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Comment how do you define retirement? (Score 1) 345

TFA seems to be talking about a possible end of production. After that, it'll take 25 years for first-rate airlines to write them off, and some operators may run them longer still.
So I'd say we're decades away from retirement, but I guess that's par for the course for this article. What a load of drivel.

Comment Re:real-time adaptive video playback (Score 1) 220

Then why is is that every single Flash video I see stutters? [1] Skipping video frames instead of pausing is bloody annoying.

1: on big sites like Youtube and DailyMotion, playing back on my 2012 high-end Macbook Pro with a 100 Mbit internet connection. Which has no trouble at all when I download the video and play it back locally.

Comment Re:I don't get it, what is this about? (Score 2) 145

In my experience, proper POTS networks are vastly superior to most VoIP solutions I've used. Just today I spent an hour in a conference call (GotoMeeting) where the crappy VoIP insisted on routing my own voice back to my headset with a 1-second delay, so I had to take off the damn headset to be able to talk.

Comment security by accident (Score 1) 227

One company I occasionally do contract work for seems to have solved this by designing their new engineering office building to be constructed mostly of steel, including metal slats as sun shades on the windows. As a result, it's damn near impossible to connect to a mobile phone network while inside.

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