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Comment Re:How do you know? (Score 2) 279

We'll wait and see how ISPs handle IPv6 when the time comes. There's no reason to believe it won't make matters worse.

Except the time has come, and the devices do have public IP's (router has a DHCPv6 /64 address, and doles out addresses in the same /64 range to devices behind it using SLAAC; this is Rogers in Canada)

Comment Re:How do you know? (Score 2) 279

"If it's connected to the internet directly" So, an infinitesimal fraction of them, since almost all would be behind a NAT router.

IPv6 to the rescue! No NAT and even popular routers out there pass IPv6 without an SPI. (TP-Link Archer C7 would be one).
Speaking of, recommendations for a good router, anyone?

Comment Re:Can't wait (Score 1) 416

We are going to need new laws or a constitutional amendment to prevent companies from screwing over citizens to make a profit.

LOL. See also: TPP.
Goes like so:
1. Country legalizes pot.
2. You establish having lost profit because pot.
3. Sue the country under TPP for lost profits.
4. Profit!

Comment Re:Speed is mostly irrelevant (Score 3, Funny) 167

For bank statements, or any other official correspondence, what I really need is a (a) complete, (b) permanent record that is (c) automatically and (d) reasonably securely moved to be (e) 100% under my control.

So far, the only way that happens is if they mail me paper copies. It is remarkable that we have yet to solve this apparently simple problem with a more technologically sophisticated alternative, but until we do, I will continue to opt out of getting statements [only] electronically.

If only someone invented a device that can be used to make a hardcopy of a document that is available online, your problem would have been solved.

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