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Comment: Re:I live in the Netherlands (Score 1) 276

by bzipitidoo (#49158093) Attached to: I ride a bike ...
Is that really something employers should have to do? Instead, we could change our culture so that it's acceptable to be sweaty at work. It's very likely healthier not to shower every day like we do now. Or, until we can stand the thought of body odor and get over this obsessive compulsive disorder towards showering, we could build facilities ourselves, put public showers near workplaces.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 362

I believe that Net Neutrality rules specifically tell an operator how to configure their networks.

Yes, like telephone networks. It's illegal for your phone company to see you are dialing 1-800-coca-cola and redirect your phone call to 1-800-pepsi-co. But for your Internet connection, that was 100% legal (and done, in many cases).

They specify that a network operator is not allowed to use certain QoS configurations.

Yes. They are not allowed to use abusive QoS configurations. They are perfectly allowed to use every QoS configuration I've ever seen someone assert is illegal. You can prioritize voice over video, and both over HTTP, or whatever you want. What you can't do is prioritize *your* video service over a competitor's video service. You can still block (or set QoS to the absolutel losest level) P2P and the other things that many were saying they couldn't do.

So, what QoS profile were you looking for that you think is illegal now? If it's not one that benefits your service at the expense of a competitors, or is used for extortion practices, it's legal. So I don't believe you that there's a reasonable QoS profile that is now illegal. Sure, there are some that aren't allowed, but those are only the abusive ones.

They specify that a network operator is not allowed to use certain policing/metering configurations.

policing is QoS, so I don't understand how this is different than the previous statement, also I only hear "metering" as a user billing issue, and it's unrelated to any "configuration" in the network.

They specify that a network operator is not allowed to use influence the routing of traffic within their network.

No, they don't. You can still influence the routing within your network.

Sounds like all your problems with it are from your misunderstanding of it. The reason you were called a Republican is that you are parroting all the disproved talking points the Republicans are using. But not bringing up any valid objections.

Comment: Re:Not the banks choosing, Operation Chokepoint (Score 2) 102

by AK Marc (#49157575) Attached to: Under US Pressure, PayPal Stops Working With Mega

Well first of all, they shouldn't be required to do business with someone who repeatedly commits fraud...

Well, bankruptcy is considered fraud in some places, but no bank has ever refused Donald Trump a checking account, despite 5+ "convictions of fraud" (repeated bankruptcies).

And Mega has never been convicted of fraud. Because of such accusations, Kim Dotcom arranged the business structure such that he has no real influence on it, and may not even have any financial stake in it at all, in addition to no control.

So where are these frauds you assert, and when did Mega commit them? Or are you lying because you hate Kim Dotcom so much you can't think straight?

Comment: Re:Best defense is not to care (Score 3, Interesting) 82

by arth1 (#49155391) Attached to: Blu-Ray Players Hackable Via Malicious Discs

If you can, have the "computer" that you use for such things not matter if it gets hacked. If your blue ray player has no writable storage or network access and you power it off after every use, there is no danger

I don't think there's a single BD player out there that doesn't allow for either software updates or updates to the BD codes that allow/disallow you to decode disks.

One I have requires a USB key to be present to cache validity information for disks you have already watched - without it, it still works, but requires contacting the mothership through Internet whenever re-inserting any disks newer than the latest firmware update.

BD disks these days even come with extras like links to youtube videos, that play on the BD player. That's an attack vector right there. Do they all use https and check the validity of the cert to avoid MITM attacks, using only name servers with signed entries? I highly doubt it.
If I wanted to hack it, I feel fairly confident that I could do so. I'd start by hooking up to the (convenient) JTAG interface, and learn as much as i could that way, before starting to probe from the outside, i.e. through discs, USB or TCP/IP. But it would be low on my list if things I own that I want to hack. My car is more interesting.

Comment: Re:.dev (Score 1) 170

by arth1 (#49154617) Attached to: Google Taking Over New TLDs

I think .dev should be like example.com: not able to register so DEVELOPERS (re: NOT GOOGLE) can use like, [mydomain].dev to develop, and not have to create wonky local host names.

But example.com is not like that. It's an actual domain name that was reserved due to developer abuse, mostly out of ignorance that there's the dedicated .invalid TLD already (un)assigned for that use.

Comment: Re: Hard to believe (Score 1) 165

by AK Marc (#49152613) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

. The standard File/Edit/View/Window menu is not in there.

Are you lying, or just an idiot? Have you ever tried it? You still have the File/Edit/View menus when you delete ie.exe in older versions of windows. I haven't tried on the newest, but older ones would actually load IE in File Explorer (all the menus across the top, the E logo, and all, no idea about bookmarks, didn't think that would be such an issue years later for some jackass on the Internet), when IE.EXE was deleted and you browsed in File Explorer to a web site.

Comment: Re: Hard to believe (Score 1) 165

by AK Marc (#49152609) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine
I said "the user interface of the presentation of [...]" but you ignored that for your incorrect rant about what a browser is.

You are wrong. A program that renders is a browser. For Windows, that's the OS.

The proof you are wrong? You mentioned bookmarks, but what about cache? If the OS puts things in IE cache with IE deleted, wouldn't that indicate that the application function of caching is still active? Or is bookmarks a application function, but cache isn't. If bookmarks are required to differentiate a browser from rendering? Then Lynx is a rendering engine, but not a browser, because the last time I used it, it didn't have bookmarks. Oh, and my Android phone will save bookmarks, even if you delete all the browsers off it. So your arbitrary metric isn't consistent or useful. But it wasn't chosen for being a useful metric, but just to try to prove someone else wrong to distract from the fact that you are the only one that's wrong.

Comment: Re: Hard to believe (Score 1) 165

by AK Marc (#49152331) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine
The user interface of the presentation of the rendering is the application. That application survives if you delete IE. Deleting the TCP stack doesn't kill the rendering engine, you can still render C:\example.html without TCP or IP.

You've over-thought it to the point you are 100% wrong, and your only point is that you don't know what a browser is.

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 1) 215

by arth1 (#49152155) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

That's a shame, but I think there are plenty of precedents of male actors who have likewise done stupid shit because of the bottle, but have gotten help to get out of it, and given second and third chances.

Yeah, she still looks good.
There are many older actresses that still do look great, and who aren't used as much as I think they should be. Like Susan Sarandon, who I think looks so awesome precisely because she has aged naturally, and not been ruined by a plastic surgeon. Diane Keaton and Sally Fields too are easy on the eyes.

I think it's sad that Hollywood continues to make so many movies with elderly gents in the lead role, but never do you see an elderly woman in a lead role. Even the great looking ones.

Comment: Re:Agree??? (Score 1) 85

by Reziac (#49151883) Attached to: The Only Constant is Change

And thank you for that. I found beta unusable (and unreadable unless I turned CSS off). I'da hated to give up on.... good gods, 17 years I've been here??! the site is older than some of its users!

One thing that comes to mind on this 'new' look is make sure you check how it behaves at very large font sizes (which a lot of low-vision folks do use) and not necessarily an ultra-wide screen. Right now the Search box winds up overlaying part of the top menu.

Comment: Re:Is that really a lot? (Score 1) 279

by Reziac (#49148859) Attached to: Drones Cost $28,000 Per Arrest, On Average

No doubt so, but how about the cost of operations in rough country with poor access, where going in on foot is feasible (witness the illegals crossing it) but patrolling in ground vehicles is not?

Hence I think the real comparison should be: How does the cost of using a drone compare to the cost of using a helicopter in those same areas? I'd guess the drone is significantly cheaper.

Second, how long does it take a drone to patrol, compared to a manned ground vehicle in the same area? What's the total patrol cost per hour for drone vs 4x4?? (Don't forget to factor in the cost of the 4x4 as well as for the drone.) In rough country, a drone (or helicopter) can get an overview in a few minutes, but a ground vehicle might be forced to wind back and forth for an hour to reach the same point (and might still not get a view of the ravines). If patrolling a given area takes the drone ten minutes and the 4x4 an hour, which one is more cost effective?

How does it affect man-hours? The patrol is generally two men, while the drone only needs its operator.

How does all this affect insurance rates on their various equipment? Do reduced hours in use also reduce rates on 4x4s and such? (Certainly it will reduce maintenance costs.)

Lots of factors to consider, not just 'dollars per arrest'. We need to see spreadsheets and balance columns, not assumptions.

Comment: Re:Oh God No... (Score 5, Insightful) 215

by arth1 (#49147741) Attached to: Harrison Ford To Return In Blade Runner Sequel

Leon puts his hand in freezing liquid without a problem.

Pris puts her hand in boiling water without a problem.

I always thought those were more to show that the replicants had more control over their human++ bodies, being able to bypass feeling pain, or inflict it on themselves voluntarily, like Roy Batty did with the nail.

It would be interesting to see a Blade Runner 2 with Sean Young. What I don't want to see is yet another long overdue sequel where they have kept the male characters but replaced the female characters with younger eye candy. For some reason, women aging appears to be a taboo in Hollywood, and one I thinks needs to die.

Byte your tongue.