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Comment Re:Cute name, no tangible problem (Score 3, Interesting) 147

DSL is unfortuantely the best internet connection in the small town I live in. The upload rate of these connections is really slow, and for large uploads, can saturate the connection. What this translates to in the real world is constant complaints from people about how their internet connection has just died for no good reason. What's happening in 99% of these cases is that some iPad in their house is backing up to iCloud, and bufferbloat from this upload is temporarily wiping out download speeds.

What I did was install the OpenWRT firmware on my TP-Link router, and install the SQM (Smart Queue Management) QoS application on it. This shapes uploads so that bufferbloat is greatly reduced. I tested all of this on DSLReport's Bufferbloat page, and it works great.

Comment Re:Not to take sides (Score 5, Informative) 1003

FWIW, Mythbusters tested it.
Episode 33: Killer Brace Position and Cellphones vs Drunk Driving

The brace position on airlines increases chance of death: mythbusted

Talking on a cellphone while driving is as dangerous as drunk driving: confirmed

http://kwc.org/mythbusters/2005/06/mythbusters_killer_brace_posit.html

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