Non-IT News Thread



  • If it's not nature that's trying to rid us of Cali, it's their own systems that are trying to burn the rest down.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    If it's not nature that's trying to rid us of Cali, it's their own systems that are trying to burn the rest down.

    Nature, mankind... no one wants to keep cali.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    If it's not nature that's trying to rid us of Cali, it's their own systems that are trying to burn the rest down.

    Nature, mankind... no one wants to keep cali.

    wow, ok then.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    It's a gas main break right?

    Isn't the fire department capable of capping or cutting off the feed?

    No, the gas company does that. FD is not qualified to do that. There are not easy shut off valves, often times they need to excavate nearby and clamp the gas line down.



  • @LilAng said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    If it's not nature that's trying to rid us of Cali, it's their own systems that are trying to burn the rest down.

    Nature, mankind... no one wants to keep cali.

    wow, ok then.

    Hey... it's Cali.



  • Mexico already tricked us into taking it.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Mexico already tricked us into taking it.

    Brutal.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Mexico already tricked us into taking it.

    Brutal.

    Yes, they were.



  • Seriously I'd give Cali back if Mexico gave up that 80 miles Ive previously mentioned making a new us canal along.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Seriously I'd give Cali back if Mexico gave up that 80 miles Ive previously mentioned making a new us canal along.

    They don't want it, it's where all the drugs go and gangs come from.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    It's a gas main break right?

    Isn't the fire department capable of capping or cutting off the feed?

    No fire department is capable of that level of work. Main's don't have tons of shutoff locations.



  • Venezuelan troops blockade bridge to stop aid from Colombia

    Opposition uses humanitarian shipment to test army’s loyalty but government sees it as prelude to military intervention

    Venezuelan troops have barricaded a bridge on the country’s western border with Colombia in an apparent attempt to prevent the entry of humanitarian aid sent by opposition leaders trying to force Nicolás Maduro from power.

    On Wednesday at lunchtime, a fuel tanker and two shipping containers blocked the Tienditas international bridge, which connects the two countries and has become a staging ground for the planned relief effort. Members of Venezuela’s Bolivarian national guard could also be seen at the bridge.

    A convoy carrying the aid, which was donated by the US, left Bogotá at 11am on Wednesday and was making its way along winding mountain rounds to Cúcuta, a Colombian government official said. The earliest it will reach the border is Thursday morning.

    Maduro has repeatedly denied his economically devastated country is facing a humanitarian crisis, apparently fearing such an acceptance could be used to justify foreign military intervention. “We are not beggars,” he said in a speech to troops this week.



  • Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.



  • @mlnews if history has shown us anything, it is that Disney cannot grasp or manage technology. Their websites have always been a train wreck; and even their internal corporate systems are always laughable inadequate and decades behind.



  • Indecent disclosure: Gay dating app left “private” images, data exposed to Web

    Online-Buddies was exposing its Jack'd users' private images and location; disclosing posed a risk.

    Amazon Web Services' Simple Storage Service powers countless numbers of Web and mobile applications. Unfortunately, many of the developers who build those applications do not adequately secure their S3 data stores, leaving user data exposed—sometimes directly to Web browsers. And while that may not be a privacy concern for some sorts of applications, it's potentially dangerous when the data in question is "private" photos shared via a dating application.



  • @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...



  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    What is worse, we are also now beginning to have less content producers, providers and carriers and they are all becoming hyperconverged.



  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    Pretty much. But it still works out good for the consumer because we can pick and choose what we want, and not get stuck with 500 channels of nothing to watch.



  • @dafyre said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    Pretty much. But it still works out good for the consumer because we can pick and choose what we want, and not get stuck with 500 channels of nothing to watch.

    Do you think that is really an option? Even with services like SlingTV there are channels in there I would never watch. But I'm still forced to have them as a part of even their lowest cost package.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @dafyre said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    Pretty much. But it still works out good for the consumer because we can pick and choose what we want, and not get stuck with 500 channels of nothing to watch.

    Do you think that is really an option? Even with services like SlingTV there are channels in there I would never watch. But I'm still forced to have them as a part of even their lowest cost package.

    My family is that way now... We don't have any bundled channels that we don't want. I'm not saying the bundles are completely gone... But now, I don't have to pay $60 / month to have 120 channels (this was my last cable package) and only watch 4 of them. You also can get Disney, or HBO, or ShowTime, or ESPN, or several other things that you may want -- without needing SlingTV or a Cable subscription.

    If I wanted to watch Game of Thrones (just an example, calm down, lol)... I'd just pay for HBOGo. problem solved... There's a lot of channels like that.

    For those of us with Rokus (or Android TV or Apple TV), we have it a little easier. Some cable channels offer the line up of shows without even asking you to have a cable subscription. CW is one.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @dafyre said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    Pretty much. But it still works out good for the consumer because we can pick and choose what we want, and not get stuck with 500 channels of nothing to watch.

    Do you think that is really an option? Even with services like SlingTV there are channels in there I would never watch. But I'm still forced to have them as a part of even their lowest cost package.

    that can never not be the case though. All services that aren't dedicated to one very specific thing - let's just say Star Trek TV (fake) for example - and even though someone might not want Voyager, but want the rest - and yet they are stuck paying for their Voyager access anyway.



  • @dafyre said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @dafyre said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @mlnews said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

    Every Disney brand is making shows, but the service won't just have Disney stuff.

    The more we learn about Disney's new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company's quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from other parties in addition to content being made in-house by Disney properties like Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.

    So - where cable aggregated it all together in a single bill - single service, now we're left with dozens of services and likely a much bigger bill than before - assuming you want it all. Granted most will choose to have fewer services than cable provided...

    Pretty much. But it still works out good for the consumer because we can pick and choose what we want, and not get stuck with 500 channels of nothing to watch.

    Do you think that is really an option? Even with services like SlingTV there are channels in there I would never watch. But I'm still forced to have them as a part of even their lowest cost package.

    My family is that way now... We don't have any bundled channels that we don't want. I'm not saying the bundles are completely gone... But now, I don't have to pay $60 / month to have 120 channels (this was my last cable package) and only watch 4 of them. You also can get Disney, or HBO, or ShowTime, or ESPN, or several other things that you may want -- without needing SlingTV or a Cable subscription.

    If I wanted to watch Game of Thrones (just an example, calm down, lol)... I'd just pay for HBOGo. problem solved... There's a lot of channels like that.

    For those of us with Rokus (or Android TV or Apple TV), we have it a little easier. Some cable channels offer the line up of shows without even asking you to have a cable subscription. CW is one.

    I'm curious how CW does it? non live streaming has to be expensive as hell! Live streaming by contrast should be super cheap - multicasting - one stream out sent to all subscribers.

    I can see how broadcast TV makes sense - reaching one customer or 10,000,000 is the same price for the broadcasting, but non live streaming likely means paying huge internet fees based upon usage.

    If they (CW) isn't charging a fee - I'm not sure how they survive? Hard to believe ads are enough to cover both live broadcasting AND the internet non-live streaming (think On-Demand).



  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    I'm curious how CW does it? non live streaming has to be expensive as hell! Live streaming by contrast should be super cheap - multicasting - one stream out sent to all subscribers.

    That's not how networking works.

    Live cannot be cached and the full data load has to be delivered everywhere, all at once. Multicasting is a mechanism for that, but not a panacea. They are still on the hook for all of that data.

    Non-live allows for caching and delivery from "the edge" and while using a different mechanism means that far less data in total has to be delivered.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    I'm curious how CW does it? non live streaming has to be expensive as hell! Live streaming by contrast should be super cheap - multicasting - one stream out sent to all subscribers.

    That's not how networking works.

    Live cannot be cached and the full data load has to be delivered everywhere, all at once. Multicasting is a mechanism for that, but not a panacea. They are still on the hook for all of that data.

    Of course they are - though I'm not sure exactly what you mean "all of that data" - do you mean the single stream they send out? in that case of course I say - duh.

    Non-live allows for caching and delivery from "the edge" and while using a different mechanism means that far less data in total has to be delivered.

    Does it really? The data still has to get from the main central source to the edge servers.

    Maybe what's happening is that the ISPs are giving the vendor a discount by placing caching servers on their network so the traffic doesn't have to keep hitting their peering point - but those caching servers aren't free, the bandwidth they use isn't free, etc.



  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    Does it really?

    Yes. That is what Content Delivery Networks or CDNs are for.

    They lessen the burden on a single provider and allow content to be delivered from multiple sources.



  • CDN cost isn't that expensive. On the low end $1200 a month.

    It's nothing compared to the amount of ad revenue being produced on their websites etc.



  • @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    CDN cost isn't that expensive. On the low end $1200 a month.

    It's nothing compared to the amount of ad revenue being produced on their websites etc.

    We're not talking about webpages here - we're talking about streaming video. Bills likely to be in the 100's of thousands a month or more.



  • @Dashrender right, but they take in millions per month from ads, and having shows on demand (theoretically) can grow the audience, ergo more ad dollars...

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  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @DustinB3403 said in Non-IT News Thread:

    CDN cost isn't that expensive. On the low end $1200 a month.

    It's nothing compared to the amount of ad revenue being produced on their websites etc.

    We're not talking about webpages here - we're talking about streaming video. Bills likely to be in the 100's of thousands a month or more.

    Is netflix not a web streaming service that has a WEBSITE AND CONTENT CAN BE STREAMED DIRECTLY FROM IT?!!



  • @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @scottalanmiller said in Non-IT News Thread:

    @Dashrender said in Non-IT News Thread:

    I'm curious how CW does it? non live streaming has to be expensive as hell! Live streaming by contrast should be super cheap - multicasting - one stream out sent to all subscribers.

    That's not how networking works.

    Live cannot be cached and the full data load has to be delivered everywhere, all at once. Multicasting is a mechanism for that, but not a panacea. They are still on the hook for all of that data.

    Of course they are - though I'm not sure exactly what you mean "all of that data" - do you mean the single stream they send out? in that case of course I say - duh.

    It's NOT a single stream, that's the thing. It's a stream to every end user. Multicast can't change that.


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