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Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 212

The bandwidth caps generally affect the top 1% or fewer users (at least at the more common larger cap sizes). The decrease in profit from tripling the cap wouldn't be anywhere near what you are thinking.

It also reveals that everything they ever said about needing the caps to manage network load was just a pack of lies.

True. Basic shaping is much better than capping, or "advanced shaping". Advanced is when they try to shape down Netflix, but not their own video service. Basic shaping is the shaping allowed by every proposed "network neutrality" bill or suggestion, where you target P2P and such for lower quality, boosting voice, video and web.

Comment Re:What about the NBA? (Score 1) 410

It doesn't even need to be the case that there is a difference in mental capabilities between races. It could be that certain groups have a culture that leads them to be better or worse at certain tasks on average, and those groups can be predominantly of one race/ethnicity. It could be that some cultures cause people to be overconfident in their abilities (e.g. causing them to be more likely to apply for jobs they are unqualified for).

Or more desperate to get a job, making more of them apply for positions they don't match, or pad their resumes.
Or have worse connections, not getting headhunted to jobs, making relatively more of them apply for jobs than natives do.
Or have less resources and means, making them pick from the bottom of the barrel when choosing recruiters; the type that pads resumes and work on the redneck duck hunting principle (fill the sky with lead and you'll hit something), instead of taking time to search for employers that are a good match.

In either case, if 80% of applicants to a job are from somewhere, it doesn't mean that 80% of qualified applicants for a job are.
And it doesn't imply discrimination if a large amount of them get turned down. That some are, indeed, hired, goes a long way to hint at it being merit that lands the jobs.

Comment Re:Good ole boy system (Score 2) 410

Also, they're only looking at resumes to determine qualifications. I'll tell you right now that we get a TON of bogus resumes from body shops, especially Indian ones. Make no mistakes: we have many qualified Indians, including management, but you get a ton of padded resumes that don't hold up under questioning. And yes, you do get those from everywhere, but the predominately Indian body shops can drown you in them.

I concur. Unfortunately, of all the job interviews I do, there's a strong correlation between padded interviews and the origin of the applicant. That doesn't say anything about the individuals from these countries, but based on the original number of applicants, a proportionally higher number of them will not get hired - their qualifications did not meet the requirements.

For applicants from some other countries, there is a pattern of not listing all qualifications they have. That doesn't mean that the individuals are better, but statistically, those applicants are more likely to advance in the queue after an interview.

This is not racism. It's looking at actual qualifications.
I couldn't care less whether you're green and furry, but if something in your resume appears to be an untruth, you're not going to get hired. If a higher percentage of Indians put qualifications they don't have on their resumes, a higher percentage of Indians are going to get turned down.

The recruiting companies have to take a lot of the blame, I think. Some, i fear i have reason to believe, suggests what the applicants should add.
But if your resume says several years of Unix sysadmin experience, and you cannot name a Unix vendor or OS name when asked, you're not discriminated against when turned down.

Comment Re:Name Calling (Score 4, Informative) 127

Trump has turned a $150M inheritance into $10M and a "brand". He's a loser who won't release his tax records because it will expose his life is one huge lie. His negotiation is "lie until they agree, then break the agreement" and "It's cheaper to lose in court than to lose at the negotiation table" Tactics that are short on ethics, and often short on results.

Comment Re:Bandiwidth is *free* fallacy.. (Score 1) 212

So they should deliver 1 Mbps service over a 100 Mbps last-mile connection, so nothing is throttled, and there's no congestion, and there's no incremental cost to your bits.

Instead, every user, and the companies providing the service, prefer an over-subscribed service that cuts user cost. The only question is where do they put the line. Too much OS and the performance is bad. Too little OS, and the cost is too high. One of the solutions is more OS to cut costs, and bandwidth caps/costs to deter usage from the "worst" users to benefit all. The high-bandwidth users hate that solution.

Other people may suffer at the hands of your use of the total bandwidth at your area of the Internet but the costs do not change

If the suffering users leave the ISP, then it most certainly does change the Internet costs for the ISP (or at least the # of customers to spread the cost across). There is a real scarcity. There's not unlimited bandwidth everywhere, and it has costs to provide.

Comment Re:Everything Trump does is bad (Score 0, Troll) 127

Why is it that, in the media, everything Trump does is "bad".

Because that's the reality.

Are Clintons actions editorialized as well? I haven't seen any good examples.

For a Trump supporter, one would have thought you've seen Fox News at least once. I've seen lots of things that have been editorialized about her. Perhaps because you are a Trump supporter, you are more sensitive about that?

Comment Re:Am A Noob Too (Score 1) 274

I *hope* more vendors get off of the "connect it to the cloud" bandwagon

Never. For one, most people don't have or want a home automation server. And #2 the makers want to keep that function so they can monetize it. And as you say, users want features that require weak security practices.

Comment Re:IoA (Score 1) 123

Today using 128bit address having the ability to give more IP Addresses than possible in the universe, really make sure that just randomly picking an address probably will not create a duplicate address.

That would be well and fine if most IPv6 addresses didn't have a 64-bit or even 80-bit prefix, identical for everything routable at the endpoint. Then there are DHCP addressing schemes that use the MAC as part of the address, further reducing it.
Sure, it can be planned better, but we're doing our damndest already to use up parts of the IPv6 address space through thoughtless assignments and rules.

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