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Nominally related to obsolescence (the obsolescence of IPv4), Pleasanton, CA is not only home to the Centennial Bulb but also the first community to get native IPv6 from Comcast.

http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Begins-IPv6-Pilot-Deployments-116963
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I wonder if there is a way to remove all games presence from G+. One of the dumbest things about FB is the perpetual games invasion. A social networking site should be about my friends, what they say, what I say, our profiles, photos, places. Gaming is a whole nutha thing.

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I've seen a few TED taks to the effect that the model for our culture going forward is gaming -- that more and more, we'll be doing things to get points and to best our competitors, not getting grades in school, etc.

Knuckle-dragger that I am, I'm not really into games. Back in the nav, I'd put a roll or two at a time into an arcade game, but for the past few decades, games, I'm just not that into you.

I wonder how I'll adapt as more and more of our world becomes a game, and I wonder what the overlap is between play and game. Can you play and not game? Lots of people seem to game and not play.
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Dad recommended the movie "Courageous" to me late last week. I stuck it in the mental queue. Then, as the four of us were leaving "Moneyball", the theatre had a table and display for "Courageous" which reminded me and caught the interest of us all. So we saw it today. FAN-TAS-TIC

http://www.courageousmovie.com/

Marilyn said she doesn't remember ever crying so much in a movie. It was a tear jerker, but did not leave us blue at the end.

-- R; <><
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What I don't like about G+ is the weird interaction it has with GMail. Nice to see friends. Good to be alerted about their traffic. But the notifier in my mailbox is annoying. Mixed feelings. At least there is some amount of interoperability. But it's another of these proprietary schemes. What if I (shock!) wanted to use G+ but some other email tool??

What the world needs now is ... no, seriously. What the internet world needs (now) is a means of socializing without the social fiefdoms (FB, G+, Y!, T, even AOL and MSN). So you've got "stuff". And you've got MySpace. Dump your stuff up on MySpace and share it. What? Some of it just for close friends? Fine. But they don't have MySpace. Then introduce a NON-MySpace control.

Ah ... there's the problem. How to have access control apart from your chosen space provider (whether free or paid-for). How can you specify certain "friends" outside the definitions defined by MySpace or Facebook or ... whatever. THAT is what we need. And NOW. Oh, someone will invent it, to be sure. But they'll invent yet another proprietary scheme ... and it will be browser based (instead of protocol based). You laymen may not understand. All the world is not a web browser. There are other things besides FF, IE, and Chrome.
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No ... I want to be able to take my CSX boxcars onto Southern Pacific tracks.

For the integration thing, I want to uncouple CSX boxcars from CSX tank cars and hook up SP tankers (TB email) to my CSX boxcars (G+ interaction). Maybe.

Standardization?? You bet!!

Consider calendars. I probably do a lot more Googoo Calendar sharing than you. But when I don't make a calendar full-out "public", those sharing must have a Googoo ID (in essence, a GMail account). As things stand today, I live with this lock-in. The reason I push GCal is because they at least use an open protocol (CalDAV), so I can hook-up TB "Lightning" (or Sunbird). But I still gotta have the authentication piece, a Google ID.

If I told you that I know how to do it universally, you would probably want me to explain it. There are a couple of mechanisms in place which would work which would provide "open" authentication. Then the Googles and Facebooks and Yahoos of the world would have to fight harder for their advertising dollars.

A trick I recently heard about is to use Google authentication for non-Google services. But that means the G men still own the authentication. Not good. There is a better way.

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Plagiarizing Mark Post ...
The VM and Linux Workshop starts Thursday, July 28th
in Columbus, Ohio. See http://www.vmworkshop.org for details.

I'm going to be giving three sessions:

IPv6 for Linux and z/VM
(information superhighway 4th dimension)

Extreme File system Sharing ... Again

Bouts of InSANity and How to Recover
(SAN on z/VM and zLinux)

"Like us on Facebook!" (or not)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/175923722457539
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heck no! I'm keepin it fer mah sef!
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