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Comment: Other tricks to bypass geographic restrictions (Score 1) 251

by YaHooL (#44662869) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: How To Diagnose Traffic Throttling and Work Around It?

Did you know that in most cases, you only need to bypass whatever method is used for checking your location. The server that does this, is usually not the one you stream your video from. It means that after passing the location check, you can actually connect directly to the video server for watching the video itself (and suffer much less from connectivity issues, if at all).

Look at this trick for example.

"Basically we are interested in proxying content only for certain domains. The actual streaming media sits on CDN networks and is usually not geo-locked. The amount of proxying we'll end up doing will be relatively insignificant compared to a VPN-based setup."

In case you want to try it out, there is a free service that does it. I'm a customer of a paid one which combines both VPN ("ibVPN") and DNS ("ibDNS") based services. On the paid front there are many other services that offer similar functionality. Most offer several hours of free trial, so you could see which ones works best for you.

Having said that, did you try contacting your ISP for support? Perhaps they change something in their routing tables which happens to work very bad for you? Maybe they can help.

Comment: Re:Wrong problem (Score 1) 239

by YaHooL (#38242700) Attached to: Genome Researchers Have Too Much Data

They don't have too much data, they have insufficient affordable storage.

or insufficient affordable "cpu time". Performing tasks like "Multiple sequence alignment", Finding "Motifs in sequences" and even running a "Basic Local Alignment Search Tool" means using probabilistic models which requires a lot of computation.

Comment: Idea vs. Implementation of idea (Score 1) 363

by YaHooL (#36347298) Attached to: English Teenager Invents a Better Doorbell

The idea is very nice. Give people the ability to answer their doorbell from wherever they are.
The proposed implementation of this idea might be an overkill but the by idea itself is still rather innovative.
It basically takes an existing concept of an Intercom and enhances it to become easier to install at home and to be able to reach you wherever you are by establishing a connection to a device you already own.

Comment: Re:How about a fair compromise instead? (Score 1) 609

by YaHooL (#36280918) Attached to: RMS Cancels Lectures In Israel

Completely agree beside of one exception:

I guess Israel's academia is no better than its military or (most of) its politicians

The Academia in Israel is actually considered to be one of the last remaining "Strongholds of the left wing" (I guess it only applies to the Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa universities) and are regularly attacked by the Israeli media because of it.

Comment: Re:It currently works on iPads only (Score 1) 329

by YaHooL (#34867718) Attached to: Apple May Remove the Home Button On the Next IPad

They'll have to come up with some alternate gestures

A good alternative might be having the area below the screen become touch-sensitive. Then you can just have a Home-icon drawn there and tap on it (rather then press) to get Home, double tap to open the Task-manager and etc. This might not trigger any Buttonophobia among Apple's upper management. It would be nice if additionally, this area would accept single finger swipe gestures and a two finger pinch gesture that are configurable.

Comment: It currently works on iPads only (Score 5, Informative) 329

by YaHooL (#34862140) Attached to: Apple May Remove the Home Button On the Next IPad

On their What's new in iOS 4.3 page (You need an Apple ID to view link) they wrote:

Test Multi-Touch Gestures for iPad - This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad. You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen; swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; and swipe left or right between apps. We are providing this preview before releasing them to the public to understand how these gestures work with your apps. Test them and give us your feedback on the Apple Developer Forums.

I attempted a 4-finger-pinch on an iPod-Touch-4th-Gen development device with the latest 4.3 iOS Beta. Beside of being a very uncomfortable thing to perform on a small screen, I didn't notice anything else happening.

The 11 is for people with the pride of a 10 and the pocketbook of an 8. -- R.B. Greenberg [referring to PDPs?]

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