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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, Internet traceroutes YOU! (305 comments)

I advice you to look for CJDNS package. It's IPV6, and it has some properties useful for today's Russia. And for post-Snowden USA too, I believe.

about a month and a half ago
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Huawei Successfully Tests New 802.11ax WiFi Standard At 10.53Gbps

Thor Ablestar Re:I'm so excited (116 comments)

NSA: Put this backdoor in your router.
US COMPANY: fuck you.
NSA: read this magic letter.
US COMPANY: Ok do anything you like.

MYSELF: Oh, such a nice hardware! Is it supported by OpenWRT?

about 2 months ago
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Porn Will Be Bitcoin's Killer App

Thor Ablestar Re:seems reasonable (216 comments)

Does it mean that no other formats can contain the porn?

about 6 months ago
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Mozilla Is Mapping Cell Towers and WiFi Access Points

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, Mozilla maps YOU! (113 comments)

There are political activists in Russia and worldwide who believe that mesh networks are usable as a backup communication medium during Internet blackout caused by political instability. The databases of WiFi geomapping just help the opponents to disrupt the backup communications.

about 6 months ago
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Russia Backs Sending Top Students Abroad With a Catch

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, They test YOU! (167 comments)

Before Putin, the testing of school graduates had a form of individual exams and essays performed by teachers. Now, in attempts to exclude corruption, the automated formal tests (YEGE - Yedinyi Gosudarstvennyi Ekzamen - The Uniform State Exam) are performed. The graduates just mark the numbers of correct answers.

I am not going to discuss the destruction of rational thinking by training the children to choose the only correct answer, especially when there is a political course such as history. I just inform you that the HIGHEST grades were obtained by peasants from Northern Caucasian republics such as Chechnya, Ingushetia and Daghestan (Remember Tsarnaev?). As a result, since the students are accepted to institutes according to YEGE only, they were accepted to institutes and it became clear that their grades are FAKE. And since it appeared impossible to eradicate corruption in Caucasian schools the only result was that the Russian institutes required the right to reinstate the entry exams, and some leading institutes obtained such a right. All other institutes accept them and just sell the good marks and diplomas.

about 6 months ago
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TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

Thor Ablestar Re:Encrypt The RAM? (222 comments)

And there IS such a troyan. http://xakep.ru/post/58104/ (in Russian). Shortly, the BIOS of Chinese-made Intel boards contained a hidden hypervisor having access to everything. The BIOS had exactly the same (VISIBLE) contents that the official Intel BIOS should have but reflashing the BIOS with THE SAME (again VISIBLE) contents fully removed the hypervisor.

about 6 months ago
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TrueCrypt Master Key Extraction and Volume Identification

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, the Memory wipes YOU! (222 comments)

I just don't understand why your bootloader cannot be modified to fill all the memory with zeros and then give you the opportunity to power-off.

about 6 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Can Commercial Hardware Routers Be Trusted?

Thor Ablestar Re:No. (213 comments)

You are right. But there IS a FPGA strong enough to program it to be a processor. And there are FPGA configs to make some popular architectures out of it, including Sun Sparc. It's quite enough for 90 per cent of jobs you make on your Intel or AMD desktop. I don't believe that it's possible to create a bugged VHDL compiler or bugged FPGA. It' too low-specialized for such task, and any mismatch between FPGA and the VHDL's idea of it will just cause a total failure.

about 7 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Managing Device-Upgrade Bandwidth Use?

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, Windows phases out YOU! (159 comments)

My own personal solution to this problem is to phase out every and each program, OS and everything other that downloads upgrades without owner's intervention, and there would be a really serious need in order to leave such a program, with specific traffic shaping crafted specifically for it. You understand what I mean.

Also, when I was a sysadmin I just installed a very complicated firewall (ipfw on FreeBSD) that limited speed of every separate group of users so the bandwidth hog would affect his own group only. And the sniffer was installed so that I could see the update sources and limit them accordingly.

about 7 months ago
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NASA Schedules Space Walks to Fix ISS Pumps; Orbital Sciences Launch Delayed

Thor Ablestar Re:Send R2-D2 unit ! (42 comments)

They should better use some other coolant that is not as toxic as ammonia so heat exchangers are not needed. I propose propylenglycol or, better, Russian Vodka. Then, all the radiator panels outside would be fully passive and require no external pumps.

about 7 months ago
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NASA Schedules Space Walks to Fix ISS Pumps; Orbital Sciences Launch Delayed

Thor Ablestar Re:Christmas (42 comments)

I didn't hear about it but I believe it was just before Dennis Tito. The astronauts were so tired with computer problems with undocking MPLM that they even did not hold a meeting ceremony for cosmonauts arriving to the Station.

about 7 months ago
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NASA Schedules Space Walks to Fix ISS Pumps; Orbital Sciences Launch Delayed

Thor Ablestar Re:Christmas (42 comments)

You're kidding right? You spend a gazillion dollars sending them up there and they get a day off?

Yes. We Russians are LAZY. And the first thing we do after entering our Salyut or Mir is to REST. We have no reason to speed up since there are 6 months before Soyuz warranty expires. The only big expenses are food, water and oxygen.

You Americans have a Shuttle that can be in orbit 2 weeks at most. And you do everything as troubled bees under strict supervision of Houston.

about 7 months ago
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Surviving the Internet On Low Speed DSL

Thor Ablestar Meaningless (277 comments)

To be meaningful the article should include:

The model of actual MODEM, not a Asus RT-16 that is a router only, (my hw is D-Link DSL-504T)
The version of MODEM firmware (My fw is OpenWRT Backfire)
The actual DSL protocol,
The distance from DSLAM and a model of cable, (1 kilometer 0.4 mm polyethylene)
The cappings (speed limits set by provider) and provider's policy in this matter (586k up, 8m down, unsupportive, no way to increase)
Uplink and downlink attenuation and noise margins (att 20 dB dl, 10 dB ul, margins about 20 dB)

And only with these data, it's possible to do something to improve the link.

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:No public access? (107 comments)

I begin believing that our Russian authorities actively promote anti-gay feelings in order to provoke a boycott of this Raspiliada. Reasoning is simple: The less people visit it, the simpler will be to cover all the raspil-otkat (cut and kickback).

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:54Tbps? (107 comments)

I noticed that, too. Assuming both 5Ghz and 2.4 Ghz radios at 450mbit each, you have 900 mbit per AP, X 2000, so 1.8 Tbit.

Have you assumed that radio waves are not TRANSVERSAL? Your 450 mbit are marketing and PR feces bovi. The nominal speed of 802.11n in 20 MHz band is 75 mbit/s. It's doubled when you use 40 MHz band and doubled once more when you use MIMO 2x2. But there are only 2 orthogonal polarizations, say, vertical and horizontal, so MIMO 3x3 will not give you anything valuable, except, may be, ability to use vertical polarization omni and 2 separate horizontals for all sides.

Then, remember that a normal cellular GSM structure uses 7 cells and 7 frequencies, and WiFi has only 4 distinct 2.4 GHz channels. But laws of physics are the same. You cannot use 5 GHz everywhere since universal clients are rare. So you cannot use 40 MHz and you get 150 mbit/s only. And the last nail to the coffin: Your US equipment brought here is legally prohibited by US authorities to use channels 12 and 13, and this prohibition is burnt to EEPROM, so forget about upper 40 MHz band at all.

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:Remove the story (107 comments)

Russian government not only discriminates against gays but also against ethnic minorities, majority of the Sochi staff are Russians from Moscow or Sankt-Peterburg and non Russian local people from Sochi.

Russian government discriminates against ethnical MAJORITY - Russians. I don't care about Olympic staff. I care about lots of other places where inhabitants of Russian Caucasus, for instance, get 2 years of home arrest for murder while Russians get 10 years of Special Regime. I care about Stavropol territory where there is a second Kosovo, with Chechens (Remember Tsarnaev?) occupy traditionally Russian territories. I care about ethnical Chechen criminal organizations openly bearing arms in Moscow where Russians cannot do it. There are lots of national organizations, including Chechen and Tajik ones. But Russian organizations are ruthlessly exterminated. Do you want some more info?

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:hot! (107 comments)

According to Russian sources, now the stores of 2012-2013 years winter snow are being unpacked and laid down for Olympics.

It's funny since there are lots of Russian proverbs about last year's snow.

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:Fuck the bigots! (107 comments)

It boils down to which the athlete thinks is more important: his athletic career or his support of identity politics.

Yes, you are right, it's just a politics. And gays are not SUBJECT, but INSTRUMENT of such politics. The question "Who's the SUBJECT?" remains open.

and the russians want the economic benefits that come with hosting.

Forget it. It's already named "Raspiliada", of "Raspil i otkat" meaning "Cut and kickback". It's an economical catastrophe for every Russian except receivers of cuts and kickbacks. Nomina sunt odiosa.

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar In Soviet Russia, Youtube watches YOU! (107 comments)

You are right, it will be controlled by Russian government. But the gay propaganda is pretext only. The Government is to figure out who is either Wahhabi or Neo-Nazi. The modern trend is that Wahhabis will sit until end of Olympics, and Neo-Nazi (i.e. everybody who remembers that Russians are the people too) will be incarcerated up to 10 years. http://politzeki.tumblr.com/post/25945827552/i-will-destroy-you-or-what-happens-if-one-does-not

about 7 months ago
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Inside the Massive 2014 Winter Olympics WiFi Network

Thor Ablestar Re:Fuck the bigots! (107 comments)

As Russian I must say: Yes. here is lot of antiquated attitude towards gay people. But you should understand:

Here are no laws against gay relations of adult people with consent. And it's good since their relations are their and only their affairs.

There are laws against popularization of gay relations with minors ONLY. And I believe it's good because Russian Gay-Pride parades participants are not gay at all, and their task is to undermine the traditional morale, and they are on payroll of somebody who pays for other means of undermining it, be it stupid TV programming, stupid schoolbooks, stupid university courses, stupid programming languages, and the top declaration of stupidity by Education Minister Fursenko: "Communists were not right when they tried to produce a Creative Man. We should grow up a qualified CONSUMER of others' creativity". Once more, I stress that it's my personal belief, and I must add that it's a popular belief here.

Also, I believe that anti-Gay laws are BAD because they are nothing more than a cheap PR of Duma members that are members of puppet parties and fraudulently elected nonrepresentatives of Russian people in puppet Parliament controlled by You Know Whom.

about 7 months ago

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