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Comment: Is another term for this "buffer bloat"? (Score 1) 118

by bluehenbear (#35222168) Attached to: Proposed Standard Would Address Video Buffering
Cringely talks about this in this column: http://www.cringely.com/2011/01/2011-prediction-4-bufferbloat-may-be-terrible-but-your-cable-isp-wont-fix-it/ I have comcast at home and whevever I try to use youtube it always seems like I'm waiting and waiting (on my mac and over wifi on my iphone). At work I don't seem to have this delay...

Comment: Reminds me of a This American Life Story (Score 1) 611

by bluehenbear (#34785206) Attached to: Man Arrested For Exploiting Error In Slot Machines
Here's a summary: "Back in the 1980s Michael Larson made the most money ever on the game show Press Your Luck. And it was no accident--Larson had a plan to get rich that surprised everyone: The home viewers, the show's producers and mostly Larson himself." http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/412/million-dollar-idea

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