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Comment: Re:'Hidden city' explanation (Score 1) 126

by Kyogreex (#49601389) Attached to: Judge Tosses United Airlines Lawsuit Over 'Hidden City' Tickets

It only works with carry on, unless you want you checked luggage to end in LA.

Your luggage won't end up in LA because the airline is not going to put it on the flight if you aren't on it. I would imagine that it would not be a fun process to try to retrieve the luggage in SLC, however.

Comment: I had this with AT&T and dropped packets (Score 1) 170

by Kyogreex (#49590547) Attached to: Verizon Tells Customer He Needs 75Mbps For Smoother Netflix Video
I actually had someone at AT&T tell me that my problems with dropped packets would go away with a faster connection. I tried explaining when I called to report the problem that it wasn't a problem of the bandwidth - that videos were loading slow - it was that the videos would just stop loading due to dropped packets and downloads would constantly fail. Luckily, I eventually managed to talk to people who knew what they were talking about, and I do have to give them a lot of credit for having some very exceptional staff. But then there are others who only know how to read from a script and won't transfer you to someone who knows better. I get that that probably nets ISPs more money, but I think it needs to stop.

Comment: Re:should be higher (Score 1) 229

If you don't plan on spending any money on the service

Read up; they're talking about a hypothetical higher limit as someone proposed, which is certainly a bit more than just "any money."

and not being able to spam the forums or invite to group chats are a no-go for you

Now you're just pulling things out of thin air.

Comment: Re:Lets use correct terminology. (Score 1) 177

by Kyogreex (#49497399) Attached to: MakerBot Lays Off 20 Percent of Its Employees

I've seen some top flight engineers lose their jobs because of this type of scatter-shot layoff.

Assuming you're talking about a member of a flight crew, I'm not sure that's an apples-to-oranges comparison. FEs were layed off because they were no longer required on newer aircraft, not because of an arbitrary mandate.

Comment: Re:In other words (Score 5, Informative) 279

by Kyogreex (#49462813) Attached to: Researchers Developing An Algorithm That Can Detect Internet Trolls

The original paper doesn't seem to be about automatic banning at all; that seems to have been added to the headline and the article linked to here (and therefore the summary). The paper says this: "automatic, early identification of users who are likely to be banned in the future."

While that identification could be used for automatic banning, I think it would be more likely to be used to flag potential problem users, which could be very useful in determining which reported posts to investigate first rather than dealing with all of the "I don't like this post so I'm reporting it" instances.

Comment: Re:"Often for good, often for bad" (Score 2) 35

Most technology is capable of being abused in the wrong hands. We don't halt R&D because of these concerns.

And I never said anything to that effect that we should (or shouldn't). My point is exactly what I stated above: that you cannot thwart the bad without thwarting the good. That isn't to say anything about halting R&D or not halting R&D. It is to suggest that it presents a problem for the good as well as for the bad.

Comment: "Often for good, often for bad" (Score 1) 35

While I'm glad to hear they're open sourcing some technology... [quote]on networks like Tor, where Hidden Services are protected by the privacy-enhancing, encrypted hosting, often for good, often for bad[/quote] This is what concerns me. Just because the tool is supposedly there to find the bad doesn't mean that it can't be used to go after the good, and not just in the context of the US (though the US has proven itself perfectly willing to go after even journalists doing research into the subject: http://www.forbes.com/sites/sa...). You can't thwart the bad without thwarting the good as well.

A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions that make it fail. -- Jerry Ogdin

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