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Comment: "Fact" means canon (Score 1) 335

by tepples (#49164413) Attached to: Google Wants To Rank Websites Based On Facts Not Links

So you want google to passively block or filter into obscurity all references to religion or fiction?

If something is consensus within the canon of a particular fictional world, Google should treat it as consensus in that context. This shouldn't change whether the world is that of The Bible or The Silmarillion.

Comment: Re:fees (Score 1) 386

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) 98

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) 196

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.

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