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Comment Re:Netflix doesn't care (Score 1) 172

Exactly what is happening. they know the regional licensing agreements and all that are horsepucky legacy that will die. they just have to give it lip service and minimal action to appease the dinosaurs that won't let go of them.
Soon enough they will either die out or learn to adapt to new media. netflix is big enough that the content creators do not want to lose the venue.

Comment Re:How can there be? (Score 1) 622

They are not. They are sold a bandwidth, not a data sum. they refuse to even give the bandwidth sold, much less allow you to utilize anywhere near 100% of that bandwidth.

Sell data by the GB instead of the MB/sec if you want to sell the data sum. Calling it unlimited data when sold by the width of the pipe while capping it is just false advertising.

Comment Re:Nope. (Score 1) 362

I do a functional resume sorted by work history in that function. No dates on the positions, just a duration.

System Administrator
Hewlett-Packard - 4 years - blahblahblah
US Forestry Service - 2.5 years - blahblahblah
Exelis, Inc - 2 years - blah blah blah

Sysadmin skills breakdown

None of those are recent jobs, nor were they back to back. but they are at the top of the resume, and reflect the experience requirements listed in the ad.
It is not lying, it is not dishonest. they are real jobs, real years experience. The fact that I have worked as security admin, Dir of IT, and even truck driver during and since is irrelevant. Those positions are also listed, just further down on the resume.

Comment They always miss the point. (Score 1) 474

They demand you stop blocking ads, but never address why people block them in the first place.
They are not blocked because people hate advertisements. They are blocked because the psychopaths that are drawn to marketing can't learn boundaries and simple decency. Popovers, popunders, java-blackouts, slide-overs, noise, flash that extends itself beyond the ad borders obscuring the content... all that kind of horseshit is why they got blocked.

Additional to that- the ad-lag introduced by ad servers being massively over-extended. A page that loads in a half a second takes 30 seconds because the ad is coded to load first and make the rest of the page wait on it, while the TRS-80 that is serving the 80,000,000 ad requests per nanosecond struggles to keep up. Not vetting nor reviewing ads, so malware delivery gets pushed out through otherwise trustworthy pages.

Advertisers- clean house. Unfuck yourselves and your servers. Learn how to not be a sociopath. Then your ads will be allowed through again.
However, until the guy who invented blackout-popover/slider java ads is publicly crucified, then kicked in the jimmy till his eyes bleed, there will be no forgiveness. This crime against humanity must be made to suffer.

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