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Comment: Re:Special service available!=net neutrality viola (Score 2) 55

by drolli (#48538213) Attached to: EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

It is fine if i have to pay for more bandwidth/allocated bandwidth.

As long as everybody has to pay the same price for this. Because then I (as a customer or provider) can compete in a special area with google.

If only companies who can affort their own ATM networks and are powerful enough to push anybody else to give preference to their traffic, then nobody can compete.

Which is why i think a mandatory split of companies into branches and trading of bandwidth of all kinds (guaranteed, allocated, and opportunistic) on a stock marekt would be appropriate.

And actually: yes, there is traffic, which I as a consumer need with higher priority than other traffic. I just would appreciate if I have the choice.

Comment: Special service available!=net neutrality violated (Score 3, Interesting) 55

by drolli (#48537861) Attached to: EU May Not Unify Its Data Protection Rules After All

IP packets had a TOS field from in the beginning. IP v6 has this again. I am fine and appreciate prioritization/TOS if:

* ISP explicitly list these classes of traffic in their Terms
* Everybody (no matter if google or a 1 person specialized SW shop) can buy priority traffic on the backbone with a specific latency/reliability class
* Traffic/Capacity is traded only trough a open market (tick exchange), with no "secret deals"
* Costs for traffic appear separately on the bills of the customers - even if the overall product is free.
* The "last Mile" is a deal between the Customer and *his* ISP. Cross financing the last mile from other businesses should be considered as abuse of a vertical monopoly.

Comment: What to wonder about? (Score 4, Informative) 197

by drolli (#48537647) Attached to: Orion Capsule Safely Recovered, Complete With 12-Year-Old Computer Guts

The MPC565 is pretty standard in Airospace. Has all the features you need and not more:

* Clock: in the low MHz range. Pretty easy to make transmission reliable, even if a PCB trace is damaged or the board deteriorates.

* No MMU: Why the hell would i put a MMU in a Controller which should perform identical operations over 5years-40years and has no additional unplanned tasks, and is running software which is somewhere between well tested (level D) and insane (level A). The complexity of a MMU is incompatible with ceritfying this thing as level A (critical) for any reasonable price.

* big SRAM on chip. Buffer the voltage to the processor well and it does not matter to you if the clock fluctuates wildly.

* Flash on chip. (for program storage). So you can be pretty sure that as long as your program runs, it will run well.

That being said it should be mentioned that a variant of TFTP (35years old) is the standard for Loading SW onto parts in Planes.

Comment: No (Score 1) 545

by drolli (#48535433) Attached to: Should IT Professionals Be Exempt From Overtime Regulations?

Overtime needs to be paid appropriatly.

If somebody (in my case: simulation experts) do something for me, in want them to be motivated to do a good job every hour they work. If i misplanned the project and they are the only ones who can handle it, it should be on my bill/ the companies bill, not on theirs. I also want them to be not disgruntled and ready for sleeping for 5 weeks because some other PM pushed them the last 6 months to 80h/week, since I need them to have a clear mind.

Unpaid overtime gives wrong incentives, since "too good to be true" Project Management Plans are not pnished, but rewarded.

Comment: Absolutely (Score 1) 310

It's ok in the game to beat up people, shoot them, drive them over with trucks, use granades in the middle of the city and help the mafia.

But heaven help, should the game allow show that Mafia people actually beat women. Everybody knows that organized crime and human trafficking are completely independen and that truely, there are 'honourable' mafiosi which just shoot among themself, without earning money from such things.

Comment: From somebody who likely had/has ADHS (Score 1) 312

by drolli (#48533077) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With Electronics-Induced Inattentiveness?

a) Learn in the library. Leave your laptop/smartphone/tablet at home whenever possible.

b) When you notice that you became distracted on the computer, make a note about how long you stayed focused.

c) Make enough breaks (>1/hour) when learning.

d) Sleep enough (corollary: computer should not be taken into your bed)

d) Go to the doctor and let yourself check for possible root causes. It could very well be that it's not the electronics which reduced you attention span, but that you have some other problem (mild depression, organic problem, stress, anxiousness)

e) Seriously question if you study choice is really something you love and are well suited for. It's very hard to stay focused if you dont like the subject.

f) Play games requiring steady concentration on your phone (my favourite is 'fly dragon fly')

Comment: Re:What's the name again? (Score 2) 647

by drolli (#48484521) Attached to: Debian Forked Over Systemd

Just call it -traditional-init

What is this thing about creating supposedly funny or original names for technical things (a branch is not a brand). Just makes things hard to remember.

And look at:

Are you really telling me than not one of the countless existing forks of debian wants to stay with traditional init and you could help there? would that not increase the chances of continued support. Or is this just about being the boss of something?

Comment: Really? (Score 1) 66

by drolli (#48406755) Attached to: The New-ish Technologies That Will Alter Your Career

* including 3D printing,
Nope. wont change my life or work. For the things I am involved in it is either too expensive, or already relevant.

* embedded systems
Nope. changed my life already. I saw how the analog chips which we used in the end of the 90s for signal processing became obsolete and unavailable/expensive (-> Burr Brown being bough by TI) Not a new tech at all.

* and evolving Web APIs
Oh yeah, because that going to mache such a big difference

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