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Comment Re:Big Difference (Score 1) 210

I always thought that the TV channels sell ads by eyeballs. Retransmitting a signal only increases the number of eyeballs. Hell I know Comcast used to demand payment from smaller channels (like the Golf channel) because of that while the majors demanded payment.

I am beginning to think that an ALL Internet business model based on the sale of eyeballs has got to be the future and that, like the recording industry, the major networks will fade into oblivion. I hope.

Comment Re:Your task: explain how Net Neutrality stops thi (Score 1) 298

ISP's should be classified as nothing more than common carriers, just like the phone system. Imagine your local phone company throttling your voice communications to some company because they wanted to blackmail that company into paying more to connect.

I pay for a certain bandwidth. Netflex also pays for a certain bandwidth. Verizon may have a legitimate claim that they are carrying more bandwidth than they are delivering to AWS. The conflict is between AWS and Verizon since Netflex is already paying AWS for bandwidth.

Comment Steel trap mind (Score 1) 206

I've said for years that I have a steel trap mind, I remember everything. Unfortunately, eventually the pores in that trap become full and data starts overflowing without sticking. I need a pill to selectively forget stuff that's now useless like how to code in Fortran and COBOL or who pitched in the 1972 World Series.

Comment Re:Not much info (Score 1) 202

Indeed this is very old news. My 30 year old daughter is a type 1 diabetic. It was well known 25 years ago that coxsackie viruses are associated with type 1 diabetes. Specifically coxsackie viruse 23b if memory serves me correctly. It's called baby measles and all kids get it. Get one version of coxsackie and it's believed that you are immune from the rest. At least that was the state of diabetes research 25 years ago.

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