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Comment: Re:How is this new? (Score 1) 242

by Arancaytar (#47442065) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

unless you assumed the sewage was somehow radioactive

I was going to say that even that should be removed by distillation, and the water molecules shouldn't become radioactive, but now I'm not sure. Deuterium can capture neutrons to form radioactive tritium, but Wikipedia doesn't say if regular hydrogen can do the same to form deuterium.

Comment: Re:I thought they ***HATE*** the Stasi !! (Score 1) 103

We love to paint ourselves as modern and tech-savvy, but only ~10% voted for parties opposed to government spying in the last election. The others act outraged when foreign governments or Facebook spy on them but are a-ok with our own government doing it.

I can only hope this latest revelation shakes them up a bit.

Comment: Re:Sometimes I wonder about half-assing it... (Score 1) 197

by Arancaytar (#47213677) Attached to: Latin America Exhausts IPv4 Addresses

It's still quadrupling the information (from 32 bits to 128 bits), though most IPv6 addresses can be shortened.

But to be honest, this is what DNS is for. If you find yourself regularly having to memorize or manually type dotted quad IPv4 as a user, you're doing something wrong; and if you're a sysadmin, you're routinely memorizing (or writing down) other things that are more complex than that.

Mnemonics could also help, like assigning words to bytes.

A rolling disk gathers no MOS.