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Comment Re:Why? (Score 1) 61

why is that a problem? are you claiming that we already found the 'one-true-algorithm' for doing this, and that it's impossible to do any better, and these guys are just screwing around with the code because they have commit rights?

Actually, if anything, it's possible that making it a configuration option would be useful, as computers used for specific tasks, one algorithm would work better than others. Or you would just build the distribution to use that algorithm.

Comment Re:There's no doubt that... (Score 1) 1817

kill the stupid tracking javascript code slashdot uses. when my internet connection gets slow, it becomes painfully obvious that stupid crap is happening, and not help me do anything. For example, you don't need to do anything when I click the close button for the tab.

Actually, I think I have to run noscript for Slashdot.

Comment Re:I've got an idea for trademark. (Score 5, Interesting) 204

Evidently, enough people have said they are stupid dumb fucks that they have actually withdrawn the application and shut down their website where they were offering to license the use of this trademark to other people doing this. And are now also withdrawing takedown notices [I guess youtube content id, not DMCA].

Comment Re:duh (Score 1) 182

can't do that. here in Canada, the gov't went with an open-source font to use for our 150th anniversary, and immediately font designers started whining about how it's not expressive enough and that the gov't really has to pony up some cash and hire a 'real' designer to make a proper font [or rather, license a font from a designer].

there is always someone looking for a new gov't teat to start sucking on.

Comment Re:Tough Shit (Score 1) 217

1. And of course, your personal preference should be mirrored across all of T-Mobiles customers. Because everyone has the same wants, needs and desires. Why does anyone even bother making 1080p televisions?

2. T-Mobile KNOWS that nobody reads their communications. It's exactly why T-Mobile defaults this to opt-out instead of opt-in. Even if their email to their customers had a giant "Enable This Feature" button, virtually nobody would press it to enable the feature. T-Mobile knows that even if they called each of their customers and explained Binge and then asked them if they wanted it enabled, most customers would say "No".

3. Except:
-virtually everyone ignores this "communication" [letter/email/flyer] as the spam that it is. t-mobile knows this
-the vast majority of T-Mobiles customers have no idea of the implications of this feature, that it screws up ALL video, or how to resolve it. they would either just wind up watching the crappy video, or calling, say, Netflix and complain to them about the poor video, and maybe Netflix tech support will figure out "oh, your on t-mobile. t-mobile is screwing up your video, phone them on how to fix this problem"

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