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Comment: Re:What does that even mean (Score 4, Informative) 92

Show your math please.

A mountain at 42,164bkm would have the peak in geosynchronous orbit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G...

The moon is 384,000 km up and even it has to maintain an orbital velocity considerably faster than a jumping person to avoid falling to Earth.

But if someone built a tower 384,000 km high, it would travel faster than the moon. And if you jumped off that tower, you'd also never reach the ground.

Comment: Re:It's not a networking issue. (Score 1) 364

by AK Marc (#49748343) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
If you have a "login" without security, like SMTP, if you were to hook up 12 SMTP servers like this, the simple replay of logging into one and sending an email would work fine. EHLO, and all that, assuming no dropped packets, would send a perfect copy of the one email through all the others.

Comment: Re:Why not just... (Score 1) 364

by AK Marc (#49747579) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

Belligerent? Are you sure you know what that word means?

http://dictionary.reference.co... "given to waging war." Synonyms: combative, quarrelsome (others trimmed)

UDP and TCP are completely different protocols,

Good so far

and the only thing they really have in common is that they are (usually) built on IP (the "IP" in TCP/IP and UDP/IP).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_protocol_suite The Internet Protocol Suite is called TCP/IP. UDP is a subset of The Internet Protocol Suite. Thus, UDP is a subset of TCP/IP. There is no UDP/IP. That's a typo of TCP/IP or UDP.

You are just making it clear you don't know what TCP/IP means, or belligerent, for that matter. You are being deliberately contentious. You are ignoring cites that support my position, and can present none that support yours.

Comment: Re:Solution (Score 1) 364

by AK Marc (#49746413) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?

Traditionally, netbooks are x86 based.

Traditionally, they also aren't running a full OS. Chromebook is a netbook. Windows 8 running on a small laptop isn't a netbook.

Perhaps you're confused with tablets.

Nope. My phone has more cores, more RAM, and more software options than the last "netbook" I saw (a recent HP chromebook). Setting a phone on my desk, connecting HDMI to it, and a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, and it'll out-perform the netbook. The reason they don't compare is that the netbook comes with the larger screen, and can't make calls.

Comment: Re:Why not just... (Score 1) 364

by AK Marc (#49745627) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Solve a Unique Networking Issue?
Why are you being belligerent? "TCP/IP suite" wasn't made up by me. I gave a cite. There are millions more where that came from. It's not an obscure thing I made up. Go read any of the large number of good books on TCP, and they'll include UDP as a subset of TCP/IP. Something like TCP/IP Explained by Miller is a good book to start with.

UDP is a subset of TCP/IP.

That you don't know what TCP/IP is is a separate issue. Try learning something, rather than accusing everyone else of being wrong, when you don't know what you are talking about. You once heard TCP and UDP are different. I understand. But you don't know what TCP/IP is. Learn that before you make a fool of yourself. Oops, too late.

Comment: Re:Won't save most of the 4000 lives (Score 1) 612

by AK Marc (#49745569) Attached to: The Economic Consequences of Self-Driving Trucks
Nope. When you take classes from the same institution that teaches highway patrolmen how to determine fault, you pick some things up. But you don't keep every piece of information catelogued with the source, so you can quote it back to some jackass on the Internet. Why, is your unsubstantiated opinion more important than everyone else's?

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