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Comment: Re:IPv6 and Rust: overhyped and unwanted! (Score 1) 382

by Rhywden (#49517667) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

Yeah, the problem is though that some people then reach for NAT as the sole solution. That's the reason why my school's network is a triple NAT - 172.16/12 to 192.168/16 to 10/8.

For my computer science course I recently askd for putting a server in our school's network so we don't have to strain our outbound bandwidth (only 10 Mbit). I also considered asking for it to be reachable from the outside - but after seeing that setup, I promptly discarded the idea.

Comment: Re: No more bailout (Score 1) 690

by Rhywden (#49020753) Attached to: Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece?

Geeze, guy, I said that they don't have to pay back the debts immediately. It's not my problem if you are unable to read.

Nowhere did I say that they don't have to pay back the debts forever. I said that they _currently_ don't have to pay them back. I also mentioned the ten years. I also posted a link. If you're that dense then I can't help you. Moron.

Comment: Re: No more bailout (Score 1) 690

by Rhywden (#49017647) Attached to: Free-As-In-Beer Electricity In Greece?

Please, before you're starting to talk you should take time to inform yourself. Yes, they do owe a lot of money to diverse governments and governmental institutions. And, no, they currently don't have to pay that money back and they don't currently have to pay interest.

Paying back money will begin in 10 years time (if ever, actually). This is also the reason why cutting their debt to the EU totally wouldn't change their current position one bit because, again, they currently don't have to pay their debts anyway!

However, don't confuse that money with what they're owing to private investors.

In short, stop talking, you're making yourself look like a fool.

Comment: Re:This pays credence to my rant about tech (Score 1) 198

by Rhywden (#48949409) Attached to: Can Students Have Too Much Tech?

Well, what do you expect me to do? Use chalk to theoretically discuss my Physics experiments on a slate?

Granted, I am doing that from time to time but I'm also a bit annoyed when my pupils still have to use pencil and paper to write down the data from experiments they're doing. That may be worthwhile the first two or three times to show them the ropes, but after that it gets old fast.

Or take chemistry classes - so, first the pupils have to draw the molecular structures on their paper and then draw it again on the whiteboard. That takes time which could be spent on actually discussing the problem.

There are countless of other examples where technology can speed up several processes quite a bit, particularly when it comes to sharing results.

Comment: Re:That's cool and all. . . (Score 1) 171

by Rhywden (#48876663) Attached to: Hands On With Microsoft's Holographic Goggles

It's the lightfield that's the kicker. Because that makes it NOT a simple 'picture projected onto a surface'. With this technology, your eyes should be able to focus on different parts of the image and actually getting the results your eyes expect.

Thus it should be possible to include a correction for near- or farsightedness. Your other complaints are merely showing your lack of imagination.

Comment: Re:What's the new hole? (Score 4, Interesting) 463

by Rhywden (#48732483) Attached to: Writer: How My Mom Got Hacked

So, the only thing between Cryptolocker and your user's files was the FILESYSTEM? And you think the problem was the OS?

Seriously, this thing was actually running on your Linux distribution (as you yourself admit) and the only thing that saved you was that it wasn't (yet) adapted to the filesystem. So, pray tell, how is Linux the magical mystery sauce which saves the day?

"I have more information in one place than anybody in the world." -- Jerry Pournelle, an absurd notion, apparently about the BIX BBS

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