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Comment: We have large-scale deployment already (Score 1) 305

by SmilingBoy (#47221765) Attached to: When will large-scale IPv6 deployment happen?

We have large-scale deployment already.

Looking at the Google IPv6 stats, we can see that IPv6 is already used by nearly 4% of users globally. This number has more than doubled compared to one year ago. These statistics show actual enabled usage, showing that everything from end device, router, ISP and the route to Google supports IPv6.

More significantly, there are some countries that have a much higher IPv6 user share. The USA and Germany have around 8%, and Belgium already even has 20% IPv6 users, and Switzerland 10%.

In my view, the number of IPv6 users in most developed countries will easily be above 50% by 2020. However, I would consider even a 4% share of all internet users a large-scale deployment, so I would consider anybody choosing any option other than "before 2020" as misinformed.

Comment: More technical information also provided (Score 3, Informative) 142

by SmilingBoy (#46660243) Attached to: Skydiver's Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor

I happened to read about this story last night, so here's a few more interesting links:

More technical report: http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=1399

YouTube channel with the original, non-edited videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/DarkFlightMeteorite/videos

First I thought it sounded like a hoax promoting a camera or skydiving equipment, but I now think it is legit. Or a very elaborate hoax!

Comment: Useless and reduces productivity on trains (Score 1) 359

by SmilingBoy (#44095751) Attached to: My view of touchscreen laptops:
My previous Lenovo laptop had a touch screen. (It was a normal laptop which couldn't be transformed into a tablet.) I never used it. Worse, whenever I was on a train, the movements registered as touches on the screen, so when typing a text, the focus went away. Usually it registered a click on the bottom right, which in Windows 7 is "show desktop". After one month of non-usage and annoyance on trains, I disabled the touch device...

Comment: Re:Ah, no thank you. (Score 1) 166

by SmilingBoy (#43279739) Attached to: Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video)

I've listened to a DVD Audio disc and the audio quality is _phenomenal_, especially the crystal-clear treble playing back high notes on a piano, a piccolo or cymbals.

In your mind only. Or it was differently mastered than the CD. CD quality is perfect for human hearing. Higher bitrates and frequencies achieve nothing as you can't hear it anyway. DVD-A or SACD may be better for dogs though. Or bats.

They are relatively good but absolutely terrible. -- Alan Kay, commenting on Apollos

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