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Comment Re:Good for backhauls and maybe some DC uses (Score 1) 73

10GbE is priced for small business, you can get 24 port switches for ~$2-5k (even from overpriced shops like Cisco) and 10GbE NIC's for $200 or less. 40GbE is being priced for your largish office building and 40/100GbE is considered 'standard' in new data center designs. Development of 400GbE has been going on since 2013 and 800GbE and beyond is expected around 2020.

Comment Re:Fuck the spec (Score 1) 84

As a programmer, I like videos to autoplay when I instruct the program to do so. HTML is a programming language and does what the programmer wants, as it is intended to do. If you don't like it or certain programmers annoy you, you should avoid said programs/programmers (eg. CNN). Back in the day, browsers had a setting to override ANY CSS stylesheet with your own, immensely useful when everything on the web was Geocities and MySpace pages, I think those setting disappeared later on, perhaps there is an extension that will allow you to insert your own JavaScript or CSS on every page.

Comment Re:What's our take away on this supposed to be? (Score 1) 86

The audit revealed more that the pencil pushers didn't even look at the applications before approving them, those products didn't exist yet got Energy Star approved. They set up a set of fake companies and sent Energy Star a set of devices they purported to make that were 20% more efficient than any competitor, they eventually worked up to a gas powered alarm clock. The other thing they found is that once they got an Energy Star certification, they could plaster it on any product they wished even if it hadn't been approved yet.

Comment Re:So what? (Score 1) 522

ICANN doesn't lose control, if anything they gain more control. Currently the majority of DNS and ICANN is under US control (yes it has international stakeholders but legally speaking, it's still US-controlled). In the future, ICANN will be standing on it's own with a variety of stakeholders. The question is: will it become a toothless, powerless organization that doesn't have the guts to change anything like the UN or will it become a truly stateless corporation under supervision of the Googles and Facebooks of this world or perhaps control will be seized by Russia or China.

Comment Re:Work around? (Score 1) 220

This decision was basically saying that the federal government can't just meddle in state business. That's a good thing. The problem is that the corrupt state leaders have decided that in their state providing certain services is illegal. The town should go to it's courts and have them decide whether or not their state can make such laws or whether it's valid. In many states, it's illegal for the government to compete with a business (for good reason) except for utilities. They could probably legally sell the system for a dollar to a true business or a non profit using the same tricks the big telcos use elsewhere (100 year exclusivity; using language that excludes all other bidders etc)

Comment 30fps is acceptable? (Score -1) 146

You console users, really got to get with the time. I find 60fps 'acceptable' for anything that doesn't offer too much interaction, but for fighters and anything that has skill shots and the like, 120 without drops is at least necessary or an unlocked fps so that you can still incur some drops without noticing. I don't care about 4k all that much, most game devs will simply put in larger textures or scale and be done with it.

Comment Re:Criminal behavior (Score 1) 84

I don't think Google would have a problem if the contractors were truly independent and regulated by the City, you can just give them a contract, they'll hire and train a bunch of people and get the job done. Right now, that's not the way it is nor is it what Comcast or AT&T are proposing. Many business people have proposed similar things all over the world (instead of breaking open the street 3 times, how about you let a third party do it once, you all do your work and we'll close it down again) but the incumbents don't want that, they want to be able to point at the newcomers and blame them for 'unnecessary construction work'.

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