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EFF Slams Google Fiber For Banning Servers On Its Network

retupmoca Re:Incoming connections (301 comments)

If ISP's just wanted to block incoming connections, they wouldn't be using CGNAT - they'd just be using a stateful firewall. CGNAT is because the IPv4 address pool is becoming limited.

about a year and a half ago

Texas Opens Fastest US Highway With 85 MPH Limit

retupmoca Re:It's an Effing Toll Road (992 comments)

Sure, if somebody's tailgating that closely, they're an idiot. That doesn't mean you aren't also an idiot.

more than 2 years ago

Hands On With Apple IPad 2

retupmoca Re:Apple missed the mark again (432 comments)

Why not provide a stylus and an app that would make the iPad behave like electronic paper.

I would pay good money for electronic paper. It doesn't even need to have anything else - just a good electronic paper device.

more than 3 years ago

Polynomial Time Code For 3-SAT Released, P==NP

retupmoca Re:I'll be first to say WTF (700 comments)

For instance, the whole 0.999... = 1 thing. I think that's a load of crap. You can bring in all sorts of complex calculations, but the fundamental rules (as we're taught) say a run-on number like 0.999... goes on forever. No matter how far back you get, there's a 9 at the end. That 9 isn't going to get a 1 added to it and start a domino effect to magically make it 1.

It's not that 0.999... turns into 1, 0.999... IS 1. 0.999... is simply another way to represent the number 1, just like 2/2 is. Not only that, there is no 9 at the end because there is no end.

about 4 years ago

TSA Pats Down 3-Year-Old

retupmoca Re:Complete safety is impossible (1135 comments)

If we didn't try security at all, highjackings and bombings would probably happen on a weekly basis.

What makes you think this? It's not like trains/buses/busy malls/crowded security lines get blown up weekly.

more than 4 years ago

Google's New Scheme To Avoid Unlicensed Music

retupmoca Re:Peer to peer (213 comments)

you mean sort of a You-and-You-and-YouTube?


more than 4 years ago

White House To Appoint "Internet Czar"

retupmoca Re:I have a funny feeling (205 comments)

Careful - Anonymous Coward has a nasty multiple personality disorder.

more than 5 years ago

Think-Tank Warns of Internet "Brownouts" Starting Next Year

retupmoca Re:Alternatives? (445 comments)

Or, we could just start using IP multicast for all audio and video streaming. We're talking 15 year old technology here... why isn't anybody using it?

Becuase nobody watches the same thing at the same time?

more than 5 years ago

Think-Tank Warns of Internet "Brownouts" Starting Next Year

retupmoca Re:Metered Service (445 comments)

250kBs that's 2000 of the 100000 bits per second I was sold (10 megabit connection)

Nitpick: that's 2000000 (2mbit) of 10000000 (10mbit)

Download rates actually typically decrease when your upload rate increases even though the connection is bidirectional and should have no issues doing both at once.

This is because when you download, your computer send packets back to the source to say "Yes, I got this". So, if you use the upstream for uploading a file, the download can't get its packets out fast enough to keep up with the downstream.

more than 5 years ago

Amazon Announces Kindle 2, With Slew of New Features

retupmoca Re:And Still Ugly As Sin. (451 comments)

It's not a screen, it's digital paper. There's no touchable form of this yet.


One sony and both iRex devices seem to have touchscreen capability, according to this page.

more than 5 years ago

Favorite text editor?

retupmoca Re:Textpad! (1131 comments)

Point it to a directory and give it a regex and you can find every file whose content matches.

Isn't this what grep is for?

more than 5 years ago



Woman Jailed for Virtual Murder

retupmoca retupmoca writes  |  more than 6 years ago

retupmoca writes "

The line between virtual reality and its flesh-and-blood cousin blurred a little this week as a 43-year-old Tokyo woman was jailed for murdering her virtual ex-husband's avatar.

Murdered by...a mouse?"
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