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When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

morgandelra Sooner than you think (305 comments)

Looking at the various mobile networks in the US, most use NAT right now for their CDMA devices. As the LTE networks are rolled out, most are doing dual stacked networks so there is rapidly growing IPv6 ecosystem.

about 3 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

morgandelra Re:Pure FUD (267 comments)

1. The myopia is that they assume everything will be done EXACTLY as it has been done for the last 30 years, which causes the long trip times, the small living spaces, the lack of gravity. When you decide to not use the best technology to do the job, all sorts of bad secondary effects will happen.

My point is mostly that in these reports of "human problems in space" the reports specifically pick out the worst combination of chemical rockets, zero-g conditions and small habitat sizes, all of which are known to be problems, and all of which a long term mission would be avoiding because better solutions already exist that would fix these issues and confer many other benefits. So in essence, I would say this report would be better titled "Using the wrong tech for space missions is bad for the human body"

2. NASA started and then abandoned much of the tech. NERVA's has many successful tests on the ground and where ready for in space testing before the program was cancelled, so while there is still more work required, in no way is this a pie in the sky project, its just mechanical engineering. Expandable habitats are now being developed by Bigelow space craft and there are 2 successful platforms in orbit now, so it development seems well on its way for that project. Tethers or rotating spacecraft is the least developed of technology I have talked about, but the simple tether and counter-weight system is just that, simple so development of could easily be done in LEO

about 7 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

morgandelra Re:Pure FUD (267 comments)

NERVA engines reduce trip times, less time during the trip means less radiation exposure. Nerva engines are already 2x more efficient than chemical rockets, so since mars is.... doable chemically it becomes much easier with a NERVA or other NTR design. Faster trip times reduce infrastructure and consumable needs, it really cascades from there.

Zero G - 2 ways to do it... Big rings give slow rotation which negates vertigo OR you could take a spacecraft and have a long tether to a counter weight and spin the whole ensemble on its center of gravity.

Isolation - Give people more room and more stimulus and reduce the trip times.

about 7 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

morgandelra Re:Pure FUD (267 comments)

Everything I mentioned has already been researched and passed significant testing milestones... and then never really went any further.

We have the answers to the problems, we just have to have the will power to use them.

about 7 months ago
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The Human Body May Not Be Cut Out For Space

morgandelra Pure FUD (267 comments)

Every time I see reports like this, I am stunned by the myopia of the researchers. Everything that they list can be easily countered using proven technology.

Radiation - Use a NERVA engine to reduce trip times, the extra power you have from the reactor could be used to have more shielding on the vessel and/or magnetic shielding to protect from charged particles.

Zero G - Spin rotation of the habitat, or spin the craft itself with a counter-weight.

Isolation - Expandable habitats give more room per launch than anything else, so you can have room per person and more people to interact with. Think cruise ship versus submarine.

With the current revolution in the heavy lift industry, all of these technologies render the above problems moot.

about 7 months ago
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Alcatel-Lucent Cuts Go Deeper — 7,500 Jobs Gone and Counting

morgandelra Re:Pay for nothing (78 comments)

I deal with ALU everyday and I say that their networking designs are finest 1990's era engineering I have ever seen. Multi-state spanning tree domains, Deathly fear of routing protocols, insanely expensive routers with crappy performance and odd limitations that are designed solely to sell insanely expensive cards. And that's just their tech, the level of bureaucracy and hate for co-existing with other vendors is astounding.

1 year,29 days
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Hyundai Overstated MPG On Over 1 Million Cars

morgandelra Oddly enough... (238 comments)

I have 2010 Genesis and I tend to get a bit above its stated MPG both in city and highway. Highway MPG can be 2-3 over its stated performance using regular unleaded. Premium gas can get another mile or so but the economics are not worth it.

about 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Distros Have You Used, In What Order?

morgandelra My evolution (867 comments)

slack 2.7, redhat 4.2, debian, ubuntu, xubuntu

about 2 years ago
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Drones, Computer Viruses and Blowback

morgandelra Treaties (257 comments)

The problem is that since WWII the groups we tend to fight ignore all treaties. So if we agree not to use "cyberweapons" and thus do not buld effective counter measures, we leave our stuff open to attack by groups who would not give a second thought to vilating a treaty, be it for cyber, biological, nuclear or chemical weapons.

more than 2 years ago
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BitTorrent Traffic Falls In the U.S.

morgandelra Re:Is actual usage falling? (129 comments)

Not that they really need to hock wares. Thier stuff rocks, it was easily one of the best purchase decisions I ever made and I have never had a regret for it. Not to mention the group I deal with there is very very good at what they do.

Sadly, I sound like a shill, but my expierance with them has been that good.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Science Sights To See?

morgandelra NRAO in Green Bank WV (363 comments)

Get a tour of super huge radio telescopes and the drive to get there is pretty too.

more than 2 years ago
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Ask Slashdot: Low-Cost Tools To Track Employees' Web Use?

morgandelra Get a UTM (384 comments)

Some people prefer Untangle, but I have found that for Business usage, Endian Firewall is way better. Lots more options and stuff to play with. http://www.endian.com/ will provide you with: Transparent HTTP/DNS/FTP/SMTP/SIP proxying, NTOP, IPSEC, OpenVPN, multiple zones for network security and way more.

more than 2 years ago
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8 Grams of Thorium Could Replace Gasoline In Cars

morgandelra Re:Parent is best reply so far (937 comments)

Water :) Density increases with heat from the solid to liquid phase

about 3 years ago
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Do Developers Really Need a Second Monitor?

morgandelra Re:I think it's needed (1002 comments)

I used to think the same, then I got dual monitors AND I still use virtual desktops. I just switched from having them arranged horizontally to arranging them vertically. This way I get the benefits of both without huge side scrolls to trigger a desktop flip.

more than 3 years ago
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US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

morgandelra Re:It does what, now? (607 comments)

... How did I make stuff up? You issued a response with several different statements. I took each statement in turn and refuted them. You then declared I took the statements out of context, said I misrepresented everything you said, even when you contradicted yourself, then said you would not continue to respond, which you then contradicted yourself again by responding. At what point am I supposed to stop thinking and blindly agree to what frothing diatribe you spout next?

And BTW I LOATHE Glenn Beck.

Don't make shit up and pretend like that's what I said when I very clearly didn't.

My god, using quote tags is now making stuff up.

more than 3 years ago
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US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

morgandelra Re:It does what, now? (607 comments)

Oh, I am sorry, I guess refuting your points is taking them out of context. So now you state that everything you say is 100% true and you refuse continue the debate. You may as well call me Hitler and get it over with.

Also, not a Republican. Athiest Conservative :)

more than 3 years ago
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US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

morgandelra Re:It does what, now? (607 comments)

Far less money in those 2 wars than we have spent on domestic vote buying. (Sorry could not resist that one.)

Back to taxes though....

If you feel that the top 1% should pay more, thats fine. You are entitled to your opinion. However, as you raise the taxes and the top 1% start leaving, are you going to force them to stay? New York and New Jersey tried the "Just increase taxes on the wealthy" to many times, and do you know what happened? The people hit by the taxes started to leave and then the states ended up losing revenue because of it. Just something to think about.

more than 3 years ago
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US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

morgandelra Re:It does what, now? (607 comments)

Lets break this up into pieces shall we?

If I'm paying 25%-33% in taxes they should be paying at least that much if not more. But typically they pay less than 20% Sorry, but that ain't right.

You can thank the 16th amendment for that one. Since the US taxes on what people earn, not what they worth or what spend (for the part, state sales taxes pale in comparison to the current income taxes for both state and federal), of course your income taxes decrease with the larger your gross worth is, as you are no longer "earning" money, but living on investments and what not. As for it not being right, people are just reacting to what the tax code promotes. Those people who have large incomes and not wealth get nailed. Especially if you get the dreaded Alternative Minimum Tax. So in summary you are confusing wealth and income, which are taxed quite differently in the US.

Large corporations pay less than 5% of their profits in taxes.

Sigh. Ok, first off, corporations DO NOT PAY TAXES. A tax on a corporation only means that the corporation will either raise prices to the consumers who actually pays for it, or to a lesser extent they increase their efficiency (usually by removing personal to make up for the increased tax burden). So in essence, higher corporate taxes effectively become a regressive tax that unduly affects the poor in society as the increased costs affect them the most. So go ahead, justify you desire to hurt the poor.

And you know why 47% of people owed no federal income taxes in 2009? Because they were either broke or out of a job.

Lets wildly come up with numbers that in no way can be true shall we?. So you are saying that 47% of people in 2009 lost their jobs or had no appreciable income? I call BS and that is the kind of BS that pisses me off. Statistically it is untrue, and even for those who are broke, many of those did it to themselves by not being responsible adults.

Of course this doesn't take into account how poorer people pay a significantly higher percentage of payroll taxes than everyone else, or how when you overtax people who already struggle to make ends meet they have zero income to contribute back to our economy. But yeah, let's just overlook that.

But you just said they don't pay taxes? Either they pay taxes and or they have zero tax liability and many receive out and out payments from the federal government who takes the money from other people who do pay in more than they get back. So choose which on it is please.

I don't mind that the poor pay less (or nothing), there is only so much you can wring from a stone. But when you're making billions and contributing a tiny percentage of that, and then COMPLAINING it's too much, sorry, that I can't tolerate

Personally, I can almost concur with the first sentence, however I feel everyone should at least pay something so that they know that they are contributing, paying nothing and getting benefits sets up a nasty expectation that you have a right to someone else stuff. As for the higher payroll taxes, look at Social Security the majority of that. It is always wonderful to be FORCED to pay for a program that would be considered a felony and get people jail time if the private sector tried to run something like it. People have tried to fix it, but every attempt has been shot down so far to kill this horribly mutated monster.

If you're going to use this country to become disgustingly wealthy at least have the common decency to pay it forward. But there is no decency in being rich. All they care about is getting richer, and they don't care who gets fucked as long as the money keeps rolling in. It's vile, and I really don't think We the People aren't going to put up with it for much longer.

And now we get to the crux of the matter. You have issues with people who have more money than you, and think that YOU deserve a portion of what they have. So in essence, you believe you own a bit of these people, did we not get rid of that a while back? All in all, you hate the idea that someone is more successful than you are and feel that they need to be punished for being more successful than you. Thats fine, such is your right, but if you are going to argue about it, at least let it be known at the beginning of your argument not at the end.

more than 3 years ago
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US House Subcommittee Votes To Kill Net Neutrality

morgandelra Re:It does what, now? (607 comments)

You do realize that the top 1% of wage earners in the US pays over 40% of all federal income taxes. And over 50% of Americans effectively pay 0 federal taxes OR get more back in "credits" than they pay in. (Thank you GWB for "earned income credits"). So at what point do you think is the fair break out for taxing high income earners?

more than 3 years ago
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Google Voice Discovered Allowing Pure VoIP Calls

morgandelra Re:Coolness, but you can already do this. (110 comments)

I could just as easily get direct SIP trunking to my PBX. I like this because it merges my cell number and google voice into my existing PBX. No fuss, no settings to deal with. I come home, put my phone my desk, it automatically peers with the XLink, and now I can access its trunks from any phone on my PBX, and use my PBX to route calls in ways google voice does not support. This, for me, gets me the best of both worlds. Mobile when I am mobile, features when I am stationary.

more than 3 years ago

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