7Mbps!! That incredibly fast for Century Link. I know folks who can only get 0.75 Mbps from Century Link. For some reason their parents about a mile away get 0.00 Mbps because there's no possibility of connection.
I just looked up Netflix's stock price today (7/19/2013) and it closed at $85.76, down 13.22% per share. The stock pays no dividend so it's an equity play - buy the stock and increase one's wealth from the increase in the stock price. From the investor point of view, maintaining a constant or declining stock price does nothing without a dividend because you can make more money in a bank savings account. When Netflix becomes a mature company (and it may be there now) maintaining a fixed or very slowly increasing, and not a volatile, share price, it must pay a dividend like other mature companies. For example, Microsoft pays a dividend of $1.44 per annum on a stock costing about $53 or 2.7%. Netflix must improve its product to maintain its user numbers else it won't be able to pay a dividend and be a good investment.
Um..., well HBO now has boxing which seems to have replaced the Wimbledon tennis tournament as its preferred sporting event. Boxing??? It's original content to me is zero stars quality when there is no such thing as a zero star movie.
If everyone who wants Netflix has it than there will be little or no growth. Though the price increase from $9 to $10 is 11%, in absolute terms it is small. In the US those that can afford High Speed Internet to deliver Netflix can surely afford $1 per month extra. My problem with streaming Netflix is the quality and small available content along with the churn in that content. When 90% of everything produced since the advent of talkies is available to stream, Streaming Netflix will get a customer.
It seems to me the cost per Gigabyte should be the amount one pays for data during the billing period divided by the number of Gigabytes used. If you have a 5 Gigabyte/(billing period) plan costing $17.50 per GB, your data bill is $87.50. But if you only use 3.5 GB, your cost per Gigabyte is $25.00.
I'm using Google's Project Fi and I pay $10 per GB of cell data and if I use less than any multiple of a GB I get reimbursed for the unused cell data on my next bill at $0.01 per Mega Byte. There are cheaper plans than Fi if more than 2.5 GB use per month through other MVNOs, but for low cell data users, Project Fi might be a good choice.
I'm not sure any classified information was released to anyone that shouldn't have access to such. In addition, Mrs. Clinton's server may have been far more secure that that of the State Department. It's certainly true that the information expected to be on the State Department's serves would be of great interest to many including various nations. Snowden types inside State didn't have access to her server so that avenue of insecurity didn't exist. If State's servers are as porous as a colander then it might have been a wise move to use a private email server.
There are some limits to free speech, even in the US. I haven't gone to the trouble of looking up any of Alchin's texts but if he threatened to do harm to his correspondents than that could very well be a criminal offense even in the US.
Just about what I was going to say. Print a quote in a book review or some other publication, $6.00 per word. Same for oral statements. Politicians may be able to fund an election campaign from the money obtained from the NYT.
Just what I was going to say. Quote a passage from a book in a book review or other publication - $6.00 per word. And politicians might be able to fund their campaign for election from proceeds from the NYT.
Also, like sports broadcast networks (ESPN) that pay big bucks to sports leagues (NFL, NBA) for broadcast rights, then increasing subscriber fees to cable companies to cover these costs, resulting in cable companies increasing fees while people drop the more expensive packages containing sports networks producing major layoffs of sports broadcast personalities. Not sure this is a tragedy of the commons but it could be the tragedy of expensive cable programming and sports broadcast celebrities going away.
Her server might have been more secure than that of the State Department's. Not sure, though. Also, not sure whether Patraeus's secrets to his mistress went beyond her. The military has pretty severe penalties when officers are involved in illicit sexual affairs, particularly if married at the time. A double whammy in his case.
IIRC, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was found to have purposely compromised encryption technology by producing a poor random number generator used in some encryption products. Once that was corrected I'm guessing various commercial encryption methods improved immensely.
Perhaps a bit off topic but the push by some government three letter agency leaders and politicians for back doors to encryption probably won't stop the use of secure encryption. Should this be required and implemented then immediately cracked it would be interesting to see the response of those pushing this when their most private correspondence is published including financial records, hotel bills, notes to girlfriends or boyfriends, etc.
It'll be interesting how the anti-privacy hawks will feel if they get their way regarding the installation of back doors in hardware and software and their most private and secret information is made available for all to read. For sure as soon as the back doors are installed they will be hacked and there will be no data privacy for anyone unless stored completely off the Internet. Then again, there may be some advantages. Government may become very transparent!
There's a pretty big building that I passed that houses ISS. Hmm... I wondered if they needed to change their name. I think it stands for Intelligent Software Solutions. And then there's the International Space Station, and there's a company that makes fluorescence equipment. And there are Chase bank branches all over town and I wonder if ISS employees have problems with their banking there. Oh, hum...
All signals, like messages, are encrypted over an HTTPS connection with 128-bit encryption, using TLS 1.2. The connection is encrypted and authenticated using AES_128_GCM. The key exchange mechanism is ECDHE_ECDSA.
Audio and video
To improve audio and video quality, Hangouts calls use a direct peer-to-peer connection when possible, instead of routing through a server.
Audio and video in Hangouts are encrypted using SRTP. Video is AES_CM_128_HMAC_SHA1_80, and audio is AES_CM_128_HMAC_SHA1_32 (128-bit AES encryption and SHA-1 HMAC for authentication).
When you dial a phone number from a Hangout, audio is encrypted until it reaches the carrier network. But telephone carriers are responsible for the audio within carrier networks
I'm not a security expert, but it seems messages using Hangouts are end-to-end encrypted over Wi-Fi and possibly over cell networks. I believe that's also the case for Gmail as messages are stored encrypted on Google's servers. Whether decryption of these Google products messages can be done by others, I don't know. Others should comment.
The possibility of detecting members of a connected web of terrorists by just knowing their messaging connections should one or more persons in the terrorist web is a known terrorist is a fascinating possibility. This suggests the authorities need to leave at least one known terrorist at large for awhile to complete the web while keeping an eye on the connected individuals. Burner phones may be a problem in this scenario, though.
The USA is one of the only places, maybe the only place, where free speech is enshrined in the a founding document. The UK does not have such a commitment as far as I know. Even then, there are limits to free speech in the USA - you can't yell, "Fire!" in a theater when there is no fire to start a riot of escape. Threatening someone with violence or other threats is not allowed and can put one in jail, too.