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Comment: Re: Dell, HP, Panasonic (Score 1) 415

by jd2112 (#49543225) Attached to: We'll Be the Last PC Company Standing, Acer CEO Says

Asus doesn't "build" computers :) Foxconn does. And also does Apple and Intel gear (AFAIK). And on the laptop market, at least some years ago, Quanta (Taiwan) had allegedly assembled 30% of all the sold laptops. You can usually spot this by checking the MAC address on the ethernet card (see http://www.coffer.com/mac_find... ).

They may not have built the entire system, but the system board has 'ASUS' written all over it.

Comment: Re:We can learn from this (Score 4, Funny) 163

Indeed... I believe the count is 4 our of the last 8 Illinois Governors (dating back to the '60's) ended up in federal prison. I'm amazed they found anyone to run for the office last year - it's like a 50/50 chance if you are elected that you will end up incarcerated. And that's just counting the ones doing stuff openly enough to get caught...

No, Illinois has just implemented the term limits that everyone wants: 2 terms: 1 in office, 1 in prison.

Comment: Re:IPv6 and Rust: overhyped and unwanted! (Score 4, Interesting) 388

by jd2112 (#49516017) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

They aren't being adopted because they try to solve problems that aren't really problems.

IPv6: not enough IP addresses. The problem is very real.

The problem with IPv6 is that alternate solutions to the IP shortage issue such as NAT are currently far less trouble and much less expensive to implement than IPv6.
Where I work we have a LOT of computers (low-mid 6 figures) behind NAT. For the most part it works pretty well.
I spoke with our network design engineer about IPv6 a few months ago and he said IPv6 isn't even on his radar at this time for the reason stated above. If he were implementing a network at a new company with no legacy technology to deal with he might go IPv6 but he doesn't see it much in established networks anytime soon.

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