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Comment: Re:How about some basic guidelines? (Score 1) 94

by (#41278141) Attached to: White House Circulating Draft of Executive Order On Cybersecurity

Alternatively, [National] Rule 1: put it on the internet, with suitable security, if doing so will save money


In many ways the air gap is antithetical to the interests of both the government and any related organizations responsible for said infrastructure. The air gap is nearly impossible to manage in a sane and worthwhile fashion. You can read about the myth of the air gap here.

Comment: Re:We don't need Wikileaks (Score 1) 257

by (#41123375) Attached to: Why WikiLeaks Is Worth Defending
Along these lines a recent story on a former NPR Capitol Hill reporter:

“There’s a lot of great work being done,” said Seabrook. “I think the problem is the Congress itself. And we’re all in the same positions, scrambling to figure out how the hell to cover these a*sholes.”

Comment: Re:IPV6 on AT&T Residential DSL (Score 1) 155

by (#40863473) Attached to: US IPv6 Usage Grows To 3 Million Users

Back in April of 2012 I similarly randomly discovered I had IPv6 support. For me it was via RCN. Thanks to a friend's SSH server with a misconfigured fail2ban install and several failed login attempts over IPv4 I found myself connected over IPv6.

To answer your question I have yet to find a truly practical benefit. At the moment you can view a few IPv6-only test sites but that's about it for normal users.

A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming is not worth knowing.