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Comment: Re:Connect with a VPN (Score 2) 390

by harl (#47484351) Attached to: Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa
Verizon is most likely telling the truth in a highly deceptive way. Technically there is no throttling. There are not fucking with any packet that comes through that connection. They are not actively doing anything to inhibit the flow from Netflix. They've simply chosen to architect a bottle neck which only impacts one provider. The end result is the same but they can truthfully say they're not throttling.

Comment: Re:Flight recorder (Score 1) 491

by harl (#46566419) Attached to: How Satellite Company Inmarsat Tracked Down MH370
The cause of the crash is fuel starvation of the engines. What killed the crew I think we will never know for sure since the black box only records a 2 hour loop. If they recover it it's going to show 2 hours of autopilot flight in a mostly straight line until the fuel ran out and the engines shut down.

Comment: Re:wtf (Score 1) 662

by harl (#44042221) Attached to: Supreme Court Decides Your Silence May Be Used Against You

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The first amendment doesn't apply.

If two private parties agree via contract to not talk about something then it's a contractual issue not a constitutional issue.

Comment: Difference between reality and fantasy (Score 1) 1006

by harl (#43273533) Attached to: Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres
For video games to be a cause the shooter has to have a basic flaw. They have to be unable to tell the difference between reality and fantasy.

  To be unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy is insanity. That is the cause of the violence not some silly game.

Every new art form goes through a blame period. Remember when rock and roll was blamed for causing people to rape and kill?

Comment: You have a trivial problem not an extreme one. (Score 2) 242

by harl (#41897993) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Extreme Cable Management?
First off you have a trivial cable set up. You're orders of magnitude from "extreme."

With the setup you mention there's almost an infinite amount of solutions. Tape, twist ties, tubes, velcro, hooks, labels, etc.

Almost anything will work. Basically you have a laziness problem. When you ran the cable you didn't label it, or loop and tie, or use a cable hook, or do anything.

I use hooks for mouse and keyboard. Long net cables are wound and tied. Power cables are velcroed together near the PDU.

Honestly all you have to do is anything but what you're doing is adding cables with no organization.

When you're up to thousands of cables come back and we can talk about extreme solutions.

Ask Slashdot: Extreme Cable Management? 242

Posted by timothy
from the worthless-without-pics dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I am not a fan of wireless except for Wi-Fi to a notebook, but have gotten frustrated by the vast amounts of tangled cables around my computers: I have two machines, four monitors, multiple external hard drives, cable modem, network switch, router, USB hubs — everything requires power and connection to the other devices. The tangles and tangles make it almost impossible to move anything without spending twenty or thirty minutes under the desk. I'd rather untie balled-up fishing line than try to snake a monitor cable out from some thirty or so other wires. Anyone have good ways to prevent this?"

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