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Microsoft Antitrust Oversight Ends

FranckMartin Re:When did it actually start? (289 comments)

Vint co-invented the Internet, was co-founder of ISOC, first ICANN chairman, and I don't think Google tells him what he should say, Google has him on staff to help him pursue _his_ work. TCP/IP is an open standard at a time where there was only proprietary protocols, the whole IETF is based on equal participation by all. In a way this is what inspired the Open-Source movement.

He is also listened by all the world leaders.

But Vint biggest trick, he is an enabler of people and can inspire many and has inspired many.

So yes he has indisputable respect from the Internet community.

He is not always right, like any human being, but he is very well respected.

PS: fun fact, the architect in the matrix is taken as a model from him, another form of respect.

more than 3 years ago

Revolution of the Science Fiction Authors

FranckMartin Re:To mainstream lit, sci fi is like comic books (292 comments)

And they were able to make us love the world of Star Trek: A militarist state where money does not exist, but all is planned for the benefit of the people.

Also known as USSR.

more than 3 years ago

FPS Gaming and the 'Just-World Hypothesis'

FranckMartin What did they say... (366 comments)

What did they say to the North Korean Soldiers? That's a more interesting point.

more than 3 years ago

Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Page Hacked

FranckMartin It will teach him... (158 comments)

..not to let his computer unlocked at the office when he goes to have a piss!

more than 3 years ago

Today, the IETF Turns 25

FranckMartin Re:ICANN is open? (27 comments)

Wouldn't things be much better and open if instead of ICANN or IETF we just had joint agreements between Comcast, ATT, Verizon, Time-Warner, and maybe Level3? I guess I should be international and include a few other "key players" in that list, too.

It is called the ITU!

more than 3 years ago

France Planning Non-Windows Tablet Tax?

FranckMartin Hadopi and copy tax... (227 comments)

What I don't understand, you pay a tax on any digital media to compensate for artists loss of revenue and then you go after people for copying materials via hadopi.

I think we should have one, but not both?

Sounds to me like double jeopardy.

What do you think?

more than 3 years ago

The Right's War On Net Neutrality

FranckMartin What is exactly the problem? (945 comments)

The problem is that there is not enough bandwidth in the USA, so people, instead of throwing more bandwidth at the problem, try to define ways to control the current bandwidth.

I'm sure we have already spent more money in Network Neutrality issues than if we had put more bandwidth.

Note this problem is not much felt in other part of the world, because there is sufficient bandwidth for current services. In USA, rural America is still much under dial-up...

If the government wants to help: bring broadband in all corners of the USA.

more than 3 years ago

Military Pressuring Vendors On IPv6

FranckMartin Vendor sales answer (406 comments)

"That's funny, this is the first time someone ask." wash, rince, and reuse

more than 3 years ago

Backscatter X-Ray Machines Easily Fooled

FranckMartin let's defend ourselves (342 comments)

by carrying guns in airplanes!

more than 3 years ago

An Astronaut's View of Space Station Tech

FranckMartin Re:Another reason for using laptops is... (115 comments)

Don't forget that in space, chips are exposed to more rays than on earth. Having a bit to flip by itself to its opposite value happens way more often. I'm sure they slow down the processor and add extra shielding to compensate....

more than 3 years ago

Bredolab Botnet Taken Down

FranckMartin Re:Just once... (187 comments) they looked for ET!

more than 3 years ago

Bredolab Botnet Taken Down

FranckMartin One Down... (187 comments)

...Many more to go

Fix the Whois!

more than 3 years ago

Adobe Reader X With Sandbox Due In November

FranckMartin Who is the idiot... (110 comments)

...that decided to put a scripting language inside PDFs?

Have we learn anything? Do we have to use back postscript for sending safe documents?

more than 3 years ago

Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

FranckMartin Don't wait for your ISP... (583 comments)

... to provide you with IPv6

If you have
-a static IPv4, use a tunnel from
-a dynamic IPv4, use 6to4 like on openWRT or Apple Airport Express
-a nated IPv4, use a teredo tunnel

Most likely your PC is already using tunnels.

Once you have done it, you will wonder what was all the commotion about.

For the office, disable IPv6 on your servers and provide IPv6 on your clients, then figure out your servers later

more than 3 years ago

Obama Highlights IPv6 Issue

FranckMartin Re:Still hobbyist... (442 comments)

The whole of Google servers are on IPv6, Facebook is IPv6, Netflix is IPv6, back to mac uses IPv6 when it can...

There are no more dancing turtles... There is non-negligible IPv6 traffic once you enable it on your network. Studies have shown it...

more than 3 years ago

Obama Highlights IPv6 Issue

FranckMartin Re:Why would I want to spend forever using a tunne (442 comments)

Tunnels are free, ISPs do not charge for them, in fact this is to by pass your ISP lack of native IPv6.

Take an Apple Airport Extreme, and it takes just on tick to enable IPv6 in advanced settings and you are set.

more than 3 years ago

Obama Highlights IPv6 Issue

FranckMartin Get IPv6 on your clients now, servers for later (442 comments)

IPv6 is easy to implement, it takes 5 mn to setup a tunnel (Tunnel Broker) and switch on IPv6 (you don't need to wait for your ISP to provide you with IPv6). And yes tunnel is the recommended way of getting IPv6 (the OECD in a report about IPv6 says so too). So get a tunnel, switch it on and enjoy IPv6. What is more difficult is to get your servers on IPv6, but client side is is done in no time. So get your users on IPv6 today then when they are more familiar, you can start to migrate your servers to IPv6.

We have 7% of ASN (the backbone Internet) which are IPv6, we need 1,000 more to reach 10% of ASN, then snowball effect will took place.

Any other attitude is procrastination, FUD, and misconceived ideas.

A blog about IPv6 and other issues in the Pacific Islands and the rest of the world

more than 3 years ago

Europe Proposes International Internet Treaty

FranckMartin Cybercrime and Internet Freedom (116 comments)

The council of Europe has for example a treaty on cybercrime that the USA have ratified. So this treaty could be open to non-members too.

So a treaty on Internet freedom for democracries is a very good idea, to avoid some democracies to fall on the dark side...

about 4 years ago



IETF celbrates 25th aniversary

FranckMartin FranckMartin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

FranckMartin (1899408) writes "Little known to the general public the Internet standard body, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) celebrates its 25th birthday on the 16th January. DNSSEC, IDN, SIP, IPv6, HTTP, MPLS,.. all acronyms that were codified at the IETF. But little known, one can argue the IETF does not exist, it just happens that people meet 3 times a year in some hotel around the world and are on mailing lists in between. The openness of the IETF and its structure has inspired the way ICANN is run as well as the way the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has been open to the civil society."
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The Future of the Internet in 4 videos

FranckMartin FranckMartin writes  |  more than 3 years ago

FranckMartin (1899408) writes "The Internet society has released 4 videos where they explore the future of the Internet. In these times of cyber-wars, net neutrality, censorship and increased government control, will the Internet stay the way we know it, or the way we think we know it? As they explain "While obviously not intended to be a definitive overview of the landscape or all potential issues, we believe the results are interesting and, we hope, thought-provoking. [We hope] they will inspire thought about possibilities for the future development of the Internet, and involvement in helping to make that happen in the best possible way."
At the end you can vote on what is the biggest threat to the future of the Internet."

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