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Why Is It Taking So Long To Secure Internet Routing?

NFN_NLN It's a production system (85 comments)

The internet is in production. No one wants to touch anything that's already in production unless they literally can't make it any worse.
Otherwise we would have IPv6 as well.

about a week ago

The State of ZFS On Linux

NFN_NLN Re:rsync causes lockups? (366 comments)

Is the target not a zfs filesystem as well? If so zfs send/recv allows for replication and handles deltas at the filesystem level. It should be more efficient.

about two weeks ago

China Pulls Plug On Genetically Modified Rice and Corn

NFN_NLN Wow (152 comments)

Considering this is the country that put melamine in milk and cadmium in toys, this speaks volumes.

I would like to know their official justification.

about a month ago

A Physicist Says He Can Tornado-Proof the Midwest With 1,000-Foot Walls

NFN_NLN Re:Your taxes at work (501 comments)

You actually believe that such a fence would keep people out?


Great Wall of China... Mongols. I rest my case.

about 3 months ago

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Opens Mouth, Inserts Foot

NFN_NLN Re:He also forgot to mention... (343 comments)

actually you do pay the foreign carriers, it's in the postage you have to buy for the letter.

I hate to sound elitist, but if we charged more for the internet maybe it would keep inbred users to a minimum.

about 4 months ago

Congressman Introduces Bill To Limit FCC Powers

NFN_NLN Re:Good Sign (176 comments)

People doing things that benefit themselves is the very definition of capitalism.

Perhaps you're thinking of Asshole Anarchy.

Central characteristics of capitalism include capital accumulation, competitive markets and wage labor.[3] In a capitalist economy, the parties to a transaction typically determine the prices at which assets, goods, and services are exchanged.[4]

Writing legislation to intervene with the free portion of a free market is the opposite of a capitalism. I would like to benefit myself by using the government sanctioned cable under the ground to create my own ISP. Now go write that into law.

about 4 months ago

How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

NFN_NLN Re: Congressional fix? (217 comments)

I was going to mention that but I know how much "a certain demographic" shits a brick if you stomp on their circle-jerk. Much like lower IQ animals, if I don't actually say trigger words then they won't clue in. Unfortunately, you did, and now you're getting voted down (as of now).

Communism is just one extreme and and neither extreme is the answer. Just don't mention the S-word around animals that have been "conditioned" by their masters.

For now I'm going for a W-A-L-K. :)

about 5 months ago

How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

NFN_NLN Re: Congressional fix? (217 comments)

There is no such thing as death panels. It is just the insurance company working in "mysterious ways". That out has been working for god since the beginning of time and he gets away with starving children and gruesome deaths of innocent people by the hundreds.

about 5 months ago

How the FCC Plans To Save the Internet By Destroying It

NFN_NLN Re: Congressional fix? (217 comments)

You trade pre-existing support now for death panels later. Have fun. I hope you have a big appetite, because I have a feeling you're going to be eating those words about your "new and improved" healthcare in a few short years.

Ditto for net neutrality should sheep like you have your way.

This is why NEW ideas have such a hard time gaining traction. Save for the fact this isn't a NEW idea. It has been implemented successfully in basically all other modern industrial nations. This is like arguing the superiority of communism after the fall of communism (hopefully the irony of that example sets off the trolls, hahahha).

about 5 months ago

Russia Wants To Establish a Permanent Moon Base

NFN_NLN Re:There isn't enough rubles in Moscow (313 comments)

> Essentially ALL doors made nowadays have a cardboard core.

All doors that poor people buy, that is. Quality is still out there, and as available as it always was, you just have to be willing to pay for it.

This is an internal door, it's not like it needs to be sturdy. Then I realized: the only time you would need a solid oak door for a bathroom.... is the little boys room at the Vatican. (I'll be here all week folks!)

about 5 months ago

Ask Slashdot: Preparing For Windows XP EOL?

NFN_NLN Re:No problem (423 comments)

some people have expensive hardware that only works with xp and its NOT practical to rebuy working hardware

Old hardware as in systems without support contracts? Or old hardware with no available parts?
So you just wait until the hardware fails AND THEN scramble to get the services back online? Doesn't sound very proactive to me.

Worst case scenario is to virtualize the system and use IO Passthrough for any proprietary cards. But hardware availability should not be a limitation because hardware fails.

This should not have to be explained. Maybe I got trolled.

about 6 months ago

Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

NFN_NLN Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

Physical money isn't used very much even in real life. Less than 5% of US dollars are represented as cash/coins. It is mostly a ledger at a bank (bank account) and the banks are regulated and trusted entities not to cheat or tamper with the ledger (bank accounts).***

If you start with debit/credit cards as your model then Bitcoin is nothing more than a decentralized version of this.

Or another way to put it. If you were really poor and had no physical money. You could pay someone in an IOU and write it in a ledger. That person can pay you back in an IOU as well, but part of the IOUs would cancel out. No money ever changes hands because it never existed. It was just a ledger recording who owed who what.

This explains everything:

about 6 months ago

Operation Wants To Mine 10% of All New Bitcoins

NFN_NLN Re:What about the alternative virtual coins ? (275 comments)

THERE IS NO BITCOIN. Definitely not physical, but not even virtual! The closest thing is a wallet.

Bitcoin is nothing more than a ledger of transactions. You can't own a bitcoin. You can only own a wallet that has transactions associated with it. You create a wallet with a public and private key. The public key is what people use to increase your ledger count. The private key is what you use to decrease your ledge count by increasing someone else's ledger count..

It's like a fancy excel spreadsheet that tracks debits and credits.

Every time you close off a group of transactions in the ledger there is a pre-determined reward for the group that finds the hash. That reward is an increase in there ledger. That is the ONLY time new ledger entries are allowed that don't have an equal decrease in someone else's wallet.

about 6 months ago

Cryptocurrency Exchange Vircurex To Freeze Customer Accounts

NFN_NLN Re:hmm, people out to make a quick buck (357 comments)

Goes to show that sometimes it takes laws time to catch up.
What value does HFT provide to the economy? Are companies suppose to change direction every 1/100 of a second in response to trades -OR- is it just a method for skimming money?

about 6 months ago

Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

NFN_NLN Re:Relevant (96 comments)

Oh look, "murder" was outlawed in 1200 B.C., those ideas are so antiquated.

about 6 months ago

Navy Database Tracks Civilians' Parking Tickets, Fender-Benders

NFN_NLN Re:Relevant (96 comments)

Why is the parent being modded down. That is 100% relevant. This site is going down.

about 6 months ago

NASA Admits It Gave Jet Fuel Discounts To Google Execs' Company

NFN_NLN Re:Not a subsidy? (126 comments)

It wasn't even remotely Google. It's a different company entirely.

One layer of separation is all it takes to lose you?!

I could see if they had a vast network of shell companies spread across multiple countries, LLCs, holding companies, trusts.... nope. One company is all it took to throw you off.

"Dis guy heer bought da gas illegally.... den dis gas dun pumped into dis heer jet marked Google... "

"It wasn't even remotely Google".... you're a mook. I'm going to form an LLC and kick you in the face on behalf of the LLC and then dissolve the company.

  Key roles for H211, LLC

  Hillspire LLC

  Key roles for Hillspire LLC

  Eric Schmidt
  Schmidt 1997 Children

about 6 months ago


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