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Comment: Re:China's internet will become a smaller intranet (Score 1) 54

by Tom (#48443225) Attached to: Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

Because of the many advantages it offers. Linking to jquery on a CDN, for example, not only reduces the load on your server, and the number of connections, there is also a really good chance the visitor already has it cached because many sites do it and thus share a URL. And even if not, at least that part of your site will come from a localized node.

Comment: Re:China's internet will become a smaller intranet (Score 1) 54

by Tom (#48443219) Attached to: Great Firewall of China Blocks Edgecast CDN, Thousands of Websites Affected

China's gated internet will become more isolated from the rest of the world.

And you think they care very much?

What we in the west fail to understand is how isolated non-western countries already are. I know some inside views from Russia through personal contacts. Russia has its own Facebook (vk), it's own Google (yandex) and so on. For pretty much every popular service, it has its own version, usually much more popular than the western variant.

I can imagine it's the same for China. They could be isolated and for most people not much would change.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 1) 284

by Tom (#48442691) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

Isn't the EU shoving it down the people's throats what the person was arguing?

The GP claimed the EU is shoving laws down nation states' throats, but that's only a dangerous half-truth. The fact that typically the same politicians who claim "bad EU makes us do evil things" are the ones behind the EU doing said things is a critical part of the puzzle the GP either wasn't aware of or omitted intentionally.

Comment: Start the countdown (Score 1) 151

by PopeRatzo (#48442651) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

How long will it be before "scientists" say exactly the opposite again?

I've lived long enough to see everything become unhealthy and then healthy and then unhealthy again. And it's always based "on science".

The fact is, everything will kill you. That's why I only eat bacon, chocolate ice cream and bourbon whiskey. I may start smoking again, just to be ahead of the curve.

Comment: Re: So low carb vindicated again (Score 1) 151

by bill_mcgonigle (#48441817) Attached to: Doubling Saturated Fat In Diet Does Not Increase It In Blood

hey, it reduces end-of-life welfare costs by killing off the population more quickly. The "food pyramid" is good policy if you're a sociopathic bankrupt program.

I got a full blood panel before and after doing a ketosis diet for four months. All my numbers were much better, but to be succinct my total relative risk metric for coronary heart disease (1.0 is average) fell from 0.8 to 0.3. I was using a half gallon of heavy cream and several cups of coconut oil every week. Some bacon and steaks too. Plenty of nuts and cheese.

Most people see similar results. None of these blood tests are new science. All of these studies could have been done in 1980. I wonder if they were.

Comment: Re:In an unrelated news item... (Score 1) 284

by Tom (#48441525) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

and the EU is a conglomeration of thugs who makes a lot of their money by suing big companies for free money.

If I had a dollar for everytime someone posts these 100% predicatable pieces of hogwash, I'd put Warren Buffet to shame.

The EU is so crazy corporation-friendly, claiming they're in any way treating corporations badly is like saying the oceans are evil bastards because they're trying to drown all the fish.

Comment: Re:What's so special about Google? (Score 1) 284

by Tom (#48441509) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

What you are referring to while calling it "barrier to entry" is actually "barrier to becoming the top player".

You failed telepathy class, I assume?

No, I meant barrier to entry. You may think that if you put up a website on a free webhosting site that returns results from that MySQL database your single-threaded Perl crawler is filling, you've somehow entered the search market, but I'm pretty sure everyone who's stopped laughing will explain that's not what entering a market means.

You've not entered the furniture megastore market either when you're selling your old sofa on ebay, you know?

Comment: Uh-oh (Score 1) 110

by PopeRatzo (#48440977) Attached to: Profanity-Laced Academic Paper Exposes Scam Journal

So, you're telling me the $300 I paid to the Journal of Experimental Onanism to publish my findings was a waste of money?

Damn. I've already printed up my CV and that paper is at the top of my list of publications. I suppose I should have been suspicious when I saw that the editors that were assigned to peer review my paper were Jack Meihoff and Richard Gazinya.

Comment: Re:Google doesn't have a monopoly on ANYTHING. (Score 2) 284

by Tom (#48439735) Attached to: The EU Has a Plan To Break Up Google

What part of this is not true? The EU is operating like a socialist federation these days: they shove EU laws (up to and including a constitution) through their member states' throat and enforce them

You have no idea how EU politics works.

What's being "shoved down member states throats" are almost all laws that the national politicians wanted, but couldn't get through locally because of popular resistance and the media eating them alive. So they push it up to the EU, it comes back a few year later, thanks to short public memory they now claim they have no choice, it's an EU mandate, and they get the laws they wanted.

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