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Comment: Re:You mean... (Score 2) 102

by msauve (#47916705) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
It doesn't even do that. QoS on a home router is only going to prioritize the traffic leaving the box. It's all on an equal basis "best effort" from there. So, it only protects you from yourself - you can make outbound Skype continue working when you have a bunch of torrents running. But, the quality of the incoming Skype will still suck - you have no control. The ISPs would like to give you that control (and charge you more for it), but no, that would apparently be evil.

So, the OP was being clueless. Unless QoS is bidirectional (for most types of traffic), and end-to-end, it provides little value.

Comment: Re:You mean... (Score 1) 102

by msauve (#47916605) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
If you think that's how it works, you really don't understand QoS, networking, or what the ISPs would like to do. They want to provide QoS within their networks. That would allow better support for things like realtime services (Netflix, VoIP, Pandora, etc.). They can't simply trust users to appropriately mark packets - you'd have some who simply marked everything as high priority.

And exactly how does your hypothetical user control incoming bandwidth with their "home router?"

I have no problem with preferential "fast lanes," as long as they use bandwidth above and beyond a guaranteed baseline (call it a CIR, or SLA rate, or whatever). You don't want to pay to use it, you've lost nothing. Some service provider wants to pay to send preferred traffic to you? It has no impact on your base rate, you've lost nothing (well, perhaps a tiny bit of latency to serialization delay, but no bandwidth). This assumes, of course, that the CPE-ISP link is undersubscribed.

Comment: Re:You mean... (Score 2) 102

by msauve (#47916407) Attached to: AT&T Proposes Net Neutrality Compromise
"Isn't QoS supported by most home type routers,"

If you're using a "home type router," my guess is you have no other internal hops. And, your ISP isn't going to pay any attention to how you mark QoS in what you send out.

So, exactly what do you expect that QoS support to do? QoS provides very little benefit unless it is end-to-end.

Comment: Re:" Foley's killers may have thought of him as le (Score 1) 2

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47913675) Attached to: James Foley Is Not a War Ad

'Zactly. PNAC/Likud false-flag plan to shatter the political status quo of the region. Exacerbate identity-based politics (Zionist "tell") and derive opportunity out of ensured resulting chaos.

Iraq and Syria were the two LEADING states that - for varying reasons - minimized ethnic/identity basis for state integrity, opportunity and use of power. One is shattered using ethnic "Balkanization", and another on the verge. Lebanon became valid and healthy only after settling these internal divisions in a loose compromise. The fingerprint of Shin Bet and Mossad in re-opening these conflicts (with Rafic Hariri assassination, etc.) is evident to anyone who evaluates the evidence without starting from a conclusion.

Don't you see? You play into this hand of manipulation yourself, when you drive postings that pose theological difference and superiority.

Comment: Re:Well, if you're going to push... (Score 3, Interesting) 110

by msauve (#47913433) Attached to: Court Rules the "Google" Trademark Isn't Generic
In my experience, very few people use "Xerox" as a verb. I've much more often heard "make some copies on the Xerox machine" (and less often without the "machine") referring generically to a photocopier.

In any case, bad example, as Xerox still holds their trademark.

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