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IPv6-Only Is Becoming Viable

Antity-H Re:Finally, some sanity (209 comments)

What's really suprising is that said operator is also a landline internet provider (both adsl and fiber) and at least on ADSL it already provides IPv6 connectivity. Why they chose not to implement it on their brand new mobile network is quite beyond me :(

more than 2 years ago
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What's Keeping You On Windows?

Antity-H Re:Working drivers... (1880 comments)

Why you would want to pull a windows=intellij vs linux=eclipse stunt, when it is trivial to see that both are available for both platforms is beyond me.
Shame as the rest of you argument is valid. I myself migrated back to windows mostly for lightroom and for lack of expendable money to spend on a mac

more than 2 years ago
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A Custom Objectionable Word List Ate My Homework

Antity-H Re:What an Unreadable and Horrible Summary (386 comments)

Coming back from the ride I fixed the failing screw in the kitchen cupboard.

This world has officially gone mad. It's going to be real fun whey they have to ban milk, stuff, and other very common words which can easily be used with a double meaning....

more than 2 years ago
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The Rise of Git

Antity-H Re:Github? (442 comments)

+1 : github is pure awesomeness, that and gists: pure genius. If I were to recommend implementing git in a corporate environment I would push for a private internal github installation (I am talking big corporate here) even though I don't have any stake in github.

I would also probably push for gitorious but haven't had time to properly evaluate that yet

about 3 years ago
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The Rise of Git

Antity-H Re:I don't Git it.... (442 comments)

I was all for a git migration at work, if only for perf reasons. With the new 1.7 features I am not so sure anymore.
I still love git, but I also think it is not a tool for everyone. Getting your head around distributed can be difficult for some people and implementing git in large corporate environment can require subtlety too.

Anyway have a look at the 1.7 changes http://subversion.apache.org/docs/release-notes/1.7.html

about 3 years ago
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Why Google Should Buy the Music Industry

Antity-H Re:Great idea... (472 comments)

People themselves should be able to do it, have enough person pledge $xx to a fundation, buy the label with the proceeds and make it a nonprofit ...? why wait for google or another company to do it for us ?

more than 3 years ago
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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

Antity-H Re:Science Fiction Fans don't Watch Ads (742 comments)

Just curious : how many ad cuts are there in an american TV show ? (I am not american myself)

I do torrent the shows (to avoid: the wait and the usually horrible translation) and I get the impression that there are a lot of cuts, watching without the ads is bad enough with all the abrupt transitions but watching with the ads must really ruin the experience.

maybe they would get less people cutting ads away if they were : less intrusive, better targeted and possibly made better. At least it would reduce the incentive to cut them away.

more than 3 years ago
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Does Syfy Really Love Sci-Fi?

Antity-H Re:Syfy has killed of the Sci-fi genre (742 comments)

As far as I know, eureka is still around and that's still scifi at least by my criterias.
If they develop the idea of crossing over from eureka to whareouse 13 and back it could get really fun.

more than 3 years ago
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UK Government Wants to Spring Ahead Two Hours

Antity-H Re:Wow, who wrote this summary? (554 comments)

A lot but not all, and those who do can have very different means of deciding on which day they would like to switch between summer and winter time.
I had to partially implement a timezone handling lib with summertime support and I consider myself lucky to only have CET/CEST aligned countries and countries with no summer time. CET has an algorithmical way of determining the dayt of the switch, it's doesn't always seem to be the case.
Hopefully I'll be gone by the time they want countries where it's not the case ...

more than 3 years ago
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The Matrix Re-Reloaded

Antity-H Re:Sequels not that bad (640 comments)

You disliked ExistenZ, Primer and Inception then ...

more than 3 years ago
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Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

Antity-H Re:pegged connection == latency, who'd of thunk it (525 comments)

The problem is that rate-limiting should happen automatically through TCP congestion avoidance protocol and it doesn't at least not for a sane value of latency.

the tcp connection which is maxing out the bandwidth should notice that it is doing that and throttle back down a bit until it it just shy of saturating the available bandwidth in order to keep latency to a minimum or at least to a sane value for the link. This would also allow for low latency for the // ping and therefore for low latency web browsing

more than 3 years ago
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Military Pressuring Vendors On IPv6

Antity-H Re:How long will IPv6 last? (406 comments)

For just one second and because this is /. I thought you were proposing IP over Anonymous Coward , and started wondering how it would work ...

more than 3 years ago
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Military Pressuring Vendors On IPv6

Antity-H Re:How long will IPv6 last? (406 comments)

I don't know any human "who is likely to even be able to conceive of 85 brontobytes" , but I think I know quite a few who can conceive of someone who could: AI

Don't forget what we don't know yet is probably much more than what we do know.

I do agree that it's a good compromise until we reach the singularity.

more than 3 years ago
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In France, Hadopi Reporting Begins, With (Only) 10,000 IP Addresses Per Day

Antity-H Re:I call BS on that law. And on the filesharers. (376 comments)

Didn't they pay for it when they bought the media ? I mean since there is tax to compensate artists losses ...

more than 3 years ago
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In France, Hadopi Reporting Begins, With (Only) 10,000 IP Addresses Per Day

Antity-H Re:France, country of copyright thieves? (376 comments)

The current french president he tends to fire or harass people who don't agree with him. Add that he is a good friend of Martin Bouygues, his wife is a wannabe singer/actress/whatever and has connections all over the show biz having slept with half of them shake it and see what comes out :

- Ending of the most valuable publicity timeshare on public TV, TF1 stock rises 10% (Bouygue owns TF1)
- Hadopi paid with tax money earnings go to the copyright gangsters (includes Bouygues)
- Increase of the copyright tax on digital media (add €200 for 3TBytes yep you read that right anyone who lawfully buys a hard drive in France pays a tax to
copyright holders just in case that hard drive were used to store illegally obtained copyrighted materials)
- ...

There is a reason why he is called the "bling-bling" president.

And since he is also a paranoid maniac France now considers a law so the police has the right to read all your electronic correspondence (protect the children against pedophiles) without having to ask a court (snail mail and telephone are supposedly protected).

more than 3 years ago
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In France, Hadopi Reporting Begins, With (Only) 10,000 IP Addresses Per Day

Antity-H Re:Impressive. (376 comments)

At least free.fr already assigns a static IP for each of its "freebox" and an associated IPV6 /64 subnet. SFR/Neuf uses dynamic addresses for the moment no idea for the others.

However the news reports here say that at least one of the ISPs doesn't like to be asked about its clients. Since it must comply and provide the information because of the law it did so by printing the info to paper and sending the paper over.

more than 3 years ago
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In France, Hadopi Reporting Begins, With (Only) 10,000 IP Addresses Per Day

Antity-H Re:Erm (376 comments)

Well unfortunately you don't get off the hook simply by saying that it wasn't you, you have to prove it wasn't you and if you do, you still get fined because you neglected the security of your network installation.

To "help" people with securing their network, the french government issued a 200+ pages specification for a software that would secure your computer and prevent it from being used to downlaod illegal content.

The specification requires the program to be one the best malware ever created, able to disrupt anti virus and anti spyware so it's not removed by error, hidden so the process can't be killed by the user, so the program can't be uninstalled, logs in both a crypted and an unencrypted files all network actions of the machine, etc etc

Basically the best spyware ever. This is on the market for a contractor to realize. Oh and obviously people will have to buy it to comply with the network security requirements.

I cant' wait for the first lawsuits.

more than 3 years ago
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Nanoresonators Create Ultra-High-Res Displays

Antity-H Re:cool (231 comments)

Does it mean we can get cheap high resolution (better than 96dpi) screens for our computers within a forseeable future ? if so I am all for it !

more than 3 years ago
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Microsoft Losing Big To Apple On Campus

Antity-H Re:LINUX rounds numbers fine (764 comments)

And I was wondering where all the spam I get in my gmail inbox was coming from.

No operating system is perfect, until recently only windows was targetted because of its very high market share. What do you think is going to happen now that OSX is reaching a sizeable portion of the market ? (hint http://news.techworld.com/security/5392/worlds-first-os-x-virus-hits-apple/ )

Remember how the current iphone os is exploitable by simply visiting a website ? Don't worry your OSX is going to need an antivirus soon too (they already exist actually)

Oh, and guess what's going to happen to your shiny computer when you start installing third party software to try and fix the problem : http://www.google.com/search?&q=osx+antivirus

Sorry you can't say that OSX antivirus is "not getting viruses in the first place". You might be able to mitigate the problems by being careful about prompts asking for your administrator password, by setting a reasonably strong root password and being careful not running code with elevated priviledge when you can avoid it. Which works equally well on any computer OS I know of

(and for the sake of it : I have 3 computers running winXP, OSX, and Ubuntu10.04, so yes, I actually have tried OSX before and still do, even though my main OS has been linux for the past year)

about 4 years ago

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