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Comment: Re:not likely (Score 1) 82

by BitZtream (#47536921) Attached to: Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

To be fair, Akamai does charge some ISPs for its service. At least according to someone who actually went over the financial reports, Akamai doesn't get actual money from this, but rather a reduction in the cost to co-locate the servers.

What you're saying, as I understand it, is that Akamai is paying ISPs to house its CDN servers and gets a discount in some places. This makes sense due to the business model in place, but I don't think you can say that Akamai charges ISP because they get a discount.

Comment: Re:What? (Score 2) 82

by BitZtream (#47536905) Attached to: Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Disney, ESPN, CNN all charge customers directly on the Internet, as does netflix.

If they started charging comcast/timewarner/cox/whoever for Internet services they would be double dipping. This cost would certainly be passed on to users who would be unhappy to be paying twice for the same service.

Facebook charging an ISP would also be passed on to the customers, at which point customers would protest. No one will knowingly part with money for Facebook. They'll stop using it before paying for it (knowingly). They'll pay for it by giving Facebook their data and tons of ads, but parting with cash so you can see someones dog chase its talk or lolcats not so much.

Comment: Re:not likely (Score 1) 82

Other customers are demanding other bits and they don't wan't to pay more to feed others hunger for back to back streams of game of thrones.

Thats your problem. You over sold service and can't provide what you sold.

Its a poorly designed system and its not the isp's at fault its the netflix don't understand how to do things efficiently.

Actually they do, which is why they'll colo a rack for you for free, or peer with you at any major pop, for free.

The poor design is yours. You're just a shitty ISP.

it uses almost as much bandwidth as our customers use. Thats straight from netflix. Its crap on top of crap with them.

Bullshit. Its a local cache, exactly what you were demanding they do originally. You're clueless.

Comment: Re:not likely (Score 1) 82

They are dreaming. We are thinking about throttling them here right now.

So why don't you tell us who you work for so we know who to start filing lawsuits against for abusing their monopoly?

You want to charge your customers for Internet access, and then not actually provide it. Thats what you're saying. Your customers paid for that bandwidth when they paid you. What you're saying is why you shouldn't be allowed to do business. Either provide the service you sold or get out of business.

I mean really how hard would it be to include some kind of encrypted cache that would store media for a time.

You don't actually work for an ISP, do you? This exactly what content delivery networks like Akamai and Netflix's own CDN do. The fact that you don't know about them makes your story highly suspect.

Comment: Re:Even better, reflect true cost of cell phones (Score 1) 59

by BitZtream (#47536525) Attached to: Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

No one is paying $200 for a phone they can get for free with a contract, certainly not a 2 year old phone (existing 2 year contract for broken phone must have already completed or they wouldn't let her resign for a free phone).

Okay a few uppity slashdotters do, but those 6 people don't buy iPhones and already have a nexus or something anyway.

Her 16g iPhone 4 was worthless a year ago.

Comment: Re:Munich did it already (Score 1) 176

Bullshit.

RTF is entirely undocumented, even within Microsoft. Every app has its own flavor.

If you've never had a problem with RTF than you've never actually used it for anything more than basic plan text.

RTF's lack of compatibility and documentation is FAR worse than the standard .doc format

Comment: Re:Can't fix limited functionality in MS. $1M / ye (Score 1) 176

And this wasn't possible in Office because of your incompetence? So its hard to argue that you're saving massive amounts of money when you clearly don't know how to work with the technology your users are using. Instead you forced everyone else to change because you were incapable of doing something.

Thats pretty stupid, certainly not something you should be bragging about.

Every Office app has had scriptable i/o since before LibreOffice was a thought in someones mind.

God I hate when you clueless fucks say something so stupid, it makes me end up defending Office, but every time someone like you speaks it just shows how incompetent you actually are.

The cost of an office license is less than the cost of one week of minimum wage per employee, wether you realize it or not its almost certain that it takes more time than that to adjust throughout the course of a year for any user who makes REGULAR use of office.

So basically, you're too inexperienced to know how to work with the tools you have and so instead you cost the company a fair amount per user to retrain because you, one person, was incompetent.

Again, this isn't something you want to brag about.

Comment: Re:Great. A new excuse for providers to raise pric (Score 0) 59

by BitZtream (#47535753) Attached to: Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

If you have an AT&T or T-Mobile iPhone, sure. If you have a Verizon or Sprint iPhone, what you say is unlikely. Verizon and Sprint use CDMA rather than GSM which isn't used pretty much anywhere than in the US. They don't support GSM at all, so they aren't going to work in any other country.

Comment: Re:Even better, reflect true cost of cell phones (Score 1, Insightful) 59

by BitZtream (#47535731) Attached to: Compromise Struck On Cellphone Unlocking Bill

So if she doesn't sign a new contract, how much less does Verizon charge her?

Wait for it ...

Nothing.

The fact of the matter is, its you that is dumb. She's going to have a cell phone bill ANYWAY. Signing up for 'a new contract' that basically says you're going to stay with the cell phone provider for another 2 years ... which she was going to do anyway, doesn't actually cost her anything. They aren't charging her any more per month. They don't reduce her rate when her contract expires.

True Story: You're sister is smarter than you are, apparently. It would be stupid for her to pay $100 to fix the phone when she can get a new one for now additional fees unless she was actually going to change providers, which realistically, she wasn't.

Comment: Re:YouTube never implemented Theora (Score 1) 186

by BitZtream (#47518685) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Why wouldn't the new codec be GPGPU-accelerated too?

GPGPU acceleration doesn't really save battery in most cases as there aren't a whole lot of low power GPUs out there.

Dedicated hardware with just enough circuitry to perform a specific task will when over anything with GP attached to it.

GPGPU is for high performance computing, not low power computing.

Comment: Re:So Kind of open? (Score 2) 186

by BitZtream (#47518597) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

... all software is implemented on hardware. Even the instructions you send to your processor get translated into other software (microcode) which is what actually gets executed.

Hardware acceleration still runs software.

H.264 isn't 'amazing' because of the hardware acceleration built into everything, its extremely convenient. If OGG was built into everything, we'd be using that instead because thats what would allow us to have long battery life and lower heat dissipation.

H.264 isn't software anyway, its a collection of algorithms and protocols. There are multiple software implementations of H.264, of which cisco's is only one.

Comment: Re:Trusting a binary from Cisco (Score 1) 186

by BitZtream (#47518411) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

How do we know that we haven't been served with national security letters??!?!?!?!

Seriously, nothing will make you happy. Sad part is you're whining about this sort of thing, but you still use a computer that boots from proprietary code on a proprietary processor. The BIOS/EFI is the easiest place to insert a back door and is in fact the place that many motherboards emulate physical hardware using system management mode of the CPU.

But hey, you worry about cisco back dooring your video codec used by the browser with waning market share and about the only thing it can claim is that its more popular than safari.

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