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Comment: Re: F the UK (Score 1) 472

by qbast (#48186557) Attached to: In UK, Internet Trolls Could Face Two Years In Jail
USA is on another damn continent - why the hell should they care? Russia was in league with Hitler and one of the aggressors since 17th of September 1939r, so why would the go against their "friends"? They turned against Germany only when Hitler decided that shared ownership of Europe is not good enough. There is very good reason to blame France and UK - since 01.09.1939 most of German army was tied down in Poland and only token forces were defending from west. France and UK had golden opportunity to crush Nazis quickly and with minimal losses. Well, they paid dearly for their cowardice in the end.

Comment: Re:Funny but Microsoft is the most open ecosystem. (Score 1) 165

by qbast (#48186267) Attached to: Microsoft Gearing Up To Release a Smartwatch of Its Own
Provide drivers for new operating systems? Which ones? I somehow don't see any hw manufacturer committing to provide drivers for any weird linux distro in next 5 years. Unless you would want this law written so they only have to do it for new versions if Windows and possibly Mac OSX. That would be received well on Slashdot.

Comment: Re:this could be solved by defining "internet acce (Score 3, Insightful) 149

by qbast (#48142843) Attached to: ISPs Violating Net Neutrality To Block Encryption
When I was administrator in small ISP (about 100 customers) we solved that by monitoring rate of outgoing connections to port 25. Too many connections in 10 minutes - start blocking and call the customer to confirm if this is legit. If yes (happened exactly one time) customer got whitelisted, otherwise we would send somebody to help them with antivirus setup and cleaning up their machine. We also had transparent Squid http cache - not mandatory, but since traffic from cache was delivered at full LAN speed, almost everybody wanted it. The point is that it is possible to take care of the network without treating customers like irritating pests, it just needs a little extra effort.

Your code should be more efficient!