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Comment Re:Major Fail Update (Score 2) 181

At least in business use.

None of our bigger customers have any plans to update to windows 10 within next 5 years at minimum(most that I have talked to are hoping that windows 10 is just another windows 8 that will go away so they can get a proper windows as next version when it finally comes time to end using windows 7)

The only cases of windows 10 update in our customers is the accidental updates in smaller customers. In most such cases the thing has failed somehow(that is something vital does not work) so we have had quite a lot of work from the reverts and in some cases reinstalls of computers to windows 7 after the revert did not work.

Comment Re:Their biggest problem... (Score 1) 227

The thing is, I used to find advertising a good thing back in the days before internet was what it is today.

A lot things like computer/electronics magazines had a lot of ads about products that I would never have found out about without them. The editorial staff could not go through that many different things and write articles about them all.

And now that I think about it, the same was true for many other things too like newspapers.

But now in the world of search engines, news aggregators and so on the need is a lot less.

And add the fact that now ads try to be too smart on showing things related to something magic instead of things related to the thing being viewed.

But if there were actually non-intrusive ads that were related to the thing I was looking at they could add actual value. As example when I am looking at reviews of product A and there was a small sidebar/footer with "you are looking at A, are you aware that there is also a product B that might fill your needs" it might actually be a benefit.

Comment I think some operators actually sells capped plans (Score 1) 204

Most monthly pay mobile data things in Finland are unlimited, they all used to be, but I heard that one operator at least has recently sold plans with preferred data cap after what you get throttled.

Mostly they differentiate the data plans on what type of max speed you can get. Like my current operator has 14,90 â/month for 21Mbit/sec max, 16,90 â/month for 50MBit/s, 19,90 â/month for 100MBit/s and 49,90 â/month for idiots(300MBit/s max, but really.. good luck in getting such speed anywhere)

Prepaid connections come mostly in two varieties: Cost/day use use the net and cost/MB downloaded but the cost/MB tends to have a maximal cost/day limit for when you use a lot. Like my current operator's prepaid would be 0,066 â/Mb, max 0,99 â/day.

Comment Re:What does this mean? (Score 4, Informative) 55

A packet is not a byte. A packet is a sequence of bits including a address, other header information and the actual payload.

IPv4 packet will as example have 20 bytes(160 bits) header and a maximum payload of 65,515 bytes(though often lower in practice)

If you were to send a lot of packets with only a single byte payload then each packet will be 168 bits and your 100 Mb/s will result in about 600 000 packets. But at a gigabit connection the actual limit will start to hit for such strange traffic.

Note that normally you would send more than a single byte of information/packet so in most real applications you would need much higher speeds to hit the limit. At 105 bytes of information you would have a total length of 1000, bits so would be at about the limit on gigabit hardware. But still most high bandwidth traffic tends to have much more information in each packet and thus not usually hit such limits.

The limit has really started to hit due to the high availability of 10 gigabit and faster network cards coming down in price.

Comment Re:Yes, we should give up because it is hard.. (Score 1) 684

>I'm unconvinced there really are very many people willing to try.

There never has been many. If you take the total number of people involved in any such endeavor the number is low.

As a random example of exploration: if you count the people willing to do things like polar explorations in the early 1900s the number is really low, yet they existed and while many perished, like in any exploration and it was a tragedy to them, for the humankind as whole explorations have opened new possibilities and expanded our knowledge.

Comment Re:Typical sensationalist Slashdot subjectline (Score 1) 381

In fact the site is not hosted from "A server located in America"

When I run anything against www.google com from Europe I usually get response times of 100ms.

So your questions should likely thus be:
"So what you're saying is that the French law should apply to an American company hosting American data on an American server located in Europe hosted by an American domain, like www.google.com"

So it is like saying:
"So you are saying an European person holding something Legal in Europe, bought in Europe and visiting America should apply US law to the possession of the item?"

So if they did indeed move it out of Europe the question would go back to:
"So you are saying an European company selling something legal in Europe, But illegal in US by mail to US should not stop doing that when told to by US authorities"

So you think it is perfectly ok for such companies to knowingly continue breaking USPS safety regulations and US laws?

Comment Re:Typical sensationalist Slashdot subjectline (Score 1) 381

Like taking things out of context?

The reason why I wrote that is that you equated two things:
Something a company can do easily to a reasonably high degree and something that is just on experimental status now. Further geolocation techniques have been in use for quite a long time by Google itself.

Can any web company company today easily do geolocation on web services reliably enough to block 90%+ of such request: Yes and they have been able to do that for more than a decade and has been widely used for other things.

Can any automotive company today do speed limit detection well enough to stop speeding in 90%+ of such cases: No. It is a technology that is "almost here", that is it is available on certain models of certain car brands but has not had any wide deployment.

When the second technology has been in wide use for more than a decade, ask if car manufacturers will be liable to have the technology in all cars then. My guess is a yes.

As for fines: No, The French do not want Google to be liable for the thing their customers use, but they do want Google to actually do an effort at blocking that illegal use.

In the same way I do not think the car companies will be liable for the fines, but they will be liable of they did not do an effort to stop such once the technology to do so is commonplace.

Comment Re:Typical sensationalist Slashdot subjectline (Score 1) 381

You may want to look at something like adsense, where google is selling adverts claiming to be able to limit impressions to a given town. In reality it does not of course work that well, but just implementing the same level of detection on this and they could well say "we have done our best" and have it stick.

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