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Comment: Re:As an old farmboy, all I can say is... (Score 1) 66

by CAPSLOCK2000 (#47600767) Attached to: Animal Behaviour Specialists Map Out the Social Networks of Cows

Oh bull..... Why do you need a GPS collar to figure this out?
To turn common knowledge into science.
I assume the scientists new about this behaviour before they started their work. Now other scientists can use this work as a basis for more advanced research, for example detecting if cows are happy by monitoring their social behaviour. Farmers already use this technique, but by turning it into science you might be able to compare the happiness of cows in different situations, at different times or on farms across the globe. One might even teach a computer to use this knowledge.

Comment: Bitcoin, rent, tor (Score 0) 208

If you want to make some money on them you could mine bitcoin, provided the power is already paid for and you don't care about the environment. Don't expect to make much though, it might not even be worth the time it will take you to set it up.

The only other way I can think of making a profit is renting the servers out. Good luck finding somebody that wants to pay enough to make it worth your while, virtual servers are dirt cheap. You already know that, otherwise you wouldn't be moving to the cloud.

If you want to do something nice for the internet-community you should run TOR on those nodes.

Comment: Re: Alternative explanation (Score 1) 398

Multicast is not a viable technology for truly large scale deployments (more than a few hundred thousand hosts perhaps). Routers and switches do not have the required resources to maintain multicast routing/switching tables for millions of multicast sessions.

The reason why routers are so underpowered is that nobody uses multicast. If there was a strong demand for multicast I'm sure that the manufacturers would increase the capacity of their hardware.

The correct way to solve the problem is to push it to the end nodes. They have much more CPU power and memory than routers and switches. The technology to do so has existed for a long time: P2P.

Using P2P does not lower the total load on the network, it just spreads it out more evenly.

Comment: Re:Alternative explanation (Score 1) 398

The bandwidth disparity argument is bunk. I've love if Netflix or Level 3 would set up some data sinks in their network so I could use my FIOS to send them random data 24/7 and help even the disparity.

Netflix could create a peer-to-peer network for streaming video, just like Spotify used to do. Everyone streaming video from the Netflix network would also be sending data back. That would more or less balance the situation. Customers with data-caps or on saturated networks might nog like it, but that problem could be avoided by giving customers a choice. Either get a discount on your Netflix subscription for uploading to the network or pay a premium for a download-only subscription.

Comment: Re:Advantages? (Score 2, Insightful) 146

by CAPSLOCK2000 (#47524669) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

Instead of a poor man's firewall, why don't you use a real firewall? It's much easier to configure than NAT.
If you use Linux, like every residential internetrouter sold in the last 10 years, NAT is a part of the firewall code.
As it is more simple a "real" firewall is cheaper than your "poor man's firewall".

Comment: Re:Advantages? (Score 5, Informative) 146

by CAPSLOCK2000 (#47524539) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

The big advantage is that all my computers are reachable through the internet, no more NATting port 80 and port 22 to strange ports because you can use every port only once.
A secondary advantage is that port 25 is not filtered, although that's not inherent to IPv6, just a lucky benefit of my current tunnel-provider.

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog. -- Cartoon caption