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Wireless Networking

A Possible Cause of AT&T's Wireless Clog — Configuration Errors 217

Posted by timothy
from the three-card-monty-design dept.
AT&T customers (iPhone users notably among them) have seen some wireless congestion in recent months; Brough Turner thinks the trouble might be self-inflicted. According to Turner, the poor throughput and connection errors can be chalked up to "configuration errors specifically, congestion collapse induced by misconfigured buffers in their mobile core network." His explanation makes an interesting read.

Ancient Books Go Online 198

Posted by timothy
from the on-the-internet-no-one-knows-you're-a-clay-tablet dept.
jd writes "The BBC is reporting that the United Nations' World Digital Library has gone online with an initial offering of 1,200 ancient manuscripts, parchments and documents. To no great surprise, Europe comes in first with 380 items. South America comes in second with 320, with a very distant third place being given to the Middle East at a paltry 157 texts. This is only the initial round, so the leader board can be expected to change. There are, for example, a lot of Sumerian and Babylonian tablets, many of which are already online elsewhere. Astonishingly, the collection is covered by numerous copyright laws, according to the legal page. Use of material from a given country is subject to whatever restrictions that country places, in addition to any local and international copyright laws. With some of the contributions being over 8,000 years old, this has to be the longest copyright extension ever offered. There is nothing on whether the original artists get royalties, however."
The Courts

Supreme Court Declines Jack Thompson Appeal 100

Posted by Soulskill
from the take-the-hint dept.
eldavojohn writes "Jack Thompson was disbarred last year in Florida, putting a halt to annoying lawsuits targeting game makers and the constitutional rights of gamers. Well, he had appealed to the United States Supreme Court (scheduled to be heard last Friday) to get this overturned, but instead they declined to even hear his appeal. They wouldn't even give him the time to review his appeal, so it appears his disbarment for life stands. Florida had declined to file a response to Thompson's appeal, and it turns out they didn't need to. Sad day for Jack Thompson, but a great day for gamers everywhere." This comes shortly after Thompson was frustrated by the vetoing of some legislation he promoted in Utah.

Comment: This is rediculous (Score 4, Interesting) 344

by kcbanner (#27278989) Attached to: Blizzard Asserts Rights Over Independent Add-Ons
When I used to play WoW, I used many addons that made up for Blizzard's shortcomings in the UI. If the authors want to charge for these addons Blizzard should have absolutely no say in the matter. The developers are improving Blizzard's product to a more playable state, Blizzard should be paying them.

Comment: Re:It's worse than that. (Score 0) 465

by kcbanner (#26970393) Attached to: Safari 4 Released, Claimed "30 Times Faster Than IE7"
JS *is* a big deal, at least for me. I turn javascript off unless I need it because it causes annoying lag issues, especially on badly coded pages (not to mention its used way too much for doing silly little performce-eating things). For me on linux using firefox, I find gmail lags all to hell, it takes 1-2s to tab switch away from it. I switch to HTML mode sometimes because it gets on my nerves. This is on a core2duo 2.4ghz with 2GB of RAM. JS can really get out of hand, I'm looking forward to FF 3.1 with tracemonkey.

Who goeth a-borrowing goeth a-sorrowing. -- Thomas Tusser