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Steve Ballmer Replaces Don Mattrick As Xbox One Chief

elFarto the 2nd Re:Well, (343 comments)

As this video explains, Don and Microsoft have likely known for a long time that he was going to Zynga, since the notice time for a job like his is longer than a few weeks. So his leaving was nothing to do with the XBox One stuff.

about a year ago
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Virgin Media UK Begins Throttling P2P Traffic

elFarto the 2nd Re:Translation (220 comments)

VDSL or Fibre?

Neither, it's DOCSIS 3.

more than 3 years ago
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Cisco Linksys Routers Still Don't Support IPv6

elFarto the 2nd Re:Summary is false (380 comments)

The WRT610N automatically sets up 6to4, but there is no mention of IPv6 in the interface. You can confirm this by checking your IPv6 address, if it start with 2002 you're using 6to4. Even if Comcast turn IPv6 on for you, it's unlikely you'll be using it with the original firmware.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Activates IPv6 Trial Users

elFarto the 2nd Re:NT (214 comments)

Specified the act of sending a packet to ::x.y.z.z to allow an IPv6 host to seamlessly communicate with an IPv4 host. Obviously they'd need to be a proxy in the middle doing the translation. Basically NAT64 or SIIT, but with a fixed address and specified early on.

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Activates IPv6 Trial Users

elFarto the 2nd Re:They also support 6RD and 6to4 (214 comments)

The current routable prefix for IPv6 is 2000::/3. That covers all the currently allocated addresses, including the 6to4 block (2002::/16).

more than 3 years ago
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Comcast Activates IPv6 Trial Users

elFarto the 2nd Re:They also support 6RD and 6to4 (214 comments)

DD-WRT doesn't support IPv6. At least not in any usable sense. To get it working, you need to create the RADVD configuration file, and write a script to calculate the 6to4 address and add it to the interface. There are no GUI options for configuring IPv6.

It has less functionality in this regard than the firmware that came with the router (a Linksys WRT610N). At least that automatically configured 6to4, even if it still didn't have any GUI options.

more than 3 years ago
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Google ReCAPTCHA Cracked

elFarto the 2nd That would explain... (211 comments)

That would explain why my recaptcha protected forum suddenly started getting 30+ new accounts a day.

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elFarto

more than 3 years ago
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Bufferbloat — the Submarine That's Sinking the Net

elFarto the 2nd Re:Definition, please (525 comments)

TCP isn't the problem. TCP relies on packets being dropped to know when to back off (it's the only way it can know the end-to-end bandwidth available). The network has masses of buffers now, nothing gets dropped in a timely fashion, so TCP keeps on sending.

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elFarto

more than 3 years ago
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Nuclear Energy Now More Expensive Than Solar

elFarto the 2nd Re:I wonder.... (635 comments)

I believe what our misguided friend means are Neutrons. Direct exposure to them is certainly something to avoid, but they can be captured effectively with water and lithium-6.

more than 4 years ago
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Java IO Faster Than NIO

elFarto the 2nd Re:And this is news? (270 comments)

Except that NIO is not asynchronous, it's non-blocking, a subtle different. Java 7 is getting proper asynchronous I/O.

more than 4 years ago
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India's New Rupee Symbol Won't Show On Computers

elFarto the 2nd Re:Euro (252 comments)

My British keyboard has it at AltGr+4.

more than 4 years ago
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IEEE Releases 802.3ba Standard

elFarto the 2nd Re:Shame about the MTU (141 comments)

Wow, 9000 bytes, that makes all the difference. And beside, Jumbo frames aren't officially recognised by the 802 spec. Just think how much work is a processor going to have to do to fill a 100Gb/s link with 1500 or 9000 byte packets?

more than 4 years ago
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IEEE Releases 802.3ba Standard

elFarto the 2nd Shame about the MTU (141 comments)

The MTU is still 1500 bytes though :(

more than 4 years ago
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Steam Client for Mac Launches, Linux Client On the Way

elFarto the 2nd Re:MS Buyout (572 comments)

Doubt that'll happen. Gabe Newell left Microsoft to start Valve.

more than 4 years ago
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Historic IEEE 802 Group Looks Back and Forward

elFarto the 2nd Re:jumbo frames (45 comments)

Judging from this, it should be more like 96kB, not ~9kB.

more than 4 years ago
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Historic IEEE 802 Group Looks Back and Forward

elFarto the 2nd Wonderful... (45 comments)

...prehaps they could get around to increasing MTU from 1500.

more than 4 years ago
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Nissan Gives Electric Cars 'Blade Runner' Audio Effect

elFarto the 2nd Re:But... (553 comments)

I'd change it to KIFT from Knight Rider 2000.

more than 5 years ago
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Memory Usage of Chrome, Firefox 3.5, et al.

elFarto the 2nd Offtopic, what the hell is up with Slashdot's CSS? (505 comments)

What the hell is up with Slashdot's CSS? I keep seeing images all over the comments (the bars used on the new comments section, the relationship icons). Is anyone else seeing them. I'm using Firefox 3.5.

Regards
elFarto

more than 5 years ago
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No Business Case For IPv6, Survey Finds

elFarto the 2nd Re:Chicken and egg (340 comments)

My shiney new Linksys WRT610N automatically sets up a 6to4 tunnel and does auto configuration of my network. This is with the original firmware.

more than 5 years ago
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NASA Contest To Name ISS Module

elFarto the 2nd Re:Eight crew, eight racks. Hmm ... (197 comments)

There were 9 people aboard. I guess you could argue that Inara isn't really a crew member.

more than 5 years ago

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