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Comment Re:Well duh (Score 1) 141

It isn't a case of deliberately delaying it. It is a case of items shipped cross-country via air mail (2 day shipping) or ground. (5-7 day). Items have to be physically stored somewhere before they are shipped out. Unless it is a hot and common item (Amazon's Basics line, iPhones, things like that), odds are the items probably isn't going to be stocked in a local Amazon warehouse. If you got prime, it is free to ship it via air, if not, it ships ground. These terms are not used on check out to simplify the process though, but if you purchase from a retailer like Newegg, they'll still list the shipper and method involved.

Comment Re:Well duh (Score 2) 141

Prime is a "scam"? And yet you're only considering the cost of shipping vs shipping times. Prime also offers exclusive discounts (I purchased Overwatch Origins edition for almost the cost of the basic $40 set). Plus the books, movies, TV shows, and other media content available and content storage. It is a whole bundle of services, not just a shipping service.

Comment Re:Beautiful (Score 1) 156

Or quite the opposite: once the resources become available, new tools will emerge that can use them. 100mbps is "fine" if all you're doing is casual web browsing and email, but on a home or corporate network with file sharing involved, this starts to eat up quite a bit more bandwidth. Add in 1080p/4k video streams, and that is even more. Now what about removing the most failed component in the PC, the local storage, and replace it with a network booting environment with all backend storage sitting on a nice RAID-Z array. The more users you put into this setup, the more bandwidth required. Shove dual or quad 10gbps on the file servers, and then run 2.5/5gbps to the individual clients. It really does make a difference in performance with boot times and application loading.

Comment Bandwidth caps are BULLSHIT (Score 1) 227

Bandwidth caps are BULLSHIT.

On CenturyLink, if you're under 7mbps speed, you get a 300GB cap. Over 7mbps, you get a 600GB cap. Luckily, these are higher than 6 months ago when I signed up, which was at 150GB and 300GB respectively. However, if you're on a 1gbps line, you're uncapped. This is completely arbitrary. So, if 100 users at 5mbps saturated their link non-stop, they would consume 500mbps, and hit their cap pretty damn quick. Whereas a single 1gbps user using only 50% of their capacity can do so endlessly without penalty at all, while consuming exactly the same amount of bandwidth.


Comment Re:The real solution is simple. (Score 1) 111

And to the average user, what you're suggesting is just another "click [OK] to continue" prompt on every web site that'll be ignored due to the commoner's lack of understanding of information security. Plus when you add LetsEncrypts recommendation of expiring certs every 30 days (they max at 90, but recommend replacing them sooner), that means at least once a month users will be prompted for a new cert. Even as an informed user, how can you be reasonably sure the new cert is coming from the intended source and not a MitM attack?

Comment Facebook (Score 4, Insightful) 96

Oddly enough, Facebook has reverted from HTML5 back to Flash for their desktop site. This is highly odd, considering they support video on non-flash-enabled mobile devices. This is extremely frustrating trying to see videos from friends and then be notified I cannot, due to lack of flash, although it worked a month or two ago.

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