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Comment: Online blackouts (Score 3, Interesting) 99

by tepples (#49516617) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

the only TV I watch anymore is Netflix and Amazon.

That's fine for people who don't watch live political news (CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, C-SPAN) or live sports. Because the leagues still sell exclusive rights to particular matches to traditional TV networks, the leagues' streaming subscription services black out any match shown on broadcast, cable, or satellite TV in your area

Comment: $30 per month (Score 1) 99

by tepples (#49516603) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

I do however have an issue with paying a service to stream TV and still having to watch ads.

Would you prefer a choice between Hulu Plus with ads at $10 per month and ad-free Hulu Plus Plus at $30 per month? Because the operators of these services would argue that only the combination of ad revenue and subscription revenue is enough to pay the royalty bills.

Comment: Re:IPv6 and Rust: overhyped and unwanted! (Score 1) 213

by tepples (#49516589) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

If you're behind CGN, then by definition you aren't allowed to run "servers"

Customers ought not to stand for inability to run servers. Therefore, customers ought not to stand for being stuck on carrier-grade NAT. Therefore, with more people than IPv4 addresses, IPv6 is a requirement.

Comment: Re: DNS without DHCP (Score 1) 213

by tepples (#49516527) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

Multicast out a request for who runs a service, the machine with the service unicasts back that it does.

I don't understand how this would work at Internet scale. Either I'm missing something fundamental, or you're claiming that IPv6 allows a host to port-scan the entire Internet for the DNS port with a multicast packet. Or were you referring to running a DNS server on your local subnet and discovering that with multicast? If so, how would that DNS server be automatically configured to use the DNS server operated by whatever ISP to which the machine is connected?

Comment: DNS without DHCP (Score 1) 213

by tepples (#49516233) Attached to: Why the Journey To IPv6 Is Still the Road Less Traveled

you don't even need to setup DHCP. your router just hands out prefixes, and the devices on the net autonomously decide their address by appending their mac address

If you don't set up DHCP, then how do devices on the net bootstrap enough service to be able to resolve into an IPv6 address? Does each machine need to run its own recursive resolver or rely on 2001:4860:4860::8844?

Comment: Coupon (Score 1) 283

by tepples (#49513767) Attached to: Norway Will Switch Off FM Radio In 2017

it's car radios that do USB, Bluetooth, and when phones are attached Pandora, Spotify

Not all phones are smart. How much do cellular data plans cost per year in Norway?

or in the most backwards cases listening to music via an iPod and a 3.5mm jack.

Which doesn't substitute for news, weather, traffic, or sports. That needs either a DAB receiver or a data plan.

Every transition will have a couple of stragglers that will require something to bridge while they wait for their old technology to wear out.

During the digital TV transition in the United States, some of the proceeds from the spectrum auction were earmarked for coupons good for a $40 discount off the price of an eligible digital TV tuner. Do FM to DAB transitions have a comparable program?

Comment: Re:HTTPS Everywhere - 3rd Party Certs? (Score 1) 70

by tepples (#49509931) Attached to: Chrome 43 Should Help Batten Down HTTPS Sites

The Perspectives extension for Firefox mostly solves the problem of certificates from an unknown issuer. It uses "notary servers" scattered throughout the Internet to verify that everyone is seeing the same certificate. If the rest of the Internet is seeing the same certificate as you, it automatically skips unknown issuer errors for that certificate. (I haven't checked whether it's on other browsers.)

"If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time serving it..." -- Marion Zimmer Bradley, _The Forbidden Tower_