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Comment: Re:OwnCloud? (Score 1) 103

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."

Comment: Re: Nah, this is just stage 1 (Score 1) 306

by suutar (#48206629) Attached to: Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic

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?

Comment: Re:'Bout time (Score 2) 173

by suutar (#48196791) Attached to: 32 Cities Want To Challenge Big Telecom, Build Their Own Gigabit Networks

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.

Comment: Re:Awesome quote (Score 1) 232

by suutar (#48156281) Attached to: Worcester Mass. City Council Votes To Keep Comcast From Entering the Area

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.

If a thing's worth having, it's worth cheating for. -- W.C. Fields