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Comment: Re:What Internet? (Score 1) 365

by Brett Glass (#45624089) Attached to: FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic

Our ISP is in a distant rural area, and the peering point to which we connect is not one of the ones where Netflix peers. We need to cache; this is the situation that caches are for. But just as banks will only give you a loan if you don't need it, Netflix will only give you a server if you don't need it.

Comment: Re:What Internet? (Score 2) 365

by Brett Glass (#45605663) Attached to: FCC Chair: It's Ok For ISPs To Discriminate Traffic
My small ISP asked Netflix for a cache, but was refused. Apparently, unless you're a huge ISP like Comcast, Verizon, or AT&T, Netflix won't let you set up a storage node.... And they won't let you cache on your own, either. In short, if you are small enough to need a cache, you can't have one.

Comment: Apple (Score 1, Interesting) 187

It's only a problem with Apple devices. Both Android and Windows devices are generic bluetooth. My Windows Phone (HTX 8X) works wonderfully with my VW, which connects via bluetooth for the phone part, and bluetooth audio for the music part. Works seamlessly. iPhones... not so much. As long as people use devices that conform to generic bluetooth standards, it's not a problem.

Comment: $$ for software (Score -1) 419

by NineNine (#45174001) Attached to: Mark Shuttleworth Complains About the 'Open Source Tea Party'

I'm SO happy that I pay for software. I don't have to deal with all of this open source drama bullshit, and have to worry about when somebody's temper tantrum decides to end or radically change some software that I rely on for my business. My eyes glazed over halfway through the story summary, and I really don't care.

Comment: Re:Obvious Solution (Score 1) 177

Requiring people to use upper body strength is probably considered assault by most Slashdotters. Nowhere have I seen more people complaining about not being able to pick up Gadget X or Gadget Y because the few pounds it weighs is overwhelming to their frail bodies.

Comment: Re:Death and taxes (Score 1) 330

by NineNine (#45064515) Attached to: Sick of Your Local Police Force? Crowdfund Your Own

Looking at the financial state of our Federal government, state governments, and local municipalities, it is entirely unfair to leave off the Republicans and Democrats from your list.

Republicans and Democrats generally don't use "refusal to pay taxes" as a plank in their platform/philosophy.

Comment: Re:The author is either a shill or a pawn of Googl (Score 1) 332

by Brett Glass (#44837217) Attached to: Verizon's Plan To Turn the Web Into Pay-Per-View
ISPs have no problems with their business models. It's Google who has a problem with their business models... if there's a penny left on the table that Google (which is the force behind the regulations) can't grab. Or if ISPs, who build the Internet, actually get to make something for their hard work.

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