Not only that but vast majority of the time you're connecting to an AP on a LAN and are NAT'd out to the internet on the same public IP everyone else on the AP is on (just a different random port). So really PAT'd out, not NAT'd out I guess. Either way, not sure how you even accomplish this without forwarding all your internet traffic to some sort of AAA server the government runs.
Not really any different than your run of the mill gun control laws or DRM on software. Only affects the legit users, criminals will continue to do what they want outside of the system bypassing it entirely. When will politicians learn?
Yes the first 6 has and always will be the OUI which different OEM's purchase for their devices. Doesn't really matter though, when you spoof a MAC you spoof the whole thing, not just the first or last half of it. So change the OUI, change the last half, change both, don't matter.
Well in my experience, 18 years as a network engineer, you simply don't know what you're talking about. Network equipment doesn't just magically "allocate the bandwidth". It gives you everything it can 100% of the time, unless you tell it otherwise. And of course being able to tell it otherwise requires network equipment that has the manageability to do so. That simply isn't the case with the vast majority of consumer network equipment.
This is simply not how networking works. At all. If someone in your home is streaming video at say 5Mb/s... and someone else gets on and tells say their Steam client to download a 15GB game... that Steam download will use up every available Mb of bandwidth available it can. Guess what happens to the video stream of the first person? That's right, stutters and stops.
If you increase your bandwidth from 50 to 75Mb it will not help this problem. It would only make the game download go a little faster.
In order to prevent this from happening you have to take other measures on the network, such as throttling the Steam client to use less bandwidth than the full amount you have available. Or configuring Quality of Service to prioritize specific packets.
So increasing your internet bandwidth will not, in of itself, in any case ever, make your netflix streaming "smoother". Unless your max bandwidth to start was something very low like 1Mb.
I've been a gamer since the mid 80's when I was a wee lil lad. Mid 30's now. You're going to see things like this start to take off now (in the U.S.) because my generation has been gaming for the last 30 years, and those younger than me have become even more entrenched in video games.
Tournaments like this are already HUGE in the Asian markets. They treat their top gamers over there with higher regard than our top "sports" athletes we have in the west.
I've known of and about DOTA2 since it came out a couple years ago. I know the basics of the MOBA genre of games and the strategies involved. I had never watched any tournament like this for entertainment until this last one which just finished. I found I actually enjoyed watching the matches. I was surprised.
The fact anyone is going to sit here and argue what a "sport" is or isn't... is just stupid. It's all entertainment. Either you find it entertaining or you don't. Same goes for any of the traditional "sports". I don't make fun of or talk down to anyone that chooses to watch baseball/golf/chess/poker etc.... so why would you do the same to someone over competitive video gaming?
no wonder they have to resort to such desperate and disreputable means of meeting on the inertnet tubes
You mean like, the millions upon millions of non christians that use the same means and methods of meeting others through sites like match.com and others? I don't get it, your argument is illogical and self defeating.
Or like when atheist groups demand that monuments that have been in place for many decades that are christian in nature be removed because it goes against their faith in atheism...err I mean some mythical separation of church and state in the Constitution.
1. Atheism requires just as much faith if not more so since they have no "proof" that their belief in evolution and anything not "creation" related is true. Feel free to prove there is no God. Better yet, stop feeling so threatened by a God you're so sure doesn't exist. 2. Constitution states that the federal government will not establish a state mandated religious institution that all civilians must follow (ie... church of England est by Henry the 8th). 3. Having any type of religious based monument at a government facility does NOT meet the requirement of point 2 (first amendment).
Idiot. Techdirt's agenda has been and always will be to post stories for "out_of_the_blue" to comment on. People can't have a good laugh and feel better about themselves if you're not posting in the glorious fucktardedness only you can manage. Can't believe you haven't figured out this conspiracy yet! Oh that's right, the first word of this post.
You are soon to be obsolete. The educated consumers thank you for expediting this by pulling game launch snafus such as this.
In case you have not heard, small game developers are making decent games people actually want. They're doing it because they love games and want to treat other gamers how they want to be treated. I'm sure some worthless exec is sitting there saying "Bah! what does this idiot know?!"
See a little story here about how a sequel to an old school RPG met it's $900,000 funding goal in less than 6 hours on Kickstarter.