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Comment: Re:Simple math (Score 4, Insightful) 245

by PlusFiveTroll (#46737355) Attached to: PC Gaming Alive and Dominant

>Steam has a bit of a bargain bin but I suspect that a Playstation bargain bin at Walmart will do far better than the same bargain bin for PC games.

The Steam quarterly sales are huge, also the weekly Humble Bundle. I'm over 100 titles now, simply because a very large number of them cost me almost nothing. Also you can play games on decent settings for around $600 and have a computer you can do other things with too. $1200 is a damn fast computer.

Comment: Re:Alternatives (Score 1) 240

by PlusFiveTroll (#46687415) Attached to: Ends Free Dynamic DNS

>You think your ISP is going to give you static IPs for free just because they have an IPv6 pool to dive into?

Probably actually. It's way easier to manage that way. It also solves tons of problems. Assign a /64 /60 or /something small to a customer and if 'they' fuck it up it doesn't effect all the other users. They probably won't be static in the way you think they are, but tied to the MAC of the CPE.

Comment: Re:Origins of climate change? (Score 2) 335

by PlusFiveTroll (#46540963) Attached to: Nate Silver's New Site Stirs Climate Controversy

>Can anyone who believes that it really isn't getting hotter explain why, if its not getting hotter all the world's glaciers and ice shields are simultaneously melting faster than at any time in geological history?

Carbon black. If you maintained the same level of CO2 in the atmosphere and increased the soot you would see a slight amount of atmospheric cooling but a much larger warm up in bright surfaces such as ice and snow. That is from the IPCC themselves. Somewhere close to half of black carbon sources are from fossil fuel sources. That said, the other half are from burning biomass and bio-fuels, which are considered carbon neutral sources, therefore the reduction of fossil sources and an increase of bio sources can still leave us in a situation that melts all the glacers.

Comment: Re:This is more than a little bit naive. (Score 4, Insightful) 712

There are many things that won't move on. Metallurgical coal for example. You'll drive up the price of other goods associated with the products made with it. That is ignoring that the power companies own many of the coal mines. You not only have to pay for the coal mine, but the loss of power generation directly.

TL;DR: Article is ignorant of how the coal industry works.

Comment: Re:WTF???? (Score 1) 235

No, the police never claimed if what they were doing was illegal or legal. THEY DIDN'T TELL THE COURT ABOUT IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.

What's even worse, until this case the lawyers didn't find out how the case got to that point.

This is as bad or worse then the parallel construction we hear about the FBI/NSA doing. You cannot defend against what you do not know exists.

Comment: Re:Why so many trucks? Why not railroads (Score 1) 242

by PlusFiveTroll (#46393761) Attached to: Walmart Unveils Turbine-Powered WAVE Concept Truck


Larger modern business are very price selective on how they ship. But shipping costs alone are only one part of that cost algebra. It is generally far cheaper per pound to ship via rail, but for many products it is cheaper over all to use a just in time inventory system to reduce warehousing space. Quick turn around trucking fits in with JIT systems very well.

Comment: Re:Isn't there, though? (Score 1) 179

>Because they originally turned iMessage on.

Completely erase your iphone and set it back up.

Setting up iMessage is one of the first 'default' screens that you come to in the processes. As in put your user and pass here with a little skip option on the bottom of the screen. They didn't explicitly find the setting and turn it on. It presents itself in a manner that leads the user to believe that it must be turned on.

Comment: Re: Chicken little (Score 1) 574

by PlusFiveTroll (#46271409) Attached to: Whatever Happened To the IPv4 Address Crisis?

NAT is not a firewall. Lets repeat NAT is not a firewall.

User controlled functions such as UPNP make is even less of one.

NAT does prevent first time outside access, but nothing beyond that.

Look at this scenario.

You visit http://hack.ed/. It launches a flash exploit that gets admin privileges. As admin it launches a UPNP function to allow port 40,000 to your internal IP. The rest of the world now has access to your computer as if it were directly connected.

Now if your NAT also has UPNP turned off and/or also contains a firewall that prevents NEW connections to any computer behind it, yes it a NAT enabled firewall.

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