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Comment Re:IPv6 tunneling (Score 1) 52

What are the reasons for an ISP to do IPv6? People still can go to Google with IPv4, so no reason there.
Not enough people will change provider over this, so no incentive there.
They are now able to ask extra money for a fixed IP address, because IP addresses are scarce, even though this would mean that you can't get an IP address instead of not getting a fixed one.
They would need to invest and that is never a nice thing to do.
They need to replace a lot of hardware or at least reconfigure it and that will cost money.
Also an extra layer that can fail, so extra cost.

In all this I do not really see a reason for a provider to move to IPv6, besides the 'It is a cool thing to do' type of thing. As a business I would also be against it.

I hope I am wrong and somebody can tell me a lot of advantages that would make them money, save them money or a combination of both.

Comment Re:Uh.... what? (Score 1) 190

I use my landline only for ADSL. I have had it for 10 years or so. I have NO idea what that number is. And that is a current number that is in use.
And at one point I tried out dozens of free email account services. Pretty sure some of these exist, but I have no idea if they do or not.
And I do not even know if I have an email account with my provider. Probably is in the package, but no idea what the adress would be.

Comment Re:The American obsession with self-reliance (Score 1) 469

Just sit an watch Argentina, Greece, and for that matter the whole Western Europe as it faces mass immigration!

WTF? You have no idea what you are talking about. I am not saying there are or are not issues, but they are not related to socialism. Comparing Greece with e.g. Sweden or Germany because socialism, means you do not understand that correlation isn't the same as causation.

I could say that this happens because the governments are mainly white males. And no, socialism is not about a government replacing the community. It is a government that is PART of that community. You could say 'by the people, for the people' if you like.
And yes, that is it in an ideal situation that will never exist, just like any other ideal.

What you should get is laws that are made with the people in mind. This means e.g. less working hours, paid holidays. It does not mean you can't start your own company or be self employed.
But don't be surprised when people tell you that they work to live and not live to work.

If that means that I have a smaller car (I don't even have a car) or a smaller house, because I have to pay for others to get healthcare and an education, so be it. Because if I have to work less I would like spend time with people who also work less.
And I like to have a government with laws that reflect that.

Comment Re:The devil needed an escape route (Score 1) 307

Why would he not be blatant about his lies? We have had almost everybody hear lying about a lot of things and nothing came of it once they where caught.

I steal a cookie. Mom askes if I did and I lie. Nothing happens.
I steal another one and mom sees it and asks and I lie. Nothing happens.
I take another one and my mom sees it and I tell her while looking at the video recording that I did not and nothing happens.
I could just take the cookie and say that I did and nothing happens.

As long as there are no consequences, there is no motivation to alter what I am doing.

I might start telling the truth instead of lying, because it is easier and I would still take the cookies. Not because it is the right thing to do.

Comment Re:Liability (Score 1) 495

So statisticaly speaking, who will have the better lawers? And if the outcome can go both ways, will the individual risk his livelyhood on that bet?
And then just at the moment BigCorp starts to loose, they settle out of court.

Your best friend is a lawer and he will get out on top either way.

To me, out of court settlements should not mean that the case should be dropped.

Comment FUCK Newspeak (Score 4, Insightful) 49

Uber is a taxi company. Hurting people is not a prank. Alternate truth is lies. And these are ads.

I realy would like to walk up to them and put my knee with force into their balls and place my fist on their face several times with force and place my boot in their liver when they are on the ground.
It is not an assault, it is a valuable life lesson. Why won't they see the difference?

Comment Re:All these bans are useless security theatre (Score 1) 248

People will point out that this is what happened in Brussels. Only partly true. The check lines are and where behind pilons that would have prevent them from getting near the Belgian TSA people. They did it in the check-in hall and in the Metro Station (Idiots even did it in the wrong Metro station, but that is besides the point)
There now is a pre-check before you enter the airport. Not everybody is being checked.

Comment When will sites who run them be responsible (Score 2) 71

I will take /. as an example. It loads ads of different size and loads them in two times and so slow that I often click on an add by accident. No, I am unable to install an adblocker. Yes, I know it is stupid my company allows me to surf /. and does not block ads, but why would they? This leads me to my second point.

When there are ads with some hacking in it, websites say they are not responsible. I think they should be. I am not saying that the ad syndicates should not be responsible. I say that if you host content YOU should be responsible as well. And that will include using an Iframe that pulls content from an unknown source.

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