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Comment Better Summary for Nerds (Score 5, Interesting) 69

We're nerds. Lets summarize like it:

Charter customers with 100+Mbps plans were leased old-spec modems that couldn't support those speeds. Charter promised the FCC that it would swap the modems, and the FCC excluded speedtest results from these users from national averages. Fast forward: Charter didn't switch the modems. Now NY State is suing it for defrauding customers.

Comment Re:Poor Logic (Score 1) 140

Who cares? The whole point of having TOS is so you can stop bad behavior before it requires resolution through the legal system. Any company that just ignores abuse complaints may as well burn its TOS and hire more lawyers.

From CloudFlare's own Terms of Service:
"Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: ... (g) you have engaged or are reasonably suspected to be engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities;"

Comment Re:Another one bites the dust (Score 2, Interesting) 365

LinkedIn is a lot more than a contact list!

For starters, it is becoming the best hiring tool on the planet. It's already strong, with 6.5 million job listings, and 94% of recruiters use the site. (source). But it is inherently superior to its competitors because recruiters can compare candidates claimed experiences with their professional social network.

LinkedIn will beat Monster in recruiting for the same reason that Facebook beat MySpace. Even though MySpace, at one point, had more registered users than Facebook, the lack of stricter identity control (i.e. a REAL, non-spammy userbase) led Facebook to win in the long run.

Submission + - Piles Of Enterprise Datacenter Infrastructure Are About to Become Useless (

conner_bw writes: For the entire careers of most practicing computer scientists, a fundamental observation has consistently held true: CPUs are significantly more performant and more expensive than I/O devices. The fact that CPUs can process data at extremely high rates, while simultaneously servicing multiple I/O devices, has had a sweeping impact on the design of both hardware and software for systems of all sizes, for pretty much as long as we've been building them. This assumption, however, is in the process of being completely invalidated.

Submission + - Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 Reach End-of-Life Next Week (

An anonymous reader writes: On Tuesday, January 12, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 will officially reach their end of life. A new patch going live soon will add a notification that nags users to upgrade. "What’s even bigger about the end of life for these versions is that this means Internet Explorer 11 is the last version of Microsoft’s old browser that’s left supported, as the company continues to transition customers to Edge on Windows 10."

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