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Comment Classify 'em as Common Carriers under Title II (Score 5, Insightful) 466

Cogent: Reclassify ISPs As Common Carriers Under Title II

In a bit of a clever public relations dance, Cogent has issued a press release stating that while the company refuses to pay companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast new peering tolls, they will pay the costs incurred by those companies to ensure there's adequate capacity at interconnection points. Cogent has been at the heart of more than a few debates over settlement-free peering, usually when the levels of traffic exchanged aren't equal. ...

Comment Re:Lemme posit this... (Score 1) 100

You raise a valid point.

Yes, the "saturation" aspect of commercial buys is also an issue.

A local radio station, 107.1 The Peak suffers from this very malady.

For some reason, they think it is good to play the same commercial once an hour, every hour, 24/7, for weeks at a time.

It numbs the mind.

Yes, you raise a valid point. Thanks.

Comment Lemme posit this... (Score 5, Interesting) 100

If the car commercials I have to suffer through on my TV were half as good as this "amateur" commercial, would I fast-forward my TiVo to skip the commercials?

My answer: no.

This is an enjoyable commercial.

Question: why cannot the "professional" commercial makers do this sort of thing? Why are current car commercials always screaming at me?

Comment Re:Where's the data stored? (Score 1) 208

It can be stored on OneDrive and doing so allows you to access your information from almost anyhwere using almost any device.

That also allows Microsoft to access my data.

Since others have said the free version requires the use of storage on Microsoft's computers, I suspect Microsoft will be scanning the OneNote data for monetizing purposes. Why else would they prevent the free OneNote users from storing data on non-Microsoft servers?

Comment Good choice looking at Linux... (Score 1) 287

... as Microsoft has made Windows a dead end with the Windows 8 fiasco.

If all she really needs is email and a browser, look for the simplest, cleanest UI you can find that provides that very basic functionality. Then configure the UI to looks like what she is used to - Windows XP.

Don't over complicate the transition with things you might think are cool, just keep it complicated enough to meet her needs, no more.

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
--Albert Einstein

Comment strcpy (Score 1) 290

I read a message thread on a Linux board which presented the idea that using strlcpy, instead of strcpy, was a crutch that encouraged sloppy coding because the programmer will no longer think about buffer sizes.

I know you are a proponent of strlcpy. Why do you think some projects resist using it so much?

Comment Re:Yeah, but they are their own problem. (Score 1) 482

For example, I think there is a problem with our healthcare system when we end up as a nation (USA) consuming 80% of all painkillers prescribed worldwide

Painkillers are a social addiction problem, not a healthcare problem.

In order to solve a problem, you first must identify it accurately.

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