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Comment: Re: You asked for it (Score 1) 227

by janeuner (#46940009) Attached to: Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible

They shouldn't. Two other positions exist which would be more to libertarian liking.

One option would be to oppose the sanctioned monopoly that net neutrality supporters want to regulate. By providing competition, it will be easy for the free market to punish ISPs who choose to discriminate between traffic sources. A side effect of this choice is a snarl of wires on the telephone poles - one for each local ISP. Also, this option is unlikely to work where all communications lines have been buried.

Libertarians could compromise to a second option - the common carrier option. This position yields the physical connection to stringent government control (like telephone networks, power grid, etc) but allows any company to make use of said infrastructure. Essentially, the wire is socialized, but everything that it carries is free-market.

Comment: Re:You were not hired to finish the project (Score 1, Interesting) 308

by janeuner (#46140473) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What Do You Do If You're Given a Broken Project?

Or, perhaps, you were hired to find a scapegoat. Honestly, who cares; they need the project to work, so make it work.

The project is yours. Guess a rewrite timeline, send it to your boss, and get to work. While they bicker on it, send them updates. If you are going to get fired, it was going to happen anyway; you can still do good work in the meantime.

Comment: Dubious application in VoIP (Score 1) 37

by janeuner (#45969541) Attached to: Three Videos On Codec2 and Open Hardware

The typical VoIP packetization interval is 20ms. At their highest bitrate, you would be transmitting 48 bits (or 6 bytes) of data per packet.

However, RTP packets have 54 bytes of overhead, and 20ms of G.729 is 20 bytes. Switching from G.729 to codec 2, the net bandwidth would only be a 19% decrease in bandwidth. For comparison, the last widespread codec change (G.711 to G.729) was a 65% decrease in bandwidth. It would be a much harder sell.

On the other hand, VoIP could use the bandwidth for redundancy; perhaps a moving window of 60ms every 20 ms to protect against single packet loss. It could happen...

Comment: Re:Well, isn't this nice (Score 2) 961

by janeuner (#45526845) Attached to: Why Scott Adams Wished Death On His Dad

> I'll attribute most of this to personal pain... but seriously, Scott needs to dial it back a notch. When you go into threats of killing someone...

Considering what he probably experienced in the weeks leading up to the blog post, I choose to cut him some slack, and not quote that statement when describing him in the future.

Saunders, on the other hand, was downright petty to "win the debate" with Scott Adams while he was probably working out funeral arrangements. What a @#%@5.

Comment: Re:People are bad (Score 4, Informative) 487

by janeuner (#45464323) Attached to: Musk Lashes Back Over Tesla Fire Controversy

Also people don't seek principle sources. An account from the owner of the third Tesla fire incident. (I think this was on slashdot a couple weeks ago...)

"This experience does not in any way make me think that the Tesla Model S is an unsafe car. I would buy another one in a heartbeat."

I expect that the current NHTSA probe is going to end up a huge win for Tesla and Musk.

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance? -- Charlie McCarthy