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Comment Re:Upper class gets 100 Gbps (Score 1) 79

Valid criticism. However, I'll be honest, I always could afford a T1 line at work and at home.

People in Africa spend 1/8th of their income on cell phones and charging them.


To you it's only $20, to them it's half of what they make in a week.

To them, 10 Mbps is not bad. But it's still a fraction of what the rich can afford (but choose not to).

Comment Real Business Implications of Internet 3 (Score 2) 131

Look, when we built the Internet (back in the ARPA days), it was restricted to trusted players at military and research universities.

Then we let in the unwashed masses.

Then some morons decided to give Internet capability to every single device in the Internet of Things.

First principles, people:

Build one Internet based on IPv6sec for the trusted peers. The backbone.

Build a second Internet for the identified non-object computers based on IPv6sec. The unwashed masses. If parts misbehave, turn off their feeds until they fix them. Drought solves lots of problems.

Build a third Internet for the Internet of Things based on IPv6 and IPv4. Restrict the ports and traffic to essentials. So you can't play Disney in your car, too bad.

Comment We used to keep local DNS (Score 1) 260

When we created the Internet (ARPA) we had local DNS files, and would only download fresh copies of other DNS when we needed them, or on a periodic basis.

Maybe we should go back to that, and cut off entire countries when they DNS attack us?

Comment Re:Both countries have content regulations (Score 1) 92

I have a feeling you fail to realize most people have no idea what a content stream is or how IMDB rates content.

The reason for being in the IMDB top 250 is awards. Awards tend to go to countries with high film subsidies that are shown in film festivals worldwide.

Both countries require both film subsidies and content is required to be at a high level of locally qualified films (director, location, key actors, film processing) all of which increases the likelihood of a film getting the awards that would place it in the IMDB top 250.

But, hey, let's all argue things only film industry people tend to know, or readers of Variety, and forget that this is slashdot not IMDB, and has a different audience.

Comment Both countries have content regulations (Score 2, Interesting) 92

As anyone who is a citizen of either Canada or Brazil (which would include myself and one of my colleagues) could tell you, the main reason is that both Canada and Brazil have major film subsidies and content requirements for any broadcaster of any type, and both countries produce many award winning films.

Netflix has no choice in the matter. They are required to provide a certain level of movies from the host country to be able to operate there. The fact that these countries subsidize their film industries and produce high quality award winning films is a direct result of this.

Regulation is good. Lack of regulation leads to the really bad choices on Netflix in the USA, for example.

Comment Oh please, if this were true (Score 1) 56

Seriously, if it was possible to effectively translate the sounds made by a keyboard, then the computers used to record Confidential, Secret, and Top Secret data would all have to be located in windowless rooms where you could not capture said sounds.

That's funny.

As if some of us on here worked in such windowless rooms back in the 70s and 80s ....


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