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Cisco Linksys Routers Still Don't Support IPv6 380

Posted by samzenpus
from the coming-soon dept.
Julie188 writes "It's 2011, IPv4 addresses are officially exhausted, and the world's largest router maker, Cisco, still doesn't support IPv6 in its best-selling line of Linksys wireless routers. This is true even for the new E4200 router released just last month (priced at $180). The company has promised to add IPv6 to the E4200 by the spring. But it has not been specific about if and how it will offer an IPv6 upgrade to the millions of other Linksys routers currently running in homes and small businesses."

Comment: Re:so the oss hater fud-monkey works for oracle (Score 4, Informative) 500

by stagg (#34093686) Attached to: 33 Developers Leave
What's more, it might actually be MORE consolidated. "We want The Document Foundation to be open to code contributions from as many people as possible. We are delighted to announce that the enhancements produced by RedHat and the Go-OOo team will be merged into LibreOffice, effective immediately. We hope that others will follow suit. "

Comment: Re:LibreOffice is painful to pronounce. (Score 1) 500

by stagg (#34093654) Attached to: 33 Developers Leave
The webpage explains that "The trademark is owned by Oracle Corporation. Our hope is that Oracle will donate this to the Foundation, along with the other assets it holds in trust for the Community, in due course, once legal etc issues are resolved. However, we need to continue work in the meantime - hence "LibreOffice" ("free office")."

Comment: Scabbing (Score 0, Troll) 114

by stagg (#33593512) Attached to: Google Fixes 10 Bugs In Chrome, Pays $4000 Bounty
Bug bounties are really not far off from Scab work at all. Companies use bounties and contests to replace what could otherwise be lucrative positions for permanent employees. And as long as there are people out there willing to do the work for free, the company has no incentive to create those positions. They just paid 400$ a bug to get god knows how many people to run QA for them, and paid out the ten people that got in fresh, reproducible bugs the fastest. This is great for the companies running the contests, but it sure isn't good for workers or the industry.

Comment: More recent publications... (Score 4, Informative) 149

by stagg (#33457002) Attached to: DNA-Less 'Red Rain' Cells Reproduce At 121 C
It looks like more recent publications have resolved this: "The alga was identified as a specie belonging to the genus Trentepohlia. The region in Changanacherry from where the red rain was reported was found to be densely vegetated with plenty of lichen on trees, rocks and lampposts. Samples of lichen collected from there also were cultured in the microbiology laboratory of TBGRI. The study showed that the lichen collected from the site gave rise to algae similar to the ones cultured from the spores obtained from the rain water samples. The spores in the rainwater, therefore, most probably are of local origin."

Comment: Re:Who do you trust more? (Score 1) 196

by stagg (#33456828) Attached to: UN Telecom Chief Urges Blackberry Data Sharing
For the record, I'm inclined to agree. The ideal situation is for the government to enforce some level of encryption and security on carriers and hardware/software developers. Your average end user doesn't know or care about security and encryption, but many of them should. Better that we have the keys to the data in our own pockets. There's a lot the government can do as far as ensuring that records aren't kept, checking how they're stored, and so on. Audits can and do happen, at least in some places.

Comment: Who do you trust more? (Score 1) 196

by stagg (#33456248) Attached to: UN Telecom Chief Urges Blackberry Data Sharing
Someone is going to be deciding what to do with your data here, either the individual companies or the government. Personally, I'd rather that the government made the call (whether it be to keep data private, use it, etc) than maintain the current situation, where we have to beg companies to maintain our privacy, and then trust them to continue to do so. Those of us who live in democratic countries elect our government, and the theory is that they're accountable. We do not elect corporations and private companies. As with Google's "Do not be evil," promises that our privacy will be maintained are often made graciously, and perhaps with the best intentions, If your government isn't accountable, you can replace them. If RIM, Google, or anyone else decides to abuse your data... what then?

Comment: Re:No Oil (Score 1) 423

by stagg (#33452542) Attached to: Another Gulf Oil Rig Explodes
I don't think that's necessarily going to soothe people. They've seen the repercussions at their worst, or very near it, and now they're seeing what looks like evidence of a high failure rate. Outrage can be expected, and to some extent it's understandable. It's anecdotal evidence, and screams of observation bias, but the existence of those biases does not mean that people are wrong. Scrutinizing the source of all that outrage can't possibly hurt. A properly functioning government would ensure that's done.

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