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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

jbolden Re:Advantages? (105 comments)

Which is precisely the same thing that happens with any firewall. You just specify port / host and or you let specific hosts cut holes for specific periods of time. None of that changes.

3 hours ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

jbolden Re:IPv6 How will it happen? (105 comments)

How do you [Slashdot users] see IPv6 transition actually happening?

a) Carriers and ISP have support (mostly done)
b) Cellular (mostly done)
c) Default is switched for home / small business (mostly not done). Then they have a shared pool of v4 addresses for v4 traffic rather than one address per location.
d) Enterprises start running dual stack
e) v4 is mostly retired

Will each internet user have dual stack?

Probably each carrier. You'll see the v4 address space living inside some subnet at an IP address inside your ISP's allocation.

IPv6 is much more complex, how will companies support users who barely understand IP addressing when IPv6 is going to seem like a long string of meaningless characters?

What do end users care? How do companies support their end users not understanding all the details of ARP vs. IP addressing. They don't they just make is seamless.

4 hours ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

jbolden Re:Crap Traffic (105 comments)

How does blocking work when everybody can have a trillion addresses?

You block a range. And it actually works because there is no NAT!

Can people have a trillion addresses?

Far more. The minimum subnet is a /64 which is 1.8 million trillion.

Do they have a block allocated to each user/system?

Yes.

4 hours ago
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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

jbolden Re:Advantages? (105 comments)

The ability to actually block or unblock what you need how you need it rather than randomly just disallowing a bunch of stuff and then punching huge holes in the wall that anything get through when you need to get out.

5 hours ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

jbolden Re:Flat UI Design (132 comments)

It actually contributes quite a bit to functionality. An equally unskilled user can handle more complex screens and those screens can scale better.

8 hours ago
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Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

jbolden Re:Flat UI Design (132 comments)

No lots of people dislike it. However it has some major advantages in terms of allowing screens to be more complex with a higher degree of understanding.

Deference — less competition between UI elements and application elements. What is expected is less noticeable
Clarity — text is legible at every size, icons are precise and lucid, elements are subtle and appropriate, and a sharpened focus on functionality motivates the design
Depth — visual layers and realistic motion are used to assist users’ understanding

That wasn't achievable with older hardware an OSes. Now that it is achievable it will allow for better applications.

8 hours ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

jbolden Re:The problem is... (188 comments)

OK I stand corrected. Thank you.

2 days ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

jbolden Re:The problem is... (188 comments)

Ebola is a bacteria. But AFAIK that's the basic idea, merge genes of different viruses to create better forms of smallpox. That's what the samples are for to be able to create vaccines.

2 days ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

jbolden Re:The problem is... (188 comments)

I'm saying use it for vaccines against weapons not MAD.

2 days ago
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Why Are the World's Scientists Continuing To Take Chances With Smallpox?

jbolden Re:The problem is... (188 comments)

I agree that GP's point is silly. Btt we probably would need smallpox and and smallpox research to construct a vaccine against a weaponized smallpox. I remember after 9/11 how scared everyone was about weaponized anthrax, but at least we understood most everything about how anthrax operates.

2 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:Other loud noises (272 comments)

Good point about the 61.5. Absolutely changes things if there are different scales.

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

Of course we should be reducing our dependency on fossil fuels. I fully support large investments in green technology. That's different than a 0 harm policy enforced imprisonment.

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

I agree with you. But that's the sort of balanced measure where we do a cost benefit analysis and see a decent improvement to the environment without having to inflict great harm (and arguably a benefit) on humans. Very different than the rhetoric of our needs don't matter.

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

Of course it wouldn't. But not "harming" the oceans or land i.e. not utilizing resources would be an extinction level event. All animals, humans included need to pull resources from those sources to live.

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

America's energy consumption per day per capita is over 3 barrels of oil. That's about 3.3b calories worth of energy per dy. What difference to that consumption does adding or subtracting human manual effort make?

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

There is no reason we need to cost future generations. There are reasons we need to manage the land and water on this planet in a way advantageous to humanity to maintain our population and anything remotely approaching our standard of living.

4 days ago
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White House Approves Sonic Cannons For Atlantic Energy Exploration

jbolden Re:BAD,Bad, Bad! (272 comments)

Or howabout you attempt to make a realistic estimate rather than either 0 or infinity?

4 days ago

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Screen shots and light review of Microsoft Office 15 early beta

jbolden jbolden writes  |  about 2 years ago

jbolden writes "Winsupersite has recently published a light review of the upcoming version of Microsoft Office Microsoft Office 15 Preview. The new Office a new Metro look and feel with more traditional elements showing the transition towards the Windows 8 paradigm. There is a button which resizes screen elements to make the interface touch acceptable. The mechanics of the ribbon interface have changed, though some of the menus are still too small to be usable with finger / touch. Skydrive is fully integrated into the save menu."
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Time for another round of Fink vs. Macports

jbolden jbolden writes  |  more than 3 years ago

jbolden (176878) writes "Its been a while since /. has had a discussion of Fink vs. Macports vs. other alternatives like Homebrew. I wanted to just have an open discussion on people's thoughts."
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FCC considering free internet for USA

jbolden jbolden writes  |  more than 5 years ago

jbolden (176878) writes "According to the Wall Street Journal the FCC is considering a plan to provide free wireless internet. The plan would involve some level of filtering but might allow adults to opt out. CTIA has argued that this business model has traditionally failed (see Slate magazine analysis as to why). Hearing are coming up soon, so /. seems like a good place to start a conversation on where the tech community is on this issue."

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