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Comment: Re:Why IPv6 is broken (Score 1) 595 595

IPv6 is broken because it is incompatible.

To illustrate, let's look at phone numbers.

Imagine a phone company with 6 digit numbers which wants to give users world-accessible phone-numbers. What did the phone companies do? Easy: Just add prefixes to the numbers and everybody is happy. The old numbers stay valid, you can still connect within the old network(s), nobody has to remember new numbers.

But what if phone-numbers would have been expanded the "IPv6-way"?

Then you would have your old number and would receive a completely different new number, which would also be in an incompatible format (maybe letters instead of digits). Then you would have to update all your phone numbers everywhere, to "switch over".
of course such a scheme would fail instantly and that's why IPv6 continues to fail.

The IPv6 adherents just don't get it. If the IPv6-designers were smart enough to just extend the IPv4-address space we would all be running IPv6 already, because it would require no reconfiguration of routers, no reconfiguration of DNS names, no reconfiguration of anything.

But these morons thought that a billion people will just change all their addresses just because they tell them. Well, it doesn't work that way.

I'm really surprised a person who's been around as long as you have holds to this view.

IP6 was in many ways designed to solve problems in IP4- not just address space issues. Thus a break. Because you had to break IP4 to fix it. At this point IP4 is a patched frankenstein protocol with lots of holes, bad implementations, and quasi adherence to RFCs.

Extending IP4 address space would not solve the problems. A new model is needed.

Comment: Re:so many problems with this idea (Score 3, Informative) 80 80

not least of which, allowing an organisation that is answerable to none but the United States Supreme Court to regulate a virtual currency that is in direct competition with its own pet, the Almighty Dollar.

Right... because allowing a random guy in Asia to regulate the exchange worked out great?

Comment: This has been know for a while... (Score 5, Funny) 121 121

This is obviously an advanced data stream which we are intercepting. Civilizations who do not have control over quantum entanglement, Use compressed radio bursts at unbelievable magnitude to transfer massive amounts of information across multiple civilizations simultaneously.

This has been known for about 10 years. But suppressed due to it;s sensitive nature.

Attempts to decode the messages have only been marginally successful. The one small decoded message translated into English is roughly: "Never going to give..."

The rest of the message can only be guessed at.

Comment: Re:Name eight unrelated words (Score 1) 57 57

"NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Android Lollipop Update Performance Explored"

This headline has meaning for many of the people reading it on this website, but imagine the average non-technical person trying to parse this.

Do average non-technical people read this site? Rarely... and they do not last long.

Comment: Re:Which says what? (Score 4, Interesting) 276 276

I agree with you. While he's probably a very bright kid and I would not seek to take anything away from him..... it bears comment.

My team used to refer to "MCSE" as "Make Coffee Send Errand". Mostly because of the issue you are pointing out: these guys had no skills whatsoever.

You will have many recoverable tape errors.