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Comment Re: People don't know what they are talking about (Score 1) 245

Not necessarily.

There are many ways to use QoS.   Two of them are:

1, "The stuff I ( the bandwidth provider ) want to go faster, like my internal <pick service here>, will go faster, and external services from other vendors/services will go slower, actual bandwidth be damned, to make mine the 'best' ( or maybe even 'the only usable' )", because perceived profits / advantage to the provider.

2, "Services that are more time sensitive will have higher priority", because it is in the interests of the purchaser.

Number 2 is a perfectly valid reason and way to implement QoS.
I have a hard time seeing NN proponents being opposed to this.  In fact, in my opinion, #2 *is* NN.
Number 1 would be the reason to oppose, but it does not have to be that way.

I do not want Maytag working with my gas/electric provider to "ensure" that Maytag washers, dryers, stoves, etc work great, and everyone else's suck.
I do not want Goodyear working with Chevy to "make sure" that Goodyear tires are great, but all others suck.

*I* pay for my bandwidth.  *I* don't want the vendor choosing what services I can use over that bandwidth.
*I* pick what I use.
If they cant be profitable, that is on them, they need to find a way to make it work.
They should be in the business of transferring bits, nothing else.

You are correct about politicians being technically clueless.  So what?
Does that mean we all go back to living in caves?

Educate them.  We, as a community, have screeched loud enough to be heard on this before.
Lets do it again!

Comment Bleem! (Score 2) 83

Bleem! was a really cool PSx emulator, and the graphics actually looked better. Often game textures were higher res in the files, but the PSx couldn't display them. Your PC could, however, and many games looked far better on the PC.

I bough several copies of Bleem! in order to throw money at them, while they would face the inevitable lawsuit from Sony. They did, and they were financially crushed under the legal boot when Sony eventually brought it to bear. Never even went to court.

Comment Re:It's a good thing it happened. (Score 1) 448

In the Kinect Hardware, there is a very lower power custom hardware circuit that only detects the phrase 'XBox On", and nothing else. I would guess other devices work in a similar fashion.

This saves hardware and electrical costs when spread over millions of devices that are always 'on' by allowing them to be in a low-power state, yet still able to respond when triggered, without it people would be complaining about the constant waste of the power drain.

Comment Actual technical reasons (Score 2) 448

There are actual technical reasons for using one name.

In the Kinect, there is a very lower power custom hardware circuit that only detects the phrase 'XBox On", and nothing else. I would guess other devices work in a similar fashion.

This saves hardware and electrical costs when spread over millions of devices that are always 'on' by allowing them to be in a low-power state, yet still able to respond when triggered, without it people would be complaining about the constant waste of the power drain.

Comment Re:"We're" loosing it? (Score 1) 444

Reading and comprehension....

What the person you responded to wrote was "It's kind of a shame that you would really think that. Confirmation bias and gullibility are not monopolized by one side of a political divide. Anyone who thinks they are always correct and clear-eyed, is simply wrong."

The "guy" part was in the post responded to, one level up and your dead on point would have been correctly leveled.

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