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Apple Under Fire For Backing Off IPv6 Support

Sir_Real I hate ipv6 (460 comments)

There I said it. The lack of adoption and the lack of knowledge have made it a tremendous burden with absolutely zero benefit to our organization. I'm fine with running ipv4 into the ground. I just don't care anymore. I hate ipv6.

more than 2 years ago

Disposable Toilet To Change the World

Sir_Real Re:Why don't they build themselves a sewer system (413 comments)

Labor shortage not so much, but roving gangs of rifle armed religious fanatics, well... that's something the Roman's never had to deal with

more than 4 years ago

New "Hairy" Material Is Almost Perfectly Hydrophobic

Sir_Real We'll know how effective it is (133 comments)

when the records start falling in the next olympics.

more than 4 years ago

Is Programming a Lucrative Profession?

Sir_Real Re:Are nerds not aware (844 comments)

That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen modded insightful on slashdot... Different tools for different jobs "dude"... You would not write a SOA platform in asm/c or c++. Just because you don't understand the domain these languages serve, doesn't mean they need to die.

more than 4 years ago

What's Holding Back Encryption?

Sir_Real What's holding back encryption? (660 comments)

This is easy. It's not worth it. The losses attributable to "not encrypting" something are less than the cost of "encrypting everything" and managing it. It doesn't hurt enough yet. Wait till we get a large scale breach of a service like or adultfriendfinder. You will then see some action. Capitalism is not pro-active unless it's clearly profitable and has little risk.

more than 4 years ago
top Attack Part of a Broad Spying Effort

Sir_Real Re:Google may lose China... (515 comments)

This was not an altruistic act, and google is a corporation just like any other. They do evil. They did evil in China for as long as it was profitable.

more than 4 years ago

IT Workers To Get Fewer Perks, No Free Coffee

Sir_Real yeah... (620 comments)

No bonuses or raises, yet we somehow managed to come up with enough money to pay Oracle for a weblogic license. We don't host any apps that require anything more than jsp and servlets. We use spring instead of j2ee. It's fucking absurd.

more than 4 years ago

One Expert Pegs Yearly Cost of IT Failure At $6.2 Trillion

Sir_Real Weird statistic... (242 comments)

So how much value does IT generate in a year?

more than 4 years ago

CherryPal's $99 "Odd Lots" Netbook

Sir_Real cool (234 comments)

That's not bad for an open device that will run hostap. At that price, these are essentially disposable. 1800mah is fully powerable by a 28 watt solar charger. You could build motion capture field cameras or something out of them. I love it when tech gets cheap.

more than 4 years ago

Fear of Porn URL Exposure Discourages Firefox 3 Upgrade

Sir_Real Re:Nothing to do with Porn, it's the Awfulbar agai (673 comments)

This "feature" is also responsible for freezing the entire browser whenever I open a new tab and start typing in the URL bar. It queries a friggin sqlite database to pull up all the previously visited urls I could mean to visit. I have to vacuum a database to make my browser usable.

for i in */*.sqlite;
        sqlite3 $i VACUUM;

about 5 years ago

Initial Tests Fail To Find Gravitational Waves

Sir_Real wonder how many careers this just ended (553 comments)

I'd be very curious to see how many career paths this experiment just derailed. How large is this subset of string theory that just got wiped out? Also, what does it mean if the bigger version of this test doesn't find gravitational waves? Does it poke a big fat hole in relativity?

about 5 years ago

Fatty Foods Affect Memory and Exercise Performance

Sir_Real Re:Grain lobby propagaunda (379 comments)

Farmers who produce grain would prefer that you buy meat.

No. We do not feed cows the same grain we feed people (absolutely NO competition between grain you'd buy and what they'd feed to a cow). Also, most cows don't eat grain. Farmers who produce grain, would prefer you bought grain.

more than 4 years ago

Fatty Foods Affect Memory and Exercise Performance

Sir_Real Re:Grain lobby propagaunda (379 comments)

You're incapable of eating raw carrots? I'd see a doctor about that.

more than 4 years ago

Chevy Volt Rated At 230 mpg In the City

Sir_Real Re:Why all the hate? (1006 comments)

That is NOT the only real difference. The biggest difference here is that there is NO variable timed engine. No cam lobes. No transmission. Just a gas powered electric generator. There is NO hybrid mode. This vehicle operators only on power from the batteries. When you take it over a certain speed, the generator kicks on to keep the batteries juiced. This decouples the generator from the power source. Also, it's not a little car. It's a 4 door sedan that gets 50 mpg on the highway.

more than 5 years ago

The Outing of Pranknet

Sir_Real Re:Birds of a feather (543 comments)

In a church no less. He only got 2 years (he was a minor at the time). At least one of the other members is also a convicted sex offender (8 year old relative). "I'm a good person. I haven't done anything wrong. ... I don't go anywhere. All I do is go to church and home." Yikes.

more than 5 years ago

Blackboard Patent Invalidated By Appellate Court

Sir_Real blackboard is horrible (142 comments)

The fact that anyone pays to use their software saddens me. It's absolutely awful. They're making a killing too. It's becoming the standard educational institution package, mostly because all the other universities use it. Their "clustering" solution is an absolute joke. They just recently started supporting 64-bit jvm's. That means that until recently if you wanted to scale, you had to launch multiple 1GB VM's and load balance requests yourself. The frequency, severity and apathy of the bugs is stunning. I personally don't have the capacity for hate that this "software" deserves. It's an absolute turd.

more than 5 years ago

Electricity From Salty Water

Sir_Real neat (301 comments)

So does this mean the process produces as much electricity as it takes to de-salinate water? Or is it not a two reaction like that?

more than 5 years ago


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