I'm with this guy, I've had nothing but nightmares from ATI historically, can't say I've given modern AMD a chance, but nVidia works so well I have little motivation to.
which is why we just finished out our Vista roll-out last week!
every HTTP request goes to a site that has nothing to do with goats!
It has nothing to do with packet discrimination and everything to do with being in control. Best case scenario is having such a plethora of providers to pick from that garbage can be avoided easily. Right now the carriers lobby and receive regulation that prevents competition which creates the illusion that laws need to be passed to protect consumers from packet discrimination. In reality if you got rid of competition barriers carriers would be afraid to throttle because they know we'll pack up our bits and move.
It's not up to the corporation to create a level playing field. It's up to the government to stop creating barriers to competition.
The arguments being made for Net Neutrality are not for Neutrality but control. The Pro "Neutrality" angle is a government dominated Internet, the anti-Neutrality angle is a corporate dominated one. There's not much of a difference considering how hard it is to tell the difference between the two. Real net neutrality is a level playing field without government protectionism (which we have tons of at the moment) and the ability to purchase whatever we want and there's real repercussions for companies that attempt to fuck over the users because the users have another option.
Wait - you're still stalking me? My personal racist caller, always figured you found something better to do with your life.
I guess working for a self proclaimed Hispanic company doesn't dull that attack any - no sir! Couldn't possibly have anything to do with 12 Spanish channels my family and I have no interest in being crammed into the lowest tier while stuff like the NASA channel which is free in every way but cable tier is one up.
If anything the cable company is racist - Hispanics get everything on the lowest tier while the majority English speakers have to pay extra to get something other than Home Shopping Networks and MSNBC along with some useless local stations.
And it's just getting worse. There's been articles here on Slashdot about how carriers "tune" channels for quality on the shared data pipe. SciFi, Discovery, the nature type channels that all benefit the most from good quality get the low tuned down shit, but never mind, the Home Shopping Network is always 1080P and max bps.
I haven't had cable of my own or satellite in years and I frankly don't miss it. Every time I'm at a friends or relatives and I see definitive examples of said channel tuning and all the Spanish networks being on the lowest paid for tier while even channels that are free streaming over the web and on terrestrial satellite being on upper tiers it doesn't soften my feelings towards cable companies.
Being Sony you would think they would fuck their own product over by insisting on Memory Stick.
I like to use BTSync to keep all of my music where/how I like it on every device, but the users in my organization along with family/inlaws all seem to be obsessed with streaming. I know people who will skip the movie/music on their HDD to stream it because it's easier to find.
Geeks, DJ's and old folks seem to be all that's left not streaming. (old folks using physical media of course)
Does radio count as streaming?
As a user of OSX, Windows 8, and Linux I have to say:
They're all doing pretty well in the stability department.
I remember the days of Windows hell. I remember pre-OSX Mac, and I've had my share of weird Linux issues. OS X has taken a major nose-dive with Yosemite - I recommend staying on Mavericks. As far as Windows is concerned get over your Start Button issues and just deal with the new interface, it's not that bad and you might like it if you get used to it. As far as Linux is concerned - stop being afraid of it and give it a shot - it's actually easier to keep up to date than Windows is! (though Windows is catching up)
used the infrared curtain concept. It was basically a badass intercom, or a closed loop HAM radio that used fiber optics instead of radio depending on how you want to look at it.
Not super awesome capacitive touchscreen tech - but it's something that will work for gloved or calloused fingers - something touch screens have a problem with. (you have no idea how many bad "drops" I've made on video games because the screen doesn't work on my callouses)
The entire subject is muddied and partisan. I'm pointing out fallacies, you're jumping on a partisan bandwagon. Since you're sighting a pro-globalist source, so will I.
as in forcing children to get the vaccines or incur penalties are the same ones who are demanding we leave our borders completely unchecked. As in allowing unvaccinated people to walk in unregistered and do as they please in our our country. So it's okay to force our own people to do it, but it's racist to expect other people in our borders to do it.
Time to learn some objectivity here!
Slashdot used to be a nice place to discuss technical things, it's slowly started taking on a pro-big-brother attitude.