There is a big difference between a customer requesting/setting up QoS, and an ISP deploying "fast lanes" to squeeze more money out of consumers and content providers.
You could argue it's all anecdotal, but the evidence says you're incorrect. A similarly clocked PII would encode faster than the AMD counterpart. Same for video, gaming, etc. It's not like it was terrible, but it wasn't as good as its opponent either.
I've been in the AMD camp for ages, but I have to admit that even the K6-2 was not all that. It was decent, but it still suffered a weak FPU, which became apparent when MP3 made its big hit.
..."In a crude, cartoonish scrawl, this person drew an arrow to the blurred image of a woman passing through the photo frame. 'Belinda?" the person wrote. "Is that you?"
That help give gun owners a bad image/name. Stupid motherfuckers.
Then again, how do we know this wasn't purposely put out by an anti-gunner? I hate tossing conspiracy stuff out there, but there's no way to really know.
...with how these fucks keep spending too much time finding new and unique ways to fuck the consumer instead of finding new and unique ways to actually create something worth a shit and make it simple for the consumer?
Yes I have, and I fail to see your point. Larger SSDs in general do not best my 60GB Corsair drive by any significant margin, which rather dampers this idea that a bigger SSD will always be faster. It really is not a matter of capacity at all.
Only to a certain point does capacity increase equate to a performance increase in SSDs, and the gap closes very quickly. SSDs don't have things like spindle speeds and areal density to work with to increase throughput, nor do they need them.
My 60GB Corsair Force GT hits a few MB/s under 500MB/s in write speeds, and near 520MB/s in reads. At those speeds the difference between drives is in a few MB/s only. I'd be surprised to see a significantly larger SSD significantly increase speed over that. My 120GB OCZ drive only manages it by a couple MB/s.
IIRC it would take 5+ high end HDDs to match the read/write speeds of a decent SSD. Add to it that a RAID 0 has no safety so if 1 drive faults, the whole thing is done. A single SSD (like my Corsair Force GT) will r/w at Â±500MBs. You just can't beat that right now.
"...for anyone but Comcast is still open."
It was never a question, nor open. The answer is no. It is painfully obvious this benefits Comcast and hurts everyone else.
We all had ample time to get the fuck off of XP by now. All the crying and whinging is stupid. Update your damn OS already. It's not Uncle Microsoft's fault you didn't get your ass in gear and set up an upgrade path sooner.
..on a smart phone like the iPhone. Use the gyros/accelerometers, make the user draw randomly on the screen, maybe use random info like wifi network names currently available, generate random info based on images on the phone, etc. etc. Plenty of data/means available to create the entropy needed.
...wouldn't know what Radio Shacks roots were if they were beaten about the arms and head with it. They successfully killed and buried it way back in the early 00's by tanking the Tandy Corp name.
...is why I have never installed the app in the first place. Using the browser works perfectly fine, and doesn't let Fuckerberg mine my phone.
but at the same time the law has to apply to everybody
Except it doesn't, it hasn't, and it's retarded to even say that knowing this truth. Besides, why the fuck even carry out laws everyone knows are fucking broken and/or stupid?
Always makes me laugh to hear ignorant folks like you spout off like leaving people flapping in the breeze is a good way to do things.
People having 0 income, slowly losing everything they own up to and including a place to live, and being unable to drive anywhere to find jobs or make it to interviews certainly won't increase employment. So tell me, Mr. Smarty Man (or Woman), what's the better way to do things? You're clearly a pillar of economic know how, tell Detroit exactly how to get out of the mess their in.