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Comment: Re:Are they the same? (Score 1) 109

by mysidia (#48476901) Attached to: Wikipedia's "Complicated" Relationship With Net Neutrality

OK... Now imagine your ISP had the cap and Amazon did not pay your ISP anything extra, and your ISP is not a related entity to Amazon, so they have no financial incentive to favor Amazon, and your ISP decided to waive the cap for Amazon prime educational videos.

That's more like the Wikipedia situation.

Maybe the description "Network Neutrality" is not even the goal we should want it's really Non-interference; as in, no use of network traffic management to promote a commercial service sold by yourself or a related entity by delivering better network performance or by waiving network access fees or discounting overage, and no accepting financial compensation in exchange for providing Non-equal access by doing the same.

However: it is acceptable to waive data usage counting or caps, or allow a 3rd party to pay customers' bill, for access to an application or website as a community service. To qualify as a community service, the purpose of the resource must be non-profit, and there can be no charge or display of advertising while using the resource provided for free as a community service.

Comment: Re:'Sextuplets' (Score 5, Informative) 46

by mysidia (#48475247) Attached to: Riecoin Breaks World Record For Largest Prime Sextuplet, Twice

I always thought 'sextuplets' were what you called nymphomaniac twin sisters!

Twin is two. Sex is 6.

A sextuplet is a tight-nit group of 6; typically used to refer to the birth of 6 kids together.

In the case of primes; it is 6 primes found sequentially which are very close to each other, where the largest prime is within 16 units distance of the smallest of the 6 primes.

Comment: Google should just pull out of these countries (Score 2) 166

by mysidia (#48474777) Attached to: Google Told To Expand Right To Be Forgotten

Outsource their Advertising business to a subsidiary that has no control of what search results appear on the page.

Let that subsidiary do all business in Europe; let the search company not do any business in Europe.

And then the search company can simply ignore all requests to control search results as out of jurisdiction.

Comment: Re:License Audit (Score 1) 57

by mysidia (#48469645) Attached to: Was Microsoft Forced To Pay $136M In Back Taxes In China?

Sure Microsoft; after you sign this memorandum where you enter into binding agreement to fork over payment for all costs associated with the audit, plus an additional non-refundable fee of 6139000¥ plus a 31390¥ retainer.

Costs to Include payment for some additional vacation time for management and senior staff and the cost of purchasing additional computers, server equipment, software, and gov't employees, labor, overtime hours desired to assist with the audit, and other ordinary expenses.

Comment: Re:If the FCC actually did its job (Score 1) 67

You seem to be suggesting a solution in which someone will both cooperatively pass laws spanning multiple nations,

Actually.. I guess I would rather not. Another alternative that would not require it would be to require providers impose a $1 to $5 per call termination fee for any oversea telemarketing call, regardless of whether a product successfully sold or not, and at least 25% of any extra fee collected needs to be paid to the person who was called.

I would like to add a "Telemarketing call reporting" function, where the person who receives the call will enter a code such as "#", during the call, then if the other parties disconnects the call within 5 seconds, or the person presses "#" two more times; the call will automatically be reported as a telemarketing call requiring charging for the service.

In this case, no extra international cooperation is required, since the person making the call terminates the call in the country they are calling, they are automatically subject to any and all fees which may be imposed for the call, and, there are already laws that will cause the originating telecom provider to pay for any and all fees that are due and not paid by the caller.

Comment: Re:If the FCC actually did its job (Score 1) 67

Telemarketers targeting the US will have their operations calling from Canada or elsewhere, and in Canada they'll be calling from the US or elsewhere.

What we need is a law prohibiting telemarketing from an overseas operation to be passed in both countries, and a cooperative agreement to enforce the other country's law locally.

And a regulation that companies which provide termination for overseas calls either refuse any call, or ensure through their contractual agreements and technology on their network that caller id will always be present and reflects a valid telephone number for the actual country of origin unique and persistent to the calling party.

Comment: Re:Think of the job market! (Score 1) 201

by mysidia (#48444185) Attached to: Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

I'm only half-kidding. over the past year or two, there's been a nifty cottage industry of small storefronts that perform screen replacements on cell phones. If that number gets cut in half, things are going to get interesting for these store owners.

Firstly; I think the old phones will still be widely used for a few more years, as long as the price of a screen replacement is low comparable to the cost of a new phone, I think they will be okay for at least another year, they were always a market of limited duration meeting a temporary need.

Otterbox and other impact resistant cases. Not only would this impact Otter Products, but also many retailers, since cases tend to be a high-margin upsell, so their profits would slip.

I suspect their margin may need to become thinner, but this is less likely. It's easy to see how fewer broken screens will affect sales of screen replacement service, however, the sales of impact-resistant cases are going to be primarily linked to customer perception of risk. The new screens don't make the phone waterproof, and then there are is that iPhone 6+ bending issue, which may very well have increased sales of cases.

Next, people view their cases or phone skins as a fashion statement, and I don't see that going away .

Finally, there are people who buy the cases because they need or want a blackberry-style holster, and again, even with impact-resistant glass, the concern of damage to the phone, scratching, or wear from routine daily use remains, and there will be many people who won't perceive the improved glass as a subsitute for a ogod case.

Comment: Re:So is it two or ten times tougher? (Score 1) 201

by mysidia (#48444135) Attached to: Corning Reveals Gorilla Glass 4, Promises No More Broken IPhones

It depends on whether you consider the gorilla glass version previously used by iPhones as a competitor or not. Generally the reading "competitive cover glass now in the market" would be a comparison against only glass made by OTHER COMPANIES', not previous versions of your own product which are now deprecated.

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