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Comment: A great chance for the competition (Score 1) 324

by Monoman (#46757571) Attached to: Netflix Gets What It Pays For: Comcast Streaming Speeds Skyrocket

Now is a great chance for the competition to "listen to their customers" and increase Netflix performance on their networks without charging Netflix or their customers (directly).

You know, do what they are supposed to do but spin it to make Comcast look like worse than they already do.

Comment: Re:Grabs popcorn (Score 1) 518

by Monoman (#46632027) Attached to: Department of Transportation Makes Rear View Cameras Mandatory

Your numbers are way off.

I just got one from Amazon for under $100 US. Installed it my self in less than an hour. A local shop would probably install it for less than $100. Now the car dealers do charge $400-$500 to install aftermarket cameras but everyone knows that they charge too much.

Comment: Re:It's not arrogant, it's correct. (Score 1) 466

by Monoman (#46572251) Attached to: AT&T Exec Calls Netflix "Arrogant" For Expecting Net Neutrality

"OK so you don't understand how the internet works...."

I've been around a while so I'm pretty sure I have a good enough understanding of how the Internet and companies like AT&T work. This whole thing is a money grab by AT&T (and others). Once they set a precedent there is little to stop them from shaking down others like Netflix and anyone that offers a service that competes with them.

"Hey uhhh, how ya doin? That's a really really nice Internet biznesss you got going there. I would really hate for something to happen to your traffic. I tell ya wut. Today is your lucky day. We just happen to offer insurance for people like you to make sure nuttin happens to those pretty little packets of yours."

Now multiply that times every decent sized ISP and peering provider.

Comment: Re:Those with the money (Score 1) 140

by Monoman (#46410715) Attached to: Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument

Nice try but Aereo does NOT alter the broadcasted content. All ads (local, regional, and national, etc) are included in the recording. The recording is only available to the customer and the customer has to live in the region so the ads are not being shown to any unintended receivers.

Comment: Re:Those with the money (Score 1) 140

by Monoman (#46407047) Attached to: Feds Now Oppose Aereo, Rejecting Cloud Apocalypse Argument

I have yet to hear how exactly Aereo is harming the broadcasters. Nothing they do takes revenue from the broadcasters. If anything they are helping keep the OTA market alive longer.

What it really sounds like is going on is either a money grab so Aereo has to pay the broadcasters like the cable/sat companies or they are just blocking the new guy in the market. I guess another option is "they" (big corp and/or gov) want the OTA market to die off because they are more valuable elsewhere.

Comment: Re:In this case it is (Score 2) 131

by Monoman (#46355687) Attached to: Visual Effects Artists Use MPAA's Own Words Against It

I'm pretty sure you NOT know any of them either. I think the point of the post was big corps run DC and that lately party names turn out to be different marketing campaigns to appeal to market/voting segments. No matter which group/party gets into power many things remain the same regardless of what was promised during the campaign.

Comment: Re:Required South Park Reference (Score 1) 318

by Monoman (#46344039) Attached to: Consumer Reports Says Tesla Model S Is Best Overall Vehicle

Has there been an update to the second garage fire? If you know more then you should post up the information. The last I heard was "In this particular case, we don't yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire."

If that is true then that that leaves. 1) the car batteries 2) something that was brought into the vehicle 3) something external to the vehicle 4) ?????

Slashdotters love good coverup stories, etc but you gotta back them up with more than headlines.

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