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Comment: Re:router? (Score 1) 159

by DiSKiLLeR (#48777315) Attached to: Inside North Korea's Naenara Browser

Wow. Where to start with this post.

Maybe I don't understand how the internet work. so like, one router in North Korea handles all the connections? I guess other countries have more routers to connect to other countries?

North Korea does not just have 1 router. And most countries do not have 'more' routers. Countries have tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of routers. and are private IP addresses. You can use the same private range as your neighbour and their neighbours neighbour.

As others have noted, North Korea probably has lots of small networks with a government mandated router listening on on each one of those networks.

I don't see many articles and personal blogs from the people of North Korea. Maybe only the wealthy people can afford internet access?

Because nobody in North Korea posts articles or blogs. (I'd love to see one if there was.) The common North Korean citizen does not get internet access. If you're lucky enough to get internet access (you're of some high status) it is only the internal internet (or North Korean Intranet) not the outside internet. Only the supreme ruling elite get access to the outside Internet.

That is why you won't find articles or blog posts from people from within North Korea....

Comment: Re:Youtube + Netflix + Amazon (Score 1) 392

I don't give a wet fart about celebrity gossip but I can watch some english guy in his basement take apart vintage 70's laboratory equipment and explain it's theory of operation for hours. And I do.

Are you talking about mikeselectricstuff? I watch that channel too!

Comment: Re:my solution is the gym (Score 1) 819

I'm sorry, what?

The parent said he is 6'3 and I can sympathize as I am also 6'3. There is literally NO ROOM for the person in front to recline, my knees are already jammed hard into his seat and getting bruised. The gap in between seats is too small.

Now on longhaul flights (between Aus/NZ and the US) economy seats DO have more room and even fully reclined I fit fine. (It's still a small uncomfortable space, but my legs are no longer being fucking crushed like on shorthaul flights in the US.)

I literally could not fit my legs into the space infront of me on an LAX to SFO light. It's ridiculous.

Flying in economy is only for short people now....

Comment: Re:Duration??? (Score 4, Interesting) 162

by DiSKiLLeR (#47710343) Attached to: Wheel Damage Adding Up Quickly For Mars Rover Curiosity

The Opportunity (MER-B) Rover landed on Mars January 25, 2004. More than 10 years later, it is still going strong even though it, too, was only expected to perform a 3 month (90 day) mission.

The success and longevity of the earlier Mars rover missions sort of sets expectations that future missions will last just as long....

We of course realise that is not possible. Plenty of missions end early, Spirit (MER-A) got its wheel stuck and got in trouble years ago but Opportunity keeps on running and sets unrealistically high expectations of Curiosity and future missions.

Comment: Re:ZFS filesystem with dedup (Score 1) 243

whalah is not a word.... seriously. wtf people. It's voilÃ.

As for ZFS, sure, I recommend ZFS. But I'm not sure how i feel about ZFS's dedupe. Besides, the multiple files are still there even if it no longer takes up extra space.

You'd want a script that finds dupes by hash but that will only detect images that are identical copies, not 'simliar' say an image has been cropped or retouched or resized. A program that can find image dupes even with changes like tineye.com would be ideal. Anything like that exist?

Comment: Research (Score 1) 324

In this day and age there is no excuse to not have done your research before hand.

Any time you plan to move somewhere (whether renting or buying but especially if you're buying a home) find out what is available for internet at that address.

In NZ we're rolling out fibre to the premises over most of the country but there are lots of places that get screwed and will probably never get it, so RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH.

Property that can't get decent internet should be worth less because it will forever be less appealing.

If you are good, you will be assigned all the work. If you are real good, you will get out of it.