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Comment Re:Not completely nonsensical... (Score 1) 186

Thanks for this thoughtful response. But:

5. Indeed, at least AJAX enables somewhat sane masking of this, but the only-one-request-per-response character of the protocol means a lot of things cannot be done efficiently. If HTTP had allowed arbitrary server-side HTTP responses for the duration of a persistent http connection, that would have greatly alleviated the inefficiencies that AJAX methods strive to mask.

Well... what's wrong with using HTTP 1.1 persistent connections? They do allow multiple arbitrary HTTP responses over a single connection, efficiently.

I'm coming here late, but after reading the comments I still don't see the problems with HTTP. There does seem to be a lot of misunderstanding of the protocol and its history, though.

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Submission + - Rice University sells college radio station (savektru.org) 1

An anonymous reader writes: Earlier this week, Rice University made public its plans to sell the broadcast FM license, tower and frequency of its longtime college radio station, KTRU 91.7. The station has been student-run for more than 40 years and plays a diverse, eclectic slate of programming. The university described KTRU as an "underutilized asset" and stands to gain $9.5M from the deal, which will give Houston yet another NPR station.

Comment Re:question (Score 1) 265

Land lines are laid with significant cost to our "commons", i.e. rights-of-way, etc. But similarly, the EM spectrum, and therefore wireless bandwidth, is a part of our commons too.

Don't know if you were getting at this, but wireless companies have certainly *not* made their whole business with no cost to the rest of us. It's perfectly reasonable to regulate them.

Submission + - Google postpones mobile phone launch in China (usatoday.com)

Oori writes: From words to actions: Google is postponing the launching of its phone in China. Off the AP news wire, which, as parts of its terms of use states that "This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed." Hopefully enough will RTFA at source.

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