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Comment Re:Not entirely wrong ... (Score 1) 1141

We're already paying those people them money via welfare, so we've already figured out where that part of the money will come from.

The last category of people are those who aren't working (aren't paying tax) and who aren't currently claiming benefits. The money for these people will come from the money saved by reducing administration overhead on the welfare system.

If that's still not enough money to cover it... then yes, you're going to have to start working out where it comes from. But the bulk of the money is in fact already available or easy to find a source for, and any shortfall will be nothing like the $10,000 * 300 million that the article thinks you'll need to find.

Comment Re:Not entirely wrong ... (Score 1) 1141

He's missing that people will pay their increased taxes by using their new UBI. Your tax goes up by $1k/mo but your UBI gives you an extra $1k/mo, so you end up no better or worse off. Except actually you're a lot better off because you'll still have a $1k/mo income if/when you lose your job.

And on top of that is the part where administration costs of all our existing welfare programs go out of the window, which eliminates the part of your taxes which are currently being wasted on overhead, which translates to money you get to keep that you otherwise wouldn't have got.

Comment Re: Windows 10 (Score 1) 249

They're papercuts... it's just that there's so many of them, and they never seems to be getting any better, just different.

I install Debian Squeeze and X acceleration doesn't work. I upgrade to Wheezy, and my sound card has no volume control. Upgrading to Jessie fixes those, but now printing segfaults the drivers and network-manager automatically breaks all bridge interfaces I create. I understand that computers are hard, but just once I'd like to install a Linux desktop without having to wonder which major subsystem is going to be broken this time.

Comment Re:What about Firefox's declining market share? (Score 1) 129

People who are aware of the technical differences between browsers do not swing the great "market share" % points up or down; they're the extreme minority

They are the minority, but they're also usually the free tech support guy for friends and family. In the past, I used to aggressively push Firefox to anybody I could, but I wouldn't do that for the current Firefox.

Given that Firefox doesn't have much else in the way of marketing, I wonder how big an impact the deliberate loss/disenfranchisement of their technical user base is having.

Comment Re:Has IPv6's reputation just been destroyed? (Score 1) 229

Ah, yes, "through NAT". That's why they aren't suitable for connecting to the internet: because the only way to get them to even sort-of work is with NAT.

NAT makes your network more complicated, and therefore more expensive (in either money or time) to deal with. The amount of money spent on implementing, testing and debugging NAT traversal in all the software that needs it (games, VoIP, etc) is silly and it doesn't even work all the time. And manually setting up port forwards is a pain and it only works if your ISP even gives you at least one public IP; the moment they put you behind CGNAT (as many ISPs in the US are doing, because they don't even have enough IPs to give one per subscriber) then you're totally screwed.

Let's not even touch on RFC1918 clashes with VPNs or when merging two company networks, or the routing table size (which is going to trend way upwards as v4 fragments further and further) or the spiralling costs of buying v4 blocks off of other people.

Tons of NAT everywhere is not viable, sensible or acceptable for the future of the internet. It's been great as a delaying tactic, yes, I'll grant you that, but continuing to cling to it is just stupid.

Comment Re:Has IPv6's reputation just been destroyed? (Score 1) 229

They aren't, because there aren't enough v4 addresses to do that (did you somehow miss the memo on that?).

If your home network isn't connected to the internet, then fine, but most people want internet access and thus will need v6 on their home network to reach servers on the internet.

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