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Comment: Re:Feature not a bug (Score 1) 280

by Qzukk (#48192437) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

Sure, if you don't want to change the volume of your audio, you can ignore the audio control.

Or you could open your mixer app of choice and turn up or down each individual program one at a time separately instead of using the master control to turn them all up or down together.

Both options will allow you to ignore the master volume control.

Comment: Re: Moral Imperialism (Score 1) 368

by Qzukk (#48191781) Attached to: Manga Images Depicting Children Lead to Conviction in UK

He's saying that the powers granted by the Constitution are the total powers of the Federal Government. Anything not mentioned in there is reserved for states and the people.

Your task is to cite where the Constitution gives the feds the power to prohibit this material. I suggest you go for interstate trade, that's what everyone else does: "you found it in your backyard and kept it for yourself? Interstate trade!"

Comment: Re:Feature not a bug (Score 1) 280

by Qzukk (#48177059) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Stop PulseAudio From Changing Sound Settings?

I have no idea what 'master' is even supposed to mean.

Once upon a time when ye were but a wee lad, we had sound cards with multiple channels for cd audio, midi output, wav output and so on. Legends say some cards even had separate controls for left and right speakers, and many a story was told of people who heard ghostly music through one speaker as if they were only hearing half of the song.

Back then, you could adjust those channels separately or use the "master volume control" to set all of them at once.

Now that we have per-app mixing capabilities and volume controls we still have a master audio control, only now it's in software instead of in the soundcard.

Comment: Re:Can we talk about two things at the same time? (Score 4, Insightful) 38

by Qzukk (#48164557) Attached to: Internet Companies Want Wireless Net Neutrality Too

When we talk about Netflix/Google/Amazon buying fast lane access to users, we're violating the rules of Net Neutrality to give people what they're paying for faster

I'm pretty sure thats why when we talk about netflix being forced to buy fast lane access to users in order to get video to their customers at the speeds the customers paid their ISPs for, we use negative and derogatory terms about the ISPs, especially Comcast.

Comment: Re:WTF talk about misrepresentation. (Score 1) 149

by Qzukk (#48147345) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

was this happening to GMAIL and Yahoo or any other SMTP services using the same network? No?

I've never seen an ISP with a mailserver apps.______.com? (I suppose if you were right and it only affected the ISPs own server, that hostname alone could help identify the company involved)

  My T-Mobile UK link clearly indicated that T-Mobile UK had been doing it to every SMTP server:

"This isn't just for my mail server, I experienced the same problems using smtp.gmail.com as well," said Cardwell.

and additional comments indicated that moving the server to different ports did not fix the issue because T-Mobile UK was using packet inspection to determine what kind of connection was in use and blocking based on that, not simply based on port. My mistake though, it looks like T-Mobile UK was using a Sandvine-style RST attack (like Comcast used to shut down Lotus Notes and Bittorrent users) to shut down the connection rather than Cisco-style packet rewriting just to disable TLS, so I'm probably wrong about it being T-Mobile. I agree that we should have gotten the name of the ISP so that those of us who require encryption for medical records, legal records, national security reasons, etc would be aware of the potential problem.

Comment: Re:WTF talk about misrepresentation. (Score 1) 149

by Qzukk (#48145871) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption

For some reason the SMTP server isn't supporting STARTTLS which is dumb, stupid and down right naive

The SMTP server supports XXXXXXXX just fine. It's just that mysteriously whenever you send the XXXXXXXX command through this particular ISP, it replaces the XXXXXXXX command with X characters before the server receives the packet.

This is a standard feature of Cisco gear (I had a PIX back in the early '00s that had this on by default), though I've never had a good explanation as to why. I definitely have no explanation as to why it would be turned on, on carrier grade gear.

I suspect that the carrier involved might be T-Mobile. And in that article, T-Mobile UK openly admits that some customer contracts forbid VPNs (what hyperbole?)

Comment: Re:Money money money (Score 1) 346

by Qzukk (#48101445) Attached to: Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

You mean the laws that stops private companies from digging trenches

Ain't no law stopping me from digging on my property. Oh wait, you mean the law that stops me from trespassing on and digging up other people's property without getting their permission first. Yeah, I'll add that one to the list for future reference.

Comment: Re:Money money money (Score 2) 346

by Qzukk (#48093439) Attached to: Why America Won't Match Sweden's Cheap, Fast, Competitive Internet Services

it's because of government restrictions

Yeah, those damn laws forcing me to pay people to dig trenches, keeping me from stealing billions of dollars worth of copper and fiber, and stopping me from tapping into the electric poles to run the routers, that's what's stopping me from competing with AT&T. If only the government wasn't forcing me to come up with billions of dollars in capital, I coulda been a contender!

Comment: Re:Overstated or misrepresented? (Score 1) 402

by Qzukk (#48091099) Attached to: Fuel Efficiency Numbers Overstate MPG More For Cars With Small Engines

I regularly fill up at the same station, so I do the math myself when I'm bored (I reset trip odometer each tank so I know how many miles I've gone).

Shouldn't modern fuel injection computers know how much fuel is being injected? It seems like it should be trivial for the car to tell me my MPG correctly.

Your code should be more efficient!

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