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Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

zbobet2012 Re:IPv6 routers (146 comments)

Most anything with openwrt :)

about 4 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Correlation Between Text Editor and Programming Language?

zbobet2012 Re:vim and C++ (359 comments)

You do realize the VIM literally does everything you listed as advantages right? Ctags for jump to definition and search. YouCompleteMe for auto completion (or like one of 90 million other plugins). GDBVIM for debuggers (or one of the many other plugins) and it is free and closs platform? I mean I am an emacs user and I know this shit?

about 5 months ago
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Stack Overflow Could Explain Toyota Vehicles' Unintended Acceleration

zbobet2012 Re:This is a case of manual override (664 comments)

I have actually had to do this before. Had a 2002~ A8L that would full throttle on its own, and yes the breaks are more powerful than the engine. We spent months going around with Audi on the issue before at some point we took a regional manager on a ride and it did it to him. And no it wasn't the fucking floor mat. They took it back without a word and gave us a newer model with 20k less miles. The important part to note here is that stepping on the breaks will still stop the car.

about 9 months ago
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Do Hypersonic Missiles Make Defense Systems Obsolete?

zbobet2012 No, Because Not Everyone Can Afford Them (365 comments)

The simple answer is no, because not everyone can afford them. Even more importantly, those who can generally already had the ability to overwhelm any missile defense system via sheer numbers of warheads. The US really isn't as concerned about people like Russia and China attacking us, they have a very vested interest in stability.What the US is concerned about is a country like North Korea nuking Japan or the US West Coast. Or really even having the ability to do so, as it stop almost all US influence in the area. That is what missile defense systems are designed and deployed for.

about 10 months ago
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Don't Expect US Approval of Huge Telecom Mergers

zbobet2012 Time Warner and Comcast are NOT Competitors (64 comments)

Due to the way the cable industry is regulated, there can only be one cable provider in a given market....

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Are 'Rock Star' Developers a Necessity?

zbobet2012 Re:Yes (356 comments)

FACT: A good team of average people, working together, will accomplish more than a single person over the course of two months.

This is categorically false. Individual output of programmers vary by an order of magnitude (10x source). Literally one guy can be worth ten others. And this is why the "do you really need rockstars" is always a yes. Even if you are not trying to solve hard problems you can either hire 10x guys @ 50k a year or one guy at 150k a year. You make the choice.

about a year ago
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Cisco Slashes 4,000 Jobs

zbobet2012 Sometimes Its A Healthy Thing (139 comments)

Not sure if thats the case here, but often as large companies grown they end up with two divisions doing the same thing or products that are end of life. If one division made another redundant or is no longer generating revenue (and has no prospects for new revenue) you can expect it to be cut. It is just the natural cycle of things. I don't know if thats the case here though.

about a year ago
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Ask Slashdot: Tags and Tagging, What Is the Best Way Forward?

zbobet2012 Let the Net Tag Itself (142 comments)

#tagging No really, people will self organize on tags all on there own. The simples, and best way to "tag" the internet is to agree on a standard format ala twitter ("the #") and just let it run from there. Parse out the results.

about a year ago
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Scientists Silence Extra Chromosome In Down Syndrome Cells

zbobet2012 The Ethical Implications are Staggering (230 comments)

Oh god, the ethics debates on this one will be fantastic. What if we can reverse Downs Syndrome in full grown adults. By modern legal definitions those with it are not competent, but could we ethically force them to take the "cure" if they don't want to? What if a mother does not want to have it "fixed" in her unborn child, is she a competent parent?

about a year ago
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Italian Team Cures Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome With the Help of HIV

zbobet2012 Genetic Engineering (109 comments)

It is here folks, we just did it, and we did it on a living human being. Take a moment to think about what that means.

about a year ago
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HP Keeps Installing Secret Backdoors In Enterprise Storage

zbobet2012 Why Multi-Level Security is So Important (193 comments)

Your SSH ports should never be exposed to the public internet directly. Generally you want a "jump" box that is a very tight and tied down system (selinux/freebsd) with RSA keys to get in. Just Saying

about a year ago
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Microsoft Reacts To Feedback But Did They Get Windows 8.1 Right?

zbobet2012 Re:I tested Windows 8.1 (543 comments)

Windows 8 stops none of this. Have you ever used alt+tab? If so you can imagine Windows 8's "start screen" as an alt tab where the windows are always in the same place, the same order, and the same size. When you start using it as intended it actually works fantastically.

about a year ago
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Supercomputers At TACC Getting a Speed Boost

zbobet2012 Industry uses 100Gbps all over the place (14 comments)

1) Major ISP's and backbones use 100Gbps links all over the place. F5 will offer 100Gbps load balancers shortly.
2) 8.8Tbps is theoretical capacity, not used.
3) It is not being used as an intranode link, but an intrasite link, meaning that apparently the data back plane was fast enough on a node to node basis.

about a year and a half ago
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ARM In Supercomputers — 'Get Ready For the Change'

zbobet2012 Re:I want (238 comments)

Supermicro 1u 64 cores. Bunch of other Mobos (some more than 1u) on this page. Cheap is relative to the buyer I suppose, but to my (admittedly very large) company these things are rather cheap unless you start stacking them with lots of dense memory.

about a year and a half ago
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ARM In Supercomputers — 'Get Ready For the Change'

zbobet2012 Re:I want (238 comments)

Its called NUMA, and we already have it in the Linux Kernel. By the way it is very cheap these days to pick up a server with 64 or more cores that fits in a 1U / 2 processor server.

about a year and a half ago
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Gene Wolfe To Be Honored At Nebula Awards

zbobet2012 Quoth Neil Gaiman (34 comments)

He's the finest living male American writer of SF and fantasy – possibly the finest living American writer. Most people haven't heard of him. And that doesn't bother Gene in the slightest. He just gets on with writing the next book.

If you have not read him, do it. The Book of the New Sun is a literary masterpiece independent of genre. But he wasn't a one hit wonder, Home Fires (his latest) is amazing. Gene Wolfe is the kind of author that puts most pieces of "literary" fiction to shame. He not only deserves this award, but a Pulitzer too. To bad literary community can not remove its collective head from its ass. Cheers to him and I can't wait for the next book.

about a year and a half ago
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Space Coffee, Just the Way You Like It

zbobet2012 You are floating above the Earth like Helios (147 comments)

You are floating above the Earth like Helios riding a chariot of fire across the sky. The greeks would have believed you a god atop Olympus. The blue earth turns below you, so captivating in its beauty that generations have marveled at the blue marble. The night sky is so full of stars it is dizzying in its beauty. You are participating in mankind's first steps to becoming immortal among them.

But the coffee sucks.

about a year and a half ago
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3D-Printed Gun May Be Unveiled Soon

zbobet2012 Re:Supply and demand. (625 comments)

Subsequently, a study by McPhedran and Baker compared the incidence of mass shootings in Australian and New Zealand. Data were standardised to a rate per 100,000 people, to control for differences in population size between the countries and mass shootings before and after 1996/1997 were compared between countries. That study found that in the period 1980–1996, both countries experienced mass shootings. The rate did not differ significantly between countries. However since 1996/1997, neither country has experienced a mass shooting event despite the continued availability of semi-automatic longarms in New Zealand. The authors conclude that “the hypothesis that Australia’s prohibition of certain types of firearms explains the absence of mass shootings in that country since 1996 does not appear to be supported if civilian access to certain types of firearms explained the occurrence of mass shootings in Australia (and conversely, if prohibiting such firearms explains the absence of mass shootings), then New Zealand (a country that still allows the ownership of such firearms) would have continued to experience mass shooting events.”

about a year and a half ago
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3D-Printed Gun May Be Unveiled Soon

zbobet2012 Re:Supply and demand. (625 comments)

Except banning guns in two cultures very similar to ours has had no effect on either of those from an empirical perspective. You are basically plato reasoning about the five elements right now. No matter how well you construct your thought process the empirical, statistical evidence disagrees with your result. I have linked you to the associated articles on the effects of the gun ban in Australia, please take the time to read them.

about a year and a half ago
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3D-Printed Gun May Be Unveiled Soon

zbobet2012 Re:Supply and demand. (625 comments)

In crimes of passion almost any weapon will do. A gun being present generally only changes the cause of death. This is evidenced by the fact that in Britain and Australia gun bans have had no effect on either suicide or homicide rates when isolated against already prevailing national crime rates and trends. You are also incorrect about the nature of homicide in the US. 70-85% of those murdered the US every year have a criminal record. Most major cities track close to 80% of there homicides resulting from gang violence.
I should be clear, I am not a "gun rights" advocate, but from an economics perspective it is rather obvious that murder is price inelastic. The vast majority of murders are infact crime related. The remander are largely crimes of passion for which any serviceable weapon can and will do (suicide falls under this as well).

about a year and a half ago

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New York Times Targetted By Chinese Hackers

zbobet2012 zbobet2012 writes  |  about 2 years ago

zbobet2012 (1025836) writes "The New York Times is reporting that is was the target of hacking attacks of Chinese origin. The hacking is purportedly in response to printed news regarding the wealth of China's prime minister, Wen Jiabao. The attack was apparently carried out through comprised American university networks. The involved security firm has stated that it is likely the attack was carried out by an arm of the Chinese Military."
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Apple Wins Partial Victory In Patent War

zbobet2012 zbobet2012 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zbobet2012 (1025836) writes "Apple has apparently won a victory in the US ITC, that while subject to repeal blocks HTC from importing phones starting April 19th based on patents including calling a phone number in an email or text message, and setting up calendar appointments for dates mentioned in emails."
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Comcast, TWC Sell Wireless Spectrum to Verizon for

zbobet2012 zbobet2012 writes  |  more than 2 years ago

zbobet2012 (1025836) writes "Comcast and TWC have announced the sale of a large set of wireless spectrum to Verizon Wireless. Comcast has also announced a partnering with Verizion on products and service. Verizon stepping on its own FIOS service seems a bit interesting, but maybe for the 100 Million Verizon Wireless subscribers this may mean live video to mobile devices as an opt in."
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zbobet2012 zbobet2012 writes  |  about 8 years ago

zbobet2012 (1025836) writes "I was recently attempting to download Microsoft powershell in my Firefox 1.5 browser, when prompted to install the Windows Genuine Advantage plugin I noticed something funny, the download instructions picture was for a Firefox download manager window . So I grabbed a screenie of the download and its adress. Here it is (Click to go to orginal): And a link to my screen cap in case someone takes it down: Screen cap. This means one of two things, either Microsoft is now partially supporting Firefox on there website or someone used it to right the tutorial!"

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