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Comment: Re:Well actually, he has a point (Score 1) 303

by Qzukk (#48877899) Attached to: Blackberry CEO: Net Neutrality Means Mandating Cross-Platform Apps

If the argument is that I as a consumer have a right to not have my ISP discriminate against my choice of content providers then where in that argument is the limiting principle that prevents me from forcing the content providers to provide the content on a device of my choosing rather than theirs?

Clearly these are exactly identical situations despite the fact that in the network neutrality argument there is a third party (the ISP) interfering with my choice of content provider, while in your argument there is no ISP interfering in my choice of content provider. The total and complete lack of third-party interference in your case (which is entirely what network neutrality is about) is what makes it different.

Comment: Re:It all comes down to payroll (Score 4, Insightful) 261

by Qzukk (#48867171) Attached to: The Tech Industry's Legacy: Creating Disposable Employees

his next bonus will suffer resulting in him not benefiting

Unless his next quarter is a negative bonus where he has to pay his ill-gotten gains back, he gets $10000 for hitting this quarter's target and gets only $1000 next quarter. As opposed to only getting $1000 both quarters. The behavior is a no-brainer.

He could later be considered for termination if the pattern continues.

Unless he's high enough up AND his behavior drives the company into bankruptcy, then the gets a $50000 retention bonus to help ensure his leadership through these tough times.

Comment: Re:For the sake of discussion... (Score 5, Insightful) 308

by Qzukk (#48836159) Attached to: Eric Holder Severely Limits Civil Forfeiture

What should they do with the X?

It goes in the evidence locker until the driver finishes their trial for possession.

What should they do with the machine gun?

It goes in the evidence locker until the driver finishes their trial for possession.

What should they do with the machine gun?

It goes in the evidence locker until the driver finishes their trial for possession.

What should they do with the $20,000?

It goes in the evidence locker until the driver finishes their trial for possession.

What should they do with the car?

It goes into impound until the driver finishes their trial for possession.

What's that? You can't be bothered with a court case to prove that anything illegal happened? Well, fuck you.

Comment: Re:Jurors (Score 1) 302

by Qzukk (#48823361) Attached to: There's a Problem In the Silk Road Trial: the Jury Doesn't Get the Internet

Hell, I'm sure you could arrange for a demonstration: get 5 people to line up. Person one (we'll call him Adam) hands a box wrapped in paper that says "To Bob" to the next person who rips off that layer of paper to show another layer "To Charlie" and hands it to the next person and so on. Then point out that the feds can't see what's in the box, and if the feds look at the box between Charlie and David they can only see that the box came from Charlie and is going to David, but they can't see that it came from Adam or is going to Emily.

Run it again with a cop standing in for Bob and David and show that by comparing notes, Bob knows they got a box from Adam and gave it to Charlie, and David knows he got a box from Charlie at the same time and gave it to Emily. Point out that Adam doesn't know who any of the people are, their computer picks people at random and sometimes the cops get lucky.

<strike>Then point out that if you're the NSA you can use PRISM to track down everyone who handled that box</strike>

Comment: Re:HTTP isn't why the web is slow (Score 1) 161

by Qzukk (#48775761) Attached to: HTTP/2 - the IETF Is Phoning It In

As a PHP developer I can tell you exactly where one huge bottleneck is: POST-Redirect-GET. The current paradigm for handling POST requests requires that I initialize my framework, load all my objects, create a new object, save it in the database then set fire to the whole thing and tell the browser to redirect to another page where I initialize my framework, load all the objects, recreate the object I just burned down and plug it into the relevant view.

Not being able to respond to a POST request with a view with a "if the user wants to bookmark this page or reload it, please GET this Location: instead" doubles the number of requests I have to serve and halves my throughput.

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