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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

CAPSLOCK2000 Bitcoin, rent, tor (206 comments)

If you want to make some money on them you could mine bitcoin, provided the power is already paid for and you don't care about the environment. Don't expect to make much though, it might not even be worth the time it will take you to set it up.

The only other way I can think of making a profit is renting the servers out. Good luck finding somebody that wants to pay enough to make it worth your while, virtual servers are dirt cheap. You already know that, otherwise you wouldn't be moving to the cloud.

If you want to do something nice for the internet-community you should run TOR on those nodes.

3 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Would You Do With Half a Rack of Server Space?

CAPSLOCK2000 G is for Generation (206 comments)

As far as I know there is no such thing as the HP 'g' series. The 'g' stands for 'generation' and is used for all their llines. HP uses two letters for the line, for example BL, DL or ML.

3 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

CAPSLOCK2000 Re: Alternative explanation (394 comments)

Multicast is not a viable technology for truly large scale deployments (more than a few hundred thousand hosts perhaps). Routers and switches do not have the required resources to maintain multicast routing/switching tables for millions of multicast sessions.

The reason why routers are so underpowered is that nobody uses multicast. If there was a strong demand for multicast I'm sure that the manufacturers would increase the capacity of their hardware.

The correct way to solve the problem is to push it to the end nodes. They have much more CPU power and memory than routers and switches. The technology to do so has existed for a long time: P2P.

Using P2P does not lower the total load on the network, it just spreads it out more evenly.

4 days ago
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Enraged Verizon FiOS Customer Seemingly Demonstrates Netflix Throttling

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Alternative explanation (394 comments)

The bandwidth disparity argument is bunk. I've love if Netflix or Level 3 would set up some data sinks in their network so I could use my FIOS to send them random data 24/7 and help even the disparity.

Netflix could create a peer-to-peer network for streaming video, just like Spotify used to do. Everyone streaming video from the Netflix network would also be sending data back. That would more or less balance the situation. Customers with data-caps or on saturated networks might nog like it, but that problem could be avoided by giving customers a choice. Either get a discount on your Netflix subscription for uploading to the network or pay a premium for a download-only subscription.

4 days ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Crap Traffic (144 comments)

Better start learning now, while you can afford to make mistakes. The bigger IPv6 gets the more those little mistakes will hurt you.

about a week ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Advantages? (144 comments)

This is Slashdot, News for Nerds. Not News for Grandma's that are afraid of configuring their router.

about a week ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Advantages? (144 comments)

Instead of a poor man's firewall, why don't you use a real firewall? It's much easier to configure than NAT.
If you use Linux, like every residential internetrouter sold in the last 10 years, NAT is a part of the firewall code.
As it is more simple a "real" firewall is cheaper than your "poor man's firewall".

about a week ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

CAPSLOCK2000 Nice graphics at Cisco (144 comments)

Cisco has nice graphics of the IPv6-deployement in the world. It's based on the same measurements but presented with nice graphs instead of a boring table of numbers. Look up your own country at http://6lab.cisco.com/stats/in... .

about a week ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Advantages? (144 comments)

The big advantage is that all my computers are reachable through the internet, no more NATting port 80 and port 22 to strange ports because you can use every port only once.
A secondary advantage is that port 25 is not filtered, although that's not inherent to IPv6, just a lucky benefit of my current tunnel-provider.

about a week ago
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UK Users Overwhelmingly Spurn Broadband Filters

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Sensible response by an ISP (115 comments)

I guess this is the ISP that says "Sorry, we won't censor your internet, look somewhere else."

about a week ago
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OpenWRT 14.07 RC1 Supports Native IPv6, Procd Init System

CAPSLOCK2000 Something is broken (71 comments)

I just tried it but something is not working.

# ping6 www.slashdot.org
unknown host

Something is horribly broken here.

about two weeks ago
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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:"Vrije University"? (136 comments)

That's "free" as in "freedom", not as in "free beer".

about three weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

CAPSLOCK2000 Let her select the phone (259 comments)

Make sure you check your decision with your daughter before you buy it. Many people are very picky about what device they want to use. You would probably choose something she does not want to use. Maybe you should just ask your daughter to select a phone and just help here with figuring out if it will work in Scotland.

about 2 months ago
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Movie and TV GUIs: Cracking the Code

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Revolution (the TV Show) (74 comments)

Only part of it came from SQLLite. Other functions came from libfann (Fast Artificial Neural Network Library). I was rather impressed they used code from a neural network, that is completely in line with the story. Good Job, (R)Evolution.

about 5 months ago
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Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Ungrateful krauts (606 comments)

Aldi Lidl quality products

lolwut?

You have obviously never visited an American supermarket. European consumer protection has created a fairly high base level for quality. American supermarkets sell a lot of crap that Aldi & Lidl would not be allowed to sell in Europe.

about 7 months ago
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Red Light Camera Use Declined In 2013 For the First Time

CAPSLOCK2000 Obvious solution (348 comments)

The obvious solution is that those that design and operate the traffic light systems should not be the ones that profit from the fines.

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Hyperbole (107 comments)

Sorry, but the excuse that it's "not because they're gay but because they're speading gay propaganda" line is simply bullshit.

The law (which I do not necessarily support) forbids people from spreading a specific kind of propaganda to minors.

It's not a specific kind of propaganda. Any expression of a 'non-traditional sexuality", like holding hands in public, is considered "propaganda to minors".
Any kind of parade or demonstration has been outlawed.

about 7 months ago
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Six Electric Cars Can Power an Office Building

CAPSLOCK2000 Lease the car and the batteries (296 comments)

Many companies lease cars to their employees. They could include some kind of battery-sharing deal in the contract. This may actually lower the price of owning the cars as they can be seen as part of the power system.

about 8 months ago
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Scientists Uncover 3,700-Year-Old Wine Cellar

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Sophisticated? (122 comments)

I don't now anything about Scandinavian taxes but over here in the Netherlands the excise tax is based on the amount of alcohol, not the untaxed price of the beverage. This makes cheap booze relatively more expensive. It's about 45 cents for a liter of wine.
For a 5 euro bottle of wine the tax would be 10% of the total, while the price of 50 euro bottle only includes 1% of tax.

(Note that there are other taxes involved besides the excise and one has to pay tax on the alcohol-tax).

about 8 months ago
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Google Supercomputers Tackle Giant Drug-Interaction Data Crunch

CAPSLOCK2000 Re:Which supercomputer? (50 comments)

What's the difference? Most supercomputers are in fact a cluster of more or less normal computer parts.

about 8 months ago

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Pirateparty wins courtcase agains Brein

CAPSLOCK2000 CAPSLOCK2000 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CAPSLOCK2000 (27149) writes "The Dutch Pirateparty (PPNL) just won a court-case against Brein. Last week Brein got a court to issue an emergency order to take down a reverse-proxy to The Piratebay. The next day Brein claimed the court order also included a generic proxy also ran by PPNL and any other service that might lead to TPB (aka hyperlinks). PPNL responded with a emergency lawsuit of their own, asking for a literal interpretation of the verdict instead of Breins broad reading. The judge acknowledged the narrow interpretation of the verdict. proxy.piratenpartij.nl stays up and tpb.piratenpartij.nl now sports a list of other ways to reach The Piratebay. Due to the Streisand effect this list has grown to a considerable length. Noteworthy is that it The Pirateparty got favorable verdict in a single day, a first in Dutch law."
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Dutch Pirateparty refuses order to take down proxy

CAPSLOCK2000 CAPSLOCK2000 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

CAPSLOCK2000 (27149) writes "The Dutch Pirateparty has refused an order from Brein to take down a proxy to The PirateBay. Last month Brein (the distribution-industries paralegal outfit) forced a number of ISP to block The PirateBay; the first site ever blocked in The Netherlands. Immediately people started using proxies at other ISP's to get to TPB. Brein then threatened a number of those proxies with legal action. As most of these are run by hobbyists without legal or financial means there was little resistance. Now the Dutch Pirateparty has decided to stand up to the intimidation and refuses to take down it's proxy. Today they sent there response in style: by uploading it to The PirateBay In translation: "The Pirateparty disputes your claim and will not comply with your request.""
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