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Comment Why not use Tcl, or Python, or Perl? (Score 1) 91 91

Seriously. To do any serious task requires state, and the problem with a minimal shell is that it can't remember much. The major scripting languages where all written to solve this problem, as well as integrate with embedded code in C. I'm a fan of Tcl myself, but virtually any scripting engine would be an improvement to a network enabled Pseudo-BASH with a whitespace delimited language.

Comment Yeah, that's me, at least for TV (Score 1) 300 300

If I really like a TV show there is a great chance it will be canceled. I'm not sure if this applies to consumer goods though. But I think it just because I've got vastly different interests than the average American (just like many of you do as well).

Comment Re:ipv6 incompetence is nothing new. (Score 1) 65 65

The idea of solving the problem by reclaiming IPv4 addresses was considered, but the math doesn't work:

Now, average daily assignment rates have been running at above 10 /8s per year, for 2010, and approached 15 /8s towards the end. This means any reclamation effort has to recover at least 15 /8s per year just to break even on 2010’s growth. That’s 5.9% of the total IPv4 address space, or 6.8% of the assignable address space.

Looking at the /8 blocks assigned to organizations other than regional NICs, there are 40 of them. So even if we could persuade all those organizations to give up their /8s, and even if we could organize it all quickly enough, the best we could do would be to put off the problem for 3 more years.

In addition, reclaiming IPv4 addresses is far more expensive than rolling out IPv6, and it's hard enough to persuade companies that they need to roll out IPv6.

And the calculation for class B allocations is even worse, because you have to deal with a lot more organizations; the cost is higher for far lower returns.

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