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Comment: Re:The repercussion is victory. (Score 1) 127

by KapUSMC (#48372307) Attached to: FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015
I'm not saying that it can't (or even shouldn't) be done by somebody else. But most people think of the FCC and things like the "wardrobe malfunction" of the super bowl and the like, when they do serve other functions. But the sad reality is politicians are typically not very good at understanding the second and third order effects, and I could absolutely see a defunding occur because of politics without considering core business of the agency like spectrum management even being considered.

Comment: Re:The repercussion is victory. (Score 1) 127

by KapUSMC (#48371107) Attached to: FCC Confirms Delay of New Net Neutrality Rules Until 2015

Shutting down the FCC? Who in the real world cares about the FCC? The only ones I could possibly think of would be religious fundamentalists that still agree with the obscenity regulations the FCC mandates.

I'm not saying that it won't happen... But it would be bad. Pretty much everybody in the real world is cares about the FCC, they probably just don't know it. The most important job they have is spectrum management. The average person probably cares if someone else is using the spectrum allocation allotted to the carrier that is managed by the FCC. And from the government perspective, its all fun and games until someone starts stepping on an x band satellite uplink freq for something critical to national security or military radar system.

Comment: Re:who the hell uses a 6500 as their ISP router? (Score 1) 248

by KapUSMC (#47681109) Attached to: The IPv4 Internet Hiccups
Except if you have an AS and playing in BGP, there is a responsibility to maintain your equipment because it is a global network. As ruebarb mentioned, although they can do it, this isn't really what 6500's are made for. There are better, cheaper, and more efficient ways to do it anyway. Even a ASR 1000 would be a better choice. Just because a switch can route, doesn't make it the right choice for a router. And 7600's are at EOL anyway. If you have any left in production, you should be watching them like a hawk at this point. FWIW, if everyone was IPV6, this problem would have been far worse. TCAM can hold twice as many v4 routes as v6, and the v6 by nature are more fragmented. This wasn't a case of IPV4 breaking the internet... It was a case of poor design and monitoring.

Comment: Re:Because the internet don't need no stinkin rout (Score 1) 207

Azure and EC2 don't have an effect on the necessity for networking equipment on the perimeter. They are still going to be sitting behind a screening router handling BGP. Also, in many ways the SDN (regardless of Cisco ACI or VM Ware NSX or whatever pops up next) doesn't eliminate the need for networking equipment in the DC. To move to a single fabric where the software can control traffic flow between hosts and tieds actually performs better with higher end equipment. As you said, Cisco is making their money from $20 routers, and the consolidation to cloud or private cloud (large data centers) vice distributed computing is increasing the move back to their core business, but will ultimately reduce the number of customers. Their problems hasn't been route/switch, its losing out to Riverbed for optimization, to F5 for load balancing, etc... Its a growth issue, and they need UCS or ACI SDN to really take off to expand their market cap.

Comment: Re:While Buying Back $1.5 Billion In Stock (Score 1) 207

You forgot probably the largest subset of the population. Those that believe and providing a TEMPORARY safety net (like 6 months), but want to curtail long term lifelong entitlement distribution to those that aren't children, elderly, or disabled.

Comment: Depends on function (Score 1) 544

by KapUSMC (#47559317) Attached to: Lots Of People Really Want Slideout-Keyboard Phones: Where Are They?
I carry two phones, my personal and work phone. For my personal phone where I tend to do more things like gaming, looking at pictures, and web browsing I like a phone more real estate on the screen. For my work phone where I am far more likely type a long email I use a blackberry despite having the option of an iphone, galaxy, or stipend to apply to my personal phone. I have borderline disdain for RIM, and I would leave my blackberry in an instant of in our lineup of phones included a phone with a larger screen AND a qwety keyboard.

Comment: Re:What about air? (Score 1) 545

by KapUSMC (#44556091) Attached to: Could Humanity Really Build 'Elysium'?

Thats just using energy to convert elements and molecules into different molecules, but it doesn't change the fact that you will be constantly losing molecules over time and they will eventually need to be replaced some how.

... Big ass hose dropping into the atmosphere?

Just snowballin' ideas here.

I was thinking more of something like megamaid

Comment: Re:Impeach Obama, Elect Snowden (Score 1) 719

by KapUSMC (#44327829) Attached to: Edward Snowden Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Even better, impeach Obama give Snowden the Presidency, then you'll have a president that ACTUALLY UPHOLDS THE CONSTITUTION.

You want to put a person into the presidency who is only known for A SINGLE ILLEGAL act??? Are you kidding me? (He needs at least 3 more before he would be qualified.)

Comment: Re:You can do it with just latitude / longitude (Score 1) 478

by KapUSMC (#44302313) Attached to: Describe Any Location On Earth In 3 Words
Except DNS lets us use things that make sense. If I'm looking for Cisco, is a logical place to start. holds no significance to me, and I probably won't look there by default. This is not like DNS. blackberry.zeta.pnder would be just as random and unmemorable to the average person as and eliminate what makes DNS useful. stupid.fucking.standard

Comment: Re:So what happens ... (Score 1) 148

by KapUSMC (#44301221) Attached to: Hurricane Sandy a 1-in-700-Year Event Says NASA Study

These estimates are not based on counting the number of storms that actually occur, they are based on simulations of storm paths.

The probability that another one of these happens in our lifetime is about 10%.

The probability that another once-in-700-year event happens somewhere in the US even just next year is nearly 100%, since there are many more than 700 sites that keep and report these statistics. In different words, you expect multiple extreme weather events to be reported in the US every year.

Does that answer your question?

Its not even separate sites. Its that "type of storm". One area can be hit with multiple "types" of storms that break the 1 in model. 2005 New Orleans was hit with Katrina a 1 in 400 year storm 2008 New Orleans was hit with Gustav 1 in 100 years 2012 New Orleans was hit with Isaac 1 in 100 years The events were different... Gustav was really strong, Katrina had the massive storm surge, Isaac sat over the city instead of moving on, etc... So the 1 in whatever is pointless.

Comment: Re:Smart guns... (Score 1) 814

by KapUSMC (#44300873) Attached to: Hardly Anyone Is Buying 'Smart Guns'
You know in the Marine Corps they taught us a couple of things... 1) Treat every weapon as if it were loaded 2) Never point your weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot 3) Keep your finger straight and off the trigger until you are ready to fire 4) Keep your weapon on safe until you intend to fire 5) Know your target, and what lies beyond (more of an informal addition in combat zones) If you do this, and know how to shoot, its pretty hard for someone to get hurt that wasn't intended to be hurt.

Comment: Re:Global Warming / Climate Change I'M DONE (Score 1) 365

by KapUSMC (#44300575) Attached to: Google Raises Campaign Funds For Climate Change Denier
I'm not even saying global warming doesn't exist. I personally believe that is / will get warmer regardless of what we do. As I said at the end of my post, theoretically we should be seeing global warming since we are still in the end of an Ice Age. And through the other 4 (or more) Ice Ages, the planet warmed. My point was more along the lines of the data set is no where near big enough. We typically think of a 100 years as a long, because our frame of reference is our life time. But dinosaurs roamed the earth for more then 100x the amount of time that man has. If the temperature drops next year everyone will through it away as an outlier. I'm saying that when an ice age can last 100 million years that a 150 years can be an outlier. What brought this whole post up was just because it was cooler for a for a couple of years all of a sudden some scientists were going to global cooling. And if its cooler for the next 10 years all of them will be. Even though that could still very well be an outlier as well. As for the article.. The article as a whole supports global warming. I linked the second page because it has several different temperature graphs covering the period since man has been recording temperature. Every temperature graph has trends periods of cooling as well as warming. So now as soon as we have temperatures drop for a a couple of years, now we have reports like the Russian scientists that are now predicting global cooling. I'm not saying we don't need to take care of the environment. After living in densely populated areas live Southern California and Japan I've seen how poor the air quality is. I'm all for renewable energy, because man will likely outlive natural resources at our current consumption rate. I could go on but you get the point. I'm done with global warming... cooling... climate change. Whatever. I'm just done with the climate change / global warming / global cooling talk.

We'll see.

Thats my point.... In our lifetime, we won't see. I'll be gone in 50 years or less, if I could stick around for say, 50,000.... Maybe we would.

Comment: Re:UN is not the governmemt, its the planet. (Score 1) 275

by KapUSMC (#44298441) Attached to: Citing Snowden Leaks, Russia Again Demands UN Takeover of Internet

"UN is not the governmemt, its the planet"

The UN is not as democratic as you might think it is. The UN General Assembly is, but it is pretty much subservient to the UN Security Council in which a few permanent members (amongst which the US) have veto right.

The first thing I thought of... Conveniently though, Russia is also one of the other 5. So this isn't exactly an altruistic move on anything. It just give them a piece of the action.

1 Billion dollars of budget deficit = 1 Gramm-Rudman