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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) 160

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: STEM is the new liberal arts degree (Score 1) 169

by brunes69 (#47523199) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

Sure of course there will always be a small subset of jobs in industry that need this. But the idea that it provides inherent value to all CS is wrong. Calculus has nothing to do with CS at all in reality.

There are also lots of jobs in industry that need high levels of security domain knowledge or networking domain knowledge, but the stuff we need is not even taught in university let alone required for a degree so your example really has no meaning.

Comment: Re:STEM is the new liberal arts degree (Score 3, Informative) 169

by brunes69 (#47522775) Attached to: For Half, Degrees In Computing, Math, Or Stats Lead To Other Jobs

I don't know what you consider "high level math", but if it is the same thing I am thinking of, I totally disagree with you.

I've been in the industry for over a decade, and have used the calculus and statistics required for my CS degree precisely never. And honestly there are hardly any professions that need either of these disciplines. Yes you should know some VERY BASIC statistics but the idea that everyone needs a university-level course in it is flawed.

IMO in CS degrees, the time spent on these courses would be much better spent on more algorithms courses and courses on actual development practice, both of which are VERY lacking with people coming out of university nowadays.. theyre' all hot-shot python hackers but have no idea what the difference between a linked list and an array list is.

Comment: NPAPI (Score 1) 186

by brunes69 (#47519911) Attached to: Firefox 33 Integrates Cisco's OpenH264

Actually, Firefox has one huge advantage over Chrome - their continued support of NPAPI. Chrome dropped NPAPI as of May, and along with it support for Java plugins. Like them or not, Java plugins are used in HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of huge enterprises for internal applications. By dropping NPAPI support, Chrome basically gave a big middle finger to all these enterprises.

I work for one of these huge companies. A bunch of our internal systems requires the use of Java plugins via NPAPI - and there is no way they are going to spend hundreds of thousands (millions?) of dollars to replace all of these internal applications, when Chrome was never an officially supported browser in the first place.

Since Chrome dropped NPAPI, I can no longer use any of these applications in it, so I am now back to Firefox for them. And if I am going to run Firefox for some things, I am going to run it for everything, because I frankly don't have the time or patience to run deal with two web browsers every day.

Comment: Horrible Slashvertisement (Score 1) 91

by brunes69 (#47519839) Attached to: Intel Launches Self-Encrypting SSD

First of all this article is nothing more than a giant slashvertisement.

Second of all, essentially every SSD on the market self-encrypts, because it is how the secure wipe feature of SSDs functions. Any SSD that is locked with a password is encrypted and unreadable. This is not a new or novel feature at all, and whoever decided this was newsworthy should not be posting articles to slashdot.

Comment: Ignoring important factors (Score 1) 92

by brunes69 (#47514157) Attached to: Buying New Commercial IT Hardware Isn't Always Worthwhile (Video)

This guy is ignoring two very important factors here involved in purchasing of IT hardware in any enterprise.

- Hardware is a capital cost whose depreciation can be written off every year on your corporate income tax. After 4 years or so, your hardware actually now has near zero actual capital value to the company. Thus, as long as a company believes they will be around to see the depreciation of the asset fully written down, it is of little advantage to sacrifice performance in order to save some inconsequential amount on the hardware. This is why companies always buy the latest and greatest.

- The money you spend on the system is just the one-time capital cost. The on-going costs - the electricity used, the maintenance costs, the costs of extending the warranty - these will all be substantially higher per unit computed with older systems than newer systems.

"There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them" - Heisenberg