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Comment: Re:IPv6 How will it happen? (Score 2) 134

by jbolden (#47525477) Attached to: Comcast Carrying 1Tbit/s of IPv6 Internet Traffic

How do you [Slashdot users] see IPv6 transition actually happening?

a) Carriers and ISP have support (mostly done)
b) Cellular (mostly done)
c) Default is switched for home / small business (mostly not done). Then they have a shared pool of v4 addresses for v4 traffic rather than one address per location.
d) Enterprises start running dual stack
e) v4 is mostly retired

Will each internet user have dual stack?

Probably each carrier. You'll see the v4 address space living inside some subnet at an IP address inside your ISP's allocation.

IPv6 is much more complex, how will companies support users who barely understand IP addressing when IPv6 is going to seem like a long string of meaningless characters?

What do end users care? How do companies support their end users not understanding all the details of ARP vs. IP addressing. They don't they just make is seamless.

Comment: Re:Flat UI Design (Score 1, Insightful) 157

by jbolden (#47523761) Attached to: Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

No lots of people dislike it. However it has some major advantages in terms of allowing screens to be more complex with a higher degree of understanding.

Deference — less competition between UI elements and application elements. What is expected is less noticeable
Clarity — text is legible at every size, icons are precise and lucid, elements are subtle and appropriate, and a sharpened focus on functionality motivates the design
Depth — visual layers and realistic motion are used to assist users’ understanding

That wasn't achievable with older hardware an OSes. Now that it is achievable it will allow for better applications.

Comment: Re:The problem is... (Score 1) 189

I agree that GP's point is silly. Btt we probably would need smallpox and and smallpox research to construct a vaccine against a weaponized smallpox. I remember after 9/11 how scared everyone was about weaponized anthrax, but at least we understood most everything about how anthrax operates.

The bogosity meter just pegged.

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