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Comment Personal vs Commercial use (Score 2) 205

Can a company that sold you something use its patent on that product to control how you choose to use after you buy it?

Isn't the key difference here that they did it for commercial use and profits?

If I refill my toner myself, then no, they can't tell me how to use my product after purchase.
If I refill empty toners and sell them, then it's entirely different.

Comment Geoblocking (Score 1) 244

"despite Netflix"?

We get less than 40% of the catalogue in my country (Denmark).
And this goes for other services as well.

I don't want to wait up to 3 years before "My Show, Season X" finally airs in my location.
Netflix Denmark STILL doesn't have the last season of several shows they offer.

So I can either wait up to 3 years before I can watch shows or pirate it.

Comment Sprites (Score 1) 325

Why does my browser open up 6 TCP connections to try to download six images at once

The website could easily be serving those 6 images as 1 image and use CSS to display them individually.
So it's not only a browser issue.

Actually, it's a protocol issue.
I believe this sort of thing is being changed for HTTP/2, with multiplexing.

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