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## Comment Re:Posted by 'mdsolar' (Score 1)470

I'll rent you a solar system for only \$1,000/day, but you'll need to find your own transportation.

## Comment Re:"The plant's operator tried to bring in mobile. (Score 1)560

Weld the cables? Are you insane? Those things must cost thousands of dollars.

## Comment Re:Simple way to END Daylight Savings Time (Score 1)333

Brilliant, then you need to deal with half hours every time you convert to/from UTC.

## Comment Re:How about... (Score 1)376

So, when everything's on IPv6, and you want to play an IPv4-only game, you'll first have to establish an IPv4 VPN between the players? I suppose that sounds feasible, but someone will have to write the software to make it easy.

## Comment Re:Okay, good... (Score 1)413

Most people are probably going to be happy using browsers that have both codecs

Which browsers would those be? I thought Chrome was the only one with both WebM and H.264.

## Comment Re:It will prety much suck for quite some time. (Score 4, Informative)320

It's difficult to manipulate binary digits in hexadecimal, too. I don't see any advantage to this.

Every hex digit represents exactly 4 binary digits. If you flip a bit in a hexadecimal number, then exactly one hex digit will change. To know how it will change, you only need to remember the binary values of 0-F.

With decimal, you could flip a bit and change every digit in the number.

## Comment Re:ZOMG THE SKY [isn't] FALLING! (Score 1)320

You listed 17 /8 blocks in your post. If you managed to reclaim every single one of those, you'd almost make up for IANA's 19 allocations in 2010.

And let us know how it goes when you try to take those addresses from the US military.

## Comment Re:It will prety much suck for quite some time. (Score 4, Informative)320

Hexadecimal is used because a network is designated by an N-bit prefix, and it's *much* harder to manipulate bits in decimal, especially when each number is 16 or 32 bits long.

And using the colon for address separation is equally as stupid since that is how we designate port numbers.

it is pretty much unrememberable

With IPv6, your network will have its own 48 to 64-bit prefix. Once you remember that prefix, you can choose your suffixes to be as simple as you'd like.

you omit parts of the address ... but ONLY once!

You can only omit one run of zeros, because otherwise the length of each run would be ambiguous.

## Comment Re:Maybe I'm being naive... (Score 1)460

When IPv4 was first developed, subnets were only allocated on 8-bit boundaries. Since CIDR rolled out in the 90's, the subnet length is now arbitrary, and working with subnets requires doing tedious decimal-binary conversions in your head. It's a mess.

IPv6 uses hexadecimal, because a hex digit represents exactly 4 bits. This makes the CIDR math really simple.

Now, what if we used hex with dots? Is a.b.c.d.e.f.beef.de an IP address or a hostname? Hell if I know. That's why we use colons now.

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