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Comment: A faster connection (Score 1) 740

by unicorn (#44954971) Attached to: Somebody Stole 7 Milliseconds From the Federal Reserve

I remember several years back, someone was working on running a new fiber cable between Chi and NY, that was a literal straight line. Or as straight as absolutely possible, in order to shave milliseconds off of communication times between the cities.

http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2010/0927/outfront-netscape-jim-barksdale-daniel-spivey-wall-street-speed-war.html

I'm sure the race to shave times hasn't slowed, since 2010.

Comment: I've got no faith in Yelp at all anyhow (Score 1) 168

by unicorn (#44951067) Attached to: Brooklyn Yogurt Shop Sting Snares Fake Reviewers For NY Attorney General

A year or two back I posted a review of a food truck that was positive about the product, but negative about some of the business practices of the truck. The vendor complained to Yelp, and they pulled the review because it wasn't just about the product itself. Business practices matter as well, at least they should. And the ease that the vendor had in getting a negative review turfed tells me that nothing on Yelp is to be trusted at all.

Comment: Re:Season 5 versus Series 5. (Score 1) 215

by unicorn (#44950963) Attached to: Apple Offers Refund To Stiffed Breaking Bad Season Pass Customers

A season is a 1/4 trip around the sun. He got all the episodes available in that season. What he thought he was buying was Series 5 not season 5. Like how the british TV is named.

When they started "season 5" they said it was going to be in 2 halves, they've always referred to the last 8 episodes as being part of Season 5. So if someone bought a "season pass" for 5, they should have expected to get ALL of season 5.

At least people that bought the DVD/BluRay from Amazon could see exactly what they were getting, when they ordered the "season 5" disc. It clearly didn't have the second half of season 5 included.

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