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Snapchat Will Introduce Ads, Attempt To Keep Them Other Than Creepy

Lennie Re:micropayment COST more than they generate.1 suc (122 comments)

I think this is what makes Bitcoin and Dogecoin and the other cryptocurrencies so interesting.

There is hardly any overhead in paying people, it's fast.

It's like paying a street performer with cash.

10 hours ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:It's simple (174 comments)

Well, maybe if you send duplicate VPN packets 1 over each connection.

But I don't think modern iptables has a MIRROR-target.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:LACP (174 comments)

Anyway, as someone mentioned above LACP is like RAID-0, not RAID-1 which is what he/she needs.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:It's simple (174 comments)

If you only use it for loadbalancing with static iptables/ip rule/ip routes, it won't help in any way.

It would need some kind of dynamic component.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:It's an ISP problem likely (174 comments)

The person that asked the question mentioned 2 mobile providers.

Of course his connection is going to suck, it's wireless.

The question is:

Can you use 2 mobile connections to get the best of the 2.

The first thing to try would be if he/she started 2 pings, would they both go bad at the same time. If so he/she doesn't have to try any of the tricks mentioned.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:LACP (174 comments)

I specifically meant OpenVPN, because it can encapsulate Ethernet packets.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:LACP (174 comments)

That can easily be solved, use 2 VPNs.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re: To clear up confusion... (174 comments)

Yeah, I forgot about that one.

I believe the Linux kernel has built-in support for High-availability Seamless Redundancy (HSR).

If he/she sets up a Linux gateway to his/her Windows-machine he could test it.

about two weeks ago
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Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?

Lennie Re:What makes you think (174 comments)

First of all, I doubt you'll find anything that already works on Windows.

So it would have to be something like Linux on both sides. So you'll need a Linux machine as a gateway if you want to use Windows.

Now that said, there are 2 things I've seen which are available for Linux:
- multipath-TCP could do this, but TCP is usually pretty bad as a tunneling protocol if you want good latency.
- a better way might be a routing protocol with a weight for the latency (=round-trip time) and with very fast convergence to be useful. Their is existing code and a IETF draft for babel(d): https://tools.ietf.org/html/dr...

That could work.

about two weeks ago
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Open Invention Network Grows Despite Patent Troll Death Knell

Lennie Re:Microsoft (16 comments)

Well, who is currently in court with Microsoft about these patents ?:
Samsung
http://arstechnica.com/tech-po...

Who is not on the OIN-list ?:
Samsung.
http://www.openinventionnetwor...

I do see HTC, but also no Huawei, ZTE, Acer, Viewsonic, Quanta or Compal *

I also see Google (thus Motorola ?), but I don't think Microsoft has a deal with them.

* they have a list here:
http://www.dailytech.com/Of+La...

about two weeks ago
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One In Three Jobs Will Be Taken By Software Or Robots By 2025, Says Gartner

Lennie Re:Yes yes yes (405 comments)

"Yes. Cleaning the homes of people who own factories."

You are kidding, right ?

Maybe I'm wrong, but cleaning homes just seems to easy to automate.

about two weeks ago
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Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

Lennie Re:Whoa (132 comments)

There are a whole bunch of reviews on YouTube, I've not seen this strange 10 seconds to load crap:
https://www.youtube.com/result...

But it aint gonna be fast, see it loading the camera app (which isn't fast on the other phones I've seen, so it's a bit of a heavy app compared to most):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

However you are going to paint it, someone made a bad choice with 128MB.

about two weeks ago
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Test-Driving a $35 Firefox OS Smartphone

Lennie Re:Whoa (132 comments)

Sure RAM might be cheap and it sounds like this device needs it. But RAM needs to regularly be refreshed so I wonder how much battery power it will use. So you'll have 2 things that would need to be increased ? What would be the price of a better battery ?

about two weeks ago
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User Error Is the Primary Weak Point In Tor

Lennie Re:Good Security (70 comments)

That is why the Tor-browser-bundle includes a browser with lots of indentifying information removed.

about three weeks ago
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Kano Ships 18,000 Learn-To-Code Computer Kits

Lennie Re:TV as monitor (53 comments)

Pretty much all digital TV run Linux, so there already is a computer inside ! :-)

about three weeks ago
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PostgreSQL Outperforms MongoDB In New Round of Tests

Lennie Re:It doesn't matter (147 comments)

Probably Windows uses a Windows equivalent of sendfile() to send the file over SMB.

Without sendfile () you'll be context-switching between kernel and userspace and probably copying data between them as well.

With sendfile () you have an open socket and you tell the kernel to send a file over that socket. No more copying of data and no context-switches.

That is probably why it uses very little CPU.

about three weeks ago
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Debian Switching Back To GNOME As the Default Desktop

Lennie Re:Server or Workstation (403 comments)

Why do you insult me claiming I need to run Windows on my Linux desktop ? ;-)

I don't run Windows VMs on my desktop machine.

There are no Windows applications I need or depend on.

about a month ago

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Mozilla announces Enterprise User Working Group

Lennie Lennie writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Lennie (16154) writes "On the blog.mozilla.org announced: Recently there has been a lot of discussion about enterprises and rapid releases. Online life is evolving faster than ever and it's imperative that Mozilla deliver improvements to the Web and to Firefox more quickly to reflect this. This has created challenges for IT departments that have to deliver lots of mission-critical applications through Firefox. Mozilla is fundamentally about people and we care about our users wherever they are. To this end, we are re-establishing a Mozilla Enterprise User Working Group as a place for enterprise developers, IT staff and Firefox developers to discuss the challenges, ideas and best practices for deploying Firefox in the enterprise."
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