The part I find even funnier about this is that Git actually makes taking the files off the site even more ridiculous.
The way Git works, every computer using it has a complete copy of the current version of the software, so every single devs machine is its own backup of the current state of the code. It doesn't matter if the main system crashes, blows up, or is ripped apart by a horde of zerglings. Nothing will be lost.
Good luck playing wac-a-mole against that many moles :).
This is disgusting. This technique well known as a man in the middle attack and should be prosecuted as such. The fact that they're your provider does not give them the freedom to alter your messages like this.
Awesome news. I'm a software engineer who has been trying to build some things on my own for some time now and I can't begin to see how anyone thinks this has made things more difficult for me. I feel like I can finally breathe a little.
One thing, though. How does one shave amounts off of transactions by rounding up? Sorry, but that's really getting to me :).
"but burning the hydrogen doesn't produce a net gain of energy"
I'm more than a little disappointed when I see people think that this is the goal we need to achieve in order for a system to be viable for use. Our current systems don't produce a net gain of energy, but that is not the point.
The point is that we need a source of energy that is relatively easy to extract and easy to transport in the vehicles it's intended to be used for. It would be awesome if we could also get a net gain in the process, but that is not the problem that's trying to be solved.
The fact that we have to extract the hydrogen out of water to get hydrogen fuel is no different than having to convert oil into gasoline. There is no net gain, but there is a result that we need.
This is pretty awesome to read. The problems with fusion have always been how to get enough energy in to cause fusion to happen without creating radioactive waste (read: hydrogen bomb), and how to collect the massive amount of energy that comes out once the atoms fuse together.
Seeing them able to model how the sun does it is just incredible. I wish the article described more how they actually collect the resulting energy.
Somehow I sincerely doubt peering is going on between Netflix and just about any other major provider. That kind of setup mostly describes how Tier 1 ISP's handle hooking their networks up to each other, not how a content provider handles hooking it's very tiny (comparatively) local network up to the ISP's.
As to who Netflix pays directly, ya, it might not be Verizon. Generally speaking, I'm treating paying whatever ISP they are as paying Verizon because Tier 1 ISP's use peering.
I cannot even begin to understand what you think is happening here. How does traffic across the internet have anything to do with Netflix's internal network? Or what do you mean by "their own service"?
I would argue that Verizon is already being paid twice, and in fact is looking to triple dip.
Netflix would need to pay for a connection to upload anything to customers in the first place. Correct me if I'm wrong, of course, but I can't see any way Netflix could deliver anything to anyone if it wasn't paying someone to let it do that already.
While I agree with what the article is saying, something seems off with the claims made by DSLreports.
It claims we're behind Uruguay? I lived in Uruguay for 2 years, in several different areas of that country both inside the main city of Montevideo and in the countryside, and I can firmly tell you that almost no one there has internet in their home. They all go to internet cafe's to use the internet.
It makes perfect sense for a business to have a faster internet connection than a personal home does, so I'm just saying that they seem to be coming to a conclusion without really looking at some of the reasons why the countries might show a higher speed then we typically have here.
I agree that ISP's in the US are not competing at all and that it is causing a major lag in the speeds we have available here.