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  • Jul 10th, 2009 @ 6:26am

    Masnick Misses Mark

    Masnick has really missed the mark on this one. There are may PR departments that would be terrified to have their organization linked in any way shape or form to this highly controversial show. Obviously the University of Utah is onne of those organizations that wants absolutely nothing to do with the show and would not have wanted their logo or name shown. Sure it may be a stretch of trademark laws, but the University has a point in that the use of their logo on the show could tend top show a link between the show and the University and they should have a right to protect the use of their image and reputation.

  • Jun 29th, 2009 @ 10:23am

    Network Engineering

    As a network engineer I must point out the fallacy that "data is data is data" . To say that video streaming from a user slingbox versus mlb.com is the same is incorrect. mlb.com may use multicast technology that would greatly reduce the load on AT&Ts network, a slingbox can't use the same a[pproach as there is usually only one user per slingbox versus thousands to mlb.com.

    I must says though, AT&T, if you network really is that poor, fix it!