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Comment: Re:I didn't know Feinstein was a Republican.... (Score 5, Informative) 873

by LNX Systems Engineer (#26813739) Attached to: Senator Diane Feinstein Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

Feinstein's webpage has an e-mail me section, from which you can request a USPS snail-mail response. You know what to do!

Ms. Feinstein,

I do not believe it is your place to single-handedly eliminate this country's technological future by sneaking in an anti-net-neutrality provision at the conference committee.

You should leave that decision up to your colleagues by introducing a separate bill. You wield a very might sword, one whose power you seem to be unacquainted with.

Have some honor, respect, and dignity. For six of the last eight years, our country was plagued with a congress that did the sort of despicable things that I speak of - and you were thwarted from doing.

Take the removal of your provision from the stimulus bill as a sign: this stimulus bill has no place legislating communications policy. You are sabotaging this country's Internet future.

I should know, I work for one of our nation's largest telecoms and my team and I engineer the core networks that make the Internet possible.

Please hear my plea of openness and transparency - we, the People, expect - and should receive - more from our leaders than shadow amendments inserted into much needed legislation.

Thank you,


Comment: Re:I thought we already had this option... (Score 1) 355

by LNX Systems Engineer (#26752615) Attached to: ESPN's Play To Make ISPs Pay

How To Get ESPN360.com Close ESPN360.com is available at no charge to fans who receive their high-speed internet connection from an ESPN360.com affiliated internet service provider. ESPN360.com is also available to fans that access the internet from U.S. college campuses and U.S. military bases. Your current computer network falls outside of these categories. Here's how you can get access to ESPN360.com. 1. Switch to an ESPN360.com affiliated internet service provider or to contact your internet service provider and request ESPN360.com. Click here to enter your ZIP code and find out which providers in your area carry offer ESPN360.com 2. For Verizon Customers Only: Sign-in using remote access if you already get ESPN360.com

That's what I see. Obama is on the record as being pro net neutrality. I wonder if he'll bind both the content providers and ISPs to net neutrality agreements.

I can only imagine ISPs having to hire entire departments just to handle all the content provider contracts. Certainly a less than ideal outcome.

Comment: Re:Now how about an ESX Client? (Score 2, Interesting) 218

by LNX Systems Engineer (#26725041) Attached to: VMware Releases Open Source Virtualization Client
I hit submit before finding the article, but VMWare was talking about clients for Linux, iPhone (uh, why?), and OS X back in September of 2008. 5 months later and nothing to show for it. http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/151194/vmwares_virtualcenter_coming_to_linux_iphone.html

Comment: Re:The primary problem with your idea (Score 2, Insightful) 465

by LNX Systems Engineer (#26593141) Attached to: Long-Term PC Preservation Project?
That was also before companies figured out how to cut costs by using as few materials as possible, even if doing so compromises longevity. 20 years ago, fibreglass boats were practically tanks because manufacturers had no idea how *little* of the stuff they'd actually have to use. There are other areas where this is painfully obvious, such as home construction.

Either way, I would have to think that in the last 20 years hardware manufacturers have figured out how to use materials more "sparingly." I wonder if high grade server equipment might last a bit longer. After all, those components are made with "zero fail" in mind.

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