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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

suutar Re:OwnCloud? (121 comments)

(Speaking of BTSync, I was. That was a standard optimization for seeding, to try to get swarm members to get stuff from each other instead of slamming the seed.)

2 days ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

suutar Re:OwnCloud? (121 comments)

I'm not certain, but it's quite possible that the server they're both downloading from is smart enough to say "Hmm. I have two clients who want the same thing and have none of it. Let's try sending them different blocks and see if they can share between themselves; if they can, I only have to send each block once instead of twice."

2 days ago
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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox

suutar Re:Is it open source yet? (121 comments)

No, but there is an open source bittorrent based syncer called "syncthing". It's not as mature, but it is supposedly functional. Have at :)

2 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

suutar Re:On the other hand... (686 comments)

of course selling a counterfeit chip is illegal. But at what point did laws about destruction of private property get a clause that says "unless the property is actually a counterfeit, as determined by the destroyer, regardless of the knowledge of the property's owner"?

2 days ago
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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.

suutar Re:On the other hand... (686 comments)

Fake chips are a problem. Bricking equipment that includes fake chips is also a problem.

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

suutar Re: Nah, this is just stage 1 (324 comments)

A lot of the creation of money happens when banks issue loans (the asset on the bank's books is essentially a pile of antidollars, so the net is zero)... but paying the interest on those loans takes money that wasn't created that way. Maybe that's enough to eat up the excess being pumped by the Treasury?

2 days ago
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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

suutar Re:A few things... (324 comments)

Perhaps the ISPs will be able to leave the monthly fee alone but reduce the cap and use overage fees to cover the tax. If not, yeah, I'm betting on ISP bankruptcy. (Hmmm. If an existing ISP can't change their rates, can they go bankrupt, reform as a new company, and have new rates?)

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

suutar Re:'Bout time (173 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.

3 days ago
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Debian's Systemd Adoption Inspires Threat of Fork

suutar Re:UNIX Philosophy (548 comments)

Nobody said it was a small thing.

3 days ago
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How Nigeria Stopped Ebola

suutar Re:US,Nigeria (381 comments)

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

about a week 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago
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Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

suutar Re:Web server for printing... (178 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks 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 two weeks ago

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