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Comment Re:Bottom head? (Score 2) 123

I have to agree, Slashdot articles is getting more and more cryptic and the editing is non existent! Not even the smallest attempt at explaining what is being referenced. It's a summary for a reason, you should only need to Google if you want more information, not to find out what the hell it's talking about! Maybe that's part of the fun?

Comment Funny/interesting addresses (Score 5, Interesting) 243

I've seen a few already today!

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5
www.bbc.net.uk has IPv6 address 2001:4b10:bbc::1

Does v6 kick off 'IP addresses as a marketing tool'? :)

Submission + - World IPv6 day underway! (worldipv6day.org)

Sinus0idal writes: So World IPv6 Day is under way.

"The goal of the Test Flight Day is to motivate organizations across the industry — Internet service providers, hardware makers, operating system vendors and web companies — to prepare their services for IPv6 to ensure a successful transition as IPv4 addresses run out."

Have any Slashdotters seen any issues anywhere in the world as yet? We've already seen some good IPv6 addresses today from the participants. What other good v6 address combinations can Slashdot think of?

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5

Comment Funny addresses (Score 1) 1

I've seen a few already today!

www.facebook.com has IPv6 address 2620:0:1c18:0:face:b00c::
cisco.v6day.akadns.net has IPv6 address 2001:420:80:1:c:15c0:d06:f00d
www.luns.net.uk has IPv6 address 2a01:8900:0:1::b00b:1e5

Does v6 kick off 'IP addresses as a marketing tool'? :)

Comment Interest.. (Score 1) 809

What I found quite interesting is that they're planning to save something like 15bn a year in austerity measures, but something like 10-12bn of that will go on interest! So they'll only be managing to pay back 3bn each year at best! Crazy.

Comment Re:OOh (Score 1) 803

I'm still running my 2k install from 2001, soon to be retired though. It's been through several different PCs and is still fine. Only app that i've ever been told by the installer it can't run is MSN messenger - so I just used an opensource MSN app.

Comment Re:This is a waste of time and money. (Score 2, Insightful) 411

Somewhat unfortunately, I agree. Having fairly recently been a student at a UK city academy, AND afterwards been the IT admin in more than one, they tend to spend a massive amount of money on tech, for which the majority of teachers have no idea how to use. If anything the budget should be split in half, and half go to tech, and half go to teaching people how to use it. Hundreds of thousands spent on interactive whiteboards is pointless if no one has any idea how to use them. In addition, computers ARE very distracting, even if they are locked down to hell. At least with a textbook I can't spend half my lesson trying to get around the lockdowns, or seeing what internet pages weren't blocked, or reading slashdot. I think there is quite a niche in the market for education software that isn't quite covered or well known yet. An easy way to cusomise web use for a lesson would be a start, rather than global blocking - "for this lesson this bunch of PCs in this classroom can only access this webpage, and this application" would be a neat feature. I'm sure it's available somewhere, but it's not well known and probably not free (unless you want to be scripting it yourself - this needs to be something a teacher can do). Anyway blabbering - as a UK taxpayer, I too would like some more thought to go into the way school IT is run, maybe a government policy, but without stifling those schools which actually have good IT techs who spend wisely (few and far between).

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