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10-Year Study Reveals Electron Shape

vonkohorn flaw? (370 comments)

The shape of an electron is a sphere over 10 years? That's like saying the shape of the ocean is smooth as glass averaged over 10 years. Sure it's true, but it's misleading.

more than 3 years ago

Congresswoman Writes On Broadband, Net Neutrality

vonkohorn Net Neutrality is important (125 comments)

To begin talking about Net Neutrality, it helps to clarify what the internet is. It’s simply data sent via TCP/IP (the protocol for sending data through routers). Some people host web sites, others connect to their company e-mail, others do other things - it’s all the internet.

Understanding that the internet is just a connection using TCP/IP, then Net Neutrality is simple, too. Net Neutrality simply means that your ISP may not interfere with the internet. They may not censor your packets (the data that is sent via TCP/IP). This means they can’t censor your news, keep you off of Skype, or otherwise interfere with your TCP/IP communications.

Any compromise on this is wrong for two reasons: 1) Your ISP should not have the right to interfere with your free speech, and 2) ISPs should not be able to tax the value creation of the media industry.

ISPs should not be able to interfere with consumer access to media companies, nor tax those companies for access to consumers. ISPs should not be able to interfere with our speech or block our access to the speech of others.

ISPs are in the business of providing internet access, but they don't own the internet; any attempts to eliminate net neutrality would violate our consumer rights and hurt the economy.

more than 3 years ago

Why Some Devs Can't Wait For NoSQL To Die

vonkohorn because all apps are the same (444 comments)

So they should all use the same data management tools as wallmart. Is that the reasoning? Better to use the right tool for each job. Some things work better in a nosql non-schema.

more than 4 years ago

Michigan Man Charged for Using Free WiFi

vonkohorn Isn't there an implied invitation (848 comments)

In the hedge fund industry it is well understood that even just hosting an http server is an "implied invitation" according to the law. That means that without broadcasting or sending any packets beyond our network, we are inviting the public to access our system. It seems like broadcasting an SSID and hosting a DHCP server is much more of an "implied invitation" than that. So, is it a felony to accept this invitation? I'm assuming that the coffee shop is broadcasting its SSID, of course.

more than 7 years ago


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