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Comment: Re:Grim (Score 1) 191

by Archangel Michael (#47931859) Attached to: Obama Presses Leaders To Speed Ebola Response

1495 Quarantining of Mercenaries in Switzerland.

While not 100% effective immediately, it did drastically reduced the infection rate. WHICH is really the goal.

Now, if your one of those "100% or don't bother trying" people, you're part of the problem.

But then again, allowing infected people to migrate all around the world seems so much better option. I mean, how else are we going to reduce population by 7 billion people to "sustainable" levels like the Georgia Guidestones suggest?

Comment: Re:Keyboard (Score 3, Insightful) 186

by Archangel Michael (#47929865) Attached to: iOS 8 Review

Tapping a keyboard three times to type special character. No Swype. Caps always showing, regardless of actual capitalization. All but Unusable with one hand (one handed typing jokes aside). Auto Correct that guesses wrong more often than it should. The interface is not as intuitive as Apple or iOS users claim it is, IMHO.

Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 4, Insightful) 804

by Archangel Michael (#47928741) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

You underestimate the power of radical ideologies. While what they appear to be doing is self defeating, it really isn't. It draws in those people who need an identity. People said similar things about Nazi's (yeah I just Godwined the conversation). The one thing Nazi's had, that ISIS doesn't is government. But in today's age, being nebulous, decentralized is an asset, like Hydra (cut off one head two more takes its place). We killed off OBL, but he wasn't really running things when we did, and Taliban and Al Qaeda still remain. And even if they didn't, the people in those organizations just change their name, and regroup. This is the same tactic used by most counter culture politics.

The only effective tactic we have at this time is to target and kill the leadership, until the organization crumbles from lack of leaders. We don't need a standing army to do this, just Letters of Marque.

Comment: Re:Misleading slashdot headline (Score 2) 320

by Archangel Michael (#47928197) Attached to: Torvalds: No Opinion On Systemd

Practical is how we work. Monolithic or Micro based are independent of whether or not something is practical. What is practical in one situation (small robust control system with high availability) may not be practical (complex system of varying hardware) elsewhere.It is a matter of how close to sigma six you need to be, because each degree closer, is a magnitude more difficult to reach.

The fact is, you can talk all you want about what is "practical" in a specific case, and I may be arguing that your "practical" isn't practical for me and my specific case. We'd both be right, but not for each other. This is pragmatism at its core. One size doesn't fit all. Never has, never will.But you can build things so that One Size Fits Most, that works in 95% of the cases.

Systems that are outliers shouldn't be where we decide things for the 95%.

Comment: Re:You mean... (Score 1) 235

by Archangel Michael (#47917623) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

QOS doesn't give any stream preferential treatment. QOS guarantees certain level of bandwidth at all times for certain streams. Typically, it is reserved for things like VOIP where buffering causes issues. I don't think Netflix is deserving of QOS, but rather it deserves better guaranteed base because it can adjust with larger buffers, taking care of intermittent studdering due to temporary spikes in bandwidth usage.

The problem here, is that total aggregate bandwidth is simply being manipulated at peering points due to greedy ISPs like Comcast and AT&T. The congestion at peering points is simply a means to an end, and Comcast (et al) are taking advantage of stupid consumers. I can assure you that both Netflix (and similar) and the ISPs know exactly where the problem lies, AND how to solve it. And seeing what Netfix has offered the ISPs in terms of peering, and the lack of acceptance by the ISPs, the problem lies with ISPs and only ISPs.

Netflix has capacity, the ISPs have Capacity, but they can't agree on peering, which is simply the bridging of the two capacities. And knowing that they both have Routers in the same COLO facility with capacity, but the fiber connection between the two routers is missing, due to ISPs unwillingness to play fairly, is criminal.

From what I've heard, Netflix is willing to buy Comcast the router, fiber and all the bits needed to add additional peering bandwidth, and Comcast has refused, instead is trying to bully Netflix. Netflix needs to put up advertising "don't blame us" with a simplified version of what is happening. 30 Seconds is all it will take.

Comment: Re:So-to-speak legal (Score 1) 417

by Archangel Michael (#47913425) Attached to: Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

"And if we tolerate a ramp being 1 degree off, how far do they push it in the name of saving money? "

Because, it used to be one set of regulations, and then they changed it, and will again. It isn't just the one regulation, it is ALL of them. And if you live in, or visit California you'll see "Proposition 65" plaques just about everywhere, because it is cheaper to put the sign up, than it is to not put the sign up and get caught with "cancer causing" whatevers. It is now meaningless signage that nobody pays any attention to.

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