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Comment Re:wrong conclusion (Score 1) 399

Income variance is good because it encourages people to live in a smaller house, have less recurring expenses, and then it sometimes feels like "yay, I have more money." Well, that is, if they're not an idiot. Then they'd probably just overspend based on the high number and go into debt.

Thats not working out so well in places like Vancouver, where those smaller houses cost $1 million.

Comment Re:You know there's an easy fix for this. (Score 1) 233

Simply make a service much like Twitter with a similar name, but controlled by the users, not a soulless, bought-and-paid for corrupt corporation and it's bullshit owners. Democratize that bitch! Also, while you're at it, the 140 character arbitrary bullshit limit has to go, so maybe increase it to... whatever you want to put in your account profile. Then let other people limit how many characters they want to read, as part of THEIR profile, allowing people to decide for themselves, rathr thn frcng ppl to tlk mr & mr lik ths, bc THS SHT s jst FCKNG anyng!

Like 'Twatter'?

Comment Re: Legality (Score 1) 233

You don't have to comply with unlawful orders.

A police officer could come to your door and demand entry w/o a warrant and you are perfectly within your rights to deny them access and even using force if necessary (not recommended). Probably better to allow them under protest and sort it out not the courts later.
However with a valid warrant it's a different story.

But know you can refuse to comply with an unlawful order but better be certain it's unlawful.

This is kind of how civil forfeiture works in the USA. The cops stop your car, search it, find cash. They declare the cash "Obvious drug money" and take it. You now have to go through lengthy and expensive legal action if you want any chance of getting that cash back.

Kind of like bandits except in uniform and with the backing of the state.

Comment Re:Clearly hate speech (Score 1) 233

Steering people to a platform where they get used to being censored is the entire point of Web 2.0, isn't it? What, do you want people to learn how to host their own webpages again? Luddite.

It's clearly hate speech, and should be deleted for that reason.

Yeah, I hate hate speech so much! Oh wait...

Comment Re:First thing I change on Win devices I use (Score 1) 113

Oh gee, no IPV6, only IPV4, what _ever_ will we do? IPV4 only hosts are _such_ a mystery!!!

In this case it is a mystery because the configuration has not been tested by the vendor. Its not that the system needs IPv6 connectivity to the Internet, thats completely different. Its that some applications expect to find a functional IPv6 stack and may react unpredictably if it isn't present. Thats what testing would be for. If the applications and OS were tested in the presence of a disabled IPv6 stack you'd be dead right. But it isn't. So you don't really know how its going to fuck up until YOU test it yourself.

Like I said, good luck. But don't be surprised if things break.

Comment Re:First thing I change on Win devices I use (Score 1) 113

Given that I couldn't care less about homegroup and it's the only thing that I see that breaks when IPV6 is disabled & "netsh interface ipv6 set state disabled" takes 5 seconds, it's a itty bitty teeny tiny sledgehammer. MS can state that it's an unsupported config but why should I care (presently)? If IPV6 becomes necessary in the future for things I need, I'll change my habits but so far? Meh...

It isn't a supported configuration. Microsoft do not test with IPv6 disabled. If you disable it you are on your own, in uncharted territory, with pretty much only blogs to guide you.

Good luck.

Comment Re:First thing I change on Win devices I use (Score 1) 113

When IPV6 is configured on a Windows machine and it is getting & attempting to use AAAA DNS records, resulting in a 30 second timeouts, that's when I diable IPV6:

Yeah, it's the client's network that "should" be fixed, but I've given up at tilting at windmills. I'll just tell them that their IPV6 is messed up, disable IPV6 on the server with the issues getting rid of the timeouts and move on.

Thats using a sledgehammer to crack a nut. You don't need to disable IPv6 to do that.

Comment Re:First thing I change on Win devices I use (Score 1) 113

netsh interface teredo set state disabled
netsh interface isatap set state disabled
netsh interface 6to4 set state disabled

These IPV6 tunnels are use than useless in my experience.

Windows Homegroup depends on IPV6 being present & some other users of the machines I use find it useful so it can't be disabled as well all the time but at least it's not trying to tunnel out. When (though it's still rare), the network has IPV6 connectivity it also has IPV6 firewalls so it's less of an issue as well.

At least you didn't advise disabling IPv6 completely, which isn't even a supported configuration any more (in Microsoft products).

Comment Re:give me a break. (Score 3, Informative) 113

IPv6 transition mechanisms

ipv6 has been around nearly a decade. any company that doesnt have a competent dual-stack implementation deserves what they get. that having been said the number of vendors that recoil in shock and horror when you ask if they can route, or even support ipv6 is amazing.

The truly terrifying thing is the amount of otherwise competent and knowledgeable IT professionals who are utterly terrified of IPv6 and get elevated blood pressure whenever its mentioned.

Theres a whole generation of IT pros who have come to believe that NAT is the solution to almost all of their security issues, have no use for port blocking firewalls or defense in depth. It wasn't that long ago that desktop workstations often had Internet routeable IP addresses and you had to have actual firewalls on the front end and inside as well.

Nowadays they run their webserver in an RFC1918 range and use DNAT to send the traffic into it, thinking this is more secure than having a firewall and, when they look at IPv6, they see this security blanket as being taken away from them and they retreat into their shells.

Comment Re:Wait! (Score 1) 311

If 3 million people is enough to consider that Hillary 'really won' the election then is 30 million people enough to consider these diseases worth fighting?

That's 25-30 million people with 7,000 different diseases. That's about 4k people per disease. They're not researching a single cure for all those 30 million people.

WTF does this have to do with the election or number of votes cast? There's only one person still obsessed with the election results and TFA isn't about him.

Yeah I guess we can characterize individual presidential candidates as diseases... But whats the cure for Hillary or Trumpitis?

Comment Re:That's what happens when "price is no object" (Score 2) 311

When someone will pay a price for a thing, that is the price of the thing. When that someone doesn't really care about the price, because they can just print more money, there is no downward pressure on the price.

It's math, kids.

There are people living in 'luxury apartments', paying 90% of their income into rent not because they want to live in high class apartments but because thats all that is available and its a choice between that and being homeless. Sometimes people are, literally, forced to pay through the nose for goods and services, are given no choice and have to pay the price that is demanded or face life-changing problems from which they are unlikely to recover (homelessness is a good example).

The downward pressure ultimately becomes massive civil unrest and crime, like when in the UK you'd be hung for stealing a loaf of bread and we have the saying "May as well be hung for a sheep as for a lamb".

Comment Re:Wait! (Score 1) 311

By definition, rare diseases are RARE and they wont be making huge numbers of pills to spread out the total cost.

Rare and yet ten times more Americans suffer from them than the margin by which Hillary 'won' the popular vote.

And yet Democrats still whine about that so much you'd think it was a really significant portion of the US population.

If 3 million people is enough to consider that Hillary 'really won' the election then is 30 million people enough to consider these diseases worth fighting?

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