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Comment: Multiple peering (Score 2) 387

by Knightman (#46828889) Attached to: F.C.C., In Net Neutrality Turnaround, Plans To Allow Fast Lane

What happens if a customer uses a service that he/she only can reach through 2 jumps of peering and the service-provider (ex. Netflix) only has a contract with the first ISP in the chain?

The customer will be SOL, the small ISP's too, that's what. The small ISP's will be forced out of the market or bought out by bigger ones. Essentially this paves the way for a few big companies OWNING everything related to content distribution and access to the internet for which the customers will have to pay an extreme premium to use.

And what hope do the customers have? Google laying down more fiber?

Comment: Politicians... (Score 4, Informative) 99

I don't get it, are politicians born stupid or have their parents dropped them on their head (repeatedly) while they where young?

The possibility of abuse of this law if it's passed is mind-boggling. I do hope the Canadian people wakes up and take their politicians to task.

Comment: Re:OMG FAG LOL (Score 1) 183

by Knightman (#46591185) Attached to: Xbox One Reputation System Penalizes Gamers Who Behave Badly

If you had read the article they specifically said that reporting people of higher skill because you are a "sore loser" will be handled, OTOH we will have to see if the system will be able to handle all the ways "grief-reporting" can be done.

I do think this kind of system is a step in the right direction because so many people playing multiplayer games are total douches and they need to be dealt with somehow.

Comment: Pride goeth before a fail (Score 1) 237

by Knightman (#46166309) Attached to: Update on the March of Progress: How Slashdot's New Look Is Shaping Up

It seems everyone unanimously dislikes the beta. It's looks like some newly minted web-hack with no clue on usability or ergonomics designed it.

As other people have pointed out, the information density is extremely low and there are hardly any visual cues to tie the information flow together. It's HARD to read the site.

I guess it will be rolled out looking like this regardless of the given critique and proclaimed to be "a huge success" since someone has put his (or hers) pride on the line.

I tend to gravitate towards sites that are lightweight; ie. no flashy ui's, so when the classic look is retired I'll stop reading slashdot too.

Maybe we all should mail mailto:feedback@slashdot.org?s... as the post says with our concerns...

Comment: Liberal ilk has nothing to do with it. (Score 1) 544

by donaggie03 (#46087933) Attached to: Map of Publicly-Funded Creationism Teaching
If a person has the option to reduce their tax burden by instead giving that money to some private party, then the argument of whether it is private money or state money is simply a matter of semantics. No one in this thread has made the claim that private parties shouldn't be allowed to give their money to these organizations, but when that donation triggers a tax benefit, then that donation clearly effects the state's bottom line. I would think that this is glaringly obvious, regardless of whichever "ilk" one may belong to. Or are you deliberately trying to obfuscate the discussion?

Comment: Re:It might be an unpopular opinion... (Score 1) 822

by donaggie03 (#46084711) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Does Edward Snowden Deserve?
Even "no penalty" may be too harsh a penalty if you believe he shouldn't receive punishment. If his sentence is "no penalty" then that must mean he's been convicted of the crimes that he is charged with, which happen to all be felonies. Then he'd be a convicted felon, not allowed to vote, find a decent job, etc.

Comment: Re:in sue happy america (Score 1) 519

by Knightman (#45439071) Attached to: Woman Facing $3,500 Fine For Posting Online Review

But those were different times - you'd walk out into the woods in the morning, and parents wouldn't care where you were till sunset (and no one wore pads to ride anything, though you could wear a particularly heavy coat while sledding and not be taken for a wimp needing a good beating).

Today that's called extreme sporting...

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