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Comment: Re:Big Data (Score -1, Troll) 180

by alen (#47708631) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

that's why there are CDN's and hundreds of companies use them and netflix refuses to pay a commercial CDN

these engineering and business problems were figured out 15 some years ago and everything worked OK more or less. youtube was a disruption but that was just the amount of traffic. netflix wants free services that other video providers pay for and have paid for many years now

Comment: Re:A little naive perhaps? (Score -1, Troll) 180

by alen (#47708519) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

he's doing the same thing as uber, airbnb and lyft
run a business without paying the traditional costs in the field and socialize your costs. in this case he wants every internet customer to pay for his bandwidth whether they use netflix or not. just like cable TV channels make you buy every channel

Comment: Re:Big Data (Score -1, Troll) 180

by alen (#47708439) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

greed from level 3 and cogent
when they had the power they would charge what they wanted and disconnect free peering connections for breaking the contract. now that they don't, they whine about network neutrality when they used to charge for the same services they say the ISP's need to provide them for free

Comment: people still watch TV (Score -1) 180

by alen (#47708381) Attached to: Netflix CEO On Net Neutrality: Large ISPs Are the Problem

i bet even coax cable can support everyone watching netflix at the same time, but a large part of the bandwidth is still dedicated to old style TV. Sit Coms, sports, reality shows, etc. and most people still watch regular old TV.

most netflix customers use it as a secondary service. it's the tiny percentage of cord cutters who are about as annoying as NYC bike riders who think everything should revolve around them

Comment: Re:Parasites in Congress (Score 3, Informative) 167

by alen (#47703185) Attached to: Why Chinese Hackers Would Want US Hospital Patient Data

and how many times have people, especially women have gone to the doctor and been ignored or told their symptoms were nothing? when the doctor should have done a test or procedure based on the patient's complaint? or in my wife's case a lower doctor wanted to do a c-section without doing the right tests first and her doctor who was the chief of obgyn at the hospital said no and after they did the tests it was found a c-section was not required

even then it's hard to sue for malpractice. the lawyers who do this have nurses on staff who review the charts and only a small percentage end up in a lawsuit.

Comment: Re:Zillow has walk ability score for every home (Score 4, Insightful) 212

by alen (#47686671) Attached to: Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

when the millenials start to have kids instead of partying all the time and the kids go to school and they realize their precious snowflake is going to school with kids who bring in guns and curse and are dummer than farm animals and are bussed in from the bad city neighborhoods because of diversity or because the projects are two blocks away then,

the millenials will forget all this walkability and carbon footprint nonsense and move out to places with good schools where precious snowflake who reads 2-3 grades above the average kid in the USA won't be in the same class as the dumb shits who barely know the alphabet in first grade. in the 80's when the baby boomers got tired of their camaros it was called White Flight and the cities with all their rentals became ghost towns. Today it's going to be the same except for more ethnicities doing it

give it another 5-10 years and it will happen. the chicks will wake one day and hear their biological clock ticking louder than ever and dump all the man kids who do nothing but party

Comment: the math is flaky (Score 4, Insightful) 212

by alen (#47686345) Attached to: Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

how do you get Cambridge, the mission district and Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn in the same list?

i know people there and drive there once a month or so. it sucks. the schools suck. parts are close to the subway but large parts are a 30 minute walk. the stores within walking distance suck as well. unless you speak russian or chinese you won't fit in.

with amazon prime it's cheaper to live in a car dependent area, drive to work, buy from amazon and drive grocery shopping once a week

Comment: Zillow has walk ability score for every home (Score 1) 212

by alen (#47686293) Attached to: Figuring Out Where To Live Using Math

And most of the areas listed in the article are too expensive for mere mortals

And the way to buy a home is to ask how are the schools? Good school districts will keep value long after walk ability and other fads wear out. Problem with cities is too much rentals. Too easy for people to flee once their lifestyle changes

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