Ask Slashdot: VPN Setup To Improve Latency Over Multiple Connections?
Peplink works like magic - failing over very gracefully. The same can be achieved on Linux through network interface bonding, or on pfSense through Link Aggregation. You would need an intermediate server on the internet that supports the same. VPS servers are cheap and suitable for this purpose.
However, all this will not help reduce latency - which is what the original question is about.
For that, we need the solution proposed else where on this thread:
1. Client duplicates packets over two mobile links to an intermediate, user-controlled server.
2. This server sorts things out and discards the losing packet, and forwards the winner on to the real gaming server.
Scientists Have Developed a Material So Dark That You Can't See It
and bury it in the moon...
Intel Offering 3-D Printed Robot Kits
Robots are more about software than hardware. Though having smart hardware looks and feels good. Intel's success would be dependent on doing a good job on the software and making is user friendly.
EFF To Unveil Open Wireless Router For Open Wireless Movement
Just wait till someone sends a bomb threat using your Wifi and you find police at your doorstep wanting to arrest you! The legal framework and the enlightened enforcement do not exist as yet for sharing your internet connection safely with strangers.
China Deploys Satellites In Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
The is flight 370 - not 714... :-)
My best guesses are
a) The pilot flew the plane at a very low altitude to a deserted island, where there is no mobile signal. Why? We will find out...
b) The pilot dropped the plane intact into the sea (and hence no debris). Why? No one knows...
I think we will find out in the next few days...
Amazon Workers Strike In Germany As Christmas Orders Peak
"The union says Amazon workers receive lower wages than others in retail and mail-order jobs"
"Amazon has defended its wage policies, saying that employees earn toward the upper end of the pay scale of logistics companies in Germany."
So who is right? Is Amazon avoiding paying overtime because they schedule worker shifts in an intelligent manner that does not require overtime (resulting in lower earnings per employee), or because they dont pay overtime even if people work overtime?
"The union says that by classifying its centers as "logistics" centers, Amazon can pay lower wages" - so what is the right definition - Can they be called "retail", or as "mail-order" jobs... can someone enlighten... based on facts...
There are so many nuances that just cannot be understood from a simple media article... Oh well... this is slashdot....
But what I'd rather have is that Amazon, and its workers and its worker councils and its unions sort the matter out in an amicable manner, than to inconvenience their paying customers, which can only result in something negative for all the parties involved.
Google Makes It Harder For Marketers To Collect User Data
The article does not state of all images would be cached automatically even if you have not read your mail. It only says that images would be served through a Google proxy server, which caches the images.
So if Google proxies and caches the images when you open the mail, there is no protection added from marketers, except for the fact that Google can scan the images for exploits.
And if Google proxies and caches the images as soon as the service receives the mail, marketers can verify if the address is a valid gmail address or not by just sending mails and waiting for Google to cache the image. Expect more spam if this is the case.
There will be true protection from email tracking only if Google caches the images in all emails it receives, even if the email address is invalid - and that would increase the load on Google servers quite a bit.
WindowsAndroid Lets You Run Android 4.0 Natively On Your PC
Such emulators have been around for long where one can use apps of one platform on another (Wine anyone). Whats the news here...? I can understand why someone would want to play an Android game or use some such app that is not available for the PC using this. But why would one want to run a browser inside Android when a perfectly good browser could be used directly from Windows. The novelty of it would wear away soon I guess.
BTW, Bluestacks runs Android apps on both Windows and Mac machines. WindowsAndroid can claim to be better than Bluestacks when they get their platform running on Mac *and* Linux too! Or perhaps when it can run Android on a Windows phone at native speeds (well, that would be an awesome one if it could be done).
India Turns Down American Fighter Jets, Buys From France
Mod this up!
Is the Earth Gaining Or Losing Mass?
When something is burnt, energy is only being converted - from chemical energy to heat energy. Even when someone talks about the (supposed) nuclear reaction inside earth's core, the mass lost really is converted into heat which is spread on to the mantle and perhaps the atmosphere, but definitely not radiated away. This increased energy would add to an equal amount of mass as lost by the (supposed) nuclear reaction if calculated using E=MC^2. The quantity (E+M*C^2) is conserved in a closed system.
The only real increase to this would be the energy from the sun, which would be approx 173 petawatt, of which 30% is reflected out (Albedo). Given that 25million kilowatt-hour is a gram, this would only contribute to an increase of just 4.8tons.
Intel Intros 310 Series Mini SSDs
The "join" command in DOS could do this too... way back in the 90's...
India Now Wants Access To Google and Skype
Encryption is not going away. Any half good programmer can whip together a 3-DES or RSA routine together - why, many programming languages even have ready APIs for it.
Most governments go through this growing up phase with respect to encryption. Even US had export control norms for encryption software till they realised that directly controlling it is plain impossible (PGP was born outside the borders of the country due this very reason).
The Indian Law permits the Government to ask for the encryption key. Now, if someone asked for an encryption key to a SSL session, pray tell me how it can be retrieved... Some parts of the law are not very compatible with the technology that exists today. I do hope someone brings some sanity into this situation.
What India also needs to do is to have a due process to ask for encryption keys (warrant sounds fine to me), develop the ability to break encryption if the keys are not forthcoming (bruteforce the simple stuff - or get access to unencrypted material stored on the mail server), and importantly, learn who they should approach for the encryption keys (i.e, not the ISP).
Till the Government heeds solid technical advice on how to manage encryption, I am sure we will continue hearing such headlines.
Comparing the Freedoms Offered By Maemo and Android
In the GSM world, all you have to do is try your SIM on a different device, and you know if it is the network or the device. I prefer manufacturers who get users the features they need in their handsets, and telcos who look after networks. All artificial restrictions go away when you combine this with number portability.
There is no shortage of bundled and locked handsets and plans in the GSM world too. So subsidizing upfront purchase prices for the particular segment of buyers is very much possible, and happens quite a bit.
The CDMA platform may be more spectrum efficient, but IMHO, GSM wins out overall - from an user perspective at least.
Low-Power Home Linux Server?
ASUS Eee Box PC B202 runs Ubuntu Server like a dream. Have configured it as a PDC for my Windows Boxes, and trying to get Free Radius working for my Wifi network. Have got BIND, Squid running to provide the caching I need. Have not got started with the filtering, but thats the next stop after Free Radius. And VPN so that I can get back into home when I am travelling. Syslogd will also be nice to log my Internet Traffic. But that would be all I require. (My backups are on a DNS 323, so I dont plan messing with it. Anyway, this Eee box has only 160GB, hardly enough for the task at hand)
It sits as a headless box in a corner and I just SSH in when I need it. Pretty, and pretty impressive for the small box it is. Atom N270, 1GB RAM is enough for what I do - CPU hardly ever spikes beyond 10-15%, and RAM is more like 25% peak that I have seen when I am logged in and swap does not really get touched.
I have only one wish - a distro where all this is preconfigured or works out of the box...
NASA To Trigger Massive Explosion On the Moon In Search of Ice
If there is a chance for water there, there may also be a chance for life. Hitting that area in this manner may just reduce that probability to zero.
India Sleepwalks Into a Surveillance Society
For those in power who know how to wield it, such laws simply become an excuse to harass anyone and everyone as they please. The current system is full of laws and regulations that make even the most law abiding person wilt under scrutiny. The only defense is anonymity - in the large number of people in the nation. Just hope that no one notices you - and if they do, well, ...
Is Open Source Software a Race To Zero?
Value = What you get - what you pay.
Consumer gets more value in the long run with Open Source. The value that the software company declines. Overall, Open Source is good for the user, and bad for those trying to compete with it.
German Doctor Cures an HIV Patient With a Bone Marrow Transplant
We do not sterilise people just because antibiotics have helped them survive an infection.
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