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Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The hidden cause of slow Internet and how to fix it | Network World - 2 views

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    "... By experimenting with pings and various levels of load on his Internet connection, he discovered that latencies were often four to 10 times larger than what should have been expected. He termed the phenomenon, "bufferbloat." His conclusion was that critical data packets were trapped in buffers that were excessively large. ..."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Broke Millions of Webcams, Here's How to Fix It [# ! Prev... - 0 views

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    "The Windows 10 Anniversary Update has reportedly broken millions of webcams. If your webcam has been affected, there's a workaround to get it back if you don't mind tweaking your registry a bit."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

TCP Flaw Opens Linux Systems to Hijackers | Software | LinuxInsider - 0 views

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    "By Richard Adhikari Aug 11, 2016 4:09 PM PT A flaw in the RFC 5961 specification the Internet Engineering Task Force developed to protect TCP against blind in-window attacks could threaten Android smartphones, as well as every Linux computer on the planet. [*Correction - Aug. 12, 2016]"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Fix Copyright! | Help us Reform Copyright - 0 views

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    "01 DYSFUNCTIONAL & NOT FIT FOR THE DIGITAL WORLD Copyright reform is needed to adapt to the digital world we live in. Under the current system everything tends to fall under copyright unless it is covered by a specific exception in the law. The trouble is that these exceptions are narrow, specific and technologically outdated: the list was written in 2001! This was well before YouTube and Facebook were created. As a result, everyday habits of online users could be considered illegal today. A blogger linking to copyrighted content, a meme based on a copyrighted image, a video with some footage from an existing movie or a song: all of that could create issues for the user that posted them."
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    "01 DYSFUNCTIONAL & NOT FIT FOR THE DIGITAL WORLD Copyright reform is needed to adapt to the digital world we live in. Under the current system everything tends to fall under copyright unless it is covered by a specific exception in the law. The trouble is that these exceptions are narrow, specific and technologically outdated: the list was written in 2001! This was well before YouTube and Facebook were created. As a result, everyday habits of online users could be considered illegal today. A blogger linking to copyrighted content, a meme based on a copyrighted image, a video with some footage from an existing movie or a song: all of that could create issues for the user that posted them."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Time to #Fixcopyright and Free the Panorama Across EU - infojustice - 0 views

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    "[Anna Mazgal, Communia Association, Link (CC-0)] Freedom of panorama is a fundamental element of European cultural heritage and visual history. Rooted in freedom of expression, it allows painters, photographers, filmmakers, journalists and tourists alike to document public spaces, create masterpieces of art and memories of beautiful places, and freely share it with others. Within the Best Case Scenarios for Copyright series we present Portugal as the best example for freedom of panorama. Below you can find the basic facts and for more evidence check the Best Case Scenario for Copyright - Freedom of Panorama in Portugal legal study. EU, it's time to #fixcopyright!"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

You're Gonna Pay for All that Piracy, American ISPsDigital Music News [# ! Critical ;) ... - 0 views

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    "Last month, US District Court judge Liam O'Grady dropped the bomb on Cox Communications by stripping the ISP of critical DMCA protections. This week, he's laying the groundwork for a potentially disastrous level of liability and damages, not just for Cox, but the entire class of US-based ISPs."
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

How to fix preferences that won't save | Firefox Help - 0 views

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    "Sometimes, your Firefox preferences may not be saved after you change them. For example, you may change a setting in the Preferences window only to have it set back to its previous value when you open the Preferences window again"
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

Comcast seeks to fix awful customer service, admits "it may take a few years" | Ars Tec... - 1 views

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    [# The '#Piracy' #blamers start to speak... and rectify.] "Comcast executive Charlie Herrin is aiming to improve Comcast's legendarily poor customer service. Comcast After months of getting bashed for treating customers poorly, Comcast today said it's going to make improving customer service its "number one priority." But the company admitted that "it may take a few years before we can honestly say that a great customer experience is something we're known for.""
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    [# The '#Piracy' #blamers start to speak... and rectify.] "Comcast executive Charlie Herrin is aiming to improve Comcast's legendarily poor customer service. Comcast After months of getting bashed for treating customers poorly, Comcast today said it's going to make improving customer service its "number one priority." But the company admitted that "it may take a few years before we can honestly say that a great customer experience is something we're known for.""
Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.

The six tech policy problems Congress failed to fix this year | Ars Technica - 1 views

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    "On tech issues, the partisan divide isn't so wide. Yet nothing happened. by Joe Mullin - Aug 8 2014, 4:57pm CEST"
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    "On tech issues, the partisan divide isn't so wide. Yet nothing happened. by Joe Mullin - Aug 8 2014, 4:57pm CEST"
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