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Comment Re:There *was* a proposal simpler than IPv6.. IPxl (Score 1) 124

What hardware concerns does IPv6 actually address? Far as I can tell it was created without too much concern for hardware. 128 bits for example. Most cpu's are going to have to use multiple cpu cycles. Due to registers being 32/64 bit (not including simd extensions.) These aren't really a concern considering how fast our computers are and that networking gear has special processors.

IPv6 fails in a few areas that some people refuse to even acknowledge. If they wanted IPv6 to be successful they would have kept it simple. For example getting rid of broadcast in favor or multicast. Another is the complete waste of addresses, each of my interfaces gets multiple /64 and then assigns the rest of the 64bit (randomly or from the mac address) if we were going to waste that many address we should have just stuck with 64bit.

64 bit addresses would have hit all the boxes of needs that ipv6 provides. BGP routes not taking up so much memory and being simpler globally. Every device being able to reasonably have it's own globally unique address.(Not every device needs a unique address) 128 bits is stupidly large, 33 bits for example is double the size of 32 bits. For each bit we are doubling.

IPv6 fails because they didn't think to make it simple. Embedded devices need to be simple, not every manufacturer is going to pay for the best programmers. I've dealt with too many "modems/routers" that barely understood ipv4 let alone ipv6.

IPxl if implemented could work. I see it as the same hack that UTF8 uses. It faces the same exact problem the IPv6 faces, Software/hardware would have to be upgraded. IPxl could then take the good stuff such as prefix delegation. (We are keeping dhcp and arp)

Comment How exactly is Amazon screwing me over? (Score 1) 110

This just in "stupid people too stupid to shop on Amazon".

A couple of clicks and a little bit of math and it's pretty easy to figure out what the best deal is.

Price and shipping are but two items on my mental list to go through when I'm looking around. The time and cost of buying it local. Tax. Speed of delivery. Hassle factor if it is broken/wrong item/size etc.

If you can't do the mental arithmetic then you probably shouldn't be allowed on the internet unsupervised.

Comment Blue ray vs HD DVD anyone? (Score 1) 207

Duh because video standards don't matter anymore and online delivery of both hardware and media is driving down prices quickly. The consumers are better educated than the previous generation who were still wrapped around the axil over the whole VHS DVD HDDVD Blue ray debacle.

Customers have switched over to Netflix, Amazon, youtube, and a few others as the method for getting content. No waiting around for the various companies to get on board with a set standard. Want to watch in it 720? Go for it. Want 1080? no problem. Want to watch 4K knock yourself out. Still fucking around with ripped DVDs in SD? no one cares have fun.

Comment Re: Shocking! (Score 1) 527

Not trying to hide the corruption. All you have to do is point at the two main political parties.

Republicans - corrupt

Democrats - really corrupt

Both groups have their agendas both have their problems. I like neither, it's like either being kicked in the balls (Republicans) or kicked in the balls and then raped in the ass and then expected to say thank you for that privilege (Democrats)

Comment Re:OK, so what will people do all day? (Score 1) 400

What will people do? Easy, grow food, make clothes, build homes, raise kids etc.

We are talking about what humans have been doing for a few hundred thousand years. No jobs you say? So what. As the level of automation goes up prices will continue to fall and it will be even easier to obtain goods. Yes in the short run companies will use it to swell their profits but eventually they'll have to lower them down. Don't believe me then look at that smart phone in your pocket, does it cost $10000 to buy, have a battery that lasts 4 hours, weighs 10 lbs, only works in a single city, only make phone calls, only allows 10-20 people (on the entire network) to make cell calls at the same time, and costs a $1000 a month service in 1980 dollars (About $3000 now). That's what you would have been paying back in the day.

Now part of the price drop problem is the government sucking on the economy like a fat tick pulling an ever larger portion of the profits for itself. This is why prices are slow to fall. It's hard to lower prices through innovation when a greater and greater portion of the price is made up of fees and taxes. Eventually people will figure that out and demand change.

I can see a return to people using all the new automation to simply go Amish. Give me 10 acres of land with some trees on it, a work shop, a source of water, and dirt cheap automation/electronics and I won't need much else.

The problem is in that world poor people still won't take care of themselves and will be demanding that everyone else do it.

Comment Re:Shocking! (Score 5, Insightful) 527

Who can write bigger checks than the oil industry? That would be the US Federal government.

They are playing both sides of the field, it just depends on which politicians/agency you are talking about. The Federal government makes more per gallon of gas that anyone in the oil industry in terms of taxes, fees and royalties. They also dump huge sums of money into research for climate and have been agitating for some time to be able to tax us on our carbon use to gain even more control over us.

Corruption at its finest.

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