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Comment Re:No more licensing fees :) (Score 5, Interesting) 343

This is why I don't work for a PHB. In fact, he's balding a bit. I have the best boss ever. He just gave me the green light to be early adopters and run this in production (once it passes a few sanity checks). We've been running the alphas and betas with much success. Samba team ftw!! Thanks guys! I've been waiting for this for so long.

Comment Re:Cost? (Score 1) 121

Agreed. Thought it was interesting nonetheless. Don't even know how this new system's spectral characteristics would play out in the U.S., as I have absolutely no idea how similar/dissimilar the band licensing is to AU.

Looks like the Ubiquitis could be installed by a highly trained monkey with the software they've included.

Comment Cost? (Score 4, Informative) 121

Ubiquiti just announced their AirFiber product (http://www.ubnt.com/airfiber) which can get 1.4 Gbps symmetric at 13km. It'll be interesting to see the price point of this 10 Gbps system, as Ubiquiti's runs only $3k per endpoint. I was considering getting a pair of the Ubiquitis to connect a branch office to HQ.

10 Gbps would be nice, but I'm guessing the cost of this system would be at least a magnitude greater than the AirFibers.

Comment DeLand, FL (Score 3, Interesting) 52

I just think it's hilarious that this unarguably beautiful and extremely high-tech product is originating from good ol' DeLand, FL. I used to live there during high school, and let me tell you, that place is as redneck as it gets. I guess there really are some high-tech rednecks...

Comment Re:SAIC Secretive? (Score 1) 74

Agreed. I'm a Sysadmin of the "secretive" SAIC. It's funny to hear us described like that.

I do especially like the "dirtbags" tag for NS, though. I can't stand them, even though we do get bottom-barrel pricing through them here at SAIC (via secretive back-room dealings).

I use Gandi.net for my personal domains. They seem to be the antithesis of poor registrars such as GoDaddy and NS.

Comment Re:Yes, there is a pro-sumer router (Score 3, Informative) 936

I second this. I have a D-Link Gamer Lounge (DGL-4300). This is the most stable router I've ever owned. Thumbs up on the QoS, stability and speed (GbE). If I were able to run 'uptime' on it, I believe it would say close to two years (I live in Florida, but it's on a UPS). Oh, wait:

Connection Up Time : 617 day(s), 12:04:53
Sick.

My last router was a WRT54GL that decided to brick itself after about three months of DD-WRT. I think I should agree with some of the above posts that offloading network services can help these routers, but I'm not sure. I run my own DNS and DHCP, so this router has never had to bear that load.
The Military

Submission + - Invisible tanks?

cadeon writes: "Well, we don't have flying tanks yet, but the UK isn't too far from invisible ones. New technology that can make tanks invisible has been unveiled by the Ministry of Defence. In secret trials last week, the Army said it had made a vehicle completely disappear and predicted that an invisible tank would be ready for service by 2012.

If these things work anything like the Stealth Tanks in Command and Conquer, then war has officially became scary."

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