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Beware of Using Google Or OpenDNS For iTunes

sleeper0 Re:Opposite Experience with Adobe Download (348 comments)

Two hours vs. instant streaming isn't a localization issue, you can easily stream 1-2mbps (or much more) from half way around the world. ~100ms in latency is nothing with a fat, non time sensitive stream like recorded video.\

It sounds like the specific POP the google DNS server is being fed is overloaded with traffic. It should be fairly easy for Apple to resolve the problem on their end, by simply not resolving to overloaded pops (they shouldn't ever anyway).

Other video cdn backed services (like netflix) don't suffer POP overloading on public DNS servers like GTE or open.

more than 3 years ago
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Take This GUI and Shove It

sleeper0 Re:More and more... (617 comments)

Windows server 2008 and 2008R2 both support no GUI installations called "server core" and can be managed with CLI tools (minus a few exceptions).

more than 3 years ago
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Rogue PDFs Behind 80% of Exploits In Q4 '09

sleeper0 Re:Adobe is a security nightmare (189 comments)

Thanks for the secunia pointer, seems like just the type of thing I've been wanting.

more than 4 years ago
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Powerful Linux ISP Router Distribution?

sleeper0 Re:Vyatta has licensing issues (268 comments)

Community Edition is free comes as a binary or full git tree, lags a revision behind. You can't buy support or prof services for it, but I'm assuming you aren't in the market for those if you can't/won't spend $800

more than 4 years ago
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An Inside Look At Warhammer Online's Server Setup

sleeper0 Re:At least gamasutra labels their paid placements (71 comments)

Ahh, I was trying to figure out how I missed that - turns out the link to the article starts you on the second page where the disclaimer is nowhere to be found. Not that it's a dig on gamasutra as it's clearly stated in the title. Just wish /. had mentioned it before I read most of the way through and was wondering why I felt like I was reading and intel ad.

more than 4 years ago
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An Inside Look At Warhammer Online's Server Setup

sleeper0 At least gamasutra labels their paid placements (71 comments)

Sponsored Feature: Restless Entities Never Sleep -- The Back End of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

New features enhance the overall gaming experience, such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology (to maximize speed for demanding applications), Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (for advanced multi-tasking and support for up to eight threads), and Intel Smart Cache (to provide a higher performing, more efficient cache subsystem). Experience Warhammer Online in its best light with the processor that has become the gold standard in the gaming world, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition.

more than 4 years ago
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A Brief History of Modems

sleeper0 Written by someone born in the 90s? (249 comments)

Otherwise how could you think that v.32bis (14.4k) was introduced in 1980? I had to look it up to see what the hell they were on about, apparently the 1980 figure comes from a break through channel coding paper written in 1980 at IBM that didn't even get passed around for a few years. The reality is that the public had to wait nearly a decade before those techniques were out of the lab, and a few more years before a standard was ratified. Trying to figure out what niche this article fills - the wiki article on modems does a far better job at going over the same info. Hell, the author of TFA even put an old-time(tm) bw filter on a photo from the late 80s trying to make it seem like a shot with a laptop came from the 60s.

more than 4 years ago
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OLPC Unveils Plans For Tablets By 2012

sleeper0 Re:pre-doom stock inflation (102 comments)

I think you need more than one person to apply the tag before it hits the article summary. Tagging appropriate articles with slashvertisement will often (but not always) show up on the article for a short period of time until an editor blocks it. I assume someone else has added it too when it does show up, but I guess I don't really know.

more than 4 years ago
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Ford's New Cars To Be Wi-Fi Hotspots

sleeper0 Re:This is different how? (196 comments)

Probably helpful to the thief if your car is stolen, they can head right to your house while you're still trying to find out if it's been towed even if you don't actively tell the car where your home is.

more than 4 years ago
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Best Open Source Business Tools?

sleeper0 Re:Divergent Interests (164 comments)

It sounds like your small S corp consultancy that helps people run their businesses could use a small consultancy to help you run yours. At the very least you probably should learn a bit more about contracts and meeting requirements somewhere, having a piece of software that writes you a contract by popping up a dialog box "Enter Consultants Name:" isn't going to work out very well. At the risk of committing slashdot heresy, I'd suggest books. There is a large and well established free repository of them near you, it's called your local library.

more than 4 years ago
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Smuggler-Proof Toilets Come To Canadian Prisons

sleeper0 Re:why bother? (18 comments)

So you're saying people swallow guns, knives and cell phones?

more than 4 years ago
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"District 9" Best Sci-fi Movie of 09?

sleeper0 Re:Thoroughly enjoyed it! (705 comments)

You have to give them props for the time travel invention though - it's pretty impressive to rip off a movie five years before it came out.

about 5 years ago
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Will Silicon Valley Run Out of Data Center Space?

sleeper0 Re:dream on (142 comments)

There is plenty of hosted space and power at 185 Berry, also a few empty floors. Several other multi-carrier buildings with space in the city as well. If it's the alternative of an on site build you probably can live without a ton of private peers anyway. Sushi ran in saulsalito sounds good.

about 5 years ago
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Facebook Acquires FriendFeed

sleeper0 Re:Another stupid buy out (71 comments)

This is like the Sun-Oracle deal, when a good company sells itself to pure evil.

Obviously you never did business with sun.

about 5 years ago
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AP Will Sell You a "License" To Words It Doesn't Own

sleeper0 Re:parent is not trolling, get a clue mods (340 comments)

No, he was upset about the AP's stance on fair use relating to works they actually hold a copyright on, found a flaw in their software about something unrelated, exploited it and got the knee-jerk YRO crowd all riled up. Because he wanted to fuck with them because they pissed him off on another issue. Congrats on not letting him down.

about 5 years ago
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AP Will Sell You a "License" To Words It Doesn't Own

sleeper0 Re:parent is not trolling, get a clue mods (340 comments)

Amen. Trying to trick someone into taking your money and then acting like it's a violation of your civil rights when they do is the kind of shit 8 year olds pull. Classic blogger controversy.

about 5 years ago
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DHS Tries to Safeguard Against Giant Monster Attack

sleeper0 Re:My tax dollars at work (77 comments)

Hmm... http://www.ice.gov/about/index.htm or http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/about/ or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Customs_Service

"Until March 2003, the United States Customs Service was an agency of the U.S. federal government that collected import tariffs and performed other selected border security duties. Before it was dissolved to form part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Customs Service had three major missions: collecting tariff revenue, protecting the U.S. economy from smuggling and illegal goods, and processing people and goods at ports of entry.

"With the passage of the Homeland Security Act, the U.S. Customs Service passed from under jurisdiction of the Treasury Department to the Department of Homeland Security. On March 1, 2003, parts of the U.S. Customs Service combined with the Inspections Program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine from USDA, and the Border Patrol of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to form U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The Federal Protective Service, along with the investigative arms of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, combined to form U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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more than 5 years ago

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