...Is this any different from the quite common practice of buying links on multiple networks, so that you have faster connections to those networks? That thing that people have been doing for decades?
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The point should be, that open source CAN be superior in these respects. It's probably pretty likely that no one but the original code author of this bug actually considered what the code was doing, and just said "Hey, looks good, accept pull request." and then no one else looked at it.
... and in a system with a good code review system, this probably would have never happened to begin with, because once you require more than a couple of people look at it, weird mistakes like that usually get caught. at least, if they are thinking about it. Pretty much all the major code errors i've seen in peer review systems get through when people just start blindly accepting code, or only comb it for style related issues. Serious flaws like what caused Heartbleed are pretty difficult to get through multiple people that are thinking.
He makes a case that 240/ addresses are not allowed with current stacks, but I just tested that with a few computers here, and it seemed to work fine
I doubt that, there'd be no reason for anyone to write it up to not understand 240*
This is slashdot. I'm certain there are plenty of people here capable of reprogramming their ISPs routers, with out the ISP even noticing.
Which is why super huge ISPs like Comcast are going way out of their way (finally) to enable IPv6, and in Comcast's case, they've even released GPL router upgrades. Sure.
Stay off the Opera betas and previews, and you should be fine. The cutting edge is a bit bloody lately.
Nice. I have about a dozen "saved sessions" in Opera, where I had over a hundred tabs open, and finally got annoyed, but didn't want to go through them all at the time, so i saved the list, and started anew.
wait.. 5-8 years ago, wasn't everyone on this entire site railing against a certain company for integrating their web browser to the Operating System?
It was -really- terrible about 6 months ago, when it would take minutes to load pages.
It's not so bad now. It's still bad, though.
Your operating system should be dealing with that, not the browser.
Now open up 90-120 tabs as I usually run.
wow, you don't do shit in your browsers do you? My average browser workload has Opera over 500meg commit charge, the same in Firefox is enough to get Windows to say "YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF MEMORY PLEASE KILL FIREFOX.EXE" (64-bit system, with a 4-gig swapfile and 2gigs ram
and using a Firefox without extensions is terribad.
I'm sure Opera's performance kicks the shit out of the rest of them still, anyway, too. Although the betas have been a lot more crashy than normal lately.