Practically speaking, yes. My point was that you might want to stop and reexamine *why* you keep getting modded down instead of trying to drown them out.
so, why shouldn't the internet work the same way? can someone please help me figure out why so many seemingly smart people scream murder when anyone proposes something (packet prioritization) that seems so completely logical?
Probably because the guys at the top making all the money will decide which categories "we" "want" and there is zero chance of us actually coming out ahead. It's most expensive for them to transmit video? Bzzt. No more video. Now what's the next-most expensive thing? VOIP? Bzzt. No more VOIP.
It's like SecureBoot. There's nothing wrong with the concept *in theory;* the entire problem is who is in charge of the system.
i don't ship everything at the post office using the same "speed of service"
Okay, now imagine that you pay for overnight shipping on all packages you send, and only once every blue moon do you actually get the speed you paid for. We *already* have this with their "up to" bullshit. They just want to tighten the valve even tighter and charge us even more.
Or how about why all kinds of phone companies offer "unlimited data" but it's a fucking lie EVERY SINGLE TIME?
Find and replace "net neutrality" with "stop fucking around and provide exactly what you agreed to--no more, no less."
Sorry people... you lost your privacy years ago so why cripple yourself now?? Privacy and Security are an illusion. The faster people realize this the better this world will become.
"Well, you're in the future now, so you'll finally be treated with dignity. Now strip down and get on The Probulator, Fry."
Guess I'm glad that I signed up for facebook and Gmail before they required a phone number, then. They can continue biting my shiny metal ass as long as they want. Fuck no I'm not going to give them a RL phone number to track and market.
I think you're supposed to argue that it wasn't abuse, not that the abuse was okay.
Three buildings in the World Trade Center complex collapsed due to fire-induced structural failure. The South Tower collapsed at 9:59 a.m. after burning for 56 minutes in a fire caused by the impact of United Airlines Flight 175 and the explosion of its fuel. The North Tower collapsed at 10:28 a.m. after burning for 102 minutes. When the North Tower collapsed, debris fell on the nearby 7 World Trade Center building (7 WTC), damaging it and starting fires. These fires burned for hours, compromising the building's structural integrity, and 7 WTC collapsed at 5:21 p.m. The Pentagon sustained major damage.
World Trade Center Building Performance Study, Ch. 5 WTC 7 – section 5.5.4
Final Report on the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, p. xxxvii.
The attempts to censor my posts are terrible. I've got plenty of Karma to burn, how many mod points have you got left?
Because the correct response to being modded down is to keep posting the same thing and go for volume. Jerkass.
What they don't tell you was that it was a Golden Apple.
Ummm...are you saying that's a good thing? I strongly suspect that if I passed that comment by the few systems guys I know, they would start twitching.
many eyes make all bugs shallow.
Doesn't specify a time frame. And 25 years is still sooner than never if the Microsoft dev team don't catch it themselves.
You thought you could run a totally free hobbyist OS and have it be as secure as one done by paid professionals?
I'm just tired of hearing people on Slashdot constantly misuse the term, Mr. Constantly Call Everyone on Slashdot Stupid with His Dunning-Kruger Effect Signature.
Anyone who can't spell hypocrisy forfeits the right to invoke it in my book.
You should try something more exciting like "Velociraptor" or "Analrapists."