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Comment: Re:The project known as F-35 (Score 2) 812 812

It's a first generation multirole stealth fighter(the F-117 is not a fighter and the F-22 is not multirole). The F-4(again, a first generation multirole fighter) was a boondoggle when it first released as well, and took many many variants to get right. The lessons learned on the F-4 turned directly into the F-14, F-15, F-16, and F/A-18.

Comment: Re:Frivolous (Score 2) 88 88

Netflix first offered to put a CDN within the Verizon network, at Verizon's cost. Saying "Here, take my rackmount server and stick it in your network, but I'm not going to pay you your rate for hosting a data intensive colocated server". Fuck that.

And, not, technically speaking, that is not throttling and paid prioritization. It may be in spirit, I don't deny that, but it's also something that you can't really police. You can't force companies to upgrade all of their peers to maximum incoming and outgoing bandwidth at their own cost. It's not an industry practice, it's not lawful, it's not reasonable.

Comment: Re:Frivolous (Score 1) 88 88

If I want to guarantee a level of service to a certain customer I buy space within the specific network's data center. If I want to guarantee general connectivity, I stick it in random data center built out of a former Sear's Auto Center hooked up to some commercial cable network

Comment: Frivolous (Score 4, Insightful) 88 88

This is a frivolous suit. The net neutrality rules have nothing to do with peering, they have everything to do with throttling. There is no throttling here, only a service provider that is hosted in low grade facilities with low grade connections because they won't pay to be on major network

Comment: Re:C++ (Score 2) 173 173

They don't claim best tool, you did. They made something based on the skillset they possess and the requirements in front of them. The fact that C++, a powerful, flexible language, has the tools available isn't a bad thing. I'm not sure why you would think it was

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