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Comcast To Remove Data Cap, Implement Tiered Pricing

digitalsushi Re:Most won't notice (329 comments)

Should you get a notification from the phone company that the long distance call you're currently making is starting to cost a lot?

more than 2 years ago
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The Mathematics of Obesity

digitalsushi Re:Duh? (655 comments)

And then you get your food spit in by the waitress when you share that plate with your friend.

more than 2 years ago
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Israel Passes Photoshop Law To Combat Anorexia

digitalsushi parts of that seem ok to me (488 comments)

I am very pro first amendment, but the idea of disclaimers on impossibly obtainable body proportions sounds as good as those white rectangles on the cigarette boxes. Women, and to a lesser, but increasing amount, men, are getting severely programmed by all the fake crap we do to our mass media people of fiction. I don't know if this is an American thing, or not even a thing at all, maybe I'm just out in left field here, maybe it's generational, I have no pattern - point I am making is that lots of women seem really put off by their body image, and they dont care that members of the appropriate gender think they look fine, or great, or even perfect. They just want to drop 30% of their body weight, to anorexic levels, stab their fellow with a rib, I dunno what the end goal is man, I'm just sick of cute girls crabbing about a little belly or having real thighs. So sick of it. This is probably my most ranty, less focused slashdot post in a long while, so I'm sorry about that. It's super frustrating to tell someone they look really beautiful and have them gaze off into the distance, miserable they aren't a jpeg and unwilling to ever embrace themselves or enjoy life until that day. We should all be extremely grateful that there's no great way to apply these photoshop techniques to moving images, yet. We'll be even worse off when that happens.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: DIY NAS For a Variety of Legacy Drives?

digitalsushi The mega surplus continues! (260 comments)

Ah ha! Who else amongst you has a huge surplus of huge hard drives going unused, now that netflix streaming has displaced 60% of all the crud you had spinning idle in a closet the 3 years before you signed up?

My storage requirements went from about 3 terabytes to about 30 gigabytes over the past 2 years. I believe I am the archetype and that I am doing the same thing as the average geek. I suspect there are piles of huge disks sitting offline because of this streaming displacement.

It cost me about 18 dollars a month to leave my x86 file server online, idle (killawatt meter, nh rates); netflix is cheaper than that.

Come on, who else has a comment related to this.

more than 2 years ago
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ICANN's Brand-Named Internet Suffix Application Deadline Looms

digitalsushi get over it (197 comments)

Frankly, get over it. The current .com/net/org/Turkmenistan/whatever thing doesn't mean anything. Yeah, ICANN is doing a money grab and that's its own issue, but as a matter of just resolving a damned hostname into an ip address, I really don't care what rules are established.

The only issue I can think of is if a TLD is assigned a host record. Like if com resolved to an IP. If http://pepsi/ resolved, who would win between my local machine named pepsi and the pepsicola pepsi domain? I guess that sort of sucks, since that isn't a race that should get to happen. But that's an issue different styles of names, some ad hoc thing over mdns, or even a local SOA properly DNSing. I've definitely created my own TLDs for in-house use, like .lan; RFCs probably say not to do this but I can do as I like, realizing it's my fault when the Internet sheds into a new skin.

Really, no one will care once we have to start resolving v6 addresses regularly just to make it usable. There will be some butthurt because people want vanity TLDs but cant pony up the cash, and like I said - that's its own issue that I am not touching.

more than 2 years ago
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Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

digitalsushi Re:$3500?? (49 comments)

if my friend had a table with a vibrator in it, i would NEVER eat a skittle off that table. evar.

more than 2 years ago
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Fully Functional Nintendo Controller Coffee Table

digitalsushi Re:$3500 for that? (49 comments)

If you're regularly doing stuff like this guy us, it would be a portion of that for the finishes, since he'd already have them. But the wood is definitely going to cost more than 200 bucks. That's some nice wood he used. Mahogany and walnut are middle of the road woods, like 8 to 12 dollars per board foot. It's reasonable that he spent 600 dollars on the wood, and the bulk of the cost in this is definitely his time carefully designing the piece. If you stripped the cheap electronics out, this thing is still a 3400 dollar piece of furniture, non functional. In fact, the odds are good that whomever ends up purchasing this thing will put it in a corner and never plug it into a nes. It's a really gorgeous piece of work. I am definitely not a master wood worker but I have putzed around enough to know this isn't a weekend hack job.

more than 2 years ago
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Webhosting For A Large Art Project?

digitalsushi This was not a great question (137 comments)

You might have asked us what the best sports team is, frankly.

I want to see some Ask Slashdot questions with some depth. The focus on breadth is eating Pez candies day after day, and my teeth are rotten and I want a meal.

more than 2 years ago
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Viacom's SOPA/PIPA Pitch Video, Annotated

digitalsushi Who cares. (177 comments)

I hope SOPA passes. We'll just fix our geek software even better. Encrypted everything, out of band non-deterministic port hopping.. the only hope they'll have is million dollar stat boxes that make lots of wrong guesses and snip VIP VPNs. Our skin will grow over their bandaid.

more than 2 years ago
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Are Maker Spaces the Future of Public Libraries?

digitalsushi Re:Libraries and churchs (158 comments)

when will the day come that "non-believers" is a reference to dogmatic thinking and the believers are those that have faith in logic and the scientific method

more than 2 years ago
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First Look: Oracle NoSQL Database

digitalsushi what other ways to do this (117 comments)

There's these nosql things. I am not familiar with them at all. They seem nifty - some of you are way smarter than me, maybe you can correct me. It's like a giant bag with stuff in it, and there are keys tied to all of them hanging out the top of the bag. You just yank on the key and get your thing out. It's massively parallel and redundant, so maybe given enough leeway that bag can span continents, and we can each grab a key marked "file1.blah" and get it reasonably fast. It's got nothing to do with file systems. Am I right so far?

But so then, what I wanna figure out is, how can I set up a thing where I can basically have a file system be mounted locally on a few boxes, and have all that data get replicated on the other boxes as close to realtime as is reasonable... latency, resource sharing, all that. I'd basically like it so that me and my friends can each have the same data locally. We have tons of space, tons of bandwidth (it's local, after all), and we are willing to trade these to each have fully local copies. But what should we use? Lustre? Gluster? There seems like quite a few options. Lustre looks hard and Gluster looks expensive.

Chime in fellow slashdotters. You're all that make this place interesting anymore.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Static IP? (326 comments)

How do you do it without aliasing the interface?

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:IPv6 (326 comments)

That notion is very alarmist and 1990's era. An ISP can make a pretty good guess of how many lan devices you have using million dollar stat boxes, like sandvine makes. They dont care. ISPs are all media providing machines on another face and they know all your lan devices are just media consuming vehicles with credit card slots strapped on the side. They really don't care. They'll just do metered billing someday and we'll all crab together.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Yeah right (326 comments)

It seems wasteful, but it's a convenient boundary to assign to a customer. v6 makes heavy use of 64 bit subnets. An ISP dolling out 48 bit prefixes can expect their customers to use 16 bits for subnetting information, so customers can reasonably have 65,000 networks to do with as they please.

Look at a 6to4 address: 2002 + your v4 address + ABCD (whatever the heck you want) + 64 bits chosen by your computer.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Yeah right (326 comments)

What does that even mean?

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Yea! (326 comments)

The catch is that they ran out of 10/8 space for their Internal network and weren't stupid enough to overload it. They deployed v6 to manage the cable modems, and then cable modems needed to be v6, and that was convenient since they're starting to run out of public space addresses, too. Those addresses can't be helped, and they're going to get sucked back into the ISP on the NAT level. Yes, all that malarkey about sharing public v4 addresses with your neighbors is a mathematical inevitability. Read through some current RFCs for a public conversation they are having on the topic of how many customers can you fit on a single v4 address.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Static IP? (326 comments)

IPv6 addresses change all the time. They're really good at it. You should learn how DNS works, because it's going to be your new best friend if you ever want to find your needle in the v6 haystack. Even better, you can have a pile of v6 addresses on a single interface, instead of the paltry one v4 address.

more than 2 years ago
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Comcast Begins Native IPv6 Deployment To End Users

digitalsushi Re:Curious what else will accompany it (326 comments)

Well, Dual Stack Lite is going to be their long term IPv4 availability, which removes NAT from the CPE and shifts it up into the ISP layer. So all of your transactions will be manipulated inside the ISP's AFTR element, which would be a very convenient place to mine your data stream for goodies. But that would be paranoid to think they would do that. Especially when they could do it anywhere else just as easily!

more than 2 years ago

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USAF blocks NYTimes, Guardian

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 2 years ago

digitalsushi writes "The US air force has blocked employees from accessing the websites of the Guardian, the New York Times and other news organisations carrying the WikiLeaks US embassy cables.

At least 25 sites that have posted WikiLeaks files had been barred, said Major Toni Tones of the US air force's space command in Colorado. Tones said the action was taken in accordance with a policy that "routinely blocks air force network access to websites hosting inappropriate materials"."

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Augmenting tech websitwith cloud based helper apps

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

digitalsushi writes "Rich javascript frameworks and various web APIs have led to rapid progress reimplementing favorite programmer tools. In today's PacketLife they have announced a new helper website CloudShark, which is like a web based wireshark: example packet here. Chris Sanders, author of Practical Packet Analysis, writes about the new tool as well; with other sites like PCapR already available are we finally starting to see a push for web based versions of networking applications previously only for the desktop?"
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MIT student arrested at Logan in bomb scare

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 6 years ago

digitalsushi writes "An MIT student was arrested at Logan Airport for wearing a piece of circuit board on her shirt as a costume. Held at the end multiple machine guns by a response force, Major Scott Pare of the Mass. Police says, "Thankfully because she followed our instructions, she ended up in our cell instead of a morgue.""
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digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 4 years ago

12 or 13 years on slashdot now.. i knew most of you were kids when i mentioned mac addresses are unique, and all you clever fellers snickered at how stupid i must be for not knowing you learned how to spoof them. But that stuff about operational domains was just a bunch of fluff. sigh

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cops with wireshark

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  about 5 years ago

A cop pulled up to me last night. On his perched laptop was wireshark. He was wardriving. That's spooky.

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shopampm.com is also evil.

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  about 9 years ago

Well, looks like shopampm.com stole my 202 dollars for a shuttle PC. 100 was for my birthday and 100 was because i sold my computer to get the damned shuttle.

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Drivesavers drivesavers.com is evil

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 9 years ago

ARGH

We paid driversavers.com 6000 bucks to get a directory back off a 3 disk raid5.

The sales lady tells me they can't do directories specifically. They pull all the data completely before they tell you whether they got what you wanted or not.

They got our directory back.

They told me they had a complete copy of our data on disc.

So my boss, a week later, goes "find out how much it would cost to get a CD of this other fringe directory I'd like."

I call them back. "It will be discounted because you already have a ticket on it. The cost will be exactly 5000 dollars, thats 1000 dollars off! We can mail it to you on a hard drive for 60 dollars, and you can even keep the hard drive!"

so, driversavers.com is evil.

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D-Link DI-804 or DI-804V

digitalsushi digitalsushi writes  |  more than 11 years ago

the d-link di-804v (which is a di-804 with better firmware i believe) is the worst consumer product I've yet purchased. A Cable/DSL/PPPoE NAT/PAT gateway that supports up to 8 IKE/IPSEC VPN with IP filtering, 4 Auto-MDIX 100 megabit ethernet ports, and an async serial for backup dialup. Everything worked great. 'Cept the darned thing would not keep a TCP tunnel open. I could ssh into a box and leave it flooding data, and it would time out. I could ssh into another box and ping myself (I hear you in the back, yes it's ICMP but the screen updates on the far end are TCP, thank you) What an ordeal. I bought them (100 each new) to avoid FreeS/WAN. Back at it, I am, having learned the lesson the hard way- sometimes breaking down and spending the cash for a canned solution is going to end you right where you should have been- whatever amount of time you would have spent yourself doing the FreeS/WAN is going to be cheaper than just coughing up the 200 for two of these inferior D-Link products. Their technical support, almost obligatory, was horrid. Apparently there's no escalation that yields a literate person.

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