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Comment: Re:Just make it fully standards compliant... (Score 4, Informative) 413

Why did mods mark it troll? He is perfectly accurate. Microsoft is *STILL* doing it these days. Right now, my favorite is the one where when your client sends a SYN, and the server responds with a RST, the client sends a couple more SYNs, you know, just in case the app wasn't really sure if it wanted to talk or not... There's even a kb article on it, and a registry setting. Which has a minimum setting of two - so no matter what you do, it will send out two extra spurious SYNs.

We really need a TCP/MS for all the crap they pull.

Comment: Re:How? Blackberry Q10 and Silent Circle Blackphon (Score 1) 164

by the_B0fh (#47642797) Attached to: F-Secure: Xiaomi Smartphones Do Secretly Steal Your Data

Uh, you have been following the news right, the ones where Blackberry voluntarily agrees to give whole sale all the information they have to governments like India, Saudi Arabia, etc?

You know, the phone where *ALL* your data have to pass through their data centers?

Comment: Re:Much ado about nothing (Score 1) 281

To quote the professor:

Yet that’s all it shows: People suddenly feel that their phone is slowing down. It doesn’t show that our iPhones actually became slower.

And really, if you want new functionality - which requires new code, are you telling me it doesn't make sense that it will take up more memory and CPU cycles, and therefore "slower" ?

Unless someone finds a "if old phone, wait() and wait more()", even the "optimizing for new phone" argument is bullshit, because Apple pushes out an image specific to your phone (i.e., iOS 6 for iPhone 4 is different from iOS 6 for iPhone 4S is different from iOS 6 for iPhone 5).

Why is everything a conspiracy theory with you?

Comment: Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (Score 1) 398

Are you that stupid, or do you just play one on the Internet? This issue has been debated endlessly and there are lots of nice graphs and diagrams, even here on /.

No, it is not the assertion - what Level3 has pointed out is that in the peering hostel, there is sufficient capacity but Verizon refuses to use it. That is the place where Netflix's ISP and Your ISP (Verizon) meets, to pass traffic to each other.

Do not simplify the design of a program if a way can be found to make it complex and wonderful.