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Submission + - Malibu Media stay lifted, motion to quash denied

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes: In the federal court for the Eastern District of New York, where all Malibu Media cases have been stayed for the past year, the Court has lifted the stay and denied the motion to quash in the lead case, thus permitting all 84 cases to move forward. In his 28-page decision (PDF), Magistrate Judge Steven I. Locke accepted the representations of Malibu's expert, one Michael Patzer from a company called Excipio, that in detecting BitTorrent infringement he relies on "direct detection" rather than "indirect detection", and that it is "not possible" for there to be misidentification.

Comment Re: This is the same guy (Score 1) 380

Left out the link for the August EP-650s:

Regarding availability of earphones with aptX support, most mainstream Android phone makers (Samsung, Sony, LG etc.) and the high-end audio brands (e.g. Sennheiser, Yamaha) have at least one pair listed, but a lot of the other bluetooth headset brands (Jabra, Skullcandy etc.) don't seem to have any listed on the AptX site.

Lots of Bluetooth soeakers and portable bluetooth speakers to choose from though.

Comment Re: This is the same guy (Score 1) 380

And AptX is available on at least the Samsung Galaxy S3 and newer (, but still not on any Apple devices.

Works nicely withy S6 and the August EP-650 bluetooth headphones (which I also use on my linux desktop and was painless to use).

Comment Re: Linux is far worse than Microsoft (Score 1) 538

In our service-provider environment, about 1/3rd of all our services have been migrated to RHEL7 (about 120 VMs) so far. I haven't had a single problem with systemd.

I am actually requiring specific motivation from any team wanting to run RHEL6, because system means 1)less divergence from upstream, 2)portability between distros

Any decent config managrment system should be able to handle systemd vs sysvinit (ansible does). But then sysvinit scripts will work just fine on RHEL7 with the same commands.

Comment Re: How are they doing this? (Score 1) 57

And if they are trying some form of packet inspection, good luck doing that on an encrypted HTTPS YouTube stream.

The 3 leading DPI platforms currently have no problem identifying Youtube over HTTPS. I think most of them use the certificate exchange to do so at present. Encrypted certificate exchange which is being considered as an enhancement to HTTP2 may prevent this.

Comment Sweet! (Score 3) 193

I switched to T-Mobile when I got my latest phone. I had an original, grandfathered AT&T unlimited data plan since the first iPhone came out, and switching saved me about $30/month already. So now it's going to drop again? Cool.

I'm also seeing LTE speeds from 70-80Mbps on the average, and the highest I ever saw on AT&T was 20 or so.


Comment Re: Tricks victims into reauthenticating (Score 2) 32

ISPs don't use proxies for that.

The two most common ways to track usage (in DSL/fibre networks, I am not that familiar with cabke) are:
- RADIUS accounting from the BNG where the PPP (e.g. PPPoE) session terminates
- From a DPI-basen in-line system (3GPP terminology is 'PCEF'). This can also typically be used from enabling transparent caching (but that can also be done with e.g. WCCP on a router in-linr IIRC, but DPI can make better decisions on what traffic to send to caches).

But, typically there isn't authentication involved with accessing transparent caches ...

Comment Re: Patch already available (I think...) (Score 2) 39

All the different distributions of Linux combined with no user friendly way of keeping the latest patches installed is just asking to be trouble.

All the distros I have used have had both n00b-friendly and cli-autobatible options for installing updates for more than a decade. E.g. red icon pops up in systray, click it to see what updates are available, deselect some if you need to defer restarting something, click the update button. and carry on with what you were doing. If a kernel or very common lubrary update was installed, you're informed at the end that you should reboot and you are asked if you want to reboot or do it yourself later.

I don't know how it could be any more user friendly.

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