(Speaking of BTSync, I was. That was a standard optimization for seeding, to try to get swarm members to get stuff from each other instead of slamming the seed.)
I'm not certain, but it's quite possible that the server they're both downloading from is smart enough to say "Hmm. I have two clients who want the same thing and have none of it. Let's try sending them different blocks and see if they can share between themselves; if they can, I only have to send each block once instead of twice."
No, but there is an open source bittorrent based syncer called "syncthing". It's not as mature, but it is supposedly functional. Have at
of course selling a counterfeit chip is illegal. But at what point did laws about destruction of private property get a clause that says "unless the property is actually a counterfeit, as determined by the destroyer, regardless of the knowledge of the property's owner"?
Fake chips are a problem. Bricking equipment that includes fake chips is also a problem.
A lot of the creation of money happens when banks issue loans (the asset on the bank's books is essentially a pile of antidollars, so the net is zero)... but paying the interest on those loans takes money that wasn't created that way. Maybe that's enough to eat up the excess being pumped by the Treasury?
Hmmm. I wonder how many gigs per month my backup system uses.
Perhaps the ISPs will be able to leave the monthly fee alone but reduce the cap and use overage fees to cover the tax. If not, yeah, I'm betting on ISP bankruptcy. (Hmmm. If an existing ISP can't change their rates, can they go bankrupt, reform as a new company, and have new rates?)
You mean like this article?
You didn't cause a collision. You were simply involved in one.
Not "give back", "allow access". I have no problem with the cable company offering their services. My problem is with nobody else being able to offer services because they can't afford to run a new set of wires. Imho, the times when the incumbent wire-owner has been required to allow other folks to supply services and charge reasonable rates (dial up ISPs and non-fastlaned broadband are the prime examples) were the heyday of the internet.
Nobody said it was a small thing.
... or any other outbreak, for that matter.
So where is this variety of competitors? My area has one cable company and one phone company, which isn't what I would call a 'variety'. Or are you asserting that all the customers in this area are perfectly happy with one of these two? Because I can tell you right now, it isn't so; I would switch to pretty much anyone but Time Warner in a minute.
Not a bad idea. I like it. Doesn't address GP's assertion that "he shouldn't have been able to get here", but it seems more feasible than anything that I can think of that would address that.