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+ - US Supply of IPv4 Addresses To Run Out Soon ->

Submitted by gunner_von_diamond
gunner_von_diamond writes: The U.S. is on track to run out of IPv4 addresses sometime this summer, although most everyday Internet users aren't likely to notice any changes. For Internet service providers (ISPs), however, IPv4 exhaustion means they have to begin — if they haven't already — making plans to transition to IPv6.
Such IP address exhaustion should no longer be a problem once ISPs and enterprises convert to IPv6, the 128-bit number protocol first deployed in 1999 to replace IPv4. IPv6 will support 340 trillion trillion trillion possible addresses, but organizations currently using IPv4 will have to upgrade their networks to be able to take advantage of that much larger address pool.

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Comment: Re:Weight is only one indicator (Score 1) 496

by gunner_von_diamond (#49328831) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds
You also forgot to mention that he saw a nutritionalist, which could cost anywhere between $100-$200/hour where I live. Seeking professional advice (and paying for it) is hardly hacking. Also, body fat percentage and muscle mass, IMO, are much more important indicators than weight. I'd rather be over weight than under muscle. Extra weight vs. not being able to life/carry heavy things, etc.

Comment: Lollipop on Nexus 6 (Score 1) 172

by gunner_von_diamond (#49223853) Attached to: Google Announces Android 5.1
I personally really liked lollipop (5.0) on my Nexus 6, after upgrading from Kit Kat on a S3. I've heard so many complaints about the new GUI, but I like material design. Everything is snappy, I get good battery life, I can switch between apps fairly quickly. I even got an OTA upgrade to 5.0.1 and it was barely noticeable. At first I was a little freaked out about not having 'silent mode' but now I've just gotten used to interruptions, which after you get used to the functionallity, it actually offers more options about controlling your sound. Hopefully I'll get 5.1 OTA and get those new features, and maybe some bugs get fixed. That would be enough for me.

Comment: Re:Right tool for the job (Score 1) 115

by gunner_von_diamond (#49214817) Attached to: Preferred way to communicate with co-workers?
Exactly. If they could have fit all this in a poll option, I would pick this one. #6 is quite vital. Verbal/in-person/Phone calls can't be documented (unless you do some creepy recording of every convo). Email/Chat can hold people accountable for what they said they would do. That's why I think they are the best communication methods overall. However, face time (face to face time, not that iPhone application) is crucial for solving complex problems, design meetings, etc.

Comment: Source... (Score 4, Interesting) 242

by gunner_von_diamond (#48747641) Attached to: Little-Known Programming Languages That Actually Pay
An article from On a site owned by How about that. According to a Dice job search, there are not ASN.1 jobs out there. Learning ASN.1 will not

secure you a good gig in a specific industry.


So is it really worth taking the time to learn a new, little-used language for anything other than the thrills?


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