Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive


Forgot your password?

Comment Can't have your cake and eat it, too. (Score 4, Insightful) 234

You cannot simultaneously keep something secret and share it.

This question really doesn't make sense... How do you have a highly-valuable source code repository and simultaneously require external developers to modify/maintain it? How was the code developed initially? Did you have contractors develop it initially, and then have some kind of falling out? Did you have a mass walkout of your staff?

Comment Re:But.. that's exactly what they SAID it does. (Score 1) 227

Like I said, optimized for T-Mobile, not optimized for the customer.

Assuming best intentions, they're mistakenly assuming that every mobile-data video stream is being watched on a small cell phone screen. Meanwhile, users may be tethering to their phone and watching on/downloading to a laptop.

Assuming greedy/selfish intentions, they're trying to degrade the performance so that folks won't watch high quality video over mobile data.

Comment Re:But.. that's exactly what they SAID it does. (Score 4, Insightful) 227

Well, to begin with, can you please advise what "optimization" is taking place?

Stating that the stream is "optimized for mobile" implies something more than just rate-limiting the video stream.

Oops. I'm sorry, they meant "optimized for T-Mobile" not "optimized for the customer."

Slashdot Top Deals

There is one way to find out if a man is honest -- ask him. If he says "Yes" you know he is crooked. -- Groucho Marx