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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

SmilingBoy We have large-scale deployment already (305 comments)

We have large-scale deployment already.

Looking at the Google IPv6 stats, we can see that IPv6 is already used by nearly 4% of users globally. This number has more than doubled compared to one year ago. These statistics show actual enabled usage, showing that everything from end device, router, ISP and the route to Google supports IPv6.

More significantly, there are some countries that have a much higher IPv6 user share. The USA and Germany have around 8%, and Belgium already even has 20% IPv6 users, and Switzerland 10%.

In my view, the number of IPv6 users in most developed countries will easily be above 50% by 2020. However, I would consider even a 4% share of all internet users a large-scale deployment, so I would consider anybody choosing any option other than "before 2020" as misinformed.

about a month and a half ago

Google Using Self-Driving Car Data To Make Cars Smarter

SmilingBoy Re:Road to Hana (174 comments)

Apologies, that was me once in the rented Mustang convertible. And to the grandparent: I did get yelled at - by my wife who was on the passenger seat!

about 2 months ago

Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Released

SmilingBoy Re:Code names (179 comments)

I don't know but it is very convenient when searching for information about the product. If it was called "Wooden Doors" you would have a lot of irrelevant search results. All results for a search for "Quantal Quetzal" will however be very relevant.

about 3 months ago

Heartbleed Coder: Bug In OpenSSL Was an Honest Mistake

SmilingBoy Re:Whatever you may think ... (447 comments)

Is the consumer ready to pay 100x the original cost?

Absolutely in my case, at least when it comes to OpenSSL.

about 4 months ago

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

SmilingBoy Re:Old news? (152 comments)

And what a weak article. A link to the Chromium issue tracker but not the actual issue, and a link to Reddit but not the actual submission. Are you kidding me?

about 4 months ago

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

SmilingBoy Re:Old news? (152 comments)

This now has a different proof of concept and I get a pop up that asks me to "speak now". Doesn't seem very stealth to me.

about 4 months ago

Google Chrome Flaw Sets Your PC's Mic Live

SmilingBoy Old news? (152 comments)

I assume that this is the same thing as reported a few months ago? If so, then it is not so simple: the attacking website needs to create a pop-under so that the microphone symbol is hidden. And pop-unders are difficult to achieve with Chrome with the popup blocker activated (as is usually the case).

about 4 months ago

Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

SmilingBoy Re:More technical information also provided (142 comments)

I think it is most likely legit, or such an elaborate hoax that even the Norwegian state television fell for it while producing a pretty long report (linked by the AC responding to my GP post), which I think is very unlikely.

about 4 months ago

Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

SmilingBoy More technical information also provided (142 comments)

I happened to read about this story last night, so here's a few more interesting links:

More technical report:

YouTube channel with the original, non-edited videos:

First I thought it sounded like a hoax promoting a camera or skydiving equipment, but I now think it is legit. Or a very elaborate hoax!

about 4 months ago

Britain's Conservatives Scrub Speeches from the Internet

SmilingBoy should not respect robots.txt (234 comments)

I also have a link to a realtime predicted tide generator which takes about 30 seconds to calculate the information it sends back.

Off-topic but could you share the link to this? I was looking for something like it and couldn't find a good one anywhere.

about 8 months ago

My view of touchscreen laptops:

SmilingBoy Useless and reduces productivity on trains (359 comments)

My previous Lenovo laptop had a touch screen. (It was a normal laptop which couldn't be transformed into a tablet.) I never used it. Worse, whenever I was on a train, the movements registered as touches on the screen, so when typing a text, the focus went away. Usually it registered a click on the bottom right, which in Windows 7 is "show desktop". After one month of non-usage and annoyance on trains, I disabled the touch device...

about a year ago

Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video)

SmilingBoy Re:Ah, no thank you. (166 comments)

I've listened to a DVD Audio disc and the audio quality is _phenomenal_, especially the crystal-clear treble playing back high notes on a piano, a piccolo or cymbals.

In your mind only. Or it was differently mastered than the CD. CD quality is perfect for human hearing. Higher bitrates and frequencies achieve nothing as you can't hear it anyway. DVD-A or SACD may be better for dogs though. Or bats.

about a year ago

Home Server On IPv6-only Internet Connection?

SmilingBoy SixXS (164 comments)

Get a free tunnel from SixXS and install the AICCU programme on your laptop. This should work fine and is easy enough to set up. I used SixXS (for a different purpose) for a few years until I got native IPv6 on my ADSL.

about a year ago

Thousands of Publicly Accessible Printers Searchable On Google

SmilingBoy Re:Not thousands, more like 73 (192 comments)

Missing moderation option: Wrong.

about a year and a half ago

Microsoft Releases Windows 8

SmilingBoy Re:Why? (403 comments)

Span desktop background across all monitors.

About. Damn. Time.

This already works on Windows 7, at least with monitors with the same resolution. You need to have a picture that has exactly the resolution of your monitors combined, and then select "Tile" as the option for the background. I have a part of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field as background picture, with a resolution of 2100x1680, and it spans nicely across my two 1050x1680 screens (they are vertical).

about 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

SmilingBoy Start difficult, become lazy (867 comments)

Debian potato and woody -> SuSE 8.1-9.2 -> Mandrake 10.1-2006.0 -> Kubuntu 5.10-8.10 -> Ubuntu 8.10-12.04

about 2 years ago

RIPE Region Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

SmilingBoy Re:spammers (241 comments)

Guess what, they did: ::FFFF: is IPv6 for But you still need to "fool around" with equipment because there is no way that an IPv4-only device can address an IPv6 device.

about 2 years ago

RIPE Region Runs Out of IPv4 Addresses

SmilingBoy Re:spammers (241 comments)

Bullshit. I have followed IPv4 exhaustion in detail for the last 5 years. The prediction was always that IPv4 will run out at the global level between 2010 and 2013 (it happened in February 2011), and run out at the regional level in the years after that (it happened in April 2011 in Asia-Pacific and today in Europe-Middle East). So no surprises at all. If you are a European ISP, and you stuck to the rules of RIPE NCC, you now have IPv4 stocks that should satisfy your growth needs for the next three months. After that, you cannot grow your network anymore without resorting to the mess that CGN is.

about 2 years ago


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