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32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

suutar Re:'Bout time (169 comments)

Not "give back", "allow access". I have no problem with the cable company offering their services. My problem is with nobody else being able to offer services because they can't afford to run a new set of wires. Imho, the times when the incumbent wire-owner has been required to allow other folks to supply services and charge reasonable rates (dial up ISPs and non-fastlaned broadband are the prime examples) were the heyday of the internet.

yesterday
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

suutar Re:UNIX Philosophy (529 comments)

Nobody said it was a small thing.

yesterday
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

suutar Re:US,Nigeria (381 comments)

... or any other outbreak, for that matter.

5 days ago
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Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

suutar Re:Awesome quote (232 comments)

So where is this variety of competitors? My area has one cable company and one phone company, which isn't what I would call a 'variety'. Or are you asserting that all the customers in this area are perfectly happy with one of these two? Because I can tell you right now, it isn't so; I would switch to pretty much anyone but Time Warner in a minute.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

suutar Re:NO (463 comments)

Not a bad idea. I like it. Doesn't address GP's assertion that "he shouldn't have been able to get here", but it seems more feasible than anything that I can think of that would address that.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

suutar Re:NO (463 comments)

How would you implement a system to prevent it? Preferably without completely blocking all traffic from Liberia to the rest of the world, because there's a fair number of foreigners there who will want to come home someday, and (at the time of this particular incident) no cases outside of Africa have been seen yet.

about a week ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

suutar Re:Web server for printing... (175 comments)

*shrug* I print out email messages from my phone fairly regularly (reservation confirmations, for example). I could go into the other room, boot up the computer, bring up thunderbird, and print from there, but I like not having to spend that much time on it.

about a week ago
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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

suutar Re:NO (463 comments)

They were. The guy lied on his paperwork. Had he survived he would have been facing criminal charges in two countries for that.

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

suutar Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

You've gone into a good bit more detail than I was thinking (or aware of :) I had been thinking the data would have to be encrypted to keep folks from watching stuff they hadn't paid for but that's because for some reason I was thinking in the cable model where everyone gets all the bits, rather than a switched network model where you only see the bits that are sent to you. I must need more coffee.

about a week ago
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ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

suutar Re:No Carriers (149 comments)

I seem to be misunderstanding as well. How exactly do they modify the command without DPI?

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

suutar Re: IRL (204 comments)

It's more like you make long calls every night to your mom and she tells you all about her day. You pay for local service, she pays for local service, you pay for the call, she does the talking. Only now your phone company wants to charge your mom because she's doing all the talking.

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

suutar Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

The point is that traffic that is on the network because of my request is my responsibility. I'm paying Comcast to shovel bits from Netflix to me. I'm paying Netflix to answer my requests. Netflix is doing their job. Why isn't Comcast?

Now, if Netflix hands off to Level3, they have to pay Level3 because I don't. But Comcast and I have an arrangement. If they really need more than I'm paying them to handle the traffic that I have caused, they should talk to me about it. Instead they try to get it from Netflix, which will eventually cause Netflix to increase what they're charging me. The net result is the same, but Comcast is hoping that I'll get mad at Netflix. And sadly many of their customers probably will.

about a week ago
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Netflix Video Speed On FiOS Doubles After Netflix-Verizon Deal

suutar Re:Boycott will end this in less than a week (204 comments)

By "compete to offer services" I think he meant that each of them gets to put their bits on the fiber (there's enough capacity) and the end user chooses whose bits they pay to decrypt.

about a week ago
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Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated

suutar Re:Do it like a virgin (405 comments)

Delta had these on my last trip. They added some humor so I was actually motivated to watch it, unlike the... literally 50 other trips I've taken in the past 8 years.

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

suutar Re:Every time XKCD 936 is Mentioned (546 comments)

True, and definitely an important point. Building such a generator into a key manager doesn't seem like it should be too difficult, however. Building one as a web service seems even easier (except of course for paying for the hosting :)

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

suutar Re:Unique passwords? (546 comments)

Sure. Mine's substr(md5(date()), 5, 15).

about a week ago
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Password Security: Why the Horse Battery Staple Is Not Correct

suutar Re:Every time XKCD 936 is Mentioned (546 comments)

What he's rejecting appears to be user-selected passwords (which really are pretty crappy on average), which is not what XKCD was talking about (it advocated, as I recall, random selection of each of the 4 words).

Where he goes from it, however, is not the randomly selected passphrase of XKCD but directly to key managers, and eventually to two-factor auth.

about a week ago
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NSA To Scientists: We Won't Tell You What We've Told You; That's Classified

suutar Re:He can FIRE them. (Except for donations) (106 comments)

Doesn't matter. The long term bureaucrats will just work around whoever gets appointed until the next president appoints someone else. The head honcho can dictate policy, but they don't actually implement it and don't really have a way to ensure that it does get implemented.

about two weeks ago

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