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Comment: Holy Shit (Score 1) 190

by balbus000 (#48612161) Attached to: Why Didn't Sidecar's Flex Pricing Work?

Who gave Bennett unlimited mod points?

Let's take a look at comments modded as Troll in past Bennett articles:

2014 Geek Gift Guide 2 comments marked Troll, both of them by Bennett

An Algorithm To Prevent Twitter Hashtag Degeneration 5 comments marked Troll, 3 of them by Bennett

Clarificiation on the IP Address Security in Dropbox Case 1 comment marked Troll

Big Talk About Small Samples 2 comments marked Troll, both of them by Bennett

Debunking a Viral Internet Post About Breastfeeding Racism 0 comments marked Troll

We Need Distributed Social Networks More Than Ello 0 comments marked Troll

An Algorithm to End the Lines for Ice at Burning Man 0 comments marked Troll

Now look at the mods on comments in this article - 40 comments have been marked as Troll. And most of them are comments badmouthing Bennett. Slashdot, you have some 'splainin' to do.

Comment: Re:Head (Score 1) 130

by balbus000 (#48609365) Attached to: No More Foamy Beer, Thanks To Magnets
I visited London over the summer, and went on a tour of Fuller's brewery. It was amazing. I wish that cask ale was more popular here in the States. I'm not aware of a place within 150 miles that I can get it. At least I still have a bottle of Fuller's Vintage Ale (bottle conditioned) that I brought home to save for a special occasion.

Comment: Re:Ironic: if you "OK" the manifesto it shares on (Score 1) 167

by balbus000 (#48220909) Attached to: Ello Formally Promises To Remain Ad-Free, Raises $5.5M

I imagine the intent is to make people who currently use the other social media sites comfortable with migrating to Ello. This way a user could start using it even though none of their friends are on it yet.

If Ello catches on and becomes popular, then users could stop doing the auto-push to other networks.

I haven't looked at their site, but hopefully they allow easily toggling that option. And hopefully they make signing up easy without tying it to your existing accounts.

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.

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