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The Dominant Life Form In the Cosmos Is Probably Superintelligent Robots

Danathar Another possibility.... (369 comments)

Is that the Super Intelligent Aliens seeded earth and watching the planet like we watch a Petri Dish.


Waze Causing Anger Among LA Residents

Danathar Umm.."No Through Traffic" signs? (594 comments)

Get with your local government to put a "no through traffic" sign and have fines for violating it

5 days ago

The GPLv2 Goes To Court

Danathar Does GPLv2 Grant a Patent license (173 comments)

From the Article:

"3. Does the GPLv2 include a patent license?"

No. And THAT is why we have the GPLv3, to head off patent problems (among other things)

5 days ago

Which Programming Language Pays the Best? Probably Python

Danathar Why program in Python (277 comments)

You should program in Python because it's a great language.

about two weeks ago

Football Concussion Lawsuits Start To Hit High Schools

Danathar Helmets with Sensors (233 comments)

I know it's being tried at some colleges and high schools, but it would not surprise me if mandatory sensors that communicate to central monitoring station at games and practices are required in the future.

I'd imagine that a threshold of G's and number of times during play time or practice will require the player to sit out for a period of time or for the game/practice.

Only a matter of time.

about three weeks ago

President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

Danathar Would this apply to Paid peering? (706 comments)

Would this apply to Paid peering agreements? Or Just settlement free connections?

What is the "core" of the internet (as he described)?

Not that I'm against the idea, but I want to know what exactly it means? It seems incredibly hard to find specific definitions of how and where rules would be applied.

about a month ago

LHC Data Generation Expected To Scale Up To 400PB a Year

Danathar Re:Compared to Facebook (99 comments)

Very true, but consider the sources and what is generating it.

Facebook is a large percentage of the Internet.

Cern is ONE project (with multiple experiments).

Also, this data has to be ARCHIVED and ACCESSIBLE for all time so that scientists can go back and compare/research past experiments.

Although I'm sure facebook is archiving a large portion of data, I doubt they archive ALL of it for all time.

about a month and a half ago

UN Climate Change Panel: It's Happening, and It's Almost Entirely Man's Fault

Danathar Yea...nuclear power (695 comments)

Like green peace is going to support ANY nuclear power options....

about a month and a half ago

Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds

Danathar NSF Abstract (provides a little more info) (45 comments)


"Many of the ideas that drive modern cloud computing, such as server virtualization, network slicing, and robust distributed storage, arose from the research community. But because today's clouds have particular, non-malleable implementations of these ideas "baked in," they are unsuitable as facilities in which to conduct research on future cloud architectures. This project creates CloudLab, a facility that will enable fundamental advances in cloud architecture. CloudLab will not be a cloud; CloudLab will be large-scale, distributed scientific infrastructure on top of which many different clouds can be built. It will support thousands of researchers and run hundreds of different, experimental clouds simultaneously. The Phase I CloudLab deployment will provide data centers at Clemson (with Dell equipment), Utah (HP), and Wisconsin (Cisco), with each industrial partner collaborating to explore next-generation ideas for cloud architectures

CloudLab will be a place where researchers can try out ideas using any cloud software stack they can imagine. It will accomplish this by running at a layer below cloud infrastructure: it will provide isolated, bare-metal access to a set of resources that researchers can use to bring up their own clouds. These clouds may run instances of today's popular stacks, modest modifications to them, or something entirely new. CloudLab will not be tied to any particular particular cloud stack, and will support experimentation on multiple in parallel.

The impact of cloud computing outside the field of computer science has been substantial: it has enabled a new generation of applications and services with direct impacts on society at large. CloudLab is positioned to have an immediate and substantial impact on the research community by providing access to the resources it needs to shape the future of clouds. Cloud architecture research, enabled by CloudLab, will empower a new generation of applications and services which will bring direct benefit to the public in areas of national priority such as medicine, smart grids, and natural disaster early warning and response."

about 1 month ago

If Your Cloud Vendor Goes Out of Business, Are You Ready?

Danathar Not for Federal Customers (150 comments)

If Amazon closed shop I GUARANTEE you the Federal Government will be able to get it's data regardless of what happens.

about 2 months ago

BitHammer, the BitTorrent Banhammer

Danathar can't stop a VPN (429 comments)

So what will happen is that said bittorrent uses will use a VPN with bittorrent on the network. THEN what will you do?

about 2 months ago

Tor Executive Director Hints At Firefox Integration

Danathar Great way to get Businesses & Gov to drop Fire (117 comments)

Many government agencies and businesses have Firefox installed as a primary or as a secondary browser available for use (in addition to IE of course).

They also have policies against the use of proxies, p2p, etc.

If TOR is included within Firefox and they don't give administrators a way to keep people from using it on the job you can bet they will jettison Firefox as an option for their users.

about 3 months ago

How Our Botched Understanding of "Science" Ruins Everything

Danathar Philosophy of Science (795 comments)

It really irks me that we teach more about the objects of Scientific investigation in school (Biology, Physics, etc) then the actual philosophy of Science itself. Sure, there is usually about an hour in HS that covers basic Scientific approach but then it gets left by the wayside.

Schools should be spending more time discussing and learning the philosophy of Science itself.

Just my 2 cents.

about 3 months ago

The Raid-Proof Hosting Technology Behind 'The Pirate Bay'

Danathar Re:Why do they take the risk? (144 comments)

Both. You can make money and have the lulz...

about 3 months ago

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According To a Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

Danathar What exactly is YOUR definition of Net Neutrality? (531 comments)

Unfortunately you have to have an agreed upon definition of what net neutrality IS before you can have a reasonable discussion about what needs fixing. Unfortunately the issue has devolved into knee jerking reactions where each side's idea of what it means and when the government should or should not regulate mixed in with their own biases.

Take settlement free peering for example? When is it unfair when one side or the other has to accommodate a lopsided ratio of data transfer? When is it fair to say that that the disadvantaged peer should buy a dedicated line and move off of settlement free?

"I wantz my packets to go through no matter what"

does not address issues like above.

about 4 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Is Running Mission-Critical Servers Without a Firewall Common?

Danathar Do you need a firewall? (348 comments)


If you had a Server with one port open inbound (port 22).

Would you still need to put up a firewall? I don't see why.

about 5 months ago



Google and CISCO face off at the IETF over video codecs in WebRTC

Danathar Danathar writes  |  about a year ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Last week's RTCweb working group meeting at IETF 88 in Vancouver failed to reach agreement on a Mandatory to Implement (MTI) video codec for WebRTC. As Eric Krapf noted, the debate has been between Google's royalty free codec (VP8) and H.264, use of which can require royalty payment for use to MPEG-LA."
Link to Original Source

Should IPv6 have NAT?

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 5 years ago

Danathar (267989) writes "Recently the IETF held a BOF (Birds of Feather) meeting to decide if they should proceed with creating a published standard for network address translation (NAT) in IPv6. Here are the minutes of the meeting http://www.ietf.org/proceedings/09mar/minutes/6ai.txt. NAT breaks the end to end nature of the internet and MANY applications. Organizations are demanding NAT in IPv6 before they deploy it so they can hide their network topology and have independence from ISP's when designing and addressing their networks. What do Slashdotter's think? Is NAT inherently BAD? Should the IETF proceed with putting together a standard? This single decision could have far reaching consequences on for internet applications for decades."
Link to Original Source

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Danathar writes "I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?"



Is this a blog? What exactly is it for

Danathar Danathar writes  |  more than 8 years ago

I have to admitt, I have NO idea what the purpose of giving Journal entries to slashdot users is.

What are they trying to achieve? Why should I post here? Why would anybody look at what I'm writing?

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