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Comment FireWire externals (Score 1) 609

I don't want to have swappable USB drives, I want all hard drives available all the time on my network.

I use daisy-chained FireWire 800 externals as I only have a laptop. Mine is good for 16 devices per port, of which I have one 800 and one 400. So I'm good for 64TB, although that'd be 32 little PSUs, and FireWire externals tend to be quite a bit more expensive per unit than USB externals and of course raw internal drives.

Comment Re:An Opportunity (Score 1) 436

With ISP cooperation you can narrow an IP down to a physical address. At that point, you're screwed.

Speak for yourself. I do all my bittorrenting from open wireless networks ;)

With ISP cooperation you can narrow an IP down to a physical address. At that point, your neighbours are screwed.

Fixed.

Comment Re:"But if you don't want our money, fine" (Score 1) 256

And what American advertiser is going to want to place ads for videos that are seen in countries where they may not even have an establishment?

There's a huge opportunity being missed here - international targeted ads based on your locality using IP geolocation. McDonald's could pay megabucks for generic worldwide ads, while Tony's Steak House could pay a few thousand dollars for highly targeted ads in Rochester MN. That would really throw the Internet cat amongst the TV network pigeons.

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