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Comment Re:Simple (Score 4, Informative) 157

I'm assuming the 'BSD NTP client' is OpenNTPd. The 'Linux NTP client' is NTPd that we all know and is not linux specific.

Primary differences between the two:

OpenNTPd just cares about getting the local clock close to the remote NTP's supplied time. Nothing more.

NTPd wants to get the local clock as closely as possible to actual time as well as disciplining the local timesource such that 1 second is accurately 1 second, while weeding out faulty or maliciously bad sources of time. It also can act as a server, or as a peer in a server group. It can also directly interact with multiple reference clocks.

In short, you're comparing a simple client that just looks at the time on the wall vs something that's trying to be accurate and can act as the server side of the equation.

Comment Re:Under what authority? (Score 1) 298

Um, that's exactly how it works. That's why movies can put restrictions on DVDs: You can watch the DVD in your house with your family, but if you want to show the movie to a large group, you'll need to get a separate license for that showing from the copyright holder. This is also why you can't record a movie at the theater, or record an entire stage performance to put up online without potential repercussions later, etc.

Comment Re:You no longer own a car (Score 4, Insightful) 649

You don't need to worry about car complexity creating that scenario. An idiot wrench can absolutely wreck his ability to stop by sucking air into a caliper while 'bleeding the brakes' leading to a failed panic stop or fail to lock down cables on a carb leading to a stuck open throttle, etc.

Comment Re:'Backward compatibility' (Score 1) 370

On the flip side, we're using an old P4 based HP to test Windows 10. 1GB of RAM, Intel chipset integrated graphics and the darn thing is actually quite responsive using IE/etc. Chrome takes forever to load but I want to toss the 64bit beta on there to see if that improves things at all. That's circa 2005 hardware. I need to research to see if my i810e chipset based e-Machine can run it next...

Comment Re:no (Score 1) 174

Um, no.... You still have to go over all the same hops with your encapsulated packet to get to the VPN endpoint, THEN the hop to the game server in the farm. Just because the trace looks different in the tunnel doesn't mean you've magically bypassed the internet. Sans VPN you'd be skipping encapsulation and that VPN endpoint to game server hop.

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