Follow Slashdot stories on Twitter

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×

Comment: Re:People are scared of IPV6 (Score 2) 259 259

My router/stateful firewall will still act as the gateway to my internal network even with ipv6. All traffic flows though there and I can setup firewall rules as to what I'll allow in/out of the wan/lan ports. Nothing on the 'inside' of that router really needs to run a firewall. They can't get out without going though the router even with a 'public' address.

Comment: Re:Security and IPv6 (Score 2) 259 259

Are you saying that IPv6 address can not be placed behind a firewall? Just because it's a publicly addressable block doesn't mean it can't be firewalled off. There are entire companies running on 'real' ipv4 addresses right now that can't just be nmaped because they are secured with a firewall. NAT is not required to create that curtain, proper network security (firewall, acls, gateways, routing, etc) is.

The rest of it, well i'm not expert so I can't comment.

But why can't we just get major ISPs to start handing out ipv6 addresses for external communication and just use ipv6 to ipv4 nat technology internally?

Comment: Re:Boo hoo... (Score 1) 815 815

I pulled it out of my ass, but I do not personally know a single person who's cell phone is not android or iphone. Not a one. Not my grandma, my parents, my friends, my co-workers, or anyone I've met in my day to day life.

If you have a phone you are probably using a android device or iphone.

Comment: Re:How are 99 percent unable to sideload? (Score 1) 815 815

Which is why I say 99%. The average phone user has no clue this functionality exists and further more enabling this would be detrimental to their daily lives. It's like saying "You can have your free speech, just turn off your antivirus and run as admin"

I applaud google for providing this option to power users and I myself have no solution for regular users, but the fact remains that the average user has no clue they have any other choice except google play.

Comment: Re:Boo hoo... (Score 4, Informative) 815 815

While your argument is correct, it also points out the glaring issues with the walled gardens created by apple and google with their ubiquitous marketplaces. If software is speech and if mobile apps can only be installed via app stores (which for 99% of phone using Americans is the case) then we can easily say that google and apple now have more control over our speech than we should be comfortable with.

Who cares if the government allows free speech only to have it taken away by the corporations that control our means to make our speech?

Comment: Re:MSVS is fine - Teach "this isn't the only way" (Score 1) 255 255

College is not the real world, it's about learning, understanding, and searching. I would give partial credit to someone who has shown their work, but ultimately found the wrong answer. I would also give less credit to someone who has the right answer, but has no work to show.

Example, if I'm teaching OOP and I get a binary that solves the problem I gave, how do I know they used OOP? I'd give more credit to the guy with some source code that doesn't compile, but shows a better grasp of OOP.

Comment: Re:Voice mails are very much needed (Score 1) 395 395

Also, maybe the only time I have to talk is on that hour long drive from location A to B. I can't text you as that would be unsafe, but I can call you. Without VM I can't leave a message so how long do I let it ring and how long do I wait before calling again? If I left a VM I'd wait for you to call me back.

Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955

Working...