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Comment: Re:You lose this war... (Score 1) 185

by DaMattster (#47141985) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Taking a New Tack On Net Neutrality?
Social media will quickly be your company's undoing as no one will want to live in place where they are forced to pay for a crippled internet as a condition of living in one of your properties. There will quickly be expensive lawsuits essentially forcing your company to decouple your internet service from the rent and making it optional. I would simply waggle my middle finger at your company and find a different place to live.

Comment: Questionable at best (Score 0, Troll) 138

by DaMattster (#47130087) Attached to: The Light Might Make You Heavy
The causes of obesity are a multitude of factors. This article makes an overly simplistic suggestion that sleeping in a darker room will magically help one shed weight. As someone that has lost over a hundred pounds, I'll tell you this: it is making good food choices, counting calories, and getting physical activity. Certainly adequate rest is helpful but there is no credible study to suggest that someone that is doing these things yet doesn't get enough sleep is obese.

Comment: Hypocritical (Score 5, Interesting) 297

by DaMattster (#47037165) Attached to: Cisco Complains To Obama About NSA Adding Spyware To Routers
I find it funny how the US government accused Huawei and ZTE of building in backdoor access while engaging in the exact same practice. I don't doubt that they do, they just haven't been caught red-handed. Pun full intended. I'm guessing that even if Obama were to issue an executive order halting the process, it would be largely for show. The actions will continue under renewed secrecy.

Comment: Re:Assumptions (Score 1) 482

by DaMattster (#46892227) Attached to: Really, Why Are Smartphones Still Tied To Contracts?
Actually, T-Mobile's service is pretty good ... a site better than Sprint's and the data speeds are faster than Verizon and AT&T. Sure, there are coverage gaps but I think T-Mobile is really beginning to shore those up with the purchase of some 700mhz spectrum from Verizon and the announced efforts to upgrade areas on 2G to LTE, T-Mobile may rapidly become a force to be reckoned with. Wall Street and consumer-America seem to think so as they have had a whopping number net customer additions. You also miss the point that a contract in the wireless telecommunications industry heavily favors the carrier and, if you are under contract, you cannot just dump the service because it starts to go downhill. Well, okay, you can by paying a hefty early termination fee. Having contract free wireless forces carriers to actually provide a highly reliable, good quality service. If they do not, the customer simply drops the carrier for one that is.

Comment: No (Score 1) 338

by DaMattster (#46868817) Attached to: To Save the Internet We Need To Own the Means of Distribution
If the government owned the internet infrastructure, it would look a lot like the Tappan Zee Bridge in New York City; which is to say neglected and falling apart. As much as I hate a lack of neutrality, it might be good to keep government hands out of this as well. I do think that since Big Telecom got its way about no neutrality then they should lose the regulations giving them the veritable monopolies. Make less (or zero) barriers to entry for smaller ISPs to come back on the seen. This way, people can just vote with their wallet. If Comcast wants to lock Netflix out, then say, MomAndPop Connect can go ahead and tell Netflix come on over to us - we won't charge you for content - hell, give us one of your media servers and we'll give you direct access.

Comment: Re:Get it FIPS certified (Score 1) 360

by DaMattster (#46820177) Attached to: Not Just a Cleanup Any More: LibreSSL Project Announced

The key reason OpenSSL is so popular in US is because the project is on top of FIPS certifications. LibreSSL might cure cancer, but very few system integrators will use it unless it has certified module.

I would rather it NOT be FIPS certified. I trust my government as much as I trust an 800 lb gorilla.

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