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Comment: Re:The Onion (Score 1) 36

by cez (#46325539) Attached to: NY State Grants $9M For Upstate Broadband Projects
Not that I agree with high property tax by any means, to me it's like never being able to truly own a piece of land. But it's not the Fund Manager's fault the farmer spends all his money on more taxable assets nor anyone but the farmer who is (presumably?) investing in assets he's not getting adequate (again presumption wise) return on.

Also, your argument falls flat on the fact that someone is paying the property tax on the "swanky house" . If there is a property, there is property tax. I don't see how you can blame renters for not paying their fair share, that's ridiculous. The cost is built into the rent, and actuality in upstate NY, people owning houses pay they rent out pay more property tax because they don't get STAR credit for owner occupied housing with no children in the school district.

Comment: Re:Talk URL (Score 1) 67

by cez (#45491055) Attached to: Researcher Shows How GPUs Make Terrific Network Monitors
I just demo'd Fluke Networks's TruView system that does 10Gb/s stream to disk, 24 TB array of 26 1TB hard drives... was very nice, not cheap though. 2 Xenon 16 Core CPUs if memory servers and a whole crap load of pretty analysis and correlations between Netflow & SNMP data... scary cool with the VOIP module.

Comment: Re:And there's a whole series of comments at Ars.. (Score 1) 245

by cez (#45302235) Attached to: Ars: Cross-Platform Malware Communicates With Sound
I'm not up on my Audio Engineering, so excuse me if this question is recockulous, but since mic / speakers basically work on the same principles, is there any chance that its theoretically possible they are transmitting ultrasonic with the mic and receiving on the speakers!?

Comment: Re:203ms - With Fibre connection and not in space (Score 1) 558

by cez (#43538555) Attached to: Average latency to Slashdot.org?
It is true as Sique mentiones below that tunneled traffic won't show all the hops the tunnel transverses however there is usually one interface indicative of the tunnel that will show up. What is more common that you are referring too is optical transit layers. Things like DWDM, CWDM and other Wavelength-division multiplexing, as well as RPR Optical Rings (Resilient Packet Ring) .

Carrier and Enterprise class layer 2 transit, that does not have Layer 3 (hops) but crosses much distance, usually at sub 1ms speeds (light speed ahead!) so isn't much concern... [citation needed blah blah]

Comment: Re:203ms - With Fibre connection and not in space (Score 1) 558

by cez (#43538477) Attached to: Average latency to Slashdot.org?
Tunneling doesn't account for all hops as Sique mentions, but usually a tunnel interface indicative of the tunnel will show up. What is more common that you are referring too is optical transit layers. Things like DWDM, CWDM and other Wavelength-division multiplexing, as well as RPR Optical Rings (Resilient Packet Ring) won't display hops in that sense.

Carrier and Enterprise classes use these at Layer 2, so no Layer 3 (hop).

Comment: Re:Compare to RK3066 (Score 1) 233

by cez (#42405985) Attached to: Raspberry Pi vs. Cheap Android Dongle: Embarrassment of (Cheap) Riches
Woops, slashdot ate my "less than" sign, for anyone who cares. The home NAS setup with ZFS on Linux is killer for under 500 bucks, probably cheaper now since I've built it. ZFS on Linux is the way to go for sure, most cost is the Disks, I'm using 2 green cavalier 3Tb drives (bought an extra just in case but I'm not running any strenuous i/o). Hudson green processor, mini-atx, SSD head, 8 Gb ram all in a HTPC (with hdmi out and XBMC as well) case.....yum.

Comment: Re:Compare to RK3066 (Score 2) 233

by cez (#42405947) Attached to: Raspberry Pi vs. Cheap Android Dongle: Embarrassment of (Cheap) Riches
Well, interestingly enough, I have baked 6 pi's for myself and friends and family, mostly making them into XBMC media centers, and I saw an MK808 mini pc stick for a descent price before christmas so grabbed one to compare...

Just arrived in the mail today, I'm at my office now but intially I must say it is snappy.

I downloaded and installed XBMC in less then 2 minutes and was streaming cheesy college humor in 3.

That is to say after 2 random crashes of Jelly Bean (android 4.1) right off the bat... one blue screen that made me reminisce of how bad windows 95 was.

2 more crashes with XBMC Beta RC2 since demo'ing it for the guys here who aren't up on the latest gadgets...so lets see that's 4 crashes in less then 15 minutes, no heavy use and I can't imagine its over heated as its dangling in the air off one of our 60 inch plasmas....I guess the jury is still out though, I'm done playing with it for now as I'm working, but maybe after initial configuration (haven't set locales yet or anything) and see if an update is available, maybe it will be more stable. If not, it's going back. I can understand a crash or two on XBMCs beta, but the OS it shipped with itself!? I'm almost tempted to send back now.

For what its worth, it is very snappy and the streams I did watch were of good quality and wireless. I'll be headed to Thailand for 3 weeks and wanted to incorporate it into my travel pi setup for back-hauling photos too my home NAS (ZFS on Linux FTW, dual core green processor, 6 TB of Green Disks in a Zpools zfs raid for
Definitely was worth the money for me to see if its feasible.

If money can't buy happiness, I guess you'll just have to rent it.

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