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Comment Re:How is this patentable? (Score 1) 84

So you remembered being annoyed. You most probably also thought "wouldn't it be nice if it could reset it self automatically". That makes the concept obvious. So obvious that even some not skilled in the arts could think of it. Now how you achieve that may or not be obvious.

There is also the "will it being me enough extra sales" to be worth spending time you figure out how to do it.

It's much like how I shouldn't have to set the time on the gps to the local time. We have timezone databases. We have maps which describe the boundaries of a time zone and we have the current location. That gives you all you need to set the time on a gps to the local time.

Or wouldn't it be nice if the speed warning on gps's took into account school zone and hours of operation.

Or wouldn't it be nice if time of day turn restrictions could be taken into account when route planning.

The latter two really need the first to be implemented to be fully automated.

Comment Re:In before... (Score 1) 150

Actually RFC 6269 dis-endorses NAT. RFC 6269 provides the least worst form for those that irrationally just have to have NAT.

For reasons discussed in [RFC2993] and Section 5, the IETF does not
recommend the use of Network Address Translation technology for IPv6.
Where translation is implemented, however, this specification
provides a mechanism that has fewer architectural problems than
merely implementing a traditional stateful Network Address Translator
in an IPv6 environment. It also provides a useful alternative to the
complexities and costs imposed by multihoming using provider-
independent addressing and the routing and network management issues
of overlaid ISP address space. Some problems remain, however. The
reader should consider the alternatives suggested in [RFC4864] and
the considerations of [RFC5902] for improved approaches.

Comment Re:Towns/Cities are to blame (Score 1) 160

When you hire a machine you pay for:

* Buying the machine and the truck needed to get it to the job site
* Keeping the machine and truck maintained
* Insurance of all types: liability, WC, on the equipment and truck, etc
* Taxes (payroll / business / etc.) for the hire company
* Accounting / bookkeeping services to take care of the above
* Rent or mortgage for an office / shop to house all of the above
* (Finally) a profit margin for the hire company

The only difference is the labour costs.

Comment Re:They disrupeed our plans! We want blood! (Score 1) 131

Even with IPv6 it doesn't identify a person. Modern stacks use short lived addresses, by default, for outgoing connections. All you get from IPv6 is a household the same as with IPv4.

IPv6 allows you to be able to uniquely address every machine. It doesn't require that every machine be reachable. It doesn't require that every machine uses there same address forever.

And by the way IPv6 is here. There is no need to wait.

Comment Re:Implementation was good though (Score 1) 92

No the form does not record her contact information. The only contact information was mine.

The relationship information however is not collectable unless you enter the people in the household in specific orders. i.e. the form was poorly defined as there were no instructions as far as I could see about entering people in specific orders.

Comment Re:Implementation was good though (Score 2) 92

30+ hours to get your password / receipt emailed to you. 20 minutes, maybe 1 hour is acceptable.

Started my census return on the 12th at 17:05 and requested the password be emailed to me.
The password email was sent by the ABS servers in the 14th at 03:50.

If I was depending upon the password to resume doing the census I would have had to wait an additional day.

Additionally the forms really didn't handle doing "Father", "Daughter", "Wife". Had to go and delete all the data entry for my daughter. Add my wife then re-add my daughter.

Comment Re: Why doesn't law enforcement get it? (Score 1) 145

Just print out the contract and amend it to require a subpoena before releasing relating to you. If the company accepts the change in terms it is then legally bound to request the subpoena. This is no different to crossing out terms that you don't agree with. Just get the changes initialled by the companies representative.

If we all do this the changes will become part of the standard contract.

Comment Re:Yup. Me too. (Score 1) 229

Complain to your consumer affairs people. Netflix are choosing to implement a disruptive solution rather than a non disruptive solution (e.g. redirect to a IPv4 only set of servers). You have paid for your service. You are not attempting to circumvent geo fencing. It is Netflix's responsibility to do geo fencing to the best of their ability which they clearly are not doing.

Comment Re:YUP (Score 1) 229

And Netflix have chosen to do this "solution" rather than a real solution which will work with the IPv6 network as it was when they turned on IPv6 for themselves.

HE's tunnel prefixes are reasonable well known. It doesn't that a rocket scientist to say "Is the connection coming from this block" and redirect to IPv4. Do the same for the other IPv6 tunnel brokers.

This is different for a IPv4 in IPv4 tunnel.

Comment Re:IPv6 and NAT (Score 1) 112

No. It has not endorsed NAT. In fact is explicitly discouraged. RFC 6296 is
a experimental (not standards track) RFC which says DO NOT DO THIS
but if you do this is a least worst way.

For reasons discussed in [RFC2993] and Section 5, the IETF does not
recommend the use of Network Address Translation technology for IPv6.
Where translation is implemented, however, this specification
provides a mechanism that has fewer architectural problems than
merely implementing a traditional stateful Network Address Translator
in an IPv6 environment. It also provides a useful alternative to the
complexities and costs imposed by multihoming using provider-
independent addressing and the routing and network management issues
of overlaid ISP address space. Some problems remain, however. The
reader should consider the alternatives suggested in [RFC4864] and
the considerations of [RFC5902] for improved approaches.

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