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Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 1) 519

by JaredOfEuropa (#47548247) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
Your job (most jobs anyway) includes working with others. Yes, fucking up too often will ultimately get you fired, but if you think a sterling reputation as a coder will let you get away with being an a-hole, think again. Abrasive personalities and prima-donna attitudes can ruin a team just as badly as a poor coder, and if you regularly rip into other developers in public for making mistakes, you will likely be the one being called in for a serious conversation with your manager.

In case of Linux kernel development, Linus doesn't have one of course, he pretty much is the CEO on that endeavor.

Comment: Re: Thanks (Score 1) 365

That's not faking delivery though. The data is actually being delivered, just from a different source. I don't give a shit where the data comes from our how it gets to me*, I care about how fast my page loads.

* except for the handful of times per month I do something sensitive, like online banking, but that's all encrypted.

Comment: Re:I know you're trying to be funny, but... (Score 2) 519

by JaredOfEuropa (#47546009) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"
This has nothing to do with political correctness; this has to do with being polite and professional. A useful attitude when dealing with other people, and that goes double when you are a public figure whose word carries a lot of weight. You and he may think being abusive is fine and gets results, well, more power to you. But it also means people will simply start avoiding you and your projects.

6 years ago I set myself a goal that I have reached since: to never work for any asshole again, and to set myself up so that I can comfortably walk away from any job. Now I know I can walk away, and it makes a world of difference in the way I approach my work. My managers also know it, and it makes a difference there too, and in my view I enjoy an altogether healthier working relationship with them. The world needs Linus more than it needs most of us, but that doesn't mean any of us have to stand there and take his abuse while kowtowing to him. The guy needs a good dose of humility.

Comment: Re:Slippery Slope (Score 1) 164

If Google is censoring their results, they could do so no just on the basis of which version of Google receives the request, but on the basis of the requesting IP address.

Google blocks it by domain. Domain is specific to country by registrar. If someone in the UK goes to google.com instead of google.co.uk, it's up to the UK to dick with their ISP and DNS results to force redirect them into the UK legal sandbox where the content is controlled.

You know, just like China.

Legally forcing a commercial entity to act as part of your own implementation of "The Great Firewall of China" is not the same thing as not being censorious dicks yourself. An unfunded mandate to force someone to do your dirty work for you does not make it any less your dirty work.

Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 220

by tlambert (#47544473) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

"why haven't cellular data providers figured out a way to offer more than 5 GB per month at a reasonable price in the past decade".

They have. The FCC has. They need much more of the spectrum to do it which means shutting off broadcast TV which no one uses.

Funny. The way NTT solved the problem a quarter of a century ago was to increase cell density to decrease per cell load. They don't need more spectrum.

Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 220

by tlambert (#47544463) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

With cell towers your individual bandwidth is a function of how many people are using that tower. If you aren't getting enough you add towers, simple as that. It just costs money and the cell companies find it's more profitable to throttle than upgrade their network. Throttling your internet/cellphone is free, so long as everyone does it to prevent competition.

This.

Comment: Re:This is about wireless phones (Score 1) 220

by tlambert (#47544439) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

Your gigabit network is nice and all, but this conversation is about phones.

The only imitation on phone is data rate.

Bandwidth is trivially addressed by cell density. NTT happily addressed this in Japan Circa 1998 or so by increasing cell density. For each increase in cell density, the radius containing devices an existing cell has to service is reduced. For something lice a femto-cell, or business femto cells, such as those on they ceilings of the conference rooms, offices, and hallways at Google and Apple, the effective load for a given cell is a couple of devices each, at most.

Comment: Re:what the hell are you doing on your cellphone (Score 1) 220

by tlambert (#47540361) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

that takes 5 GB per month?

do you HAVE to stream entire movies and music to it?

why not copy stuff to its storage and maybe save some wireless bandwidth?

Maybe Verizon FIOS is his hem provider, and either way, he hits a dumb ass Verizon data cap because they've gotten state laws passed to prevent cities from building their own infrastructure?

Comment: So we should pay $250,000 every February? (Score 1) 220

by tlambert (#47540345) Attached to: Verizon Now Throttling Top 'Unlimited' Subscribers On 4G LTE

I think $10/GB would be reasonable considering that they charge $30 for 3GB.

I think $10/GB is ridiculous; in South Korea, you can buy 1Gbit/s for $20/month - which would take you about 10 seconds to hit $10.

Given that there are 60 seconds in a minute, and 60 minutes in an hour, that's about $360/hour, or $8,460/day, or to put it another way, a quarter of a million dollars for February, and more than that for other months with more days in them.

Tell me again why they are selling other people's packets as if they were metering water, as opposed to renting us pipes for those packets based on pipe diameter, and getting the hell out of the way otherwise?

You see but you do not observe. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"

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