more likely to get excited about quantum pictures of cats than they are about the shoreline hundreds of miles from them getting a little deeper - for example, something most shorelines do daily..

Most climate "debate" can be summed up by a tabloid headline "scientists shocked that ice melts in summer, but now they all agree it does".

about two weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

mSparks43 Re: Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (423 comments)

I think it's a fairly basic point.
Crops get most of their carbon matter from CO2.
more CO2=> more carbon matter => more crops.

less CO2 => less carbon matter => less crops => ice age.

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

mSparks43 Re: Say "No more!" to Climate Posts (423 comments)

Good analogy.

Except. Imho
  global cooling is the car accident
And global warming is a trip to Barbados.

Why do so many of you think an ice age would be a good thing?

about three weeks ago
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Past Measurements May Have Missed Massive Ocean Warming

mSparks43 Re: Global Warming FUD != tech (423 comments)

Slashdot is news for nerds.
Nerds don't care about global warming. They'll just turn the air conditioning up. If/when it ever happens.

I've had a lovely warm summer. I'm hoping for more long hot summers in the future.

about three weeks ago
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Intel Drops Gamasutra Sponsorship Over Controversial Editorials

mSparks43 Re:gtfo (724 comments)

Can't say I've looked to much into it, but here's SyrianGirlpartisan explaining her opinion:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

about three weeks ago
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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity

mSparks43 Re:The last sentence in the summary... (232 comments)

No No No No No.

Typical time frame for the warmists is six months, ending at summer.

Look how much less ice there is in July 201x compared to December 200x (That was a NASA publication iirc) - give us more money.

about three weeks ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

mSparks43 Re: How about protecting the public (302 comments)

Next they'll be voting on bombing the Internet to kill the 4chan terrorists.

about a month ago
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Piracy Police Chief Calls For State Interference To Stop Internet "Anarchy"

mSparks43 Re: How about protecting the public (302 comments)

An Internet revolution.

And it's happening every day.

And idiots like this Fife character and the small clique of people he represents are loosing.

Which is why he's understandably upset.

Never mind. Just laugh at them and get on with building a brave new world without them.

about a month ago
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The Physics of Space Battles

mSparks43 Re: Umm no (470 comments)

Railguns

about a month ago
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FBI Chief: Apple, Google Phone Encryption Perilous

mSparks43 Re: Think of the children (354 comments)

Pretty much agree with you. But you prolly lost the poor bastard his job spreading misinformation about encryption. Think of his children.

about a month ago
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Nvidia Sinks Moon Landing Hoax Using Virtual Light

mSparks43 Re:Not gonna matter (275 comments)

I've generally been of the opinion for a while that quite a good chunk of moon landing material was "faked".
In so much as they were burning a ton of cash doing all that stuff, but didn't get good material to show off - and by then it was already all a media game.
Don't think there is anything particularily troublesome in that concept.
Don't know why anyone cares.

about a month ago
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UK Government Report Recommends Ending Online Anonymity

mSparks43 Re:Completely infeasible (282 comments)

Or give your SSN to lots of illegal immigrants and let them pay your tax for you.

about 3 months ago

Submissions

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  about 8 years ago

mSparks43 writes "AQ2:LTKTBM. strange name, but signifies the mesh of technologies that bring it together. Advanced AI. Developing Physics, Sound and GFX. LTKTBM has been taking the Action Quake 2 community (which is approaching its 10th birthday) by storm, but is still relatively unknown to the wider world. AQ2, which has been voted #1 all time classic mod by several prominant gaming sites in recent years still holds its own, and LTKTBM brings it to the 21st Generation."

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DARPA Plagarism

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

To whom it may concern,

It has recently been brought to my attention that patent application number 20070162405, Characterizing and predicting agents via multi-agent evolution describes exactly work I released in the public domain in 1997.

The game in question can be downloaded from:
http://www.cam-direct.co.uk/ltk

Although the later versions use much more sophisticated algorithms than those description in this patent, the patent itself describes exactly the work that was released in 1997.

A history of its evolution can be viewed via the news and plans section of the same site. The web archive can also verify that these sites present a true representation of its development.

Any advice you can give or if this email should be directed elsewhere, or if you require anything else from me to stop this blatant plagiarism would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Mark Parker
LTKTBM developer.

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Police drones take to the skys

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago In what can only be described as another BBC 'through the back door' news article, it emerged this week the Merseyside poolice have got their dirty little hands on a RC spy drone.
I for one can see a few problems that arn't mentioned in the article. Firstly wind, and secondly, that they should make for quite good target practice.
You can also watch the little creep

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Neocons. A history of pain

mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago A series of videos on youtube examines the history, mistakes and skewed agenda of the group collectively known as neocons. Highlights the reasons for the links between Bush and Osama Bin Ladin, and shows how America has continuously lied to itself so much, that when it eventually believes its own lies no-one can understand why the facts dont appear to match the believed reality.

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mSparks43 mSparks43 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Information accessibility is becoming an increasing concern, with current AI technology able to create complete psychological profiles from a few small snippets of information, the 'cold caller' issue takes on whole new meanings, as the ability to extract exactly what someone is thinking becomes increasingly easy can we ever rely on IP technology to convey our thoughts and concerns?

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