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Comment Re:2Base-TL (Score 1) 256

Agreed, Metro-E is pretty fantastic for small to mid-sized businesses.

T1s, t3s and up are pretty much archaic anymore in urban areas. Sure, small companies can get by with a t1 or two, but why bother?

Metro-E is typically just as cheap if not cheaper for more bandwidth/better throughput.

Comment Re:Seriously? (Score 2, Funny) 174

Cmon man, get with the times. Everyone knows Soylent Green is the best way to eat green.

It even has green in the name, that way you know it's good.

I bike to work on my made from fallen trees wooden bike, where I work at a recycling center re-using discarded plastics to make art, then I eat my yummy soylent green-brand gruel. It's fantastic.

Cmon, slashdot, go green, you jerks!

Comment Re:What's the problem? (Score 2, Interesting) 396

Three things:

1) So you are claiming you are an expert? I asked a question, that sort of was answered in the OP, but considering the source was the guy who wrote the rip-off of Tetris, I was wondering if his summary was accurate.

2) If a larger company did something like this, people would react differently, I suspect.

3) I love people like you, mouthing off on the internet, saying someone is a total retard because they may not understand the ins and outs of "IP protections". I'm not a programmer. I don't know about IP laws because I don't create (or in this case, ripoff) "art". I hope you feel good about yourself, you smug asshole.

Comment What's the problem? (Score 1, Insightful) 396

The Tetris Company, LLC has notified Google to remove all Tetris clones from Android Market. I am one of the developers of FallingBlocks, a game with the same gameplay concepts as Tetris.

So, if I understand this right, you've made a Tetris clone. (Unless "the same gameplay concepts" means something other than blocks fall towards the bottom of the screen, you can move them around and the goal is to get full lines across the entire line)

The company that owns Tetris basically said "We own the trademark and have a patent on the game play, they can't make their own version of it and sell it for profit".

Is that correct?

Because if that is the story, then I don't really see how this is a big deal at all.

Comment Re:As a non-developer, this is what I see (Score 1) 216

I'm glad I saw this response.

Here's a "pro-tip" for you: acting like you have the full details of the situation when you've clearly not been given all of them makes you come across as a know it all. Now, I don't know you from anyone, so that may be an unfair statement, I don't know.

I do know that I could have solved the entire frigging issue if I had said "mid-sized" instead of not specifying the size of the company at all.

But, in typical slashdot fashion, most everyone jumped on the bandwagon (even though most couldn't spell switch if you spotted them the "itch") thinking they know what the hell they're talking about.

So...to sum up: I'll attempt to do a better job of describing the network in question when I'm discussing the pros and cons of a small edge device when it's being utilized as a core device incorrectly.

Comment Re:Fats are the key! (Score 5, Insightful) 763

I grill out a lot. I also have cooked plenty of steaks (and other hunks of animal flesh) in my oven. I can guarantee you that my friends have enjoyed standing around the grill outside shooting the shit than hanging out in the kitchen while I play the on the stove in the oven game.

It's not ALWAYS completely about the meat; the experience is key as well.

I went to a nice restaurant and had a fantastic meal with some great company. Went back a couple months later and the experience was completely different due to my table companions not being nearly as lively.

There is something to be said for grilling outside on a beautiful day.

Comment Re:in other news, cementing the BP CEO has started (Score 5, Insightful) 611

So you hold the CEO personally responsible for this mishap? If that's the case, then I don't think anyone gets to complain about how much money CEOs make.

I mean, if I were the head of BP and every decision that was made pointed directly at me, then I'd for sure want a bajillion dollars a year.

That's a lot of pressure to be under.

I mean, what if that BP truck driver falls asleep at the wheel and kills a family of 4? That's on me, right?

Comment Re:The US looks pretty terrible. (Score 1) 233

Yeah, doesn't surprise me at all that of the countries that are "doing the best" bandwidth-wise, almost all of them are smaller countries.

Is that a new measurement? How many South Koreas can you fit in the US?

Aw, who am I kidding, even with FiOS I'm still envious of their baddassery when it comes to bandwidth. Kudos to them, each of those countries is definitely ahead of the curve infrastructure-wise.

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