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Comment VLANs are your friend (Score 2) 384 384

I think you could configure each port on the switch with a different default VLAN and plug those into the terminals (e.g. Port 1 gets VLAN 1, Port 2 gets VLAN 2, etc). That will by default separate each port into a separate network. Then use VLAN tagging on your XP VMs that you were going to spin up, so they each are effectively connected to a separate port on the switch (e.g. VM 1 is tagged for VLAN 1, VM 2 is tagged for VLAN 2, etc).

This is just the high-level details of what you'll need to do. Most lower-end consumer grade switches don't have VLAN support, so you may need to spring for a better switch, and make sure your VM software supports VLAN tagging.

Comment Tracking Beacon? (Score 4, Insightful) 40 40

potentially turning every coffee consumer's device into a tracking beacon

Sensationalize much? Maybe it's just to tell which Starbucks you're closest to so it know where to place the order or narrow down the nearby store results? That would be the more likely reason.

Do people seriously think that any app requesting location services is turned into an always-on tracking beacon sending their every move back to Big Data(tm)?

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Battlestar Galactica Creator Glen A. Larson Dead At 77 186 186

schwit1 writes Glen A. Larson, the wildly successful television writer-producer whose enviable track record includes 'Six Million Dollar Man', Quincy M.E., Magnum, P.I., Battlestar Galactica, Knight Rider and The Fall Guy, has died. He was 77. From the article: Battlestar Galactica lasted just one season on ABC from 1978-79, yet the show had an astronomical impact. Starring Lorne Greene and Richard Hatch as leaders of a homeless fleet wandering through space, featuring special effects supervised by Star Wars’ John Dykstra and influenced by Larson’s Mormon beliefs, Battlestar premiered as a top 10 show and finished the year in the top 25. But it was axed after 24 episodes because, Larson said, each episode cost “well over” $1 million.

Comment Build better infrastructure (Score 1) 619 619

Don't just update the existing crumbling infrastructure, build better infrastructure!

If you're going to raise the Federal Gas tax by $0.10, you might as well use it to build Hyperloop infrastructure that individuals could ride for free:

https://github.com/OpenHyperlo...

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