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Comment So, what if I'm not on any social media? (Score 2) 348

I'm planning to visit US in August 2017 to watch the total solar eclipse that pretty much is visible in lots of the states (path of totality goes from Pacific northwest to South Carolina). If this ruling gets implemented, I wonder what's would be more problematic: Leaving the field empty since I don't have any (well, I guess I could give my nick on IRCNet) or creating a throwaway account on Facebook without any content if they decide to look it up?

Not that I really expect any true problems at the border, have visited US many times in the past due to business although not in last 5 years. Some agents have been more friendly than others...but no real problems whatsoever.

Comment Re:Not just Facebook (Score 1) 167

I would prefer a setting that instead of blanket deny would give apps appearance that the right has been granted, and then spoof the feed with something else.

The basic options for this is of course things like mute for audio, or missing signal from GPS. But the fun would be if you would make Facebook only hear "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" 24/7...

Comment Re:IPv6 is such a disaster (Score 3, Informative) 65

-They did away with private addressing (site-local) "because it breaks the openness of the internet and firewalls". Tell that one to someone who's seen hackers use a Java-based PS2 Video broadcasting software to send files across the internet. Lets automatically use public addresses on air-gapped networks.

No they didn't.

See - Site-local was the original spec and that's deprecated since it doesn't allow for easily merging of two existing private networks. ULA fixes that. So damn right you can have private networks.

The standard has changed so many times in the last 10 years nobody can comprehend it; every book has a different set of material on it, every programmer has set their infrastructure up differently.

Oh please. Only things that have really fundamentally changed are the IPv4IPv6 transition mechanism. Now that NAT64 and DNS64 are in use, you can pretty much work with an IPv6-only network (ironically, a couple years ago everything else, including gaming, worked via a NAT64, except for Skype, which is supposed to go through anything)

They did away with IPV4's simplistic subnetting and supernetting, and introduced EUI-64 addressing which can track devices as they move from network to network. Marketing companies like Google and Microsoft were helping to write the standard.

Oh please, even Windows uses privacy extensions for IPv6. No one forces you to use EUI-64.

Very Few large deployments.

Tell that to the Chinese. They have *huge* networks, IPv6 only.

Comment Windows server 2016 on desktop (Score 2) 581

I'm going to get a new gaming PC sometime next year, and probably I'd "have to" run Windows 10 on it.

Luckily, I can still get Windows Server 2016 from Dreamspark.

Looks like it will have all the features of Windows 10 with bits that allow you to turn OFF all the nastinesses.You can just install Audio and DirectX support and play. I know of friends who have done this with Windows Server 2012, so it should be ok.

As a bonus, I can have a domain controller in my home, so that if wife ever needs to have Windows 10 in her computer, we can just have it join the domain and remain in our control, not Microsoft's.

Comment Re:MTU (Score 1) 72

The use case here is moving uncompressed video within a studio environment. In here, you have full control over the hardware and Internet does not come into play. I'd think that in such cases they have no problems in going to jumbo frames.

Comment Re:Simple experiment-- (Score 1) 154

We rely on our server uptime because of someone else's electricity (we should just generate our own)

I haven't yet seen a datacenter (or even a server closet) that doesn't have at least a small UPS (to allow graceful shutdowns). For mission-critical environments, you actually *do* have back-up generators and the like (Think hospitals). Following that analogy, a hybrid option is actually one that might be worth pursuing, putting services into a cluster and having part of the cluster hosted on-premise.

It all comes down to cost-benefit-analysis. The problem with doing that in regards to cloud computing is that some of the variables are not only vague, but they might be completely unavailable. There is not really enough information to make rational decisions on such aspects as privacy, confidentiality, reliability, and so on. Some of these might get better defined over time (such as reliability), but with confidentiality it all comes down to trusting your cloud provider.

Comment Re:dry ink (Score 5, Informative) 223

Has solved it already a few years ago with Epson Claria inks. They are still costly (based on the cartridge-pricing-model), but the whole point of that product is that it doesn't block the heads if you don't print anything for a while.

I have an Epson PX720WD myself (got it cheap out of a dealer going of of business), and use it *very* rarely. There may be several months between sheets, and nearly a year between color printings. I've replaced the cartridges once. And never gotten a blocked printing head.

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