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Comment Re:Comcast Business (Score 1) 435

I changed ISP for my fibre connection just because the IPv6 support provided by my old one (Singtel) was horrible. They gave me a single /64, encapsulated using 6rd. I then switched to a different ISP (Viewqwest) which gives me a proper static /48.

I made sure to tell Singtel exactly why I switched. Not that I think that'll change anything, but it did feel good to let them know they lost a customer because of their poor IPv6 support.

Comment Re:10 Mbps (Score 1) 280

I have 500, so no need to do shaping. My Steam downloads usually sits a bit over 200 Mb/s. Even if I do that and download other things on other devices I can't really notice any impact anywhere else.

My ISP does offer 2 Gb/s (the fibre modem has two 1 Gb/s connections) but that's starting to get ridiculous. A mentioned above, at those speeds the problem are usually with other parts of chain, like your local hardware's ability to actually process the data at that rate.

One thing that illustrates this is that after I upgraded to 500, I realised that my existing router wasn't actually able to handle more than about 250 Mb/s, so I went and bought a more professional router and all of a sudden I could saturate the link.

Comment Re:10 Mbps (Score 1) 280

When I download a game for my PS4 I get over 100 Mb/s just for that (I'd like it to be faster but since it never seems to happen I'm guessing that the problem isn't on my side). Also, I have a family of heavy Internet users lots of Youtube and online games, also Steam downloads tend to be a lot faster), and whatever they do should not affect me, nor should my usage affect them. Finally, sorry for the bad writing in the above text. Using Slashdot on mobile is so bad that I'd rather spend my time writing this paragraph of explanation than to actually try edit the text above.

JetBrains Moving Its Dev Tools To Subscription Model 141

esarjeant writes: For many Java developers, IntelliJ has been our predominant IDE. JetBrains is looking to make their tools easier easier to buy and use by switching to a subscription program. Their plan is to have people pay a monthly/yearly fee for access to the tools instead of upgrading when they're ready. Fortunately, if your subscription lapses it looks like you'll have 30 days to check all your stuff in. How does NetBeans look now? Many members of various developer communities are pushing back against this change: "For a developer with an unstable income, it might be perfectly fine to stay on an older version of the software until they've stashed enough cash to afford the upgrade. That will no longer work." JetBrains has acknowledged the feedback, and say they will act on it.

Comment Re:Good! (Score 1) 528

Or, they could do some work and not use an ad network instead. Sell ads directly. Those ads will probably be a lot better, as well as being virtually unblockable.

Yes, I know that this disadvantages the little guys, but the truly annoying ads are usually not served by them.


The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't 55 writes: Get your facts straight before reporting, is the main takeaway from Peter Hansteen's latest piece, The OpenSSH Bug That Wasn't. OpenSSH servers that are set up to use PAM for authentication and with a very specific (non-default on OpenBSD and most other places) setup are in fact vulnerable, and fixing the configuration is trivial.

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