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Posted by CmdrTaco
from the contact-me-please dept.
gmuslera writes "Not enough speed from your ISP? Google seems to go into that market too. 'We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.' The goal isnt just to give ultra fast speed for some lucky ones, but to test under that conditions things like new generations of apps, and deployment techniques that take advantage of it." If they need a test neighborhood, I'm sure mine would be willing.

Comment: Re:Crack when there is no DRM? (Score 1) 372

by mirkob (#31012716) Attached to: Game Industry Vets On DRM

and if i'm currently trying 5-6 games just acquired from that famous bin, and whant to show some of them to my friend? or play some older glory that easily sit on my hard disk for years pending the right moment of nostalgia?

and some fucking drm added to the simple disk check of some game isn't easily evaded with daemon tools...

and the disk of my laptop is huge but not infinite! 10 games that occupy 4-5 GB each and the corresponding dvd iso are already 50GB!

not counting that this disck ckeck is really stupid! as you told many are simply avoidable with daemontools so totally ineffective but still much annoying to the paying customer!

Comment: Re:Crack when there is no DRM? (Score 1) 372

by mirkob (#31008306) Attached to: Game Industry Vets On DRM

mostly acceptable??? NO!

its the first type to eradicate nowadays!

after a year of playing only games from gog.com some time ago i ransacket a discounted old game bin, and i really regretted it!

i even rebuyed some game on gog to avoid the hassle of switching cd/dvd every time i want to play a game!

its even more annoying on a laptop where you whant to play a game everywhere, and you have 250GB of hard disk so you have tens of games installed, but i really don't whant the hassle of having to carry 10/20 cdrom if i ever want to game!

Comment: Re:Proper Planning (Score 3, Insightful) 414

by mirkob (#30595164) Attached to: How Many Admins Per User/Computer Have You Seen?

If a dept feels they're understaffed, they must first evaluate the workload and determine if the implementation is unnecessarily causing extra work . Then correct the root issues (possibly hiring contractors for the interim) and reevaluate.

unfortunately the core problem is the fucking stupid users, no way to smat them up, nor to sack them...

the second problem is the presence of more than 100 different programs, about 2 to 15 are to install in every single station in seemly random assortment that vary wildly depending on the single user...
no way to solve that either.

the third is a continuous spawning of new programs or functionality to implement the week before, so that you hastily put something up, than have to spend 5 time that time to correct, expand, modify, document ecc...
all between a problem and an emergency

without those 3 problem there would be less than 1/5 of the problem... end personal needed.

now there is 4.5 tecnician, and 2.5 administrative to manage about 50-60 servers (half linux half win) and about 500 users on windows pc

Comment: Re:Enlighten about technology? (Score 1) 194

by mirkob (#30595118) Attached to: Italy May Censor Torrent Sites

Are the Italians that desperate to stop the video of Berlusconi being thumped being available around the world? :)

unfortunately we (the reasonably well informed citizen) certainly doesn't need another video on berlusconi...

it's the 70-90% of the population that live completely oblivious of the truckload of crime, corruption and assault to the constitution that the berlusconi's government represent.
and that's because they are completely nubed by the tv and various papers submitted to berlusconi control...

Comment: Re:Well that's easy... (Score 5, Insightful) 427

by mirkob (#30445624) Attached to: Why Is a Laptop's Battery Dearer Than a Lawnmower's?

I understand profit, that's why we're in business, to make money. But charging more for something just because the consumer is willing to pay more for it... I guess that crosses the ethical line for me.

That's not supply and demand, it's not because it's any better than the other, it's not because its more expensive to make. You're just doing it because you can, and I call that greed.

that's where the theory of capitalism fail, if every laptop owner know that it has been ripped of money for nothing in return
than, maybe, market would work (and low the price),

but the main component that influence the market today are publicity and obfuscation of real characteristics and flaws of product

not informed comparison of products, where intelligent and informed people could decide if they want more reliable, more durable or cheaper product of a certain kind and, buying it, influence the market production.

Comment: Re:It's not business (Score 1) 463

by mirkob (#29464007) Attached to: ASCAP Says Apple Should Pay For 30-sec. Song Samples

Time, time, time, and time again, history has shown that you can run a business that people like and make money, or you can be a greedy monster and make money. It works for some time, but will those businesses be around in 100 years?

true, but unfortunately the business is ruled not by the desire to still be there the next century, but to show a profit the next quarter...

and if some branch of the multinational screw up greatly and die in few years... that bother only the employee not the top manager that go to manage some other establishment!

the analogy of the good king and bad king had much to it, the good king typically is also relatively good father that want to leave a good reign to his children, the bad one typically (not necessarily so but usually) is a person lusting for power, now and for himself the remote future doesn't matter.

so now we really need a good king of earth to care for the whole planet, ecologically and economically :)

Comment: Re:Interesting from an evolution POV (Score 1) 161

by mirkob (#28983725) Attached to: Neuron Path Discovery May Change Our Conception of Itching

the major problem in your sentences is the word "chose",

evolution is a result of a lot of different events and none of them is sentient nor is the total of them,

so "choosing" an non redundant path isn't something that a "sentient" evolution logically do, it's simply a frequent occurrence because more simple solution to a problem tend to have easier time survive and reproduce.

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