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* Posts by krek

8 posts • joined 17 Sep 2007

XP guru to developers: 'Shape up'

krek

Uniform

Every time I have worked at a job with a actual uniform, it was provided at no charge to me. I will wear what I want, if my employer has specific needs with regards to dress/uniform they better be prepared to pay for the expense.

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'I'll be back' is most-quoted movie line

krek

that list is pathetic

"We're not in Kansas anymore" Wizard of Oz

"There's no place like home" Wizard of Oz

"Doh!" The Simpsons

"Mind if I have a some of your tasty beverage?" Pulp Fiction

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that" 2001 A Space Odyssey

"What we have here is a failure to communicate" Cool Hand Luke

"The Dude abides" The Big Lebowski

"That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age" Dazed and Confused

"All I'm saying is that if I ever start referring to these as the best years of my life - remind me to kill myself" Dazed and Confused

"MESS WITH THE BEST DIE LIKE THE REST" Hackers

and that is just off the top of my head

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Harold and Kumar go to Comcastle

krek

Red Herring

It is all a smoke screen.

I have been using Bell Canada's Sympatico Service for over 10 years, and they do not throttle p2p applications in any way, it has not degraded the service for anyone.

These companies sell DSL connections up to Speed 'X', if the company has 'Y' customers they better have 'X*Y' bandwidth available or they are guilty of false advertising.

Instead what is happening is that they are splitting their badwidth across too many customers in order to save a few bucks. Then, when enough customers decide to use all of the bandwidth that they were sold by the ISP and now pay for, the network slows. The company then blames the p2p users rather than their own stupid business practices. They cram too many customers on pipes that are too small and then blame us when they don't have enough to go around.

This is as if an airline overbooked one of their flights and then blamed the travellers for being too fat then refused to refund or replace the flight that the customer paid for. I mean what the hell are these vacationers thinking, selfishly hoarding the seat they booked, don't they know that if they use the entire seat there will be other people who won't be able to get on the flight?

A proper ISP would make sure that they have enough capacity for all of their customers to use the full badwidth that they are paying for.

Any ISP that told me I was not allowed to use what I paid for would find themselves short one customer fairly quickly.

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Reg Developer goes West

krek

Just don't forget...

Don't drink the Kool-Aid

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Microsoft shouts 'Long Live XP'

krek

Service packs

I learned some time ago that you simply do not install a MS operation system until SP1 is out. It is never worth the hassle to install prior to this event.

Now MS is using a releasing their SP's as betas... this does not bode well. I think I will be waiting until SP2 this time around.

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German police raid home of man who operated Tor server

krek

Hmmmm...

"it is also be seen as a setback, however small, for grass-roots projects such as Tor, that aim to shield individuals from prying eyes"

Seems like that would be enough of a reason for the police to want to terrify these people. There probably was no threat.... other than to the ability of law enforcement to spy on us.

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Artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince attacks internet

krek

All I know is...

If people tried to make the government and the automotive companies responsible for all the crimes committed on roads/with cars, they would be very, very, VERY unsuccessful.... and for good reason, it is simply not their responsibility.

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krek

PS

You may, like me, not like the music that Prince puts out under his own name, but to deny that he is one of the greatest artists since the advent of music recordings is to out yourself as know-nothing moron. This man is responsable for a very great deal of the pop music you and I have enjoyed for the past 20-30 years. Madonna, Kenny Rogers, Sinéad O'Connor, Sheena Easton, among others, owe at least some of their success to Prince.

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