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Comment Re:Would not the oil start dissolving the parts? (Score 1) 67

Sort of, not really an oil. It's a drivitive of Fluorinert which was developed by 3M and used extensively on Cray systems. The problem remains, once you have component failure you impart carcinogens into the fluid making it highly toxic. The other problem with this stuff is the price. Originally priced around $2K a litre (systems usually used hundreds of gallons), and now I've heard pricing down to $150/litre and some times cheaper. In any case it's neat looking stuff when you get to watch it boil away

Comment I'm a big support of IPv6 but... (Score 1) 595

Comcast and CenturyLink are the only two viable players in my area and neither provide native IPv6 addressing (even though I've requested it from my current provider comcast many times). So I'm still forced to use the tunnel that I setup 15 years ago or so when they first started offering them (after 6bone closed up shop because testing was through), and even with this, I'm forced to disable auto provisioning of IPv6 addresses because various problems with access to IPv6 web pages / services, etc.. With auto provisioning enabled, the wife was constantly complaining about her facebook and instragram apps not connecting (which is no surprise since these services advertise IPv6 addresses and yet have a horrible fucking track record when it comes to reliable connectivity.

Anyways, the problem with IPv6 isn't the address space, it's the lack of stable services within the address space, and the on going failure of major ISP's to roll out addresses.

Submission + - New NASA data confirms: Global Warming not causing any polar Ice retreat (

An anonymous reader writes: The new data from NASA's satellite instruments reveal the Earth’s polar ice caps have not receded at all since the satellite instruments began measuring the ice caps in 1979. Since the end of 2012, moreover, total polar ice extent has largely remained above the post-1979 average. The updated data contradict one of the most frequently asserted global warming claims – that global warming is causing the polar ice caps to recede.

Submission + - US Gov Investigating Highly Sophisticated Russian Hack Of White House (

An anonymous reader writes: The FBI, US Secret Service, and US intelligence agencies are investigating a highly sophisticated hack of White House systems that support the executive office of the President. The attack leveraged the existing compromise of the US State Department network which may still be unresolved, and raises further questions about Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for her official responsibilities. The attack on the White House is thought to have begun with a phishing email attack. The attack was routed through computers around the world, but signs point to hackers working for the Russian government. Although the systems compromised were not classified they contained data considered to be highly sensitive, including detailed information on President Obama's schedule. US officials have been surprised by the aggressiveness of Russian hackers in recent months. Two months ago Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee that the "Russian cyberthreat is more severe than we have previously assessed." This comes at a time when Russia is increasing flexing its military muscle by supporting separatists in Ukraine, more aggressive probes by Russian bombers and fighter jets along the borders of Baltic nations, the UK, and US, and President Putin's recent revelation that he was willing to order Russia's nuclear combat forces to alert to ensure the success of Russia's covert invasion and annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

Comment I decided against this phone AFTER pre-ordering (Score 3, Insightful) 69

With all the constant trouble I, and many others had with the pre order system, I decided to ditch these guys. Their customer service was not great, and to screw up the most basic part of any business (taking peoples money), I decided my best bet was to just get raped by one of the big 4, and buy a contract phone. Sadly, I was looking forward to this phone for quite a while, but I'm tired of the mistakes and gimmicks for what amounts to last years phone.

Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images. -- Jean Cocteau