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  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    , dahat wrote


    Has that rather common metaphor fallen out of favor?

    It should.


    Rather simplistic with a single pipe and a single source...

    The pipe metaphor being too simplistic was my point, but your usage of the term was even more simplistic.

    also leaving out the decreasing diameter of the pipe from source destination, the variable width at some destinations (residential vs industrial), fire hydrants, etc.


    Never heard of riparian rights eh?


    Who gives a *? Nobody owns the entire river, which is my point.

    'the' Internet backbone? You realize there are multiple networks of backbones... right? And while connected at different points are what ISPs plug into one or more of?


    No, it's one backbone. Singular.

    Which is what people here don't seem to like... even though the bigger beef that most net neutrality supporters have is with explicit or implicit throttling closer to 'the' backbone where a peering agreement may no longer be effective due to unequal traversal (a common thing with video services) which means either paying more (ie a transit agreement) or suffering with a over saturated pipe.

    You just love using that "people here" phrase, don't you? As if you're so * special in your understanding virtually EVERYTHING. Can you be any more of an * in the way to post here? Sheesh.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    If you're going to use a "pipe" analogy, then the pipe that your ISP builds, maintains, and controls is the one that goes from your house down to the river. Nobody owns the river. The Internet backbone is the river in this analogy, and likewise no single company owns the Internet backbone. Your ISP already control the pipes from your house to the river and they can already throttle you and charge a premium for higher flow if they want to.

  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    @bondsbw: Well, if you wanted to try using a car analogy, it'd be like charging toll on I-5 and adding a surcharge for those cars that are heading home from Disneyland.


  • Net Neutrality has a new champion

    What do the ISPs want? I'm already being charged more for having a faster connection speed, and there already is a soft cap on the bandwidth I can use. If I go over, I'm throttled. As far as I know, I'm being charged every month for the bandwidth I can potentially use and not what I actually use.

  • Visual Studio 2013 deployment of class library

    @deanit: How would the target machine use this DLL unless an existing application already has a reference to it?

  • Nano batteries are just a few years away (for phones & laptops, anyway)

    To me, what's more interesting than the increased capacity is how quickly these batteries can be recharged. The rate at which currently available batteries recharge is astonishingly slow considering the amount of power that could be drawn from a typical household AC outlet.


  • Told ya (dotnet)

    @Bass: Docker may solve a particular problem for Linux, but the concept of virtualization inside containers is compelling for Windows environments too since they presumably can spin-up quicker than a full-blown VM. I can see Microsoft eventually implementing a Container-as-a-Service offering on Azure for those that don't want to pay for a full IaaS-based or PaaS VM.

    In either case, Microsoft is pimping Docker, and I don't think they want to leave .NET developers out in the cold. So allowing .NET to run on Linux is a good fallback if Microsoft isn't able to implement Windows-based Docker containers.

  • Solar energy technology advancement

    , spivonious wrote

    @JohnAskew: Since nuclear subs don't meltdown when they're torpedoed, I think the neighborhood units would be safe from terrorist attacks. I'd love to have one in my neighborhood.

    The sudden surge of seawater taken into the hull probably helps prevent any meltdown. ;)

  • Told ya (dotnet)

    , spivonious wrote


    I have to say, I really like this new "run our software everywhere" Microsoft. It's so much better than the "everything runs Windows" Microsoft of the past.

    Microsoft finally decided to take a page from Google's playbook. Google derives the vast majority of its revenues from Windows users using the Chrome browser--Google's Trojan. .NET could be Microsoft's Trojan.

    While Microsoft can't earn any revenues from businesses putting ASP.NET web applications on self-hosted Linux boxes, it might be able to earn revenues from hosting Linux VMs on Azure once those businesses need to scale up. This is pretty much the same approach Microsoft is taking with BizSpark.

    I think that's all secondary though. Microsoft needed to provide a compelling reason for existing .NET developers from jumping ship to other platforms when operating environments like Docker become more prevalent. If they play this right, Microsoft might be able to capture new developers jumping ship from Java, but this was also a defensive move. We speculated earlier about whether Microsoft's involvement with Docker would result in Windows-based applications actually running in a Docker container (as opposed to Docker containers running inside Windows), but making .NET run inside Linux provides a fallback for .NET developers should that never come to pass.

  • Does this means Nokia won't be suing android makers?

    @Blue Ink: The tablets will be assembled and distributed by Foxconn. Microsoft already has a Android licensing agreement with Foxconn. Nokia doesn't have to be involved at all, and Nokia is still free to go after licensing fees for its own IP.