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Comment Re:Wow, way to fuck that up (Score 1) 172

As the content of sidebars and adverts mainly come from 'external' sources, one way to counter this problem would be to have an option to only search on the actual page and not in any included content. So that if the only match to the search is in an advert on a page, that page would not be included in the search results but the page to which you would be directed if you clicked on the advert would be included (only once and not generate hits for every other page carrying the advert)

Comment Re:The cars can detect gestures. (Score 1) 236

They not only need the ability to pull over a car, but at an intersection direct it which exit to take. They need to be able to close a road because of an accident or other emergency ahead (but out of view of the intersection). All of these are done using recognised gestures.

Comment Re:Apparently nobody can read (Score 1) 487

This service only shares OPEN WIFI -- i.e. routers that had no passwords on them to begin with.

So what is it sharing? If the connection is open, then there are no credentials for it to share? In the case of open WiFi, the only thing I can think of that it could share is the list of Open SSIDs to which the user has connected?

Comment Why blame IPv6? (Score 1) 65

Why blame IPv6 for this? Any VPN only carries traffic which matches its traffic criteria - for IpSec the SA definition (Encryption Domain in Cisco speak). So IPv4 has the same issue if the source/destination IP addresses and Ports do not match those which are configured to pass over the VPN. Amongst other things, this allows a single system (host, router or security device) to terminate multiple VPNs and route traffic over the appropriate one (or directly).

Comment Re:So is there a form for the ISP (Score 2) 99

What customers are complaining about is not the inability to to use their full bandwidth 24x7, but the inability to use it for the (relatively short) periods when they want to. The problem is not people using the full bandwidth 24x7, but that there are times (peak period) when more people want to use it than the ISP has provisioned the bandwidth for.

Comment Re: Grade is on the curve (Score 2) 110

If not to the ISP, who should Netflix or YouTube pay the costs to? They don't bear them directly, because the traffic is necessarily much cheaper for them to carry than it is for the ISP.

They should pay the costs for their connection to/at the Internet Exchange Points (IXP) the same way the ISPs pay for their connections to the IXP.

"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]