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Comment Are their bandwidths metered? (Score 1) 622

I'm not personally aware of any large carrier that charges on data volume (for upstream/backbone) and they are paying for the same electricity basically regardless of use. Outside of making sure they have enough pipe all the costs for Comcast, Time Warner, etc... are fixed! So, yes they can give you an unlimited plan because basically unless you're flooding the pipe their own bandwidth is unlimited. The argument that you should pay more for more use is nearly insane -- it does't cost them anything extra for you to burn thousands of extra GB because they pay nothing extra for the data crossing the wire; as long as they have enough bandwidth to cover a bad day they are fine. (They would have already bought this ahead of time, so... Yea, it's already there even if you aren't using it...) This is price gouging at its finest and what they don't realize is all they will do is make municipalities launch their own ISPs without these silly fake restrictions. A 10+gig MPLS isn't exactly that expensive for a small town, and some towns have 30+ gig fiber just laying around for the future... Really, they're just going to make sure they die off -- as if cable fees weren't enough.

Comment Re:Ugh (Score 1) 191

Fedora is always more stable than Ubuntu unless you use the LTS release. If you need total stability and enterprise features just get CentOS which is basically Red Had Linux w/no support/subscription. Fedora, CentOS, and Red Hat all work similarly enough that there is no problem switching between hem. I'd put Ubuntu LTS and CentOS pretty close to even... Ubuntu is great until you have to install the software on a raid or do something fancy -- any flavor of Redhat basically does this out of the box. I think for servers Red Hat or CentOS are the only game really.

Comment Stupidity of IT workers at work. (Score 1) 602

Look, I hate to say it but I've never trained an H1B regardless of the money involved and as a result I still have my conscience. IT workers who are completely retarded enable these companies to do these things. The answer the this question is simple: If they threaten your job if you don't train someone... LEAVE... You are not just hurting yourself, but everyone else in this profession. Three months more of pay to permanently lose your job, and worse deny that job to another qualified candidate that lives in this country? This is only a deal for you if you're mentally disabled. Without our direct help they cannot do this, so uh... Stop helping them.. Part two -- most of us are not employed as trainers. Trainers get paid more than IT workers... You actually have no responsibility to train anyone most of the time and you are not being paid for it. Specifically ask to have terms like "excludes H1B workers" if you do get paid to train. We have to stop fucking ourselves... It's really that simple.

Comment Re: Don't care (Score 3, Interesting) 174

What they don't get is people watch programming through the VPN because they have other way to get it.... If they spent half as much of this effort by negotiating with Netflix or Hulu for US customers to get these shows streamed we wouldn't care about VPNing them through iPlayer and still "paying for them..." It's just the typical ass-backwards corporate thinking at work.

Comment Whether TOR is cracked or not.. (Score 1) 122

It think the best use of it is hiding your IP from every site, and adding another layer of encryption. If you need message security use a message security encryption, and if you need a file encryption use the right tool. Assuming anything on the Internet isn't clear text at all times is just being foolish -- even if the site you are on uses HTTPS it is possible that they are hacked, etc...

Comment Stop putting real data on websites (Score 1) 370

I keep saying this, but nonetheless unless you have a legal obligation to provide real info don't. The problem is your data goes in databases and you have no idea how long it is going to be retained. Closing your account doesn't even delete the data. Next, change all the info that is relevant... STOP USING REAL INFO.. esh... I'm not going to say it again.... you aren't getting checks from these people they don't need your info.. New Github account New Phone/E-mails New Everything that can be remade. For non-essential accounts use bullshit information. Use different information on each site and record them somewhere safe. You can parrot them back if you have to. Close all of the accounts they are bombarding. Solved...

Comment Re: Climate Change Deniers aren't stupid... (Score 1) 737

I'm not against us reducing pollution. Cancer sucks, and pollution plays a large part in other health problems. We should be diligent and even intolerant of emissions to the air just as a matter of common sense. I'm pretty much against it if what comes out is anything but water vapor or some other naturally occurring result.

Comment Re:Climate Change Deniers aren't stupid... (Score 1) 737

Wait a minute... You think these publicly funded scientists aren't getting money from corporations? They are saying exactly whatever they are getting paid to say on either side of the aisle. My opinion is to experience global warming we have to have data that says we're warmer than we have been in in our past, and we aren't and never have been. The Minoans didn't have cars or pollution on the scale that we do -- so what gives? That's the only question I ask, and that is the question neither these scientists will answer nor acknowledge! All we are seeing is a "warming" trend for the last two-hundred years, and we just came off a mini-ice age nearly 400 years back - it is to be expected that we trend upward. For that entire time temperatures are basically 0.5 max hotter than they were previous globally. Can you even notice that?

I find it suspicious that these "scientists" filter the information to exclude the Minoan warming period that occurred around 2600 BC since they are clipping the data at 2000 years in most cases. It's not what they tell you it's what they omit. What are they trying to make you think, and why?

Comment Climate Change Deniers aren't stupid... (Score 3, Informative) 737

Climate change deniers are scientists too. The earth is not nor has it ever been outside of its normal range of possible temperatures -- we are still not even close to the "The Great Minoan Warm-up" -- and, the most polluted place on the planet -- Linfen, China has only raised 2 degrees F in 50 years. (You can confirm that with wolfram alpha if you like... You can chew Linfen's air -- that's how nasty it is... Anyway, our whole planet would have to look like Linfen to have this global impact and it just isn't going to happen since we don't actually live on most of the planet -- it's water. Does that mean we shouldn't control emissions? No, we definitely should -- there are health considerations to this, but it doesn't matter what we do... The planet will warm or cool as it pleases like it always has. Mostly, this is coming off to meas an NOAA funding scam -- because no one cares what the do so they have no money without a climate change media scare... And, consensus reality doesn't presume truth -- truth is from data and analysis.... These opinions are not congruent with the data... We're facing normal warming patterns so far -- we've had times in history where the Arctic ice completely melted off before -- this is nothing new. We are also in an El Nino pattern in the USA and historically that has lead to warmer wetter winters and cool summers -- they are projecting that it will last 2-5 years. Early in the 1900s and earlier the Arctic was experiencing and abnormally cold period and we're just going back to normal. In 2007 there was a "great rapid decline" that was probably climate related, but by the next year or so the ice had grown right back to where it was. We're not losing ice so much as the ice there is "new". Most of the melt is old ice -- that could be due to contaminates or just the fact that older ice reflects solar energy differently... either way it is still there... I have links.. But, I don't want to cream every related site with slashdotters... Mostly, I am not concerned that was should do everything we can to reduce our carbon footprint -- I am concerned that we shouldn't emit chemicals for health considerations. The heat won't kill us quickly, but a floating airborne cancer soup will. Do _NOT_ trust the US media at all with these issues -- they have been telling lies about other things as well... Try to get data from overseas sources who aren't influenced from the corporate world.... The EPA for example used to have air quality charts for years in the past for most of the world -- they took them off their site. Search: "Iceland 10000 year climate study" "Arctic Ice Cap Growing" (it has since 2012!)

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