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Comment Re:So... (Score 1) 181

What you're describing is called a packet filter, not a router. The "security" of NAT comes as a by-product of the fact that multiple devices NEED to be on a private RFC1918-style network (assuming we're talking typical consumer-grade NAT), and hence no single device does - by default - receive inbound traffic because they're not addressable in the first place.

Comment Re:MS bugs laughable compared w/other systems (Score 1) 233

I'm forced to use Microsoft software at work. I encounter multiple bugs every hour, some quite serious.

I can confirm that

At home, I have the luxury of using Linux. I can go literally years without encountering a software bug.

I can NOT confirm that. Random example pulled out of my ass:

$ systemctl service_that_does_not_exist disable
$ echo $?


Comment Re:https://google (Score 1) 146

Sorry, you're right. Even my browser handles it correctly now. (For the record, I remember trying this with firefox two-weeks-ago (version 20-30ish) and with chrome (version unknown) on a friend's computer, unsuccessfully both times, but it might have been due to the Host header indeed. I hadn't thought of that..

Comment Re: https://google (Score 1) 146

unless the domain ends in a period. "google" -> ""

So "google" -> "" -> "" -> "" -> "" [...]

Thanks for explaining the matter! I totally get it now.

Comment Re: Is this article serious? (Score 1) 163

I sometimes run 'sudo su - foo' because a) unlike with 'su - foo' I have to enter the root password rather than foo's password, and b) unlike 'sudo -i -u foo -g wheel' it's quicker to type.

Then there is no justification for the expectation that both sudo and su will somehow work as expected.

Yes, there is. sudo does its job, su does its job. Where the hell did you learn unix so that you think there was something wrong about combining the two?

Comment Re:mdsolar (Score 1) 108

All you actually have to do is lower the periapsis of your orbit such that it ends up inside the sun.

Okay, what's the minimum delta-v required to pull that off?

we got probes to Mercury

Yeah -- With payload masses ranging from 1/2 to 1 metric ton... Without in-depth research, there seem to be at least 70,000,000 metric tons of nuclear waste in the US alone -- and that doesn't include the equally heavy radiation shielding etc. For the foreseeable future, this won't work. Cheap mass-driver launches might help at some point.

Comment Re:mdsolar (Score 2) 108

Or we could change the space treaties to allow it to be sent into the sun.

Do you have any idea what kind of energy it takes to send something to the sun? Earth's orbital speed is around 70,000 mph, that's 70,000 mph you have to decelerate your payload.

Speaking of the payload, nuclear waste consists of heavy atoms. Heavier than lead, or gold. Have fun getting that even into earth/sun orbit at an acceptable cost.

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