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Comcast Planning Gigabit Cable For Entire US In 2-3 Years 253

An anonymous reader writes: Robert Howald, Comcast's VP of network architecture, said the company is hoping to upgrade its entire cable network within the next two years. The upgraded DOCSIS 3.1 network can support maximum speeds of 10 Gpbs. "Our intent is to scale it through our footprint through 2016," Howald said. "We want to get it across the footprint very quickly... We're shooting for two years."

Comment Re:blowfish-cbc ! (Score 1) 75

While blowfish-cbc is going away, which uses Cipher Block Chaining mode, I find it a little strange that OpenSSH does not offer the more secure blowfish-cfb, blowfish-ecb, or blowfish-ofb ciphers. They're certainly in OpenSSL, though blowfish in CTR mode is curiously not present in OpenSSL.

Frankly, why not offer CFB, ECB, OFB, and CTR modes for all ciphers that support it?

Comment Re:Insecurity culture.... (Score 0) 585

Wow. I have colleagues who routinely borrow from their 401(k) accounts to buy exotic performance cars and things like that. Their 401(k) retirement accounts are doing just fine, thank you, thanks to financial literacy.

Anyone who doesn't bother to understand how a 401(k) works deserves the penalties they get. The US education system needs to teach this as a part of their required curriculum NOW.



Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May Making Show For Amazon 207

mrspoonsi writes: Amazon has announced that former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will be reuniting to create “an all-new car show” that will be exclusively on Amazon Prime. The first season will be made available worldwide in 2016 and will be produced executive producer Andy Wilman. The BBC reports: "The move follows their departure from the hit BBC Two show earlier this year. Clarkson's contract was not renewed following an 'unprovoked physical attack' on a Top Gear producer. His co-hosts then followed him in leaving the show. They will now make the unnamed new programme with former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman, who also quit the BBC following the 'fracas.' In a statement from Amazon, Clarkson said: 'I feel like I've climbed out of a biplane and into a spaceship.'"

A Look At the Rare Hybrid Console Built By Sony and Nintendo 37

An anonymous reader writes: Long before Sony and Nintendo were rivals, the two companies were partners for a brief time. In 1988 the duo started work on SNES-CD, a video game media format that was supposed to augment the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher-capacity CDs. In 1991 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Sony introduced the "Play Station" (yes, with a space) but it never saw the light of day. Now, more than two decades later, Imgur user DanDiebold has uploaded images of the unreleased console. This particular model (about 200 Play Station prototypes were created) confirms that the system was supposed to be compatible with existing SNES titles as well as titles to be released in the SNES-CD format. In other words, it would have been the world's first hybrid console: game developers and gamers alike would be able to use both SNES cartridges and CDs. If you want to learn more about this particular prototype, check out the following thread on Assembler Games.

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001