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Submission + - DistroWatch adds support for IPv6 (distrowatch.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The DistroWatch website, a resource for Linux news, package and release announcements, has decided to add support for IPv6. The website introduced IPv6 support on Friday and the new protocol has been getting a lot of attention.

"Over 8% of our traffic this weekend came from IPv6 addresses," Jesse Smith, a contributor to DistroWatch commented. "It was a pleasant surprise, we were not expecting that many people would be using IPv6 yet." When asked why DistroWatch enabled IPv6 access to their server at this time, Smith answered: "Partly it was an experiment to see how much interest there was in IPv6. Partly it was because it is a little embarassing (in 2016) to have a technology focused website that is not making use of IPv6."

Comment Re: the year of the Linux desktop might happen (Score 1) 224

Android have reached, and passed, 300 million users. Think the last number was 1.3 billion..
I group Android/iOS/OSX/Windows into one chunk since many people use tablets/phones as their main "desktop" today

For "pure" linux distributions (debian/ubuntu/arch etc) for laptops/stationary machines i think the world-wide number was somewhere around 85 million.

Submission + - Antigens Used to Combat Cancer (futurism.com) 1

KermodeBear writes: Scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany, have successfully conducted three human trials of a "universal cancer vaccine," which they developed as a safety test before going onto larger clinical trials.

Submission + - Court Rules that the Flying Spaghetti Monster is Not a Real Religion 1

WheezyJoe writes: A court in Nebraska has officially ruled that Pastafarianism is not a real religion, and therefore a prison inmate with "several tattoos proclaiming his faith" will not get $5 million or privileges to order and wear religious clothing and pendants, nor meet for weekly worship services and classes and receive communion.

The Federal judge ruled that The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is not a "real" religion eligible for protection under the First Amendment. This Gospel, and the Flying Spaghetti Monster faith (FSMism), "is a parody" that was originally created as "a riposte to intelligent design that began with a letter to the Kansas State Board of Education when it was considering intelligent design." The letter argued that "intelligent design does not identify the designer, its 'master intellect' could just as easily be a 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' as any Judeo-Christian deity—and, in fact, that there is as much scientific evidence for a Flying Spaghetti Monster as any other creator."

In ruling against the inmate and the chuch of Pastafarianism, the judge wrote "there must be a line beyond which a practice is not 'religious' simply because a plaintiff labels it as such... A prisoner could just as easily read the works of Vonnegut or Heinlein and claim it as his holy book, and demand accommodation of Bokononism or the Church of All Worlds," (citing Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle and Robert A. Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land). Therefore, because the "FSM Gospel is plainly a work of satire, meant to entertain while making a pointed political statement," the Judge concluded that "FSMism is on the far side of that line" and thus not a "real" religion.

Comment Re:Legislating pricing is doomed to failure (Score 1) 205

And going to government at any level for service would probably (from experience) result in below average service, poor customer service, increasing prices, and a genuine risk of introducing regulations worse than what we have now. Has no one considered whether a municipal Internet provider could be forced to filter objectionable content? Some would be pretty obvious, but some not so much. Porn in Utah? Gun blogs in Malibu?

In Sweden we have had this for quite some time. What is done is basically that the city builds a network but then allow house-owners to connect their houses to it for a fee. What then happens is that you have multiple ISP's offering service on this network where you get to choose from several different operators.
This allows competition to be fair for both small and large ISP's and the ISP's only pay for maintenance etc of the city-network for their connected customers.
So in terms of filters it would be no more than what ISP's already does.
  (it's a bit complex than this in reality, and it may differ from city to city, but this is the basic description anyway.)

For me a non-metered 100/100Mbit connection, including IP-phone, is about $14/month.
Cost of upgrading my service to 1000/1000Mbit is about $30 extra..

The basic idea about this is that the city could start a non-profit organisation that would build a network and allow different ISP's to provide their service thru it or the city could just see this the same as any other utility like water/power..
Doing this as a city is more viable than as a standalone ISP... The city still have to dig up streets to fix pipes and/or lay new asphalt.. When the street is already torn up just dig down a few pipes where they can install fibers later on... It will take a few years before everything is connected, but that's the price you pay for getting a cheap installation.

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 485

And that "90 years of uranium left".. It's only for *known* deposits and using it in reactors with less than 1% efficency.. We also have loads of uranium all over the world but that is low-grade deposits that are currently not economical to mine.

40 years ago using reactors with less efficiency than our sub 1% efficiency we have today.... reprocessing it would allow for at least 10-20% efficiency..
Ie it would last for *at least* 24*5 years and possibly 24*20 years. With more efficient reactors we could reach ~99% efficiency ie 24*99 years.
And to mix it up even more, taking other fissionable material into consideration, we could go with nuclear-power for a much longer time.

So no, we would not have run out. And it can help with global-warming..

Comment Re:Nope (Score 1) 485

You make statements that you cannot prove over and over... When someone outs you you start making excuses.

This started with your claim: "We'd be out of uranium in your scenario."

And even in the scenario where we would have started using many times more uranium we would still not run out for *many* years..

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