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The UPS Store Will 3-D Print Stuff For You

Bengie Re:So in the future ... (96 comments)

NASA 3D printed a part recently for an important stressed part on a rocket, it's 1/2 the mass and twice as strong and cheaper to produce. NASA said they could not recreate the part any other way prior to 3D printing, no matter how much money or skill you threw at it.

4 hours ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

Bengie Re:surface-life biased study? (77 comments)

I think one of the issues of the whole "your atmosphere is now gone", is that a lot of poisonous chemicals are produced, which can still make their way into the oceans, assuming it's not frozen over.

8 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Bengie Re:risk something (271 comments)

Sounds like a great way to make money. HR recently had us watch a video that included scenarios like this, which mentioned to report these issues to HR, and if HR doesn't take car of it, go to the CEO, and if the CEO doesn't take care of it, it's a fine-able offense and report it to the proper authorities. Even gave us some phone numbers to call for the local city government on how to fine our company.

10 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: How To Avoid Becoming a Complacent Software Developer?

Bengie Re:Change Jobs (271 comments)

So every manager at a hospital should be able to conduct all surgeries? What you're saying is something similar to "all software programmer should be able to design their own CPUs."

11 hours ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

Bengie Re:surface-life biased study? (77 comments)

The average GRB lasts about 0.3 seconds and releases as much energy as if your took 1,000 Earth and turned all of the mass into pure energy. If you're anywhere near that, bad things will happen.

11 hours ago
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Astrophysicists Identify the Habitable Regions of the Entire Universe

Bengie Re:How do we know life can't adapt to it? (77 comments)

The radiation levels are high enough to strip atmospheres and burn away oceans on most non-gas/liquid planets.

11 hours ago
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Bengie Re:I'm fine with it (184 comments)

Is there a law requiring the receiving person to identify themselves to the post? What if they also refused to identify themselves? How could the post know with whom they were talking?

yesterday
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Bengie Re:What? (184 comments)

I'm in the USA and when I needed to serve someone, I had to have 3 identical copies of what I was sending. One copy stayed with the court, one copy for the sheriff and one copy for the recipient. When delivered, the sheriff would sign off stating that they verified the person and that the person received the papers, the person also had to sign in the presence of the sheriff.

In the end, there is a paper trail covering step of the way.

yesterday
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Bengie Re:What? (184 comments)

I've been told before that if I go on a vacation of more than a week, to notify the police and the post. I assume there's a good reason for both to know that you're not at home.

yesterday
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'Reactive' Development Turns 2.0

Bengie Re:BS Naming (101 comments)

If you look for "Reactive" and .Net, you'll get something like "we implemented Reactive through the Observer pattern" and a bunch of IObserver stuff. MSDN Chan9 had an interview many years back before they even had a beta for Reactive extensions and they covered a lot of this stuff. Reactive is a more specific implementation of the general concept of the Observer pattern.

"Reactive" lends itself well to an async datapipeline message passing design. Highly scalable and relatively easy to understand.

yesterday
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Bengie Re:What? (184 comments)

If the insurance was canceled, then wouldn't your friend notice they're no longer being charged for insurance every month? Around here, the only way insurance can "cancel" you is for non-payment. In your friend's case, if they paid insurance up-front, then they could not be canceled. Also, if they were paying monthly and the insurance company was accepting payment, then even if technically canceled, the acceptance of payment means insurance company agrees to still providing service.

I do this with debt collectors. They tell me to send more money or they'll take me to court, but I keep sending them small checks, and as long as they keep cashing them, they are accepting the payment as being enough. They have to actually refuse the payments in order to prove that the payments are not enough.

2 days ago
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NY Magistrate: Legal Papers Can Be Served Via Facebook

Bengie Re:One more reason (184 comments)

It's technically a federal crime to access someone else's FB account without permission, even if it's your wife and she leaves a post-it with her password at her computer.

2 days ago
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Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

Bengie Re:gender-based funding (88 comments)

It's not just a lack of helping men, but actively making it worse for them. We went from one extreme to another. The rate of male drops outs is increasing and the rate of females going to college is increasing. A researcher jokingly said by 2040, the last man to ever go to college in the USA will be graduating at our current rate.

He also mentioned that the men in college aren't minding the high female to male ratio, but it is starting to cause family issues as women still want children, but they're having a hard time finding men of equal income since women are catching up and passing men in the middle class. It's not currently a major issue, but it is a growing issue and it grows faster with time.

Don't wait for something to become a problem, nip it when it's small.

2 days ago
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Is Google's Non-Tax Based Public School Funding Cause For Celebration?

Bengie Re:gender-based funding (88 comments)

The female gender as a whole is getting preferential treatment in all schooling up to at least college. More funding, more attention, more positive support, anti-male pro-female teaching strategies. Boys get punished for being boys, which is starting to create emotional and personality issues in boys.

See how these girls are sitting around talking about their feelings like good little children? Those boys are making fake guns with their hands and playing cops and robbers. Those little terrorists will now be arrested by a police officer, interrogated, then notify the parents after the child is emotionally scared for life, and not allowed to come back to school.

2 days ago
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Google's Doubleclick Ad Servers Exposed Millions of Computers To Malware

Bengie Re:Just say block (223 comments)

127.0.0.1 doesn't respond, so the page won't finish loading until it times out. That's worse than just letting the ad load from a performance perspective.

3 days ago
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Slashdot Asks: What's In Your Home Datacenter?

Bengie Re:Small setup (283 comments)

I get a solid 110-115MB/s, but I have SSDs.

3 days ago
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Mystery Signal Could Be Dark Matter Hint In ISS Detector

Bengie Re:Huh? (55 comments)

In the past year, all of those have been eliminated. Dark Matter has to be something that doesn't not interact with light in any way except via gravity. I'm pretty sure "gas" interacts with light. Black holes is the only thing that fits this restriction, but the gravitational gradient would be too much, and would require 80% of the universes mass to be tied up in black-holes at the edge of galaxies.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Bengie Re: I never thought I'd say this... (326 comments)

Farms are demanding high speed Internet. Those multi-million dollar tractors that use GPS and need software updates, wifi, and remote access for the manufacture to help fix issues, want high speed Internet at their farms.

Lack of reliable Internet is costing farmers in down time, and Minnesota recognizes this and is running at least 100mb fiber to farms to make the farms more competitive with other states that don't do this. This results a net gain of income for the state via increased exports. The balance sheets show it as money lost, but the reality is that more than enough value is gained to make up for it. Anyway, money is never truly lost, it's just moving hands, most of which is to local companies to install the fiber in the first place.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Bengie Re: I never thought I'd say this... (326 comments)

My grandfather was quoted $4000 to run a coax cable 500 feet to the street

Google Fiber is claiming about $700/house to run fiber thousands of feet from the CO to the house, but not including hooking up and all that. The average cost of a brand new rural fiber roll out, which means all new equipment, is about $3k/house, and that includes EVERYTHING, not just running the line.

The only reason it costs so much for these kinds of quotes is they are one offs. When my ISP rolled out fiber, they already had a trenching crew in the area, so they ran fiber to EVERY house, customer or not. It's a lot cheaper in the long run.

4 days ago
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FCC Chairman: Americans Shouldn't Subsidize Internet Service Under 10Mbps

Bengie Re: I never thought I'd say this... (326 comments)

While we're at it, lets get rid of public education and public police and public courts.

4 days ago

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Resolving IP to MAC address across a router

Bengie Bengie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Bengie (1121981) writes "From what I know about networks, you can't find out the MAC of an IP across a router. At some point I stumbled across a program that does just this. The only google hits I get talk about Netbios. Being able to do this would help out IT dept because our back-up registration page pulls MAC info from our DHCP server, but the DHCP database only syncs with our back-up database every 24 hours. If we build a new computer to replace an old one, our registration page can't get the new MAC for the Wake-on-LAN info until 24 hours later. We could use netbios if we had to, but that's kind of shady and won't work for our Mac computers since they don't have netbios. Is there a way of resolving the MAC of an IP across routers?"

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