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Comment: Re:they will defeat themselves (Score 1) 950

by sl3xd (#47930729) Attached to: ISIS Bans Math and Social Studies For Children

Also known as the global strategy of how to handle North Korea.

North Korea is resource poor, bankrupt, and starving - it took decades to build up nuclear capabilities, but they did it.

ISIL has oil, and lots of it. Sure, you could make selling their oil 'illegal' like blood diamonds, but the strategy didn't stop DeBeers from trading blood diamonds, and it won't stop the oil companies.

ISIL may not be able to obtain nukes, but they are well funded enough to do other terrible things to nations who would just as soon ignore them.

Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 97

by Black Parrot (#47839729) Attached to: Alibaba's US IPO Could Top $20 Billion

'cause they aren't getting our money fast enough yet?

Re #2, Teh Beeb or someone on the telly said that the IPO was already for a front company, 'cause foreigners aren't allowed to own Chinese companies.

Also said some potential investors are shy because it's not clear whether / how long China will tolerate the kind of workaround set up for the IPO.

Comment: Re:Great idea at the concept stage. (Score 1) 254

by sl3xd (#47836083) Attached to: UCLA, CIsco & More Launch Consortium To Replace TCP/IP

I'm really not sure about the "not replacing IPv4"...

Most Comcast customers have IPv6 now, and it's been silently working for quite some time.

I've taken the time to instrument my connection, and a lot of my traffic is IPv6. (The lion's share of bandwidth is IPv6, but that's easy to pin on Netflix.)

Comment: Re:Stop Making Up Words! (Score 2) 157

by Black Parrot (#47820655) Attached to: Reno Selected For Tesla Motors Battery Factory

Dude he can call it "cucumber" if he wants as long as it creates actual STEM jobs in North America.

Once it's built it will probably only employee low-paid assembly line workers and some managers.

(Which isn't STEM, but may still be an improvement on the way the USA has been hedded for the past few decades.)

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