Coast to coast still wouldn't be that big of a deal. The SR-71 Blackbird flew from LA to Washington DC in 64 minutes 20 seconds.
Being in somebody's attic is not impossible; they could have been mislabelled and targeted to be thrown out and somebody just kept them (possibly without knowing what they've got). I've got a Skylab Operations Handbook for the Apollo Telescope Mount sitting on my desk, and I know my father had reel-to-reel tapes of the audio from the lunar lander missions on the shelf at one point (both were being thrown away).
Stuff also gets actually thrown out eventually. I've seen many boxes of punch cards from NASA going to recycling.
Hmm, I thought all of Comcast's US residential service supported IPv6 now. They do DHCPv6 prefix delegation, allowing requests up to a
All measurements systems are arbitrary.
Yep. The conveniences of metric, such as scaling factor, are also arbitrary. Why should one cubic centimeter equal one milliliter? How is a centi-something equaling a milli-something "intuitive"?
For science (you monster!), it all goes into a computer anyway, and (learning from history) it should all have units specified. At that point, there's no functional difference between meters, feet, and furlongs.
Also, Celcius is a less-convenient scale for weather temperatures. Farenheight is a finer-grained scale (using whole numbers is more convenient) and has a range based on the "typical" temperatures experienced in most areas (obviously not the extremes).
I think the only improvement from using metric in every-day life would be in cooking, where it would be easier to convert units and modify recipes.
You obviously haven't ported OpenSSH to a different OS before. Even among Unix/POSIX-like OSes, there is significant variance between platforms that something like OpenSSH has to deal with. Go look at the diff between OpenBSD OpenSSH and portable OpenSSH (for all the other supported platforms).
Also, portable OpenSSH uses extended security features that tend to be platform-specific (but useful enough to make it worthwhile to use on each specific system). I expect that there is Windows security functionality that doesn't map onto the current OpenSSH setup (but is worth extending OpenSSH to use).
I really hope that Microsoft makes a native port of portable OpenSSH to Windows. Nothing against the Cygwin folks (the Cygwin OpenSSH is great), but a native port that is more integrated into the "Windows" way of doing things would be good.
I thought they didn't MAKE transparent aluminum in Star Trek IV, Scotty provided the formula as an incentive to provide plexiglass panels for free (since they had no 1980s cash).
Yep. My grandfather was an outlier - he lived IIRC about 8 years, and about 7 of that pretty good outside of chemo IIRC every 6 weeks. A former cow-orker was diagnosed and didn't make 6 months.
From what I understand, part of the problem with the common forms of pancreatic cancer is there aren't many symptoms until it spreads, and once it spreads, it is aggressive and kills rapidly.
Since when did we start calling flash chips SSDs? I remember when SSDs were a bunch of RAM chips behind a disk target chipset, so you got a really small (but really honking fast!) disk for your database logs, mail queues, etc.
I think Staples vs. Office Depot/Office Max retail locations is similar to Home Depot vs. Lowes. In some areas, one is better, while in others, a different one is better.
Where I live, Staples has multiple locations that are clean, organized, well-stocked, and always have customers. They have copy/printing services, UPS shipping, etc. There's only one Office Depot location, which is dirty, in a way oversized space (so when you walk in the front door, there's about 30 feet of empty space before you get to the registers and then merchandise), always disorganized and sold out of what you want. Individuals, teachers, small business people, etc. all go to Staples; the only reason to go to Office Depot is if you are in a hurry and you are by their store.
Not sure what Arizona has to do with Jeff Sessions, although if they'll take him, some of us in Alabama would appreciate it (although he was reelected in an unopposed election, so I guess not too many of us).
I'm lucky enough to still have great eyesight at age 42 (still use the good old-fashioned 6x13 aka "fixed" font in my xterms on my 108 dpi monitor).
However, my mother got progressives at one point, and wore them for a very short time before replacing them. She plays church organ, and has to be able to see music, keys, stops, and (optionally) the choir director. Different organs have different numbers of keyboards (called manuals), and with more manuals, the music stand just gets farther up and farther away. She has different pairs of glasses for 2, 3, or 4 manual organs. She tried progressives, but they were terribly distracting; she also tried traditional bifocals, but they didn't really work either.
Most of those have cloned Cisco's IOS CLI and configuration structure, at least to some extent. Juniper's JUNOS was intentionally NOT written to clone IOS; instead they "invented" their own CLI and configuration structure from scratch. While it has its own warts, JUNOS is vastly superior to IOS ("commit confirm" FTW!).
Traffic balance is not the primary measure these days (from what I understand), it is just an economic decision. However, the Netflix case is interesting, because they were essentially used as a leverage tool by Cogent against the other carriers. Cogent has a long history of trying to get settlement-free peering, not meeting contract terms (whatever they are), getting dropped, and then blaming the other side. They have long wanted to be a settlement-free "tier 1" provider (which is a nebulous term, but go with it), but have generally not been. They sell bandwidth often at below-market rates in order to attract customers to leverage against the other "tier 1" providers. They saw Netflix on the rise and grabbed them, apparently selling bandwidth much cheaper than any other backbone (possibly at a loss even) in order to leverage settlement-free peering contracts out of other providers.
Any network engineering with a clue knows that you never buy bandwidth only from Cogent (or even Cogent and one other provider), because you _will_ get disconnected from somebody when Cogent gets in another peering dispute.
That would have zero impact. This is like the telephone company in city A have 96 channels to the telephone company in city B, but then 100 people try to make calls. Only some of them will go through, and that's a capacity issue, not regulated by Common Carrier status. They are not discriminating based on callers or anything, they are just "decliining" to upgrade capacity. In some cases, that could be regulated by state PUCs/PSCs, but AFAIK it is not normally. It is just up to the two carriers to reach an agreement.
This type of thing happened a lot in the early dialup ISP days, when telecom deregulation spawed a lot of CLECs that had to connect to ILECs to carry calls. The ILECs structured the contracts with settlement money for to flow to the destination of a call (thinking most of the CLEC calls would be _to_ ILEC users), but then the CLECs went and got all the dialup ISPs to move modem banks to them. Suddenly all the calls went _to_ the CLECs, and the ILECs had to pay (some did not and went to court instead).
The biggest issue with that is that most of these taxes are on profit, and profit can be shifted around pretty much at will. For example, Google(Ireland) could buy all the equipment needed for google.com, and "sell" it to Google(US), for an amount that just happens to resemble the profits of Google(US). So, Google(US) has no profit to tax, while Google(Ireland) has much profit (and little tax on it).
That's one reason some people favor sales/use/value-add taxes instead; it is harder to shift that around (although in the end, it is all shifted to the consumer).