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Comment: Re:ipv6 (Score 1) 208

by sjames (#49515803) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

You seem to have fallen into a parallel reality. In mine, all of those Windows versions can and do use IPv6. Even XP if you explicitly configure it in the network settings.

I have Comcast and one day I noticed they were announcing v6 addresses. So I turned off my 6to4 tunnel. I haven't had any problems. Modem running out of RAM is a modem problem, not an IPv6 problem. Perhaps it's old or cheesy.

Comment: Re:My B.S. Detector is Going Off (Score 2) 68

by Bruce Perens (#49515639) Attached to: Old Marconi Patent Inspires Tiny New Gigahertz Antenna

If the end of the coil that is hanging is grounded (earthed), it becomes an autotransformer. As it's shown, it's a variable inductor and the disconnected end is irrelevant and has no meaningful physical effect at the frequency a spark transmitter could have reached.

This comment seems to get closer to what they actually mean in their scientific paper. But the article about it is garble and the paper might suffer from second-language issues, and a lack of familiarity with the terms used in RF engineering.

Comment: Re:How about basic security? (Score 2) 208

by sjames (#49515525) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

1. As opposed to IPv4 where practically nothing uses the pain in the ass to set up encryption

2. Yes, if I am stupid enough to have no firewall whatsoever, even locally on the machines, all they have to do is nmap an entire internet's worth of IP addresses to find the 10 or so that actually exist on my network.

3. Oh my yes, only 15 years of testing, AKA, 75% as much as the IPv4 stack in most cases.

4. Not sure what you're saying there. Issue must be local, I've had no problem using IPv6.

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.