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Comment: Re:About time! (Score 1) 234

by mysidia (#46829243) Attached to: ARIN Is Down To the Last<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/8 of IPv4 Addresses

IPs are just numbers. There's nothing physical about them. What the hell is a "virtualized IP"?

An IP address assigned to a service instead of a computer system.

You would use a stateless translation at your border to translate the virtual IP to the IPv6 address of a load balancer, for example.

Comment: Re:Doubt it will shut down cloud storage... (Score 1) 288

by mysidia (#46828783) Attached to: Aereo To SCOTUS: Shut Us Down and You Shut Down Cloud Storage

What's the difference, functionally, if I rent a house with an antenna on the roof then use a Slingbox / SiliconDust Homerun or rent a server that has an antenna on it?

There's a difference in scale and investment commitment in renting a house, VS renting a small virtual patch to a dynamically assigned antennae.

For one thing.... if you were renting the right to use of a dynamically assigned house that would be shuffled around every time you came home -- you wouldn't be able to efficiently install your slingbox, as you'd need to take it down before leaving for work and being dynamically assigned the next house when you got home.

Comment: Re:This warning reads like a challenge to me (Score 1) 231

25-35 minutes to climb to cruising altitude in a 747. Doesn't seem to radical to me.

Also... To achieve maximum fuel efficiency, usually the DESCENT will be near the maximum safe rate. Around 4000 to 4500 feet per minute. A pressure increase of approximately 0.3 atmospheres per minute during descent, so there may be a possibility of barotrauma, as the ears do not equalize pressure this quickly. The 1500ft/second ascent is still pretty darn dangerous in terms of possible decompression sickness.

Of course, within the pressurized cabin there is little change.

But outside the cabin... this is definitely an extreme stress.

There are pretty much no natural circumstances, for sure, where the human body would be subject to sudden 1000s of feet of pressure being added or removed per minute.

Comment: Re:This warning reads like a challenge to me (Score 1) 231

A quick search led me to an airline pilots forum, where they say it generally takes 25-35 minutes to climb to cruising altitude in a 747.

That would be the pilots choosing not to immediately ascend to the highest cruising altitude. But that can be more related to efficiency, and it's still 45000 feet in 35 minutes. Which is still approximately1500ft/minute; or a decrease in atmospheric pressure by ~1 PSI per minute.

This decrease in pressure is still at sufficient rate to cause outgassing of N2 CO2 in the blood, resulting in possible decompression sickness and alkalosis.

These can result in loss of consciousness, which in such a risky environment could result in death by falling or getting trapped crushed in the wheel.

Comment: Re:Something wrong at the foundation - (Score 1) 448

by mysidia (#46813583) Attached to: Oklahoma Moves To Discourage Solar and Wind Power

I don't know how or where this "grow or die" idea began, but it's just plain wrong. You can't have infinite growth within a finite market.

The market is not finite. It is subject to continuous inflation of the currency at levels currently exceeding 10%, due to the fed's shenanigans including "Quantitative Easing".

If there is not at least enough growth in earnings justifying the current stock price to offset inflation PLUS taxes on additional dividends and deferred taxes ("taxes on the growth"), then investors are actually losing money, and should therefore refrain from investing their money in the losing proposition.

For example.. if you buy $10,000 in stock of company X. In 1 year due to inflation, you have lost $1,000 just from inflation. Then for your investment to retain just the initial value, the company needs to have grown in underlying capital value and earnings sufficiently at least so that your investment is now worth $1000 more PLUS the deferred taxes attributable to $1000, so... essentially minimum $1350 in growth.

If your initial $10k investment is not worth $11,350 at the end of Year 1, then you as an investor have actually lost money due to the decline in purchasing power of your investment.

To actually earn money, which is the point of investing.... the underlier needs to grow sufficiently to increase the value of the company by MORE than that.

Also; populations are not fixed in size, populations are growing --- so more utility demand is occuring year-by-year.

Comment: Re:This warning reads like a challenge to me (Score 2) 231

All told, what you seem to need are high altitude mountaineering gear. So, some cold weather gear, an oxygen bottle, and some ropes. Doubtless it would be a nasty ride but you'd probably survive.

The only thing left is about... the crushing risk. And radical sudden air pressure changes you may be exposed to.

Also... the difficulty of getting in and escaping while carrying all this gear.

In this heavy winter gear... you will likely stand out for sure.

Comment: Re:Apropos of "ethical dilemmas programmers face". (Score 1) 188

by mysidia (#46812681) Attached to: Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied On a Whole City

On the government's use of surveillance technology in public places.

I'll yield to them public places.. maybe... the problem is their recordings don't even exclude private property. How about... no surveillance of any private places or of public spaces that includes incidental coverage of any private space, without prior express written revokable permission from all property owners and any lawful residents (or rental tenants) freely and voluntarily granted with no order, reward, or coercion, or in excess of the permission granted in writing by all property owners and tenants.

Excluding incidental surveillance from cameras mounted in the windows of a manned non-aerial ground-based police vehicle, no more than 5 feet above the ground, or carried by officers on the ground, during routine law officer duties.

Comment: Re:Maybe it is for manufacturing? (Score 1) 233

by mysidia (#46812377) Attached to: Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

Seems like if they want a feature like this to support manufacturing that it should be something that is only accessible on one *internal* (non-ISP facing) Ethernet port and only within a certain amount of time since bootup.

Then they should deactivate the functional test feature, as soon as the admin password is changed from the default.

Comment: Re:You say tomato? (Score 1) 233

by mysidia (#46812203) Attached to: Intentional Backdoor In Consumer Routers Found

Really? How many people knew about heartbleed 3 weeks ago?

I didn't know about it 3 weeks ago. But none of my Linux SSL-enabled servers were affected, either.

It did help that most daemons were linked against libNSS. Many of the Apache installs were using mod_nss for SSL instead of mod_ssl, and.... most of the other servers were CentOS5 with openssl, but not a buggy version.

Comment: Re:I am all for this research (Score 1) 70

Wrong. Don't pass go don't collect $200. Sure solar activity follows an 11 year cycle. But that simply means that the probability changes over that 11 years.. a bit. But not much.

Sounds like you're just bullshitting your way through this.

The de Vries solar cycle is approximately 205 years. Your argument that relies on statistical independence and a reasonably uniform probability distribution does not hold any water.

Comment: Re:Good. (Score 1) 155

by mysidia (#46804147) Attached to: New 'Google' For the Dark Web Makes Buying Dope and Guns Easy

Also, trying to rely on security through obscurity would be extremely dumb. The moment an LEA got the address the whole game would be up.

Yes.... once their operation gets big or important enough... they are basically guaranteed that the feds will find out.

Hell... the NSA are probably already surveilling any/all high traffic Tor nodes to locate IP addresses associated with "important" or "popular" nodes in the network, then surveil those, until they have mapped the topology of the Tor network; then sharing pertinent info with the FBI when detected that some nodes might be running a service such as Silk Road or Illegal Goods search.

A Tor hidden service does not work against well-funded adversaries who can make efforts to "trace the traffic"

Ultimately point A has to receive some bits and Point B has to receive and send a lot of bits, or the pairs of endpoints don't communicate.

Comment: Re:How long before the FAA stops this? (Score 3, Interesting) 49

by mysidia (#46803253) Attached to: Drones On Demand

Which effectively kills the FAA's regulations that said commercial drone use in the US was illegal.

No it doesn't. The ruling affects the case at hand only -- not precedent-setting, and the matter is still under dispute with the FAA appealing.

It is quite possible the FAA could kill this company and apply some severe penalties.

If bankers can count, how come they have eight windows and only four tellers?