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For New Yorkers, Cablevision Introduces a Wi-Fi-Centric VoiP Network

manu0601 Reliability (40 comments)

With WiFi channels being overcrowded, how are they going to achieve reliability?

2 hours ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (201 comments)

The EU constitution indeed moved more matters to the codecision procedure, where the EU parliament is involved, I agree with that.

But the power of the parliament within the codecision procedure remained unchanged, as it was before and as it is now: the EU parliament cannot propose a directive (only the unelected EU commission can), and the EU parliament cannot trump the EU council on some amendment. Its only real power is to block a directive.

The EU constitution did not propose to change that, and the Lisbon treaty did not change it as well. The EU is an a-democratic framework where your elected MEP have very little power.

3 hours ago
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

manu0601 Re:Errors (385 comments)

Producing pedopornographic material requires child sexual exploitation. There are more reason for banning that kind of content than just censorship.

3 hours ago
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Ed Felten: California Must Lead On Cybersecurity

manu0601 Re:california is a joke (78 comments)

They have a double digit sales tax rate and the biggest deficit out of every state

Correct me if I am wrong, but it is also by far the wealthiest out of every state: the deficit is not a serious problem. Look at how EU screws itself with its obsession on member state deficits, this is not a path to follow

yesterday
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Anonymous Asks Activists To Fight Pedophiles In 'Operation Deatheaters'

manu0601 Errors (385 comments)

Like everyone I think fighting pedopornograhy is a good thing, but what will happen if Anonymous post something wrong about someone?

yesterday
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (201 comments)

Do you know the differences between the EU constitutional treaty and the Lisbon treaty? They almost bring the same changes, written differently. The EU constitutional treaty replaced all previously exiting treaties (Rome and Maastricht, modified by Nice, Amsterdam and the Unique Act), while the Lisbon treaty is a huge set of amendments on previous treaties.

There are subtle but important differences on the result, thought. The EU Constitutional treaty validated the EU Court of Justice decision that EU treaties trumped member state constitutions (which is not obvious since EU treaties exist based on member state constitutions). That highly controversial part was removed from Lisbon treaty, which led to the bizarre situation where EU treaties trump some member state constitutions, but not all of them: Germany's constitutional court had a decision rejecting EU treaties supremacy.

yesterday
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (201 comments)

Factually incorrect. Treaty was changed. The only ones I ever heard claiming otherwise are the rabid anti-EU parties well known to simply ignore facts when they don't suit their populist needs.

Valery Giscard d'Estaing, who was the lead writer of the EU constitutional treaty, told us Lisbon treaty was equivalent. You can trust him, he is not an anti-EU populist.

yesterday
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (201 comments)

Except that the People of France and Netherlands did not change their mind. The treaty that they rejected by referendum was finally adopted as the Lisbon treaty without new referendum.

The People voted badly, proceed without asking them again. Is it democracy in your opinion?

2 days ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Registration (201 comments)

TFA says:

VPN services that wish to operate within China are required to register with Ministry of Industry and Information Technology for permission

Would it make sense for corporate VPN to register? I mean the situation where the VPN service is only accessible for non Chineese employees visiting mainland for business purpose.

And if it makes sense, what is the procedure?

2 days ago
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China Cuts Off Some VPNs

manu0601 Re:What's the difference between China and EU? (201 comments)

We run liberal democracies here in EU

EU is liberal, but no democratic. Do you remember the Lisbon treaty was adopted as a rewrite of the EU constitutional treaty, which was rejected by referendum in France and Netherlands?

2 days ago
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Calls For European ISPs To Filter Content Could Be Illegal

manu0601 No problem (60 comments)

EU has no problem violating its own fundamentals. It praises democracy, bit ignored the results of referendums on EU constitution held in France and Netherlands in 2005: The constitution treaty was re-engineered as Lisbon treaty, which is almost equivalent according to lead writer Giscard d'Estaing.

4 days ago
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Paris Terror Spurs Plan For Military Zones Around Nuclear Plants

manu0601 Re:Domestic war (148 comments)

There is no F******G war going on. 20 people where killed, 17 by terrorists.

Agreed, except these were not terrorists but just murderers. Common people are not terrorized by some inivisble threat that may kill them.

I must concede some journalists are terrorized, That twists press coverage of the situation.

5 days ago
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Microbots Deliver Medical Payload In Living Creature For the First Time

manu0601 Safe plastic (41 comments)

From TFA

The chemicals they create when they dissolve—mostly a plastic, plus zinc, an essential mineral—are supposed to be safe for the body

What plastic are we talking about? Polyethylene and polypropylene are safe. Polycarbonate and polystyrene are definitively not safe. The generic term "plastic" does not tell us much about safety.

5 days ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

manu0601 Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

I understand you have no problem with taking wealth away from workers if that maximize market efficiency. That seems a paradox since it means increasing market efficiency does not bring more wealth for most human beings, but I guess this is just an "efficiency" definition problem.

Beside this I note you did not address the problem of renewing workforce. Corporations need skilled workers, and training workers (that is: education) is an investment. A free labor market seems unable to handle that properly: who wants to invest on training workers if they can move to another company at any time? And if no actor leaves money for education, you have an obvious problem for every actors.

about a week ago
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Microsoft Outlook Users In China Hit With MITM Attack

manu0601 CNNIC (35 comments)

The paper points that CNNIC is under government control and should not be trusted as a CA, but the attack described does not involve any CNNIC wrongdoing: the rogue certificates were self-signed

That is nonsense to me. Indeed CA integrity should be questioned, but wrongdoing CA leaves trails, since a bad CA they issue is signed.

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

manu0601 Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

That's not even a minor problem. And glancing through several different presentations of free markets, it's not even a common assumption. The closely related mobility of factors is a fairly common factor (that is, if you don't like X, you can readily find Y to replace it) which can be broken by natural monopolies.

That is the initial neoclassic response to the problem of unemployment. The condition that there is no production fixed cost was added to the neoclassic theory later (Kenneth Arrow & Gérard Debreu). You can easily understand the problem: in neoclassic theory, demand and supply meet each other at the optimal point. But if there are fixed production costs, producers cannot stand adjustments that drop the market price below that cost.

As I said labor comes with a fixed cost, as it needs workers to stay alive and be renewed. Latest neoclassic theory therefore teach us that labor cannot be a free market. As a consequence a market that involves labor will be "tainted" by that problem too.

[if the labor market makes workers too poor, you get an overproduction crisis] But not in the real world.

Do you mean overproduction crisis do not happen, or that they are not caused by a weak demand?

Again, you're telling me how bad free markets are for a market that isn't even close to free. It'd really help, if you had experience with a free market.

I do not deny that some free market exist, and that neoclassic theory predicting maximum efficiency may have some ground there. Wholesale raw material market is an example. I just disagree with the idea that this theory can be applied to any market. Latest neoclassic economists themselves demonstrated it was not true.

about a week ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

manu0601 Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

I find it frustrating how people can blithely claim free markets are broken in all sorts of ways without actually showing even a single example beyond the well-known case of externalities.

There are other major problems. Free market theory assumes that producers have no fixed cost, which means their expenses would be zero if they produced nothing.

That breaks as soon as you introduce workers in the system. Maintaining workforce comes with a huge fixed cost. Workers must be paid enough to survive (food, shelter and health care), and since they die at some time, they must be renewed, which means new workers must be trained.

If you attempt to let the market invisible hand handle that, you may hit situations where your workers cannot survive and be trained, which is obviously a problem for producers. And moreover the worker is often also a consumer: if the labor market makes workers too poor, you get an overproduction crisis.

But I am just telling obvious things, as in real life, free labor markets do not exist in developed countries. Slavery and child labor ban are an obvious regulations, for instance. The point is that it introduce regulations in any market that involves labor.

about two weeks ago
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19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

manu0601 Re:Terror attacks (206 comments)

Well, press in France is not a free market, it is highly subsided by the government with the nice idea that press diversity is required for citizen to forge their own opinions.

Unfortunately the implementation is screwed, and a serious newspaper like Le Monde Diplomatique gets less money than Mickey's newspaper.

about two weeks ago
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Why We Have To Kiss Off Big Carbon Now

manu0601 Re:boom & bust of the free market (441 comments)

When you're ready to stop behaving like a petulant child, I'll be here.

I see you are a follower of Stalin's advice: if you cannot fight an idea, fight the person.

about two weeks ago
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19,000 French Websites Hit By DDoS, Defaced In Wake of Terror Attacks

manu0601 Re:Terror attacks (206 comments)

Charlie Hebdo went from a run of a few thousand to selling over a million copies.

The supreme irony is that Charlie Hebdo had financial problems. Without the murders, they would have filled for bankruptcy within a few years. The murderers killed the journalists but saved the newspaper.

about two weeks ago

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What makes a new technology freaking or not?

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "In Wired, Clive Thompson looks at what facctors make a new technology scaring::

As anyone who reads the news knows, there’s often a side effect to new technologies: moral panic. Facebook causes narcissism! Texting is making us illiterate! But the funny thing is, other technologies don’t provoke such alarm. Take Square, a tool that lets everyday folks accept credit card payments. It’s tipping into mainstream usage, changing how small businesses operate and how friends split a bar bill, but it hasn’t provoked any doomsaying.

What’s the difference? Why do we freak out at some technologies and shrug at others?

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UE treaties threaten democracy

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "UE member states are adopting a new treaty establishing a european IMF-like called ESM. The ESM will be immune to suits and laws (art. 32.3 to 32.5), and it is strongly tied (consideration 5) to the Treaty on Stability, Coordination, and Governance, by which member states shall abandon their budget oversight to unelected bureaucrats of the European Commission."
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France mandates DNS filtering for unauthorized gam

manu0601 manu0601 writes  |  about 3 years ago

manu0601 (2221348) writes "French governement just passed a decree mandating DNS filtering for unauthorized gambling sites. This is only for gambling sites that have not been accredited by an online game commission, and filtering will be oversight by justice"
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