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?
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.
Learning kids to program using VBA is like learning to cycle using a pogo-stick.
In some parts of the world they have dynamic speed signs that tells what speed you need to drive to hit each traffic light when they are green, aka. a green wave. Works like a charm no matter what kind of vehicle you are driving.
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.
"It is a beautiful new hammer, and we removed the head to streamline it."
You forgot to mention that they exchanged the handle for balsa wood too, I thought I had a nice little stick there for a while...
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:email@example.com?s... as the post says with our concerns...
Every democracy has the political leadership they deserve.
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...
It varies, but mostly they load all the weapons with live ammo except one. That way you have the highest chance of a successful execution and the guys shooting still haven't got a clue if they had live or blank ammo.