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Comment Dynamic prefixes make SOHO networking a nightmare (Score 1) 294

Ipv6 has the credo that every user should have a prefix to assign his devices (in)to. Most ISPs in Germany are stuck on the idea that the adresses should be shuffled around every reconnect. Now your name resolver has to be reconfigured each time aswell, along with services that would rely on static IPs. Any simple solutions for that besides having 2 ipv6 adresses bound to each device ?

Comment CS does not equal learning to code (Score 1) 300

A thing my CS professor liked saying was: "Computers are stupid, they only do thing people tell them to do". Having an understanding that a computer isn't a magic box but a machine humans developed using methods that utilize patterns that seemingly are alien to the human mind would be more helpful.

Still,some basic programming skills should help understanding that computers are bloody fast at processing repetetive tasks but still won't do anything that someone from the CS field would call intelligent.

Comment Re:Huh? (Score 1) 115

The biggest ISP in Germany (Deutsche Telekom / T-Online) isn't openly peering at the biggest national peering point (DE-CIX) but instead is bullying everyone to directly connect to their own network.

If the other party doesn't want to pay up the packets to T-Online often get routed really strangely, often over the atlantic.

Funny thing is that the Telekom is publicly pushing for packets staying within national borders while they are the worst offenders and tech-illeterate politicians are joining up on that BS, they have been called out by tech media and the Chaos Computer Club but it didn't reach the general public (yet)

Comment Touch vs desktop (Score 1) 398

Someone bash into Microsofts skull that a UI has different demands depending how the main input is. I don't need my start menu spreading over my whole screen with ginournous buttons to pick an application.

Hell you could even diffentiate large table touch vs. portable touch devices, one approach just can't work great for all types.

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