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Comment: Re:cretinous because (Score 1) 316

by TyFoN (#47612077) Attached to: Verizon Throttles Data To "Provide Incentive To Limit Usage"
Wire-line ISP, you mean the ones connecting fiber and copper?
If so, my provider sells me 100/100 mbit 24/7 unlimited that I pay about $80/month for.
My record is 15 TB data transfer in one month, which according to the logs averaged out at about 50/50 for the whole month.

I have never heard them talk about caps or limits when I am on the phone with them. I even called them to cancel their TV service since I am only streaming and downloading. They said nothing but cancelled the TV.

My $30/month mobile plan only allows for 5 gb before throttling the speed. But that is in the contract and I have agreed to it. I never agreed to unlimited. If I had and they throttled me, I'd be pretty POd too.

Comment: Sysops and programmers (Score 0) 509

by TyFoN (#47459465) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Future-Proof Jobs?

will be in demand as long as we have computer that can break.
If someone invents a completely self programming, self healing, self building computer then maybe not.
Even if that happens I think you would need system operators for even these machines as someone has to tell them what to do even if it's only by spoken word or brain waves or whatever is the current input method.

Comment: I made the switch (Score 4, Informative) 143

Personally at least.
I used to work in one of the largest banks in the world, and everything we did was SAS/MSSQL.
I had some personal stuff in R, but most of the other analysts didn't seem too interested except using what I made for them except for one phd in the German department. I never pushed it though since there was so much legacy code, including code I had written my self.

Now I have switched to a start-up bank, and I am the only analyst.
I've used R/RStudio/Shiny with PostgreSQL in the back very successfully, with all code in git. Now I can bring good analysis forth much faster than I used to in SAS that can be viewed on any device with the option of downloading the source data in excel and csv.

The management loves this.

If you show them a few good ones they will want more, but I wouldn't start to rewrite all the legacy code. SAS isn't bad when you have it set up properly.

But another good thing about R is that you get access to innovation in the statistics fields faster, and you don't have to pay huge sums of money for extra features.

RStudio and Shiny is a bit expensive for the pro versions, but nothing compared to SAS, and the open source versions are free.

Comment: Re:CDNs do not violate Network Neutrality (Score 1) 150

Are we still dealing with metering on regular internet connections?

We have that here on 4g broadband services, I think the last time I checked, you could get 100 GB 4g up to 80 mbit broadband for $100 a month.

But I prefer 100/100 mbit unmetered fiber for the same price though :)

Comment: Re:Yes they did. (Score 2) 572

by TyFoN (#46411845) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Does Your Employer Perform HTTPS MITM Attacks On Employees?

Here in Norway they go even further, and the company is not allowed to read your email if it is put in a folder clearly marked private.

Personally I keep my private and work emails in separate systems, but it seems that a lot of people are using their work email for private stuff.

Comment: Re: Here are 2 reasons this is crap (Score 1) 264

by TyFoN (#46389575) Attached to: Apple Launches CarPlay At Geneva Show

If it supports full BT 4.0 and all the relevant protocols, and none of the features in the dash will refuse to run because the phone is unsupported then I guess there won't be much complaining.

Considering how apple has handled open standards in the past, I suspect this will not be the case though.

But we'll see soon.

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