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Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 382

Perhaps "colo" here refers to the DSLAM or CMTS where the signal gets split to a neighborhood. In Archangel Michael's proposal as I understand it, a neutral party would own the colo and the last mile, but that party wouldn't connect the colo to the Internet. That'd be the job of competitive ISPs.

Comment: CGNAT (Score 1) 96

by tepples (#49154989) Attached to: Twitter Adds "Report Dox" Option

along with all other twitter handles that have posted from that IP

With all the carrier grade network address translation (CGNAT) going on in mobile networks and in developing countries' wired networks, I imagine that matching people by IPv4 address would need a team of humans to weed out all the false positives.

Comment: Movies and tax returns (Score 1) 191

by tepples (#49151951) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

Playing Music? No iTunes, but otherwise works.

Unless you're buying music and you can't find a particular track on Google or Amazon.

Web browsing [...] Word processing [...] Email

You forgot watching Hollywood movies (lawful DVD player, lawful BD player, clients for each country's DRM'd streaming services) and preparing tax returns.

Comment: Bootstrapping a Google account (Score 1) 166

by tepples (#49150771) Attached to: Microsoft's Goals For Their New Web Rendering Engine

That sign in at a Google search screen bothers me, at which point is one going to be required to use it.

Last time I checked (which was today), creating a Gmail account required a mobile phone number. So for someone buying a mobile phone in order to have a mobile phone number in order to create a Google account, where is one supposed to search for reviews of mobile phones? If a different web search engine, then why not just stick with that instead of using Google Search?

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