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Positive Ebola Test In Second Texas Health Worker

Steve Blake Re:NO (463 comments)

Once the first flight attendant or pilot flying out of W. Africa contracts Ebola, air travel there will stop.

about 2 months ago

Study: Compound Found In Beer Boosts Brain Function

Steve Blake Re:Drink IPA (119 comments)

Pliny is the nectar of the Gods.

about 3 months ago

Amazon Instant Video Now Available On Android

Steve Blake Re:Nexus? (77 comments)

The app (plugin really) installed on my Nexus 10 via the Amazon Appstore. You have to select the video from within the regular Amazon app. I have yet to find a video that is "currently available for this device".

about 3 months ago

UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

Steve Blake Re: Great idea at the concept stage. (254 comments)

Your ISP is an ass. They got at least a /32 from their RIR. If IPv6 allowed say /120 subnets, they would probably be handing you a /120 instead of a /64.

Are you using a router with DHCP-PD? Are you sure it is asking from more than a single /64?

about 3 months ago

Vint Cerf: SDN Is a Model For a Better Internet

Steve Blake Re:Please stop trying to make the Internet better (69 comments)

An insightful rant.

We have only been building multitasking OSes for what, 50+ years, and yet people feel the need to instantiate a full VM just to run an additional instance of an application. Of course, the fact that many apps run on well known TCP ports (instead of using DNS service names) makes it difficult to demultiplex to multiple instances of the same app, unless each instance is running in a VM with a virtualized NIC address. IPv6 could fix this problem without the overhead of virtualization (give each app instance it's own IPv6 address).

Mobile IP and LISP are just bandaids trying to stem the bleeding from the poor design of TCP/IPv4, which ties application instance naming to a small port number plus a topology locator. ILNPv6 (RFC6740) or HIP (RFC 5201) fix the same problems in much more elegant ways.

SDN, properly conceived, has some valid technical use cases. Centralized, reactive, per-flow switching is not one of them (wait and see how the network behaves on a node-down). A lot of what has driven SDN to-date is not technical, but political: break the Cisco strangle-hold and provide something shiny for the VCs to pour money into.

about a year and a half ago

Broadcom To Buy NetLogic For $3.7 Billion

Steve Blake Re:Why would they do that !?! (35 comments)

NetLogic owns the TCAM market. You can't build high-end router without TCAMs.

more than 3 years ago

A Deep-Dive Look At Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1

Steve Blake Re:What about the Eee Pad? (264 comments)

I don't believe the Galaxy 10.1 has a memory slot (at least, I have not found any spec sheet online that mentions it). Major FAIL if true.

more than 3 years ago

Osama Bin Laden Reported Dead, Body In US Hands

Steve Blake Re:Mission Accomplished (1855 comments)

Personally, I would like to see his head on a pike outside the Pentagon.

more than 3 years ago

String Theory Tested, Fails Black Hole Predictions

Steve Blake Re:I think it's good either way (307 comments)

Laffer never claimed that the curve (tax rate vs. collected revenue) was a smooth parabola.

about 4 years ago

ARM-Based Servers Coming In 2011

Steve Blake Re:Whatever happened to MIPS? (253 comments)

Look at Cavium Octeon or Netlogic (was RMI) XLR/XLS/XLP. All of these are multicore MIPS. They are frequently used in security appliances, but occassionally also in storage boxes.

more than 4 years ago

Senators Blast NASA For Lacking Vision

Steve Blake Re:Mars (319 comments)

There is absolutely no catastrophy that could happen to Earth that would make it less habitable than Mars.

more than 4 years ago


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