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Report: Fisker Automotive Sold To Hong Kong Billionaire Richard Li

Yggdrasil42 Re: Grammar alert (35 comments)

I see what you did there...

about a year ago

Dark Day In the AWS Cloud: Big Name Sites Go Down

Yggdrasil42 Re:Say what you will (182 comments)

The Virginia region simply dwarfs the other AWS regions, likely by an order of magnitude, so there's a correspondingly bigger chance of failures. No magic required.

about a year and a half ago

Epic Online Space Battle

Yggdrasil42 Re:Snore fest (296 comments)

That's not really true. In Eve lore the capsuleer becomes the mind of the ship but crew are still required on a ship to perform certain tasks. A ship captained by a capsuleer simply requires fewer crew than a non-capsuleer's ship (such as an NPC ship).

The mininum number of crew ranges from 0 (shuttle) to thousands (titan). The exact number depends on ship type but also on the faction that designed the ship. Some have more or better automation, hence requiring fewer crew.

In actual gameplay the crew are never encountered or play any role in the mechanics.

See http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/New_Eden_crew_guidelines for details.

about a year and a half ago

Ask Slashdot: Most Underappreciated Sci-Fi Writer?

Yggdrasil42 Re:James White (1130 comments)

Iain M. Banks underappreciated? He's a popular and celebrated writer, who easily sells lots of books. I could say the same about Jack Vance, Roald Dahl and Kafka. The rest of your list are indeed unknown to me, and I read quite a lot of sci-fi. :-)

more than 2 years ago

Yahoo IPv6 Upgrade Could Shut Out 1M Users

Yggdrasil42 Re:How do I test my setup/ISP for IPv6-ness? (290 comments)

...or try to use them but fail and fallback to IPv4 a millisecond later.

Almost right. If the browser thinks it has IPv6 connectivity it will try, and it will fallback to IPv4. The fallback to IPv4 will take something like 30-60 seconds though!

That's exactly the problem Yahoo faces. People with broken IPv6 connectivity will experience serious delays when visiting their site. This has withheld other large sites, such as Google, from running dual-stack before. A test done by the large German website Heise.de shows the reality is not that rough. During one day they enabled dual-stack access for their website. Among the approximately one million visitors, only five experienced problems due to broken IPv6. After this experiment they decided to simply keep IPv4 + IPv6 enabled. See http://www.heise.de/netze/meldung/IPv6-Tag-bei-heise-de-Erste-Ergebnisse-1081201.html

Of course this percentage will vary according to the demographic of a site so, as Heise has shown, the best way is to test it. On 8 June, 2011, Google, Facebook, Yahoo!, Akamai and Limelight Networks will be amongst some of the major organisations that will offer their content over IPv6 for a 24-hour "test drive". See http://isoc.org/wp/worldipv6day/

about 4 years ago

Voyager 2 Speaking In Tongues

Yggdrasil42 Re:Garbled how? (260 comments)

Yes, the Ramans do everything in 3D. Oh wait...

more than 4 years ago

Tips For Taking Your Laptop Into and Out of the US?

Yggdrasil42 Re:Seriously (940 comments)

Shouldn't that be "Agfa" instead?

more than 6 years ago


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