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Comment: Re:Quality doesn't matter anymore. (Score 1) 477

by Gerner (#46929611) Attached to: Sony Warns Demand For Blu-Ray Diminishing Faster Than Expected
Keep fighting the good fight. But even if Blu-Ray goes away, you can always have quality. Just go watch the good movies like Man of Steel and Frozen at the theater. Since cost and convenience have no bearing on your decision, I assume you would be willing to spend every night in the theater. It's much better quality than you get at home and you also don't have to be around many of those "don't give a shit about quality" Wal-Mart shoppers who are home watching Tetris.

Comment: Re:The wills of the many outclassed by the few. (Score 2) 317

by Gerner (#45887757) Attached to: Are New Technologies Undermining the Laws of War?

The place where they inflict damage is not the place where the person responsible for them is.

The difference with drones is that there is no way to figure out where the person is that "pulled the trigger". With spears, arrows, guns, etc. you could see the person. With missiles, you could at least find the launch points using satellite imagery, radio, etc. With drones you have no idea where the responsible party might be. They could be on a boat, in some random country, or their mom's basement.

Comment: Re:Case Study: Why the Cloud and Freeium do not wo (Score 1) 192

by Gerner (#44138877) Attached to: Google's Blogger To Delete All 'Adult' Blogs That Have Ads
Control, he said control, he didn't say depend on or use third parties. He said control. You also skipped how he built up from just control and added without ownership and without paying. That is foolish, no matter what you think all other businesses are doing.

Comment: Re:What an incoherent wall of fucking text (Score 1) 179

by Gerner (#43476085) Attached to: Why It's So Hard To Make a Phone Call In Emergency Situations

Go fuck off, slashdot.

If 14 lines of text without a paragraph break is incoherent to someone, then I would imagine that someone hasn't picked up a novel of any size recently. It's less than half a page, it has appropriate punctuation, and the sentence structures are fine. Just relax and read.

Comment: Re:It's typical oversubscription of a service (Score 1) 179

by Gerner (#43475953) Attached to: Why It's So Hard To Make a Phone Call In Emergency Situations

Standard corporate greed.

It's not standard corporate greed, so much as standard consumer cheapness. It would be quite expensive to reserve bandwidth for every individual cell phone. Think about a T1 Internet circuit, 1.5 mbps, but always available for $500-$1000/month. Normal people are too cheap to commit to that kind of monthly payment for cell or internet service. In fact, most people are happy they can be oversubscribed 10+ to 1 to save cost.

Comment: Re:Better answer (Score 1) 572

by Gerner (#43371953) Attached to: Microsoft Creative Director 'Doesn't Get' Always-On DRM Concerns
Did you know that kids have to use a computer for school now? Would a slate and chalk be good enough for your kids? Also, some kids get to play games that teach them math, grammar, etc. on the computer, FFS. Have you ever rode your bike for more than an hour or played with a ball for more than an hour? Did you get tired? Sometimes kids need down time, FFS. Is AC allowed? My kids play outside, get hot, and want to come in and "vegetate" and cool off. I'd love it if they spent every minute inside reading, creating art, making music (things I'm sure your kids have mastered), but I don't have a problem with 30 minutes or so of screen time. God I am a douche/idiot. I can't believe I ever figured out the reproduction thing. You need to keep putting parents like me in their place.

Comment: Re:They should kickstart an appliance (Score 1) 150

by Gerner (#43278755) Attached to: A 50 Gbps Connection With Multipath TCP
Um, so that you don't have to have software written on your VoIP phone, your smart phone, your iPad, your TV media streamer, your Linux, Mac, Windows computers, your Chrome Pixel, etc. Is that enough, or should I wait for all of these to take advantage of this. Do you have any idea how many businesses would jump at a simple way to upgrade their internet without installing something on every device in the building?

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