I don't want to use some company's cloud service. I want to store my data on my own NAS. I do want the convenience of accessing that information from anywhere though which is what cloud services offer. The reason I can't do this myself is that there is no eco-system for private clouds. What would a private cloud eco-system look like? Well it would consist of some opensource protocols for syncing from any device and a fixed IP with some storage attached to sync to. But fixed IPs are expensive because IP4 addresses are minimal. So the killer app for IPv6, it seems, is the private cloud. IPv6 => lots of private fixed address => private cloud to sync data to.
99% of the legal profession exists outside of jury trials.
... working for Oracle.
Cool stuff from LEGO this time after the fiasco with LEGO Universe. Look ma'! My robot is moving and all i need is a phone.. No PC needed. Hopefully ever.
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If we all stopped eating meat would there be more/fewer cows in the world? If we stopped using trees for paper would there be more/fewer trees in the world? We aren't cutting down rain forests for paper (at least not in my country) - they tend to come from managed forestry that would just get turned over to grazing land if paper wasn't required any more.
BTW, Nexus was the name of the project producing replicants (or androids in the book) in Blade Runner. Roy Batty was a Nexus 6.
There was an interesting trade dispute that South Africa had with the European Union. The fact that South Africa made port and sold it as port and had been doing so since before the days of Napolean was contentious as the EU had decided that the word "port" was a piece of intellectual property owned by Portugal. SA had to change their naming to "fortified wine" if they wanted a trade agreement with the EU. Same goes for "champagne". In pretty much the whole world, "champagne" is recognised as a piece of intellectual property owned by the champagne region of France. The US does not abide by these rules and allows sparkling american wine to be labelled as champagne. Now I disagree with the back-dating of trademarks like "port" and "champagne" but I find it amusing that the US holds itself up as the world-wide champion of intellectual property and other countries should fall in line when that seems to only apply to US made products.
This made me laugh. From TFA:
IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses and can support approximately 4.3 billion individually addressed devices on the Internet. IPv6, on the other hand, uses 128-bit addresses and can support so many devices that only a mathematical expression -- 2 to the 128th power -- can quantify its size.
The article; however, doesn't mention whether or not the videos affect the youngins' grasp of theoretical physics."
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