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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (228 comments)

Umm, well the packet would get sent again. And the packet still took up bandwidth before it was lost in transit.
For example. If a plane takes a trip around the world, from the US, to Africa, to Asia, to Europe, and back to the US. And crashes on the return trip over the Atlantic. It used approximately the same amount of fuel that a plane the made it all the way would have.

7 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (228 comments)

Well as long as they make is clear what they are measuring.

9 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

wisnoskij Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (228 comments)

Also packet loss can add a percent of two under normal circumstances.

9 hours ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Size (120 comments)

If you live in a major city in that happens to lead the world in internet connectivity, sure. Maybe about 1% of the population of the world has available speeds exceeding 12M. But India (half the world) for example has an average of 5M and that is only counting the ones who can actually get internet at all.

11 hours ago
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Price point is way too high (120 comments)

This. Unfortunately GOG does not have nearly enough industry sway to make them take reasonable prices for their product.

yesterday
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Size (120 comments)

Looking on there site, they appear to have actually released a decent selection of qualities and sizes.

For Example:
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (1080p) 8.2 GB
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (720p) 4.1 GB
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (576p) 781 MB

yesterday
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Where is ... (120 comments)

Where is GET LAMP (2010), where is Going Cardboard (2012), where is BBS: The Documentary (2005), where is The King of Kong (2007)?

yesterday
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GOG Introduces DRM-Free Movie Store

wisnoskij Re:Size (120 comments)

Ya, I absolutely refuse to download an hour and a half of entertainment at 8 Gigs. Offer it in a range of quality settings, because I can garment you 80% of people cannot afford that much bandwidth and/or do not want to wait 3+ days for that download to finish.

yesterday
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Chromium 37 Launches With Major Security Fixes, 64-bit Windows Support

wisnoskij Re:Hello, it is 2014 (106 comments)

Even well into Windows 7, 32-bit continued to a very serious market share of NEW installs. At this point I do not think we are getting very many 32 bit installs at all, but any computer over 3 years probably has about a 60% chance of running a 32-bit OS. XP was the market overlord of a very long time, and continues to have a significant share, and its 64 bit edition was unusable.

yesterday
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Statistics Losing Ground To CS, Losing Image Among Students

wisnoskij Re:Statistics as standalone field (104 comments)

I completely disagree. Pretty much everyone is complete shit at statistics. It is a very very advanced and unique field that is continually and horribly bungled by scientists and everyone else. We need statisticians, that said I cannot imagine anyone wanting to go into stats.

yesterday
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Amazon To Buy Twitch For $970 Million

wisnoskij Cash? (58 comments)

They are really going to drive up to their house with a dump truck full of cash?

2 days ago
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13-Year-Old Finds Fungus Deadly To AIDS Patients Growing On Trees

wisnoskij Re:Aids not the problem (134 comments)

I think we can be 100% at this point that if we had spend the money and time we have on trying to develop a cure, on prevention, detection, and education that it would of did a whole lot more good.

2 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: How Prepared Are You For an Earthquake?

wisnoskij Let me Check... (190 comments)

Yep, my Lootin Bag is there and all accounted for.

3 days ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

wisnoskij Re:More about Indoctrination (129 comments)

I never realised how ironic/hypocritical that statement was until now.

5 days ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

wisnoskij Re:Turn it around: (129 comments)

What does spamming the entire campus body have to do with accessing a political article on wikipedia?

5 days ago
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Illinois University Restricts Access To Social Media, Online Political Content

wisnoskij Re:More about Indoctrination (129 comments)

Perhaps it is because all universities are more about indoctrination than education.

Fixed that for you.

5 days ago
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Professor Steve Ballmer Will Teach At Two Universities This Year

wisnoskij Re:Is he a scientist? (179 comments)

What does science have to do with professorships? Who do you think teach liberal arts? chemists?

about a week ago
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Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook Released

wisnoskij Re:It all comes down to the OGL (198 comments)

That sounds pretty stupid of D&D.
Release open licence allowing others to expand upon, use, and profit from D&D.
Remove yourself from this now self sustaining community and lose your monopoly and the respect of all your past customers.
It sounds like D&D could not have made a worse business mistake if they had tried.

about a week ago
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Of the following, I'd rather play ...

wisnoskij Re:Euchre (274 comments)

Canada

about a week ago

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Ask Slashdot: How to Buy Windows 8 (none upgrade)

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  about 2 years ago

wisnoskij writes "Microsoft is really pushing the cheap upgrade to windows 8.
But some people just want an iso and a product key.

Is there any way to simply buy a windows 8 key, with or without a simple ISO download."

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Spying School District Updates

wisnoskij wisnoskij writes  |  more than 4 years ago

wisnoskij (1206448) writes "The Pennsylvania's Lower Merion School District has suspended 2 IT workers for their involvement in the webcam spying case.
Additionally, the software, LANrev, used to spy on the unsuspecting children will get a update this week that will will disable the option for admins to remotely switch on a computer's webcam."

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