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+ - Proof Comcast Throttles Netflix-> 8

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes: Matt Vukas has done some (not so thorough) testing to prove that Comcast is definitely throttling Netflix after the FCC gave the green-light. On comcast network, Netflix is slow. Still using the same network, but with an added VPN layer, which should be slower, Netflix is suddenly back to normal speed.
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Comment: Re:You need 15? (Score 1) 226

by MrMacman2u (#37445202) Attached to: Essential Open Source Tools For Windows Admins

Heh, actually I have a variety of platforms including a few embedded devices, SO the additional tools I use, including the shell, compilers and utilities varies from server to server depending on their job or task. The only thing that immediately springs to mind as really being universal across all of my devices is the kernel itself!

Though there may be one or two other utilities or programs that might be common to all of them.... I'm not about to put forth the exertion to check ;)

Comment: Prepared? (Score 1) 562

by MrMacman2u (#35547290) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How Prepared Are You For a Major Emergency?

I'm not "prepared" for a disaster in the truest sense of the word. "Prepared" alludes to the fact that some conscious and extra effort has been taken in order to have something to "fall back" on when you are hit with the unexpected.

I think the better word for me is simply "ready".

I grew up in a rural area and was often out in the woods or field without proper tools or away from modern conveniences so I began to develop what I later learned is called an "Every Day Carry" and just made having a wide and flexible variety of tools and supplies constantly ready and always available.

Right now on my person I have an iPhone 4, a 3" lockback pocket knife, small bags, a spare key in my wallet, my wallet, chapstick (shut up lol!), 50 feet of paracord, and a very compact belt sheath holding a leatherman, a 16gb usb flashdrive, a 700 lumen LED flashlight with spare battery and a small waterproof bison tube with needle, thread and firesteel...

I cannot be found without these items so long as I'm clothed. While my car and home is better equipped, if I was suddenly thrust into the middle of nowhere or into a disaster situation, I'm already carrying 99% of what I need to make it indefinitely assuming ANY resources are available (ie-game, trees, water) using what I'm already carrying and survival skills that were learned growing up.

Everything else extra is just frosting on the cake of survival.

Comment: Internal edits... (Score 1) 163

by MrMacman2u (#35359082) Attached to: Panasonic Launches Beautifying Camera

Seriously? At what point should we even bother taking the photograph? Why don't they just cut to the chase and have it draw in whatever the heck we want? I have nothing against retouching photo's, but you still have to work with an original... When the original is hacked to shreds in order to reflect who/whatever the software chooses at the source is there even a point to taking the photo?

Sorry, just my stick in the mud moment of the year. I'm all better now.


+ - Microsoft Bans Its Own License->

Submitted by c0lo
c0lo writes: The rules for Microsoft's Windows Phone Marketplace appear to mean that even Microsoft's own MS-RL open source license is banned. "Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement defines in section 1l an "Excluded License":

"oeExcluded License" means any license requiring, as a condition of use, modification and/or distribution of the software subject to the license, that the software or other software combined and/or distributed with it be (i) disclosed or distributed in source code form; (ii) licensed for the purpose of making derivative works; or (iii) redistributable at no charge.

That includes, remarkably, Microsoft's own OSI-approved Microsoft Reciprocal License and possibly even the Microsoft Public License, according to one legal expert.

TFA also asserts that Nokia should worry about it. And, by-the-way, Intel's CEO is on the opinion that Nokia should have gone Android instead of MS... in the light of the above, I tend to agree.

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