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Comment: Re:Just in time for another record cold winter (Score 2) 192

by mwvdlee (#47963601) Attached to: Hundreds of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City

You'd also be complaining if they labeled it warming or cooling. It's fighting climate science by being a grammar nazi.
Just say "I don't care what happens to the world after I'm gone" if you don't, but stop playing word-games to justify your believes.

Comment: (Score 5, Interesting) 177

by mwvdlee (#47943827) Attached to: Netropolitan Is a Facebook For the Affluent, and It's Only $9000 To Join

A: "Hey look at this social media website I made last weekend"
B: "Does it have all the features of Facebook?"
A: "No, it was just meant as an experiment and I don't expect anybody would want to use it even if we gave it away for free"
B: "How about we tell everybody it's exclusive and charge a very high entrance fee?"
A: "Great idea, that'd solve the scaling issues too!"

Comment: Re:This is so 2012. (Score 1) 104

by mwvdlee (#47943129) Attached to: Dremel Releases 3D Printer

This is commoditization of 3D printing.
No ordering from small companies online or spending weeks finetuning; just go to the local store, unpack it from the box and start using it.
Isn't this what we've been talking about for so many years; printing out spare parts at home and such?
If I see one of my non-techy relatives print out some boring part they need to fix something, I'll go "WOW".

Comment: Re:Dial up can still access gmail (Score 4, Insightful) 334

by mwvdlee (#47934675) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Remote Support For Disconnected, Computer-Illiterate Relatives

Some stupid student had pictures of himself naked with his gay friend in his University home folder! ;-)

Some normal student with a sexlife had private pictures in his private University home directory.

although I was tempted to post the gay guys pictures somewhere public.

Why would you do that? What exactly tempted you?

Comment: Re:not like megacorps don't control OSS already (Score 4, Insightful) 54

by mwvdlee (#47916645) Attached to: Industry-Based ToDo Alliance Wants To Guide FOSS Development

It's not a complete myth, they still exist but, IMHO, they mostly focus on developing the new, exciting, risky and often hopeless ideas.
I'm perfectly happy with corporations focussing on stability, testing, documentation and all the other stuff that goes into actually finishing a project.

Comment: Re:Request fastlane for games (Score 4, Insightful) 239

by mwvdlee (#47916527) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise

Why would you request a fastlane for Netflix? As you can just buffer the video. If it's not fast enough you need a better internet connection.

Current internet connections are fast enough, future ones may not be.
Video file size will continue to increase. Connection bandwidth will not increase if ISP's can earn money from not increasing it.

For fast paced multiplayer games you would request a fast lane, or any multiplayer game really.

For games you mostly need low latency, not necessarily high bandwidth (which is what the fast lanes are about).

But what connections can be fastlaned? If Netflix or Valve have to negotiate for users to have fastlanes, then it will still cause the same problems.

That basically sums up the entire problem. Content providers will all pay extra for the fast lanes, as a result all content providers' traffic will be equally fast.
Internet will be just as fast as it would be with true net neutrality but ISP are raking in a lot of money for doing effectively nothing.

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