If only they'd have designed the cables so all 4 pairs were next to each other instead of having the orange or green pair straddling the blue. It'd make assembling them so much easier!
Anyone know why the hell they did that?
Thanks for the explanation! I always thought that Quantum entanglement was the one thing that MAY be able to transmit data FTL. Is there some other quantum phenomenon that may offer the possibility to send information FTL that I have it confused with? Or is FTL (or instantaneous) quantum communication just a common misconception?
so are you for or against Net Neutrality?
what is your alternative?
Why would you insult the meta-moderation script like that? How is a script supposed to know which articles are time-sensitive? Oh, were you under the impression that some human is involved in choosing stories, aside from us users who hit the meta-mod page once a month? I don't see any sign of intelligent life.
I have so much I could say about this, but instead of trying to preach to the choir or deconvert the atheists I'll just post this:
Leaked ISP Net Neutrality market research video The Internet Must Go (No, it's not a dune reference.)
Additionally: The First Honest Cable Company
When we can no longer laugh about the horrible state of things, I'll know it's time to leave.
it came in a pretty package titled "network neutrality" -- in spite of the fact that many of us old timers told you that it will end badly if you let the FCC have any sort of authority over the internet.
What's your alternative? Do you seriously think deregulation is the answer?
Yeah I came to post the same question.
GP may be the type that looks at this all as "inevitable" and will just keep lobbing criticisms of policies while never stating what an alterative would be...that happens alot around these parts.
We need Net Neutrality. Eventually technology will end scarcity such that providing free secure internet will be viewed like the government providing roads.
All I see is a bunch of telecom fiefdoms expanding their influence.
That's certainly one way to view this...I completely understand. However I think we can look at this as a challenge and not an inevitability.
*We run our government* to the degree to which we claim that power. We can demand the FCC end this nonsense! We should all email the FCC and tell them any discrimination in traffic, even if contextualized as a "speed boost" or "preferred delivery" is just marketing language for ending Net Neutrality. Tell them "No"
That's a starting point.
Techies have to get out there and make our voices heard on this. We need to explain why any tiered service is a method to get us to this.
The Net Neutrality blackout day worked...it got the conversation going in the right direction.
I honestly believe that this FCC chairman may be just an airhead. They hire these guys to "create jobs" and "foster innovation" so they are business types usually with a law background. They aren't hired for their technical knowledge.
I can envision a scenario where the FCC chairman said this because he heard some damn TED talk or some kind of one-sided presentation from Verizon.
We need to give the advisors of the FCC chairman and Obama the intellectual meat to use as bait for their bosses when they explain what's happening on a policy like Net Neutrality.
Useless people are useless, and the problem is?
Eventually most jobs become useless, as the cost of producing manufacturing tools approach 0, it is possible to buy more and more manufacturing tools for any particular individual, so while the 'basic income' is complete nonsense and obviously a murderous, oppressive, armed robbery, the free market capitalism IS going to provide something like that through NORMAL market operations.
If you can buy a machine that does 20% of the work you do on a daily basis and you have to pay 2 years of your salary for it, would you buy it and if not, why not? Would you save the income you collect over time to buy more advanced versions of the machine? Say a machine is built that can do 50% of your daily activities, would you yourself buy the machine?
If you can buy a machine that provides you with some basic necessities and you have spend 10 years of your income on it, would you buy it? What if eventually the same machine only costs 5 years of your income? 6 months?
Do you get the point? It looks like you are asking for armed robbery, theft, murder, why can't you actually not be that violent and understand that the end result is the same, but your goals are immoral and also economically stupid?
but that depends not just upon improving technology but also having a dense enough population of activist-enthusiasts.
No, it will depend on a Fidonet-esque infrastructure whereby most links are local and a few links are longer distance and higher powered. We have the technology to seek to noise free channels and scale signal strength according to noise so that near link frequencies can be reused nearby. Just like wired packet switching networks we will need store and forward -- the bigger the caches the better, so your friend who told you about that youtube vid will be one of the peers pushing it to you instead of ridiculously repeating content from end to end -- Free collocation.
We already have the technology, we've had it for decades. However, the FCC says store and forward is illegal on all our public access frequencies, and HAM licenses need to be relaxed. The airwaves belong to we the people. Cellular works. We just need the FCC to give us a section of airwaves to use and you'll have your free decentralized internet where you only pay once -- To buy the hardware and become a node -- Bigger node, faster connection. Bonus: Anonymity is inherent not only because it's routed through peers, but because the data doesn't have to come from the endpoint, it can come from next door.
We weren't discussing sci-fi when you called it technobabble, we were discussing a study that you called technobabble.
Now go away.
I published the first draft at slashdot as I wrote it. Hadron Destroyers was published on slashdot on Dec 2, 2009. And as I don't have a huge marketing budget it will take some time for people to discover it, if they ever do. Click my home page link to read the finished version.
And four from seven is three. I released the book November this year, Dec 2 is four years.