Bridging the gap
At the same time, Microsoft is bridging from the other side by making Office so network-heavy that using it (365 at least) is just as painful on a slow connection. Integration to OneDrive is particularly painful.
68 posts • joined 1 Mar 2011
Refer to Dabbsy’s recent piece. Is this not just the latest incarnation of the unfathomable teleconferencing equipment with its six power sockets and Gordian knot of cables?
What I really want is a single monolithic piece of equipment that I can invite to my Skype4B meeting to project whatever is being shared and act as a speakerphone.
The solution is simple and most countries already do this, with therefore little need for net neutrality legislation.
Make sure the last mile (and maybe the "outer backhaul") is available in the wholesale market - either from a government-controlled entity or by imposing rules on private incumbents. And, ensure this wholesale traffic is not prioritised except as nominated by the retailer using it (eg. classes of service).
Then, let the retail service providers compete with different offerings of free, subsidised or fully paid traffic. If a customer just wants unlimited cat videos - there's a plan for that. If they want a completely neutral service - somebody will offer that. If they want low latency and jitter for video along with bursty web browsing traffic - that can be done too. If they want a free walled garden with advertising - so be it. The pricing will reflect the costs.
I think that's just as much to do with the environment in China - incessant traffic, it's not considered rude to watch a movie on speakerphone in a restaurant or train, speakers blaring from shops, pre-recorded tapes touting discount goods, etc. So maybe they haven't worked out how to make a waterproof phone loud enough.
My vote for most annoying is the progress bar that stops at 20% with no sign from Task Manager or elsewhere what is holding it up. Only in the advanced stages of shutting down do the windows part to show the confirmation box that shyly popped underneath the application's other windows.
The highly skilled teams have chosen to use Agile.
Those highly skilled teams have three times the productivity of our other teams.
Therefore we will convert everyone to Agile and our productivity will triple.
It's basically the cargo cult fallacy. Have fun building your straw aeroplanes.
+1 for telling half the story and -1 for missing the other half.
Low frequencies are great for areas of low population density. Telstra's decision to pioneer 3G in the 850 MHz band made it a clear winner in coverage, a reputation it still enjoys today. (Just don't mention reliability right now.)
So if the server/victim allows a million attempts in 39 minutes, then even without "stopping time" there is a reasonably high probability that a random brute force attack could find a valid code in the same time, and it almost certainly would do so in an hour or two.
The basic conclusion is that there needs to be a maximum number of attempts before the account is locked.
From the discussion paper: "Australia is obliged under its free trade agreements with the United States, Singapore and Korea (not yet ratified) to provide a legal incentive to ISPs to cooperate with rights holders to prevent infringement on their systems and networks."
In tandem with cross-border enforcement rights for providers, it seems fair to also ensure consumers have the right to purchase content/services at internationally equivalent prices (taking into account any taxes or distribution costs).
The gist of this article is that MPTCP may be restricted - and therefore we have a slower and less reliable service - because it makes it difficult to "undetectably alter or sniff your traffic".
Since when is this a socially legitimate rationale?
Is this the ultimate legacy of Snowden and WikiLeaks - that it becomes mandatory to build in the ability for the powers that be (corporate, governments, Silicon Valley firms) to view and meddle with your ostensibly private network traffic?
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