Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic
One of the major arguments for IPV6 was that it would eliminate the bloated routing tables that are almost as much of a problem for IPV4 as addresses being all used up. So why does Comcast need 32 ASN's?
How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads
> Primarily because the school boards aren't in the business of
> writing textbooks or funding the creation of the same.
Classical English literature
you can get Shakespeare's works *FREE* from project Gutenberg http://www.gutenberg.org/ebook...
http://nineplanets.org/ (yeah, the website name is an anachronism) *FREE* and since it's a website, you don't need to order and pay for a new edition each time new discoveries are made
Tree of Life Project http://tolweb.org/tree/
Dinosaur Specific http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/d... *FREE* and since it's a website, you don't need to order and pay for a new edition each time new discoveries are made
For those fundamentalist schools who don't believe in evolution Project Gutenberg has the King James Bible and the Douay-Rheims version
A school district should be able to get a good chunk of its needs free off the web. Most of these sites will easily give permission to download and duplicate. Instead of handing out 16 KG of books to each student, hand out 16-gigabyte USB keys to each student with the necessary e-books and/or mirrored websites.
Ask Slashdot: How Many Employees Does Microsoft Really Need?
Explained at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H...
X.Org Server 1.16 Brings XWayland, GLAMOR, Systemd Integration
Is Lennart paid by Redhat or by Microsoft?
The Last Three Months Were the Hottest Quarter On Record
> The Heartland Institute skews the data by taking two points
> and ignoring all of the data in between, kind of like grabbing
> two zero points from sin(x) and claiming you're looking at a
> steady state function.
Totally, 100% false. I'll give the poster the benefit of the doubt, and assume they don't know what they're talking about. Check for yourself...
1) download the file of monthly anomalies from ftp://ftp.ssmi.com/msu/monthly...
2) import into a spreadsheet
3) take the slope() function for the 3rd column for the range Sept 1996 to June 2014
You get a very slightly negative result.The slope() function uses *ALL THE POINTS FROM THE START TO THE END*. I repeat, the submission is flat out wrong.
TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
China Starts Outsourcing From ... the US
The ultimate combination
Chinese Vendor Could Pay $34.9M FCC Fine In Signal-Jammer Sting
> I throw people out of the theatre all day long for using
> their cell phones... There are places it should be legal
> and my business or home is one of them.
Try covering the walls of the theatre room with aluminum foil or tin foil. It's not exactly a new idea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F...
> In 1836, Michael Faraday observed that the excess charge on a charged conductor
> resided only on its exterior and had no influence on anything enclosed within it.
> To demonstrate this fact, he built a room coated with metal foil and allowed
> high-voltage discharges from an electrostatic generator to strike the outside of
> the room. He used an electroscope to show that there was no electric charge
> present on the inside of the room's walls.
Wikipedia Mining Algorithm Reveals the Most Influential People In History
I'm a fan of pre-Beatles oldies rock music. Every so often, somebody comes up with a "Greatest Hits Of All Time" list, and it usually seems to go back no further than 10 or 15 years before the list was published. Similar for history. Many such lists are better described as "the most influential people of recent times".The most influential people are founders of major movements religions (Jesus, Mohammed, etc) and political ideologies such (Karl Marx, etc)
And then there are leaders of states/empires, who led their empires to triumph/defeat. Too numerous to mention, going back to Biblical times through today
Seattle Approves $15 Per Hour Minimum Wage
> Point is, if you don't just grab the cheapest item on the shelf, there is a surprising
> amount of domestically-produced goods in Walmart (excluding clothes).
One thing I've noticed about Walmart is that they seem to be almost the only place here (Toronto, Canada) where you can get neutral-coloured T-shirts that you're not ashamed to wear to work. All other stores have "branding" splattered all over their T-shirts, e.g. Nike "checkmark", Tommy Hilfiger, AeroPostale, etc, etc. I do not want to be a walking billboard for a manufacturer. At least not while I'm paying them for their product.
The Coming IT Nightmare of Unpatchable Systems
> Total BS. Phones should last 20 years. The old land line ones last 20+ years.
> The only thing in a modern phone that doesn't have a 20+ year life span is the
> battery and that is not through not trying.
I got a Nokia 6015i "Candy Bar" phone in 2006. http://nokiamuseum.info/nokia-... Back then, it could talk to the network (Virgin Mobile Canada) over 3 protocols; analog, 1XRTT, and I forget what else. Now the display only shows 1XRTT active.
I rarely use it, so I don't need anything fancier. I'll keep it until my carrier no longer supports it. They've already sent me an offer of a "low-cost upgrade to a faster phone", but I ignored it. With all the buzz about 3G, 4G, 5G, etc, etc, and VOLTE, I don't think 1XRTT will be around several years from now, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Fiat Chrysler CEO: Please Don't Buy Our Electric Car
> How can the state of California guarantee that without price controls, then.
The same way they guaranteed retail electricity prices in 2000/2001 without guaranteeing wholesale prices http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C... Oh... wait.
Rising Sea Level Could Put East Coast Nuclear Plants At Risk
Source data is at http://sealevel.colorado.edu/ The graph shows an average rise of 3.2 mm / year. You can download the data in ASCII format, suitable for plotting at http://sealevel.colorado.edu/f...
Note that this includes a fudge-factor called GIS (Glacial Isostatic Adjustment). They give a long-winded explanation. tl;dr they've added a 10% fudge factor. From http://sealevel.colorado.edu/c...
> We apply a correction for GIA because we want our sea level time series
> to reflect purely oceanographic phenomena. In essence, we would like
> our GMSL time series to be a proxy for ocean water volume changes.
> This is what is needed for comparisons to global climate models, for
> example, and other oceanographic datasets.
So they talk out of one side of their mouths about how much sea level is rising. Out of the other side of their mouth, they admit that their numbers aren't really sea level rise.
Another question... what type of effing idiot approves nuclear reactors located such that a sealevel rise of a few inches, let alone a few feet, would cause problems? Anybody ever heard of tsunamis (like at Fukushima)? They're rarer in the Atlantic, but they do happen.
Take a Picture: Snapchat Settles With FTC Over "Dissapearing" Claims
* Receive email from Snapchat's/whoever's servers
* Plug in a USB connecter
* Read contents of your inbox
* Transfer a copy to your PC
* Decode copy at leisure
Unless Snapchat has a client-side app that totally takes over your smartphone/tablet there is no way to protect against this attack.
Take a Picture: Snapchat Settles With FTC Over "Dissapearing" Claims
> Maybe trolling comment, but doesn't anyway suspect something
> going on here? Facef**k buys them out as their being investigated
> by the FTC. And the Facef**k monopoly manages to buy off [buy off,
> maybe a little strong, but the realty is they own or can buy off Federal
> regulators] the FTC to get Snapchat off the hook.
No need to do that. Fecesbook buys Snapchat, and shuts them down. With the shutdown of Snapchat, the 20-year agreement dies along with the corporate shell. Then Fecesbook offers "a new service" which "just happens" to be very similar to Snapchat, but has a much more wide open EULA that protects them aginst FTC investigation.
Let's Call It 'Climate Disruption,' White House Science Adviser Suggests (Again)
This isn't just with global warming
It's discrimination against white people...
No wait, it's "reverse discrimination"...
No wait, it's "affirmative action"...
Opting Out of Big Data Snooping: Harder Than It Looks
> Problem with IP tracking is that on CGNAT systems, it fails spectacularly.
In that case, I can see a great corporate push coming to move to IPV6.
Facebook Data Miner Will Shock You
> I block:
> 127.0.0.1 facebook.com
> 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com
> 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.net
> 127.0.0.1 www.facebook.org
> 127.0.0.1 connect.facebook.net
> 127.0.0.1 static.ak.facebook.com
> 127.0.0.1 s-static.ak.facebook.com
I block by IP address ranges
184.108.40.206/21 aka 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124/18 aka 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206/ aka 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124/20 aka 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206/19 aka 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124/22 aka 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206/22 aka 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
22.214.171.124/18 aka 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206/22 aka 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168
You can get the raw info from the command...
whois -h whois.radb.net -- '-i origin AS32934' | grep ^route ...and you still have to clean up that output a lot.
DOJ Pushes to Expand Hacking Abilities Against Cyber-Criminals
It's not just a matter of using Linux versus Windows. I get the occasional spam with poisoned executable attachments inside zipfiles. I view zipfile headers, and often see stuff like the following 2 examples...
".scr" is executable in Windows http://filext.com/file-extensi... so I assume that's a trojan-planting attempt. One possible legal defense is that it's impossible to tell whether you're blocking a trojan sent by police or by foreign criminals.
Yellowstone National Park 2.5 Times Bigger Than Originally Thought
Like the subject says "Volcano" is missing from the title.
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