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Comment: Re:movies should not go over internet backbone (Score 1) 227

by theqmann (#46936229) Attached to: Comcast: Destroying What Makes a Competitive Internet Possible
Netflix does offer something similar to ISPs so they don't need to route all that traffic over the backbones, but since Netflix charges a fee to maintain the cache system, ISPs don't want it. Besides, if they did that, they wouldn't be able to complain and extort more money out of the backbone and edge providers.

Comment: Re:9.1 (Score 1) 1009

by theqmann (#45942879) Attached to: Windows 9 Already? Apparently, Yes.
What was so bad about ME compared to 98? It seemed like it was just a bunch of overblown hype, with no noticible differences. Also, the only real issue I had with Vista was the incredibly slow vendor response in making updated drivers. Also, driver makers could get the works for windows vista logo by only making 32 bit drivers, which left a lot of 64 bit OS users with non-functional hardware. With 7, MS changed the logo requirement to requiring support for 32 and 64 bit OS.

Comment: Re:simple (Score 1) 497

by theqmann (#45097015) Attached to: Cost of $634 Million — So Far
actual question here from an embedded programmer with little knowledge of javascript: is that code on line 79 trying to use the result of the "" lookup as an index into a string array? What is the correct way to do this? C programming has lots of times where stuff like array[struct.var] = 4 is perfectly valid.

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