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Dutch To Introduce Net Neutrality By Law

FST777 Re:Funny thing... (228 comments)

The exam is only for non-"western world" immigrants. That includes Japan but excludes Mexico and our former colony Indonesia. Basically, "western world" is defined based on wealth.

Live is good here, but immigration laws are highly discriminatory.

more than 3 years ago
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World IPv6 Day: Most-watched Tech Event Since Y2K

FST777 Re:Hardly the most-anticipated 24 hours (243 comments)

Not for lack of trying, but with the vast majority of the people, even the tech-aware ones, the typical reaction to anything "IPv6" is: "Wha..?", leading to lack of interest at first mention.

Which 24 hours sine Y2K were more anticipated? The launch of the iDevices? Is that really the tech industry? I work in networking (at a large web-based content-provider), and in "the field", this is a very, very important day (which we all hope shall pass relatively silently).

more than 3 years ago
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Exabit Transmission Speeds May Be Possible

FST777 Re:Faster than silicon (98 comments)

Modulating broad-spectrum light at 1GHz is still way better than modulating an electrical signal at 1GHz. So for on-chip silicon circuits there would still be a huge gain at current "clockspeeds".

It's nice to think about this tech on a large (optic-fiber networks) scale, but the applications on a small (silicon wafer) scale are, IMHO, more interesting.

more than 3 years ago
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Apple's App Store Accepts 'Gay Cure' App

FST777 Re:Amazing. (794 comments)

I completely, totally and utterly agree. Also, as a Christian, I'd like to note that many Christians agree with this. Groups as in TFA are increasingly rare to find, especially in the educated parts of western society. They won't be missed when they're gone, I'll tell you...

Parent's last two sentences sum it all up nicely. Thanks for those!

more than 3 years ago
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Fibre Channel Over Ethernet: From Fee To Free

FST777 Re:Too late (87 comments)

The main idea is convergence: when you already have a 10GbE network, why built a second infrastructure for FC? Usually it is cheaper (and easier to get the budget) to just expand your current setup to facilitate either FCoE or iSCSI.

more than 3 years ago
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Fibre Channel Over Ethernet: From Fee To Free

FST777 Re:CSCO forward guidance is low (87 comments)

How is FC1 more reliable than Ethernet? Both are (in this case) supposed to run on fibre and reliability mostly depends on how the network layer is implemented. In this case, everything from layer three up is identical. In the case of FCoE, the main advantage besides convergence is speed.

I'd still go for iSCSI, by the way. Even cheaper, and routable if need be. For truly mission-critical stuff: use DAS.

more than 3 years ago
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First Four-Exoplanet System Imaged

FST777 Re:mirror? (89 comments)

Set up a quick static mirror: click.

more than 3 years ago
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US Trials Off Track Over Juror Internet Misconduct

FST777 Re:Bonus (405 comments)

If you're willing to change the system so that the jury-trial disappears, change it so that the judges are decently competent.

Here in the Netherlands we have no juries and my gut-feeling is that the system here is not perfect, but most certainly not worse than any country with juries.

more than 3 years ago
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Anxiety and IT?

FST777 Re:Chill out... (347 comments)

This is one of the reasons why, sometimes, I'm glad to get to go to the data-centre and *build* stuff. It's enormously satisfying to spend a few days to rack up a few cabinets full of shiny new kit in between weeks of working behind a monitor fixing configurations and stuff.

Besides, it's a good feeling to know that the common bias of us geeks being afraid of physical work is wrong. Yes, your back hurts after racking a few blade chassis, but at least you feel like you did something. Certainly did a lot more tangible work than those guys over at marketing...

more than 3 years ago
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Senate Bill Adds Shuttle Flight, New Shuttle-Derived Vehicle

FST777 Re:Proven delivery system (230 comments)

I count at least 106 Soyuz missions. Where did you get that data?

more than 4 years ago
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Senate Bill Adds Shuttle Flight, New Shuttle-Derived Vehicle

FST777 Re:Proven delivery system (230 comments)

The Spaceshuttle is able to get far bigger and heavier loads to the ISS than Soyuz. GP was talking about a servicer, the Soyuz is a pretty good people carrier, not so much a heavy servicer.

As far as I know, there is currently no spacecraft that can replace the Spacehuttle for transporting large parts to the ISS.

more than 4 years ago
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New Method for Random Number Generation Developed

FST777 Re:Thls is a ranclom cornmenf (395 comments)

It isn't infinite, it just approaches infinite. The changes that you roll 1 an infinite number of times (as great-grandparent stated) is effectively zero. You'll never throw the dice that often, and even if you do, it will never, ever be all 1's.

more than 4 years ago
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Google Chrome Displaces Safari As Third In Survey

FST777 Re:Getting off the train to crazytown (235 comments)

Here in the Netherlands (I live in Ede, near Arnhem), they're everywhere. From smallish posters at bus stands to billboards.

more than 4 years ago
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Real-World Synthehol In Development

FST777 Re:Headache? (273 comments)

Actually, wodka is the Dutch spelling. Sorry for that.

more than 4 years ago
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Real-World Synthehol In Development

FST777 Re:Headache? (273 comments)

That bet is on. Name a time and a place. If distance is a problem, we'll organize something with an alternative control group or whatnot.

Anyone who tells you that wodka is just ethanol and water is talking nonsense and taste definitely does matter with some (if not most) brands. Hell, you'll probably have to blindfold me since I'm probably able to see the difference by the slight variation in color and I'm not even a wodka-fan (my last wodka was years ago).

Oh, I am talking "the real deal" here, not that American filtered crap. Do you do the same thing with whisk(e)y and cognac?

more than 4 years ago
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New Microsoft Silverlight Features Have Windows Bias

FST777 Re:History (251 comments)

It's also great if you just want to stream content. Streaming WMV to Silverlight needs much less of a backend than F4V to Flash, not to mention that Flash eats resources like a hungry kitten on the frontend.

Now, I'm not saying that it's any good, 'cause it isn't, but it's certainly compelling for sites that stream a lot of content. They can do it with a fifth of the servers they need for Flash (apparently, I'm getting my figures from our public broadcasting system which went Silverlight around the last Olympics and never went back. They do have the option of streaming "as is" WMVs though, so I can still access them from my Linux box).

more than 4 years ago

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Global BGP issues due to Juniper bug

FST777 FST777 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

FST777 writes "Many folks around the globe report Level 3 was down, however, the cause might be even more global. Apparently, a firmware bug in JunOS 10.3 (and possibly also 10.2) caused many, many Juniper routers to reboot upon an incoming BGP update (which might have been crafted to do just that).

Needless to say, all Juniper routers disappearing from the global BGP tables has quite an impact."

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Enviromental DVD wrecks Apple drives

FST777 FST777 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

FST777 writes "The British Mail on Sunday has published it's latest DVD giveaway on the EcoDisc, a DVD-format half as thin a easily bendable that is supposed to be more environmental-friendly than regular DVD's. Despite the clear warning ("No Apple slot in drive") some Mac users dicided to give it a go, resulting in a damaged drive.
From the article:

The EcoDisc's manufacturer, ODS, insists the disc won't break drives. "We've produced over ten million of these discs — we've had less than a dozen phone calls," says managing director, Ray Wheeler. "There are ways to get the discs out."

Wheeler says the problem stems from Apple's slot-loading drives. "It uses an ejection system that doesn't get approval from the DVD Forum." He claims the EcoDisc should work in other types of slot-loading drive, although admits that it hasn't been tested in the PlayStation 3.
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FST777 FST777 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

FST777 writes "CNN reports that Linden Labs released the source code for their client under the GPL. From the article:
Second Life creator Linden Labs on Monday released the source code for its virtual world client under the GNU General Public License (GPL), a move the much-buzzed-about company hopes will entice a flood of developers to help improve its access client.
...
Linden Labs cast its open-source move as unavoidable for software creators. "We welcome the inevitable with open arms," the San Francisco-based company wrote in its corporate blog.
Let's hope this means that Second Life will become mature on other platforms as Windows and OS X."
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FST777 FST777 writes  |  more than 7 years ago

FST777 writes "RegHardware is telling us that the long-awaited iPhone is there. The thing is, it's not made by Apple. It seems that Linksys wants to ride the hype that people have expected to end today. Linksys is using a convenient slogan on their site: "More than just talk".
iPhone is the new brandname of an already existing line of VoIP products. From the article:
That line-up includes not only a couple of new models but five handsets that have been on the market for some time. The latest phones include the $200 802.11g WLAN-connectible WIP320 and its CIT400 $180 dual-mode DECT and Skype product. Both are available in the US immediately and will ship in other territories during Q1 2007.
So, let's fire away at what the new name of the new Apple phone will be!"

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