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Comment: Re:Don't Panic! (Score 1) 250

Is there a reason why ports still exist in IPv6?

If your ISP gives you a /64 for your house of 0:0:dead:beef::/64, then you could assign a /112 to a server in your house (say 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:0/128). So your server listens on multiple IP addresses instead of multiple ports on one IP address. A web server on that server would handle HTTP requests on 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:50, HTTPS would be 0:0:dead:beef:0:0:1:1bb, etc.

Comment: Re:Newegg did that too? (Score 1) 191

by balbus000 (#47171011) Attached to: Patent Troll Ordered To Pay For the Costs of Fighting a Bad Patent

I clicked on the first link to remind myself of the background for this story.

It links to the beta site.

Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.
Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.
Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again. Never again.

Also, when I'm on a story on the beta site, why does the button to return to Classic Slashdot take me to the Classic homepage, instead of the Classic version of that story?

Comment: Re:I wonder... (Score 1) 566

by balbus000 (#47163805) Attached to: TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

Other notable minor changes (yes, I noticed the oxymoron too):

-because it breaks the main font app when the app is running on XP (likely an MS bug).
+because it breaks the main font app when the app is running on XP.

They don't want MS to be associated with bugs?

- // The Windows API sometimes fails to indentify the file system correctly so we're using "raw" analysis too.
+ // The Windows API sometimes fails to indentify the file system correctly (observed under Windows XP) so we're using "raw" analysis below too.

Alright, maybe they're okay with XP taking some heat, as long as Win 7&8 are implied to be better.

-- Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52 (available from MSDN Subscriber Downloads)
+- Microsoft Visual C++ 1.52
...
- header files (available at ftp://ftp.rsasecurity.com/pub/...)
+ header files
...
- wxWidgets 2.8 library source code (available at http://www.wxwidgets.org/
-- FUSE library and header files (available at http://fuse.sourceforge.net/
- and http://code.google.com/p/macfu...)
+ wxWidgets 2.8 library source code
+- FUSE library and header files
- RSA Security Inc. PKCS #11 Cryptographic Token Interface (Cryptoki) 2.20
- header files (available at ftp://ftp.rsasecurity.com/pub/...)
- located in a standard include path or in a directory defined by the
- environment variable 'PKCS11_INC'.
+ header files located in a standard include path or in a directory
+ defined by the environment variable 'PKCS11_INC'

They're trying to make it harder to find what you need to build your own binaries?

Also, when did /. start auto-creating links? Yes, I used preview and actually edited my post before submitting. Although now since I said that, someone will point out a typo somewhere in my post.

Comment: Re:Regional dialects (Score 1) 191

If the suggestions aren't static, then they are useless.

If I know to type "mittens" I need to press M, I, and then it will be the word suggested in the center, then I will learn to use it. If I type M, I, and the suggested word could be "milk" or "might", etc. then stopping to read the suggested words will take longer than just typing the word out myself.

Same goes for word predictions based on the previous word. It has to be static to be useful.

Comment: Re:No different than asking... (Score 1) 201

Hey guys, I'm going to see how good 4K video really is. To do that, I'm going to use a DSLR to record 1080p video, and a smartphone to record 4K video and then scale that down to 1080p.

Comparing the results is sure to be meaningful. Really, why is this a story?

Comment: Re: But is it cheaper? (Score 1) 176

by balbus000 (#46840943) Attached to: The Science Behind Powdered Alcohol

Svedka is the best I've found in terms of quality/price, it's about $18-$22 for 1.75L.

Although I still keep some top shelf bottles in my bar for when I want to drink it on the rocks without any mixers (just a slice of lime).

As another vodka lover, what are your favorites? I usually go for Crystal Head, Grey Goose or Belvedere, but I'm not exactly a connoisseur.

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