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Comment: Re:1st post (Score 0) 192

the famed israeli airport security is more along the lines "are you a white jew or a white tourist?" and putting you on further questioning/searches if you are not.

and the fake devices don't work if 3) the person operating it believes it to work and goes by the beeps. with the claimed operating ranges of the devices for explosives and the operator carrying explosives(bullets) himself it's a bit dubious though how stupid you need to be to believe them to work.

Comment: Re: maybe (Score 1) 343

by gl4ss (#47772873) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

I really depends on how at&t represents it on the marketing.

like "download x gigabytes of movies(MINUS ENCAPSULATION!!!)."

I seriously doubt that they advertise it like that or lay it out like that even on the contracts.

furthermore, they could one sidedly change the encapsulation to have gigabytes of padding for no reason at all.

Comment: Re:central storage or n^x security guard costs / s (Score 1) 157

by gl4ss (#47772295) Attached to: New NRC Rule Supports Indefinite Storage of Nuclear Waste

if they can't read our ancient languages or have lost the records what are the chances of them digging far enough safely...

oh wait you're not storing them safely underground.. not that it matters since if you're still running an active power plant at the location you're going to need security anyways.

for finnish aspect, maybe check this out

furthermore, if they have "lost" all civilization(capable of detecting the threat) then it's going to be a quite localized threat, like asbestos landfills and what have you... since if they have lost all that they're not going to be moving on about long distances.

also a rant about descending into chaos in the past 6000 years - GLOBALLY there has not been any descent into such chaos, it's all been unifying and forward going progress and the more there has been trade and communications the faster and more the advancement has been.

we have quite well known already for quite some time how the romans technology worked, how the greeks did their thing and of the things we don't know exactly we know several explanations how to have done those. we know better how they built the pyramids than the fucking romans knew and todays chinese know how the romans built their aquaducts...

Comment: Re:Sigh (Score 1) 329

by gl4ss (#47763571) Attached to: Comcast Tells Government That Its Data Caps Aren't Actually "Data Caps"

they would be laughed at all the way to the court in most other western nations for displaying ads with "unlimited internet - only 29.99$" and then charging you at a limit.

if they want to sell per megabyte, they should advertise with the megabytes and not have unlimited anywhere on the promotions.

Comment: Re: Switched double speed half capacity, realistic (Score 2) 314

by gl4ss (#47763277) Attached to: Seagate Ships First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive

first third wouldn't really do it on multiplatter drives though?
you'd have to do 100gb there and skip and 100gb and skip and 100gb... just the right way.

wouldn't surprise me if modders used to swear by bullshit though.

what I had do do once was to skip 600mbyte in the middle of a 3.2gb drive because that area was a broken platter or head and would crash the drive if tried to access - it worked just fine when I formatted around that area though...

Comment: Re:What's so American (Score 1) 502

by gl4ss (#47755093) Attached to: Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

different tiers perhaps.

but then they should advertise it as such.

"buy our extremely limited internet shitniz that allows you to use just our inhouse services for extra fees, because we don't actually even want to provide you with a connection to other movie providers even if you pay use". because of the size of the isp's it's bad business for them to provide you with access to competing content services EVEN IF YOU WANTED TO PAY EXTRA because it's off from their other service, that they could charge for you too. this is apparent with netflix, all but the biggest isp's want to put the servers on their own isp networks - the biggest isp's however want netflix to pay them for doing so(the biggest isp's/cable companies also have their own netflix competitors).

the way it used to be was that you got what you paid for, now you have to guess.. if you wanted fast internet you bought fast internet and thats what you got. now you're being sold "unlimited high speed internet" only to notice that it is pretty fscking limited internet and not even high speed at that.

how nice would it be if you bought a ticket on a learjet with coke and ho's and then at the airport they stuffed you into a greyhound bus? it's false advertising...

even with net neutrality the isp's are FREE to choose to sell you different tiers of service - they would be more probable to do that, in fact. because without net neutrality being enforced they will try to get as many subscribers as they can while selling them just bits from their own network and limiting the connection speeds of the users on a whim.. so they will gladly sell you a 100mbps connection that you then find out you can only use at 100mbps for 12 hours of the month if you're using other services than their streaming service which maxes out at 5mbps anyways...

what they are doing currently is selling you lies, not different tiers.

Comment: Re:does airplane mode prevent tower contact? (Score 1) 74

by gl4ss (#47754583) Attached to: Systems That Can Secretly Track Where Cellphone Users Go Around the Globe

I think you are not understanding what powering down means.

powering down means it's powered down, not that the screen is off and it's in powersave - and in that powersave mode you can choose if you want to look for wifi networks.

of course when it's really off, you can't receive any calls either - because it is off and not in contact with the network.

airplane mode/powering it off cuts it off from talking to the network - unless someone messed quite extensively with your phone to the point of adding extra hardware...

Comment: Re:So, 23 years ago he was trolling (Score 1) 105

by gl4ss (#47754499) Attached to: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

in the timezone about 1995-1996 linux had better drivers and more drivers than windows 95. I ran linux on desktop back then because it was better in almost every possible way!

isdn worked pretty much "out of the box"(out of the stack of cd's bought from local pc shop).

graphics cards worked just fine. when 3dfx voodoo came out, it worked on linux just fine. soundcards worked just fine. you could run bigger virtual desktops than on windows with ease. friggin realmedia released software at the same time for linux and windows - so did a lot of other big name companies of the day.

it was a bit of downhill from there though.. so yeah it will be the 20th anniversary of linux on the desktop soon.

Comment: Re:There is no way this could work for me when I p (Score 2) 119

by gl4ss (#47754477) Attached to: Predictive Modeling To Increase Responsivity of Streamed Games

they pretty much only need to guess what happens if you pressed lmb.

of course, if they were testing with something with only digital on/off inputs, the whole thing becomes much more easier than sending 100 different frames for 100 different possible mouse moves(and calculating those frames at the server end too! it doesn't only need more bandwidth it needs the game that is being streamed do a lot more.. and have it's engine rewritten too... which makes this a lot less appealing).

it's the analog inputs that make this a fubared concept... of course they can guess that if you're moving the mouse at one frame to one direction you might be doing the same thing the next frame.

Premature optimization is the root of all evil. -- D.E. Knuth