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Comment Re: First lesson (Score 1) 106

"But on the IPv6 network, you have the potential to have thousands of DNS servers, or even multicast/anycast addresses for DNS servers."

Most large DNS deployments already use IP Anycast on IPv4.

For example, Google's public recursive DNS (, uses IP Anycast. Most DNS root servers use IP Anycast.

There are two main benefits to IP Anycast, but the most relevant is allowing the distribution of an IP address over multiple geographic location, which allows lower latency, but also limits the number of attackers who can attack a specific deployment.

Comment Re:If the point was ... (Score 1) 171

There's no proof that it has anything to do with Wikileaks, but in a world of IoT devices with no thought toward security, anyone who cares to do so can mount DDOS with the power of a national entity.

What's the point of doing what Assange and Wikileaks have been doing without any moral position? He isn't helping his own case.

Comment Re:Legal? (Score 1) 67

No, of course it is not legal to set a trap to intentionally hurt someone, even if you expect that the trap could only be activated by the person committing property theft or vandalism. Otherwise, you'd see shotguns built into burglar alarms.

Fire alarm stations sometimes shoot a blue dye which is difficult to remove or one which only shows under UV. Never stand in front of one when pulling the lever! But they are not supposed to hurt you.

And of course these booby traps generally are not as reliable as the so-called "inventor" thinks and tend to hurt the innocent.

Comment Re:Latin lover (Score 1) 104

If Trump gets in, the house, the senate, the speaker, everybody is going to be against him. Not much will get done.

Most of Trump's big ideas don't require Congress at all. He can blow up trade deals, withdraw from NATO, deport millions, ban certain religions from coming to the US and it will not require one bit of congressional approval.

He'd also be traveling with nuclear launch codes. I don't want a guy who is rage-tweeting about Miss Universe's sex tape at 3am to have access to that stuff. Sorry, not sorry.

Comment Re:Latin lover (Score 1) 104

I'll ask the question again:

Do you know Trump's well-laid-out plan for international trade? Do you know his well-though-out plan for dealing with the deficit? Can you name a single bit of legislation that Trump said he would push besides term limits?

If you could have answered any of those questions, if you could have made the case you would have. Trump would have. You didn't and he hasn't and that's why we're where we're at.

Comment Re:Address the issues (Score 2) 104

Both candidates have specific, well-laid-out proposals which anyone can find.

Yes, except Trump's proposals are all to women he's trying to feel up.

Do you know Trump's well-laid-out plan for international trade? Do you know his well-though-out plan for dealing with the deficit? Can you name a single bit of legislation that Trump said he would push besides term limits? The policy papers on his website read like one of those sample Powerpoint presentations written in Latin. And all he has to say for himself is that whatever he's going to do, it'll be, "tremendous". Since I've had four years of high school Latin, I happen to know the root of the word, "tremendous" and let me tell you, it's a disgrace, believe me. Sad!

Trump is a fraud of a fake of a fugazi. If you go to his website, not even that is real. He's got a ticker running across the top showing donations "in real time" and it turns out that it's just a loop that was put up weeks ago and if you look at the code for his site, it's a script that calls an XML file named, "Sample_donations". He's a fucking Potempkin village in a fright wig. He's a creation of the media and not one thing more.


[Note: since the story broke, the Trump campaign has taken down the phony ticker widget.]

Comment Re: Great! (Score 1) 249

Not that there was ever that much good on 4chan to begin with, but what there was was really good.

I agree, but I also see it as a social experiment that was doomed to failure because anarchic social interaction will always result in the very few who have never learned to play well with others believing they have the right - even the permission - to poison the public well.

There was never a mechanism to clap back at the shitlords, in other words.

Comment Re:Not the government. (Score 1) 500

Well seriously - nobody could claim that the board is overstepping their bounds if they revoke her license. She has a clear and long history of dangerous misinformation - which she gives weight to with the authority of her credentials, she is clearly aware that she is violating the code of conduct and has publicly stated that she continuous to do so.
Surely any organisation has the right to remove their association with somebody who refuses to act according to the rules for membership of that organisation ?

Comment Re:About time. (Score 1) 500

My dad is an electrical engineer. Every employment contract he has ever taken included a clause specifically prohibiting him from doing private work - even in his own time, and the cited reason is professional liability. If he screws up a design he did privately, his employers are liable.

Comment Re:You are wrong. Elon is right. (Score 1) 256

>Awareness of an event does not alter your chance of experiencing that event unless you are actively seeking, or avoiding it.
Yes, which is why I said that what you said was true. It's STILL useless though. It tells us nothing that every smart person didn't already know.

But then nobody at all suggested it and it's mindboggling how you could conclude that what the GP said meant that. Nobody was suggesting awareness alters the odds. We were informing you of the simple fact that it wouldn't be on the news unless the odds were astronomically low. Hence, if it is on the news - you can conclude that the odds must be astronomically low. Ergo, if it's on the news it will not happen to you.

Comment Re: and will get their employer sued (Score 1) 500

No. You're an idiot and everything you said is false. Those ideas were displaced by better science.

That's the RIGHT way to challenge science - the ONLY way - with better science. There is no science backing anti-vaxxers whatsoever. It's not even worse science, it's the complete absence of science.

There have been nurses who successfully overturned the orthodoxy on treatments - and made breakthroughs, but they did it with better science - they defeated the orthodoxy with methodically gathered evidence.
That's the only way that is acceptable.

These nurses are killing people.

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