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  • Awwwww Yeah...

    Hillarious

  • Internet or a web of networks

    , figuerres wrote

    *snip*

    also if the internet peering billing is done the way they used to do Telco peering it's based on even sharing of traffic and getting the other peer to pay more if they send more.

    From what they have stated that does seem to be the norm still today.  What doesn't seem to be the norm though (at least in this case it sounds like it isn't) is when the network traffic is out of balance the affected party should bill the provider on the other side of the edge.  That provider then in turn bills up their stack.  Apparently that isn't the norm today I gather.

  • Internet or a web of networks

    What is perplexing me is why the market economics don't flow back up the stack.

    customer -> last-mile ISP -> backbone ISP -> Netflix

    Unless Verizon wants to be both a last mile and a backbone network.

  • Internet or a web of networks

    @ScanIAm: Yep. Level 3 says there is working hardware there with 4 more available ports (doubling the current 4 ports in use).

  • Internet or a web of networks

    (Thanks to Barry's retweet)

    Why is Netflix Buffering? Dispelling the Congestion Myth

    http://publicpolicy.verizon.com/blog/entry/why-is-netflix-buffering-dispelling-the-congestion-myth

     

    Verizon's Accidental Mea Culpa

    http://blog.level3.com/global-connectivity/verizons-accidental-mea-culpa

     

    I get the sense that Netflix believes, that once its internet traffic is on the internet, its internet traffic is somehow guaranteed to be equally delivered to every single end user device.  It is almost as if they think of the internet as a single thing rather than a cobbled together set of competitors who ferry traffic over a physical landscape.

     

    What regulator provides "ISP" status to a given entity? Does that regulator specify that the ISP must handle all edge network traffic and further the edge network traffic congestion must remain below x% threshold? I presume not based on the two posts.  I can see why too as that would allow a large ISP to crush smaller network providers with capital expenditures spent on the edge.

     

    It does bring to the foreground this conflict of perception about what is the Internet, doesn't it?

  • Improving the development process at a small startup

    , Kental2 wrote

    ... the guy who does all of the dealing with customers ...

    </rant>

    The guy has the ability to decide what the customer needs based on what the customer is saying even though the customer doesn't even realize what they are saying.

  • 4th July

    Some numbers in regards to costs of education then and more recent (although not now).

    http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d10/tables/dt10_345.asp

    Column 3 and 12.

     

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  • Improving the development process at a small startup

    @Bas: After the initial reading of your post the first thing that popped out is to stop unit testing except for some core algorithm type of routines.  There are 2.5 of you who are intimately aware of the details of the system(s).  You've proven that the 2.5 can squash bugs more efficiently.  You like to get a working base in the user's hands quickly and then iterate fairly quickly thereafter.  That with unit tests can lead to a lot of time being spent reworking tests.

    It sounds like a year or less and your done with the project.  One caveat ... Forget about dropping the unit testing if the software being produced has to grow and evolve over a long period of time.  That overrides the above comments.

    Formal code reviews ... seems like the 2.5 of you would already be very familiar with each others work and already be communicating with each other on improvements.  I'm not sold on the code reviews being the shot in the arm you want.  Is there some tension among the 2.5 of you on how code should be or is it purely a result of slinging code to get-r-done?

  • M#'s 'scoped' keyword brings RAII to C#

    @felix9: Thank you for taking the time.