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Comment: Re:No. (Score 2) 21

by funwithBSD (#48209499) Attached to: Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?

More on that:

Companies won't pay for infinite bandwidth, so they will throttle you eventually.

TCP_WINDOWS_SIZE will put a maximum on how much you can download based on how far away the server is. Anything more than 20 to 30ms and it won't be much faster than what we have today.

Anything that is encrypted is limited to the computational capacity of the CPU, unless you have an encryption acceleration chip. Around 25 to 35Mbps depending on the encryption method and how much load that crypt takes. More secure means more CPU, right now arc_four being the fastest, but least secure.

Comment: Re:What was automated? (Score 1) 236

by funwithBSD (#48102763) Attached to: Outsourced Tech Jobs Are Increasingly Being Automated

IBM cuts are about shifting technologies and not needing staff in those areas. Those like my self that have taken on new job roles and not let myself be stagnant are keeping ahead of the curve.

  OTOH, I do work on some of the job costing. We put modifiers in to account for the difference in productivity for each of the Geo regions. Once you do that, there is only about a 20% savings over US labor.

Used to be much higher, say 50%, but rising wages in many areas are closing the gap. The GDF initiative has kept jobs in the US as the savings from putting service centers in lower wage areas of the US (Think Dubuque Iowa) has closed that gap significantly.

Comment: Re:why does the CRTC need this list? (Score 1) 324

by funwithBSD (#47951891) Attached to: Canadian Regulator Threatens To Impose New Netflix Regulation

Except this appears to be case of using regulatory power grab to do something that is probably not within the regulatory statute i.e. having to identify users. Does any other regulated service have to do so? cable? Broadcast?

Since they can't just order it via a judge or some other method apparently, they are trying to strong arm by threatening with an unrelated to the issue regulation they CAN control.

It is better to give than to lend, and it costs about the same.

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