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Comment: Re:Opposite Experience with Adobe Download (Score 1, Informative) 348

by sleeper0 (#34719088) Attached to: Beware of Using Google Or OpenDNS For iTunes

Two hours vs. instant streaming isn't a localization issue, you can easily stream 1-2mbps (or much more) from half way around the world. ~100ms in latency is nothing with a fat, non time sensitive stream like recorded video.\

It sounds like the specific POP the google DNS server is being fed is overloaded with traffic. It should be fairly easy for Apple to resolve the problem on their end, by simply not resolving to overloaded pops (they shouldn't ever anyway).

Other video cdn backed services (like netflix) don't suffer POP overloading on public DNS servers like GTE or open.

Comment: Re:At least gamasutra labels their paid placements (Score 2, Informative) 71

by sleeper0 (#30603504) Attached to: An Inside Look At <em>Warhammer Online's</em> Server Setup
Ahh, I was trying to figure out how I missed that - turns out the link to the article starts you on the second page where the disclaimer is nowhere to be found. Not that it's a dig on gamasutra as it's clearly stated in the title. Just wish /. had mentioned it before I read most of the way through and was wondering why I felt like I was reading and intel ad.

Comment: At least gamasutra labels their paid placements (Score 5, Informative) 71

by sleeper0 (#30603456) Attached to: An Inside Look At <em>Warhammer Online's</em> Server Setup
Sponsored Feature: Restless Entities Never Sleep -- The Back End of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

New features enhance the overall gaming experience, such as Intel Turbo Boost Technology (to maximize speed for demanding applications), Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (for advanced multi-tasking and support for up to eight threads), and Intel Smart Cache (to provide a higher performing, more efficient cache subsystem). Experience Warhammer Online in its best light with the processor that has become the gold standard in the gaming world, the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition.

Comment: Written by someone born in the 90s? (Score 4, Insightful) 249

by sleeper0 (#30560788) Attached to: A Brief History of Modems
Otherwise how could you think that v.32bis (14.4k) was introduced in 1980? I had to look it up to see what the hell they were on about, apparently the 1980 figure comes from a break through channel coding paper written in 1980 at IBM that didn't even get passed around for a few years. The reality is that the public had to wait nearly a decade before those techniques were out of the lab, and a few more years before a standard was ratified. Trying to figure out what niche this article fills - the wiki article on modems does a far better job at going over the same info. Hell, the author of TFA even put an old-time(tm) bw filter on a photo from the late 80s trying to make it seem like a shot with a laptop came from the 60s.

Comment: Re:pre-doom stock inflation (Score 1) 102

by sleeper0 (#30539906) Attached to: OLPC Unveils Plans For Tablets By 2012
I think you need more than one person to apply the tag before it hits the article summary. Tagging appropriate articles with slashvertisement will often (but not always) show up on the article for a short period of time until an editor blocks it. I assume someone else has added it too when it does show up, but I guess I don't really know.

Comment: Re:Divergent Interests (Score 1) 164

by sleeper0 (#30517154) Attached to: Best Open Source Business Tools?
It sounds like your small S corp consultancy that helps people run their businesses could use a small consultancy to help you run yours. At the very least you probably should learn a bit more about contracts and meeting requirements somewhere, having a piece of software that writes you a contract by popping up a dialog box "Enter Consultants Name:" isn't going to work out very well. At the risk of committing slashdot heresy, I'd suggest books. There is a large and well established free repository of them near you, it's called your local library.

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