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Comment: Re:So after years of panic... (Score 2) 250

Well is entirely allocated for amateur radio use, so it's a slightly different situation. It was allocated back when IPs were given away willy-nilly and is so randomly utilized that condensing the space and recovering any of it would be an interesting proposition.

Packet radio is so niche that that particular subnet will probably never even get close to full, so there's no harm in you still having your chunk.

Comment: Re:Bah, we already said goodbye to CTRL-S years ag (Score 2) 521

by wolrahnaes (#47077975) Attached to: Goodbye, Ctrl-S

(Setting up a whopping big scrollback memory helps with that, though.)

One of my biggest gripes with most modern terminals, the scrollback buffer is uselessly small in the default configuration. Mac OS X is the only system where I don't feel the need to modify it literally the first time I do "cat /var/log/something"

Memory is not an issue for a graphical terminal on a desktop. There's no good reason for terminals to be defaulting to 200 lines anymore.

Comment: Re:Terrible idea (Score 2) 187

by wolrahnaes (#46998431) Attached to: Do Embedded Systems Need a Time To Die?

I thought so too and selected Nexus 5, but since purchase on January, it has got only one system update and that happened on the first day I used the phone. It seems that Google cares about bugs on already sold devices as much as anybody else in the industry.

Android itself has not seen an update since then. The Nexus 5 initially shipped with 4.4.0 and got both 4.4.1 and 4.4.2 as soon as they were publicly announced. When Android 4.4.3 comes out (apparently soon) you're basically guaranteed to be the first device for which it's available.

Compare this to all the other phone vendors, who at least in the case of the large ones you know have had access to 4.4.3 for some time, where most devices still aren't on 4.4.2. Where devices are still being *launched* brand new and out of date the moment they're available.

Comment: Re:WTF Is A "Feature Phone"? (Score 1) 243

by wolrahnaes (#46933879) Attached to: The Feature Phone Is Dead: Long Live the 'Basic Smartphone'

i just don't want to be constantly within nagging range of email or texts.

I'm pretty sure there's not a single phone that still works since AMPS was turned off which doesn't have texting. It's a basic part of the GSM standard and I assume fairly basic in the CDMA world as well.

If there was a compelling reason for a smart phone and/or app (other than social media nonsense, or the aforementioned email/texts) i'd buy a smart phone. but right now, it's just about tracking users and this irritating social media bubble that cannot pop soon enough.

Or you can not install any social networking apps on it and use it as the magical information oracle like a lot of us do. Neither Android nor iOS comes with social networking installed by default. Yes, Google has Google+ but the app is not there in a base Android install, you have to get it yourself from the Google app store. It's been a while since I used an iOS device but to my knowledge the closest to "social" they have by default is the Game Center system.

If you're really paranoid you can install CyanogenMod, Replicant, Ubuntu Touch, or any number of alternative OSes and/or Android forks which you can build yourself from source and know exactly what's in it.

Disliking social networks makes sense. Avoiding smartphones because of that doesn't make any sense. No one is forcing you to use social networks just to have a smartphone.

Comment: Re:Microsoft make up your mind! (Score -1, Flamebait) 293

by wolrahnaes (#46928637) Attached to: The Upcoming Windows 8.1 Apocalypse

First you end support for XP, which is a good thing, then you end support for Windows 7 in 2020, now you are ending support for Windows 8 on May 8. Why? the bog standard Windows 8 still has newer software than Windows 7, the only thing holding it back is the retarded Modern UI interface.

Why? Easy. Because it's the only way to get the message across to corporate fucktards that we are in the internet era and updating your software is FUCKING MANDATORY. If you're going to be sharing the same global network as the rest of us, you need to understand that stagnation hasn't been an option for over a decade and the old habits formed on XP must be thrown out the window.

They've tried asking nicely for years, people still don't listen, now it's time to hold their feet to the fire. Outdated shit doesn't fly.

Comment: Re:I don't like the control it takes away from you (Score 1) 865

by wolrahnaes (#46922485) Attached to: Did the Ignition Key Just Die?

Ah, but you do have the control you speak of, just in a different way.

In my experience if you press the button without triggering the appropriate safety interlock (brake or clutch) the car goes in to "on" mode without starting the engine. I can say for sure this works on Kias and Fords, no idea on others.

I would be tempted to assume that push starting works the same way, but I can not confirm as the only manual push button start vehicle I've driven was a test drive in a Focus ST with the salesman in the back seat.

Cranking longer just seems to happen as necessary. My housemate's Optima will pull a 5-7 second crank on a cold morning with just a press of the button.

Comment: Re:More useful if symmertical (Score 1) 224

by wolrahnaes (#46870157) Attached to: How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

What about reasonable quotas? in Montreal we have about only 60GB per month on the standard package, which is ridiculous...

60GB per month? Wow, that is really bad. I did 45GB yesterday. Consumer plans on my ISP are capped between 150 and 400 GB/mo depending on speed tier, and business plans are uncapped. I think those are pretty reasonable, I'm a heavy downloader and rarely even approached the 400GB mark on a 50/5 connection. I upgraded to a business plan last week not for the lack of a cap but because 75/8 and 100/10 (which I got) are currently business-only.

Comment: Re:More useful if symmertical (Score 1) 224

by wolrahnaes (#46869455) Attached to: How much use would you get from a 1 gigabit internet connection?

I can confirm this. I have a Steam cache running on my network so anything anyone's previously installed comes right off the local server at gigabit speeds. The server is perfectly capable of pushing a full gigabit of traffic, but no single client has ever been able to install games with a consistent speed exceeding 65MB/sec. Some games are better than others thanks to more efficient methods of storing data (Payday 2 is horrible and even the SSD users see "Disk Busy" during patching) but even Valve's own titles can't be installed fast enough to max it out.

Comment: Re:What does it mean? (Score 1) 328

by wolrahnaes (#46840013) Attached to: FTC Approves Tesla's Direct Sales Model

Or did the longstanding rules (much older than NJ rules) in several of these states become unconstitutional because they apply to Tesla where before they only applied to Detroit/Japan/etc?

Just because it's longstanding doesn't mean it's constitutional or right. See the Pledge for example. Unconstitutional since 1954, but it remains because various courts keep finding ways to drop the cases on technicalities rather than actually making a decision on the issue.

Comment: Re:Why Ubuntu?! (Score 3, Interesting) 208

I have no idea how they found it, but two possible ideas:

1. They found something that was more obviously Ethernet elsewhere and just traced it to this port.

2. They stuck a scope on it and saw something that looked like a link pulse, then assumed it was Ethernet from there.

Comment: Re:where's the door? (Score 0) 93

by wolrahnaes (#46546291) Attached to: Speedy Attack Targets Web Servers With Outdated Linux Kernels

Anything worth having has been updated to later kernels long ago. And yes that is meant to apply the logic backwards, if your shit hasn't been updated to work beyond 2.6 by 2014 then whoever's supporting it is fucking useless. If it's not supported anymore, then you need to be looking for a replacement.

Software is a moving target, anything designed without that in mind has failed from the start.

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