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Comment: Re:Billions of dollars are at stake (Score 2) 523

by DirePickle (#47859879) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough
At issue is this piece of law

(1) Advanced telecommunications capability: The term 'advanced telecommunications capability' is defined, without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology.

By the standards of today, 4Mbps may satisfy the requirement to "receive high-quality telecommunications," if only one person in a household is attempting to use the line, but 1Mbps absolutely does not satisfy the "originate" piece.

Comment: Re:Looking for a real conversation (Score 1) 369

Look, come on, this is easy. The percentage of adherents of any religion that are "fully observant" is vanishingly small. The Jewish and Christian (by extension) texts are full of "such and such infraction requires death" rules. Ancient desert religions are full of dumb rules, and modern practitioners pick and choose which of those dumb things they can throw away.

Comment: Re:I wish my PS3 would play DLNA (Score 1) 112

by DirePickle (#47660961) Attached to: Xbox One Will Play Media from USB Devices, DLNA Servers
There are a few transcoding DLNA servers that make things much nicer (though far from perfect) on the PS3. The benchmark is PS3 Media Server. (it'll work with other clients, too, but it was designed for transcoding and streaming to the PS3).

Comment: Re:summary is misleading (Score 1) 347

I doubt he's tech-savvy enough to even mean that. He probably is using 'screen size' as a proxy for 'device type,' thinking he can arbitrarily decide whether you are allowed play a video on a TV, computer, phone, or what have you. New phones have the same resolution as an HDTV, anyway.

Comment: Re:I thought current consoles were like current PC (Score 2) 117

You're right, total brainfart on my part. I knew they were Jaguars (hence anemic), but I was thinking jags were put together the same way as the Bulldozers. Still--my point was that it's an Athlon 5150 with more cores (same speed, architecture), which really isn't enough to feed modern games at 1080p.

When you are working hard, get up and retch every so often.