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Comment Re: Dns (Score 1) 260

Try an ISP DNS server sometime. Before I remembered to change DNS after upgrading my router, I would get 2+ seconds of latency on every single page load before anything would happen at all. Even running my own DNS server and every query going straight to the root servers takes less time than that.

Comment Re:Dns (Score 3, Informative) 260

The thing about DNS is that to get the best speed, you want the nodes distributed as far and wide as possible. And you don't want it on the same servers as your main service. So it's either a different department or a different company - guess which one is cheaper.

Comment Re:Bribe? (Score 1) 120

The entries tend to be longer, but individual definitions are usually brief. And in most cases there were more than one valid definition depending on usage.

Not about bribery != not a bribe

The term bribery is still typically only used to describe the criminal act. An advertiser persuading you to buy crap you don't need doesn't usually offer a gift or incentive. But when they do (in the forms of rewards/discounts) you could probably call it a (weak) bribe and a lot of common usage of the word reflects that.

Comment Re:Mobile phone access? (Score 1) 409

You keep bringing the word "territory" into it and changing the argument. It's British territory by ownership and land. But the jurisdiction inside the embassy is with Ecuador and no one else - and that defines sovereignty fairly completely.

This is why I said "legally speaking" in the OP, not physically - because the land is not magically changed into Ecuadorian land.

Comment Re:Bribe? (Score 1) 120

Dishonestly persuade (someone) to act in one's favour by a gift of money or other inducement.

Oxford English Dictionary

the act of giving someone money or something else of value, often illegally, to persuade that person to do something you want

Cambridge Dictionary

to promise, offer, or give something, usually money, to (a person) to procure services or gain influence, esp illegally

Collins English Dictionary

money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust

Merriam-Webster Dictionary - note that "position of trust" could easily apply to anyone who would report to the media or post on the Internet since they have video evidence. However, they also offer a second definition that fits this usage wholly:

something that serves to induce or influence

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