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IPv6-only Hosting Won't Make Sense For Years

crossconnects Re:It's not up to the end users anyway (173 comments)

It will make sense to the home user for gaming situations, and when ISP's no longer support IPv4, though that's a long way off.

more than 3 years ago
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What Happened To the Climate Refugees?

crossconnects Re:United Nations University, Not the UN (471 comments)

Many climate scientists whose names are on the UN report disavow any agreement with the report, correctly claiming that it was bad science, simply writing to a predetermined conclusion rather than examining the facts. If they were ever recruited for the report, their name appears on the final report even if they resigned because of their disagreement with the conclusions. The only exceptions are the ones who sued to have their names removed.

more than 3 years ago
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Our Lazy Solar Dynamo — Hello Dalton Minimum?

crossconnects Re:Britain/Northern Europe is Ocean regulated. (571 comments)

The funny thing is, an ice age is caused by warming oceans creating more evaporation and more precipitation in the cooler polar regions, not by cooler oceans.
Global warming is a myth, and the science is bad. It's all based on a computer model designed to "prove" manmade global warming, but measurements in the atmosphere and oceans don't bear out the model.

more than 3 years ago
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Studying For Certification Exams On Company Time?

crossconnects Re:Where in the world? (281 comments)

Communism in Europe did not flourish in western Europe, where the trend had gone to more limited government, but in Russia, where the Czar was still supreme. Capitalism with a limited government is still the best.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything away. -- T. Jefferson (quoted from memory so may not be exact)
As far as employers paying for training, I think they should, but require a declining restitution rate.

more than 4 years ago
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Ham Radio Still Growing In the iStuff Age

crossconnects Re:HAM used to be -- (368 comments)

Other famous people in Ham radio past and present include Joe Walsh of the Eagles, presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, and most astronauts. Feel free to add to this list.

more than 4 years ago
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Ham Radio Still Growing In the iStuff Age

crossconnects Re:Morse Code Should be a Recquirement Still (368 comments)

It was an international requirement first throughout the spectrum, then only on HF, and finally dropped altogether. The FCC requirements mirrored the international requirements, although they lagged by several years.

more than 4 years ago
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Ham Radio Still Growing In the iStuff Age

crossconnects Re:As someone totally ignorant in this stuff (368 comments)

One comment about the police equipment. It depends on infrastructure, and radio towers working. When they go down, police and other emergency responders still have to turn to hams. See the White house report on Katrina, appendix B, What Went Right. Ham radio is prominent.

more than 4 years ago
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Ham Radio Still Growing In the iStuff Age

crossconnects Re:FP (368 comments)

KB0HAW de KB3MKD /0
I am in Iowa right now and we had tornado warnings. I get better, more up to date information from the local repeater from ham radio than from the TV

more than 4 years ago
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Microsoft Unveils "Elevate America"

crossconnects Re:That's great... (325 comments)

the 2 languages with the highest use are English and Chinese. but Chinese is primarily used in one country, but English is the primary language of several countries on six continents. the demise of English is possible, but predicting it is, at the very least, premature.

more than 5 years ago
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Nielsen Sends Wikipedia DMCA Takedown For Station Descriptions

crossconnects Re:Formation of facts? (278 comments)

Replying to your sig:

It only takes one man to change the Wisdom of the Crowd to Tyranny of the Masses.

That one man is almost always there!

more than 6 years ago

Submissions

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Executives and Network Security

crossconnects crossconnects writes  |  more than 5 years ago

crossconnects writes "I am working on a paper for my masters degree on the impact of executives on network security. Almost everybody has anecdotes about PHB's, but I am looking for empirical evidence that will support (or debunk) the concept of executives' attitudes effect on network security. I am doing much of it online so any published books available online would also help for bibliography."
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Star cooler than Venus found

crossconnects crossconnects writes  |  more than 6 years ago

crossconnects writes "A dim, lonely, weakling star with the lowest stellar temperature yet recorded has been found just 40 light-years from Earth.
The brown dwarf star is between 15 and 30 times the mass of Jupiter and has a surface temperature of a mild 660 degrees Fahrenheit (350 Celsius) — about the surface temperature of the planet Mercury at the equator and much cooler than the surface of Venus."

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crossconnects crossconnects writes  |  more than 7 years ago

crossconnects writes "I have been asked to do a presentation to an amateur radio club on Linux, obviously with emphasis on ham radio uses. I am curious how the slashdot community would suggest i do it. The program would be about 45 min long and i can use a projector to demonstrate."

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GPL and Copyright

crossconnects crossconnects writes  |  about 11 years ago

It seems to me that the GPL depends on copyright. It is not a public domain thing.

Copyright law gives the copyright owner a certain control over their work, that is, aside from backup and fair use rules, no one may copy that work without permission of the owner of the copyright.

The GPL freely gives people permission to copy the work, under certain restrictions. Those who cannot accept the restrictions don't get permission to copy the work at all, except within copyright law.

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