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Comment Re:I've had this as a plug-in. (Score 3, Informative) 166

I'm assuming HTML5 graphics and videos will still play, so if it's limited to just Flash, so what?

So what? It'll stop all drive-by Flash malware. cf. the AOL (advertising.com) attack vectors that are such a problem right now.

Amazon is refusing Flash ads on its CDN on the same day.

Comment Re: "...need to be prepared..." (Score 4, Interesting) 368

"bit of land" = the displacement of hundreds of millions of people across the globe.

AKA your kids get to grow up in permanent refugee crisis world.

And you know what ? I am a fool to care about this, because I'll be dead before shit gets really real. Hope you leave your kids some money!

Comment Re:Aha! (Score 3, Funny) 440

"I made up a fake profile on Classmates under the name of "Fuckyou Fakename" and within 24 hours I had notifications that "several" of my old classmates (including some females) had "read my profile" and "wanted to connect". And some of them had snippets of text that was grayed out with only the first few words showing, like "Hi there, remember me? I always..." (grayed out text....)"

Dammit, you missed the chance to meet that Nigerian princess.

Comment Re:What else would the FBI (Score 1, Insightful) 84

Hey there, bucko - if the FBI could have prevented Hurricane Katrina with the use of Stingray gear, don't be so quick to get up on your civil rights high horse there and condemn it - the loss of life and property damage was pretty terrible!

Comment Re:Slow is why it's expensive. (Score 2) 193

They'd make the same money per flight if 10 people paid $1 or if 1 person paid $10. They just want to keep it greedy.

Just the opposite, in fact - they want to keep it "fair" and that's the whole problem. Reality is you get what you pay for. This is true for loads of gravel to bandwidth.

But Americans are programmed to demand "fairness" and "equality" in all things and revolt when given pricing tiers that reflect reality. The most workable option, at present, would probably be to have SSID's for "First Class", "Business Class", and "Steerage", because those discrimination levels currently exist, and price accordingly, though there's no rational reason for somebody to not be able to prefer steerage seating and first-class routing, or vice-versa.

"Fairness" is a dangerous fantasy.

Comment Re:Slow is why it's expensive. (Score 1) 193

Simple law of supply and demand. When the supply is small (relative to demand), you keep the price high

Yes, that's the basics of it, but I would bet money that if we look at a traffic graph, the link isn't always 100% full, the QoS is probably sophomoric, and the $50/flight pricing does not achieve Pareto efficiency.

A simple price rationing scheme would improve both customer satisfaction and profitability - charge $50 for priority access and $5 for best-effort access, so both the corporate raider and the teen who wants to chat with friends can benefit.

*Because* bandwidth is scarce, you want to keep it at 100% utilization (with proper QoS and debloating) at all times - anything else is disappointing to customers.

Comment Re: 24/7 here we come... (Score 1) 96

"Too cheap to meter" is typical central-planning nonsense. Fusion power only needs to be cheaper than everything else by a margin to ensure its selection and expensive enough to repay the capitalists that are risking their fortunes to make it happen. Fortunately for us, bureaucrats can only forestall markets - fantasy never works in the long game.

If mathematically you end up with the wrong answer, try multiplying by the page number.

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