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Can Large Scale NAT Save IPv4?

invisik Work your way out (583 comments)

Maybe they can start at the backbones by converting to IPv6 and NAT to the rest of the world. Then, they can implement IPv6 as they reach out and keep pushing the NAT farther and farther out until it's at the ISP level (where hopefully they've been starting to work on their own IPv6 implementation).

What we really should do it have a cut off day, like digital TV, for the switch to IPv6. It worked great for TV! :)

-m

about 4 years ago
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Time To Dump XP?

invisik Yes, go now (1213 comments)

SP1 will be out soon, most everything has been working up until now. 99% of business apps are approved for 7. Corporates need new desktops anyway, as their XP ones are most likely 5+ years old and dying.

Go go go!

-m
http://www.invisik.com/

more than 4 years ago
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Arizona Trialing System That Lets Utility System Control Home A/Cs

invisik Minnesota has this already (393 comments)

Xcel energy gives you a discount on your summer electricity bill if you participate in the program and they install it for free. I've only seem them shut off the AC a handful of times during typical summer. When it's off, it's not off for very long, maybe 15-30 minutes max. I believe they call it the Super Saver Switch or something like that.

It's so humid up here in the summer you gotta run your AC a lot. In AZ it's drier and maybe not as big of an issue to keep houses cool (the architecture differences also help too).

-m

more than 4 years ago
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Of the options below, I'd most like to learn more ...

invisik None, but all of them (515 comments)

I don't want to consciously learn any of them, but if stories came around that discussed those topics that I inadvertently learned something without my knowledge, I wouldn't object.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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50% Efficiency Boost From New Fuel Injection System

invisik Diesel? (379 comments)

I naturally didn't RTFA but it sounds like a diesel to me. Diesel engine already have greater economy from less volatile fuel. The fuel itself isn't heated, the cylinders are heated via glow plugs at start, and then by the combustion itself afterwards. More gas engine should go to direct injection first.

Or just skip all these "inventions" and keep refining the diesel engine. The latest iteration of the Mercedes diesel is very smooth and incredibly quiet (rivaling gas engines in the same model car) with greater output.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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Getting Company Owners To Follow Their Own Rules?

invisik Re:Pretty much the best way (387 comments)

Exactly. Sounds more like you should me sending resumes then trying to convince the bosses of something they do not care about. Typically, something bad has to happen until everyone is on board. And it has to affect the bottom line.

I would approach with a very automated backup system. Something that requires no interaction on their part, that is invisible to them. Like a CrashPlan or Data Deposit Box account. Set it to backup all their main folders and some other places where files might land by accident. It's cheap protection. They even send you e-mail alerts if the backup agent hasn't communicated in a week so you know something is not working, without having to take their laptop from them all the time.

No backup system is perfect, but there are certain tools for certain situations that make it better. And no one will sign anything to release you of liability, you're an employee. Besides, that's hurting the company, not helping it.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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Ginkgo Doesn't Improve Memory Or Cognitive Skills

invisik Re:Maybe for dementia patients... (403 comments)

I've taken similar herbals expecting the same or better results and not realized any.

I take a 90mg gelcap and the effect lasts for about 3 hours every time.

It's pretty predictable to be placebo.

Again, from what I've learned it's a circulation issue. Ginkgo increases circulation to the brain and other extremities and that helps your cognitive function. I don't have any issues with my extremities so I can't comment about that.

My wife tried some (she is typically very focused already) and she said it had no effect. So I'd agree that it doesn't work for everyone but does for some.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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Ginkgo Doesn't Improve Memory Or Cognitive Skills

invisik Maybe for dementia patients... (403 comments)

I take it regularly throughout the day, every day, and it makes a huge difference for me in memory and calmness of thought. I get so worked up sometimes trying to multitask everything.. it really helps focus. I can definitely tell when I've taken it and when I haven't.

Too bad it doesn't help the dementia patients. Their circulatory system may be too weak to provide the increased blood flow to the brain that ginkgo enhances.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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What Google's Chromium OS Is Reaching For

invisik Smells like an Apple play (216 comments)

This sounds like an Apple move. Create an OS you control on (mostly) controlled hardware.. but then add the kicker of then controlling the other end of the internet as well.

It works, sure. It's just as annoying though--you're stuffed into their box instead of Apple's. Open source or not, Google is at the head.

I think if I had to change from a Microsoft environment I'd switch to a full Linux distro (I've done it before). More flexibility.

-m

more than 4 years ago
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SCO Terminates Darl McBride

invisik Yay (458 comments)

Finally. Too bad even that can't save the company. Not that anyone cares.

-m

about 5 years ago
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Swarm — a New Approach To Distributed Computation

invisik VMware doing it (80 comments)

Isn't that what the new vSphere or some up-and-coming release from VMware supposed to do?

-m

about 5 years ago
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Thieves Clear Out Apple Store In 31 Seconds

invisik News?? (459 comments)

When was a robbery of a retail store news? Maybe because they got footage of the whole thing it became sensational--so naturally to have to air it then.

Real story should be "Security guard fired when robbers smash large glass door just as he leaves the room." How could the guard not hear that? Sounds like an inside job to me.

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Which Breakthrough Is Most Likely?

invisik The Replicator (903 comments)

Actually, I think a more feasible invention sooner then later is the replicated (aka Star Trek). With internet access for everyone and then freely available replicators, how can we not turn into the Star Trek world?

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Blizzard Game You're Most Looking Forward To?

invisik Yessssss (452 comments)

Let's hear it for "not a gamer"!!!

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Is Typing Ruining Your Ability To Spell?

invisik Better, actually (494 comments)

My handwriting has never been that great, and I print 100% of the time to this day, so I've never been really encouraged to improve it. Typing everything ends up being an enabler for poor handwriting.

For spelling, being reminded by the red squiggly line that it thinks I've misspelled something makes me take instant action to find the correct spelling--something paper and pen cannot do. Otherwise, I find my spelling no different when written vs typed. My spelling has always been pretty good.

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Time To Cut the Ethernet Cable?

invisik Yeah speed and security (496 comments)

My 802.11b notebook can't go as fast as my 22MB cable, but I'm not about to rip it all out and upgrade just for that.

The speeds are not consistently fast enough to support line of business apps on a daily basis for many cases over wireless.

Besides, who wants to be bathed in that much RF from close sources for 8 hours a day? We get enough from other sources.

I want 10GB ethernet!

-m

more than 5 years ago
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Handmade vs. Commercially Produced Ethernet Cables

invisik Always buy or have professionally installed (837 comments)

It's just one less variable in the equation when something is not working.

I've had good and bad luck making my own cables over the years. I just decided it's not worth the monkeying around to make your own. I have a few cables of varying lengths in my car which gets over any major problems that I encounter.

Besides I'm not insured to be poking around in client's commercial properties walls and ceilings so I leave that to the pros.

-m

more than 5 years ago

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