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Nice analysis of WhatsApp's use of WebRTC.  I agree about the audio codec; it's not one of the usual suspects (don't know if he checked iSAC or not) - perhaps Silk?

If you're willing to expose the external IP addresses to the other browser without a call-accept, then you can do the final renegotiation over a p2p datachannel for less delay (note: I'm not talking about exposing to the JS; that's a different discussion)
Philipp Hancke analyzes the new WhatsApps calling feature to determine how it works and if it is using WebRTC
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Here we go again...
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) introduced a bill to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the USA Patriot Act.   “The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both houses is preparing legislation to scale back the government’s spying powers under Section 215 of the Patriot Act.”   
The move comes amid a bipartisan bid to scale back the government’s spying powers under the Patriot Act.
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Explore beautiful Hubble Space Telescope images from each year the telescope has been in orbit: http://go.nasa.gov/1zQf8zB #Hubble25 
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Our client, Chris Roberts, a founder of the security intelligence firm One World Labs, found himself detained by the FBI earlier this week after tweeting about airplane network security during a United Airlines flight. When Roberts landed in Syracuse, he was questioned by the FBI, which ultimately seized a number of his electronic devices. EFF attorneys now represent Roberts, and we’re working to get his devices back promptly.
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So, not only do we cut government aid to the homeless saying that it is really up to personal donations and charities to help rather than "forced" helping via government taxation, but now the conservatives also make it illegal for private entities to feed the homeless because...  they don't like the homeless.  At least that is the only conclusion I can draw from this.

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The 30th Anniversary of the Amiga Launch has been funded on Kickstarter and it looks like it will be a good event.  There are still details to be worked out but I know it will be great seeing my close friends from the years at Commodore-Amiga.  It was a wild ride and we were very passionate about what our small group was doing - and how much we were trying to make the Amiga a success, or at least survive.

It is sad that the company (and thus the platform) died in 1994.  The writing was on the wall with the way Commodore was run and the lack of funding/investment in the future.  Commodore just did not have the money or the structure at the top to understand what was needed or to build what was wanted.  (The stories are too numerous and sad to recount)

But, it will be good to have a weekend with good friends and the fans of the Amiga.   There must have been something special - how many other systems have had this level of following 20 years after the company died and the technology basically stopped being developed?

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Wow... I've been searching for diet sodas with Splenda/sucralose since the flavored 7-Ups with it and "Diet Coke with Splenda" disappeared several years ago. I prefer the taste, and my wife breaks out if she takes aspartame. Too bad they aren't switching Diet Dew though!
 
Diet Pepsi switching to sucralose.
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Ah.  It might be a west coast only thing.  I recall Leigh Ann lamenting she couldn't get Splenda Coke anywhere in Boston.
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Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] and Rep. Jared Polis [D-CO] have introduced legislation in the US Senate and House to fix one of the worst computer laws on the US statute books: section 1201 of the Digita...
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We need more people like Neil Degrasse Tyson​​
 
How true:  Politicians denying science is beginning of the end of an informed democracy.

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/04/18/3647978/neil-degrasse-tysons-new-show-will-blow-your-mind-on-4-20/
Starting this Monday, 4/20, Neil deGrasse Tyson will be appearing weekly in what may be the first late-night science talk show.
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Chrome 43 adds the Permissions API - a new way to check permission status of web features. Way better than how we tackle this today.

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Software Engineer specializing in real-time communication (audio & video)
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  • Mozilla Corporation
    Principal Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Commodore International
    OS Group Lead, 1988 - 1994
  • Scala Broadcast Multimedia
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1998
  • Worldgate Communications
    Directory of Network Protocols, 1998 - 2011
  • PlayNet
    Programmer, 1984 - 1986
  • GE CR&D contractor
    Software Engineer, 1986 - 1987
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Programmer at PlayNet, the online system that was later ported to MSDOS and renamed America Online
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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1984
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Diamonds Are Bullshit
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Homeworld Remastered review: There's no place like Home(world)
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Homeworld is just as revolutionary in 2015 as it was in 1999—and now it looks great too.

Broadband Industry Takes To Congressional Hearing To Praise Wimpy, Neutr...
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To derail February's expected unveiling of Title II-based neutrality rules, the broadband industry is engaged in a last ditch effort to pass

Ivy League’s meritocracy lie: How Harvard and Yale cook the books for th...
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"We are credentializing a new elite by legitimizing people with an inflated sense of their own merit"

An open letter to Richard M. Stallman
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Dear Richard M. Stallman, As illustrated in a recent thread on the emacs mailing list, you are opposed to GCC dumping the AST, as you are af

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Former Wall Street Journal publisher L. Gordon Crovitz still gets to publish opinion pieces in the WSJ. And while I often find them interest

A specular conundrum
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Every year in my intro biology course, I try to do one discussion of bioethics. One lecture is not much, but this is a course where we try t

Great! Fantastic food, top-notch service, nice ambiance. And very friendly to kids. It's not on their online menu, but they have a kids menu, crayons, pages to color. They have a cool room for larger parties (up to ~8) in their wine cellar. Quieter, private, charming. The food is wonderful - everyone loved what they got. The braised short ribs were fall-apart tender. The salad special was fantastic. And the chocolate souffle - don't miss it, and tell them you want it when you order as it takes ~40 minutes to make.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Excellent. Really good toppings, especially the mushrooms and sausage. Sauce is good; doesn't overpower other flavors by being too sweet. Looking forward to trying their other menu items. And delivers (hot!) to Valley Forge Mountain!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Ate in the Japanese room upstairs. Wonderful sushi; especially the tempura lobster roll and the Rainbow roll. They have a few very nice traditional tatami rooms as well, and some nook-type western seating plus an area of tables (but not a huge expanse, it's reasonably intimate). Very nice.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Total hole-in-the-wall, crowded downstairs (there are more tables upstairs that get you away from the crush of people ordering). Wonderful food. We especially liked the Chicken Bhartha, the Paneer Chili Masala, their Naan, and the Paneer Saag. The Chicken Tikka Masala was quite good, and the chicken was especially tender. I would go there again in an instant. Anytime near dinnertime there's a serious crush downstairs to order. We ate there with two very young kids (upstairs), and they were very helpful and understanding about little kids not being very neat with eating rice.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor - FairService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fantastic food, great lunch buffet, super friendly. Been going there for 10 years.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The best place in the Philadelphia area for Rhododendrons and Azaleas, and one of the best on the east coast
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