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Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

mwvdlee Re:not like megacorps don't control OSS already (51 comments)

It's not a complete myth, they still exist but, IMHO, they mostly focus on developing the new, exciting, risky and often hopeless ideas.
I'm perfectly happy with corporations focussing on stability, testing, documentation and all the other stuff that goes into actually finishing a project.

yesterday
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

mwvdlee Re:Request fastlane for games (228 comments)

Why would you request a fastlane for Netflix? As you can just buffer the video. If it's not fast enough you need a better internet connection.

Current internet connections are fast enough, future ones may not be.
Video file size will continue to increase. Connection bandwidth will not increase if ISP's can earn money from not increasing it.

For fast paced multiplayer games you would request a fast lane, or any multiplayer game really.

For games you mostly need low latency, not necessarily high bandwidth (which is what the fast lanes are about).

But what connections can be fastlaned? If Netflix or Valve have to negotiate for users to have fastlanes, then it will still cause the same problems.

That basically sums up the entire problem. Content providers will all pay extra for the fast lanes, as a result all content providers' traffic will be equally fast.
Internet will be just as fast as it would be with true net neutrality but ISP are raking in a lot of money for doing effectively nothing.

yesterday
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AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

mwvdlee Even better! (228 comments)

Old plan:
1. Make all internet slow lane.
2. Require content providers to pay for fast lane.

New plan:
1. Make all internet slow lane.
2. Require content providers to pay for fast lane.
3. Require customers to pay in order to access fast lane.

yesterday
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

mwvdlee Re:RIP Minecraft. (322 comments)

Microsoft has finally found a way to mitigate the development cost of Clippie by replacing Minecraft creepers.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

mwvdlee Re:from Notch (322 comments)

The money enables him to make a choice a lot of us would like to make but can't.
He's making a choice to not try to earn any more money, but to only do fun projects.
In that respect it is indeed not about the money, but rather thanks to the money he's already got.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

mwvdlee Re:Will continue to be developed for other platfor (322 comments)

a mistaken belief that their consoles' APIs have massive amounts of valuable trade secrets in them (they don't)

I seriously doubt they're that stupid.
MS is probably one of the first to get "access" to a competitors' SDK/API and vice versa and those companies will be damn well aware of this.

2 days ago
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Microsoft To Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang For $2.5 Billion

mwvdlee Re:That's that then (322 comments)

1 down, 49,999,999 users left to go.
Lets keep this nerd rage going, and soon they'll have only 49,999,000 users left. That'll show them!

2 days ago
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Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

mwvdlee Re:I do not understand (53 comments)

Why would it be a raffle or some other semi-sleazy subject?

Asking for a username and email is standard practice for pretty much any kind of website signup.

If I were into gaming enough to watch somebody else play a specific game on Twitch and somebody posted a link to a legit-looking site claiming to provide me a valuable service for that specific game, I might well be fooled.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mwvdlee Re: Imagine the good they could have done.. (600 comments)

Just some random counter examples for success == intelligence.
* Athletes
* Musicians
* Actors
* Models
There are other talents a human can have besides intelligence, both mental and physical; beauty, creativity, muscles, taste, empathy, etc.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

mwvdlee Re:How Many Ways Can This Kill You (581 comments)

11) You pull your gun without any dead battery, bleeding wound, cold, gloves, radio fields, wetness, bugs, heat or other issues. Gun says "Scanning fingerprint. 3.. 2.. ". Your attacher kills you.

2 days ago
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High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint

mwvdlee 99.9% accuracy (581 comments)

accuracy at detecting fingerprints is 99.9%

Which means what exactly?
Does that mean it correctly recognizes 99.9% of valid fingerprints (with lots of false positives)?
Does it mean it correctly does not recognize 99.9% of invalid fingerprints (with lots of false negatives)?
99.9% accuracy with fingerprint recognition technology is an extraordinary claim.

2 days ago
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KDevelop 4.7.0 Released

mwvdlee Re:And KDevelope is what exactly? (45 comments)

I generally agree with the statement that a lot of open source projects do very little to inform website visitors of what the project actually does.
In this particular case, the page tells only generically what KDevelop is.
Most current IDE's would fit the same generic description.
The front-page doesn't indicate how KDevelop is different from the other IDE's or why one would want to use KDevelop instead of another IDE.

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mwvdlee Re:First world problems. (600 comments)

Complaining about other people having first world problems.... where does that rank?

2 days ago
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Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices

mwvdlee Re:911 was down for us Friday night (600 comments)

Why do you think Apple needs to be paid before screwing over their users?

2 days ago
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UK Ham Radio Reg Plans To Drop 15 min Callsign Interval and Allow Encryption

mwvdlee Re:Why encryption only for one body? (104 comments)

Because the rest can just use steganography and encryption as usual.

5 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

mwvdlee Re:$400 million (404 comments)

Yeah, I noticed after posting the comment that the summary was completely wrong.
But in my defence; how could I have known that a summary on Slashdot would be completely wrong?

5 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

mwvdlee $400 million (404 comments)

$400 million.
Just to have the NFL officially use your brand of tablet.
No advertising seconds, no "official phone", "official supplier" or anything, just "official tablet".
Tens of thousands of times more money than the vast majority of us will ever have at one point.
For just one sports league.
Take a moment to think about that.

5 days ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

mwvdlee Re:hmmmm (275 comments)

Unless ofcourse if sufficient businesses decide that it's cheaper as a whole to not have to deal with Yelp at all.
If you have few employees, spending time on Yelp and the likes is pretty expensive.

about a week ago
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California Tells Businesses: Stop Trying To Ban Consumer Reviews

mwvdlee Re:Map of a box of chocolates (275 comments)

To be fair, if all of them end up near Vladivostock instead of just some random location, it's probably the map at fault.

about a week ago

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mwvdlee mwvdlee writes  |  about 8 years ago

mwvdlee writes "I have a small site selling selfmade software. Obviously this software has been cracked and is now distributed on warez sites. These warez site often refer to the original site and my statistics show a significant amount of traffic from them. I've set up a number of rules using mod_rewrite which currently redirect such warez sites to their local Business Software Alliance sites, which is kinda funny. But I'd like to do something more "creative" with redirecting such users. Can anybody think of fun things to do with redirecting warez visitors?"

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