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Paul Vixie
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attacking the attack map.
As security breaches increasingly make headlines, thousands of Internet security companies are chasing tens of billions of dollars in potential revenue. While we, the authors, are employees of Internet security companies and are happy for the opportunity to sell more products and services, we are alarmed at the kind of subversive untruths that vendor "spin doctors" are using to draw well-intentioned customers to their doors. Constructive criticis...
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this is a relevant kickstarter. please visit it and consider helping.
 
I think that one of the best ways to fix #bufferbloat  everywhere is to get some new hardware designed properly, with full fq_codel support designed into the ethernet and switch chips themselves. I am, for a change, not broke, but tossing 8500 dollars into this kickstarter was a stretch for me. They still need another 20k to make their goal in cost-reducing their current board to something a starving grad student can afford.  They added a "get one give one" program at my behest - as we need to get more boards like this into more starving developers hands, in order to fix the internet.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onetswitch/onetswitch-open-source-hardware-for-networking

It is my hope, with fq_codel derived algorithms in open hardware, to be able to shave many milliseconds of added latency of many, many more devices, for many, many more people. If you can help, please do so.
MeshSr is raising funds for ONetSwitch: Open Source Hardware for Networking on Kickstarter! Students, makers, and engineers can write Linux software applications to achieve any network functions, such as NAS, VPN and Firewall.
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Oh, Chengchen is my upper schoolfellow in Tinghua University. Now He is a professor in Xi'an Jiaotong Universities. Wonderful work.

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it seems like for those of us who are too old and slow and crazy to write code any more could find second lives in the dev community by reviewing the work of others. is there a review queue for freebsd?
One of the things that often shocks new engineers at Google is the fact that every change to the source tree must be reviewed before commit. It is hard to internalize such a workflow if you have never been exposed to it, but ...
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ok so this caught my eye. i'm amazed that anything else called "cron" could exist.
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I'd imagine a restaurant like that work be a place I'd attend every day at exactly the same time :)

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In my companies, interrupting too often could get you fired -- not promoted. And there are a few knee-jerk interruptive venture capitalists whose calls I no longer return. Fsck those guys.

The culture described in this article is corrosive and I'll have no part of it. Congrats to the show runner for The Shield, described herein.
Ellen Pao, testimony revealed, was coached to improve her speaking skills so as to learn to interrupt better, which raises an interesting question.
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... huh. It had not previously occurred to me that one could interpret the phrase "interrupt-driven work environment" as a literal requirement to interrupt people.

Once again, humans demonstrate their cleverness at finding interesting new ways to be stupid.

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<< What this means, is that ICANN's mandate to expand the TLD name space is now almost entirely pointless, since regardless of what domain someone's web site uses, most people will find it through a search engine and bookmark it, often not even looking at what the domain was. >>
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<< The "needs" of the domainer community concern me just as much as the "needs" of the people who engage in currency arbitrage - that is, on a scale from one to ten, they score around minus fifty-three. >>

+1.

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help me out. who are these ycombinator users and should i join this thread and answer their questions, or just ignore it? there are some serious questions in there, but if it's just bait, i don't want to be the troll who bites on it.
"Little Johnny Tables". Um, yes, that was "Little Bobby Tables" [1]. Obviously not a big deal, but it seems emblematic of how sloppy this piece is. The article confuses – seemingly willfully, since Paul Vixie should know better – the concepts of dynamic language, dynamic page generation, ...
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Cloud to Butt Plus: "best browser plugin ever!" --me

<< Replaces the text 'the cloud' with 'my butt', as well as 'cloud' with 'butt' in certain contexts. >>
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My thoughts about the GitHub DDoS.
Internet Nations. This week my friends at GitHub are enduring an overwhelming distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS), which comes to them directly from the systems and networks of the Great Firewall of China. The evidence of what's occurring and where it's coming from are incontrovertible.
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the look my 13-year-old gave me when i explained to her what NAT was, and why she would not be able to reach her friend's minecraft server from our house, can be loosely translated as follows:

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Ha! My 11 year old is also playing Minecraft. All the kids seem to be addicted to it (so am I to be fair). Nice keyboard. I still have one under the bed. I cannot bare to part with it.

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"Way to go, Paul!
Looks like you uploaded your first ever YouTube video."

Not just that, I just made my first ever video since the days of 8mm film.
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Of course, it was missing the .com, never mind, got it now. :)

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dave's having the problem of nobody being willing to believe that the internet could work at all if it's as broken as he claims. it can, sort of, but, it is.
 
I lost my temper this morning. I would appreciate everyone here that cares about #bufferbloat to create an account and pile on virgin media after checking out my blog post http://the-edge.blogspot.com/2015/03/virgin-media-fixing-epidemic-of.html

I did my best to keep it civil, but of late, it has become hard to keep the venom back. Please see if you can be more constructive and do better.

Please also reshare, and amplify as best you can. I also submitted the story to slashdot, and reddit and twitter.

http://slashdot.org/submission/4236559/virgin-media-censors-talk-of-bufferbloat-on-their-discussion-forums

http://www.reddit.com/r/Network/comments/2xlydp/virgin_cable_censors_explanations_of_how_to_fix/

https://twitter.com/mtaht/status/572181415942488064
To whom it may concern at Virgin Media: My IP address is apparently now banned from accessing your site at all, for "advertising", on this thread about bufferbloat... and my post, was deleted. For the record, that url was: ...
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Room 110 is directly above the lobby. The music in the lobby was left on all night, in spite of a complaint to the lobby staff. June 12 2014 there was no way sleep was going to happen in that room. Sign me sleepless in Copenhagen. It is now 4:29am.
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