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[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 04:40:04 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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hm, the rss reader should crawl the page for a tag like 'full story' as thats what you have to search for on that linux site..

in there... 200MHz ARM5  procesor for a netbook? my mobile has a 400 MHz ARM4...


[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 09:07:40 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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What stops me from running android on whatever? Can I just compile it for x86 too or does it HAVE to be ARM?
Not that I would, but it might be a neat weekend project.

[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 09:44:03 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Technically nothing is stopping you since it is a linux kernel. But I beleive is it a customized, stripped down kernel, plus they have some of their own device drivers. You would need to deal with the fact that you are not using the same I/O devices (different touch screen, no GPS, no radio, etc, etc).
Also from looking at their developer kit and examples, it does not seem like Android is really set up well to scale to different sized screens.. I think most of the apps would look really bad on a large screen, or even on a somewhat different resolution small screen, they are making assumptions on screen size right now.

[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 12:38:13 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Still, it's been tried, and with some amount of success. Google "android on a netbook" to see what some folks have been doing with it.

Android could potentially be the *perfect* netbook OS ... at least for those people who use netbooks the way they were intended, not for the morons who think they're just small laptops and buy them with Windows.

[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 16:29:27 EST from rod @ Uncensored

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Dirk Stanley was talking about extending the life of his IP, nothing was mentioned about running a server. I would imagine that the service would provide IP addresses that are not marked in residential space if you were allowed to run servers. Otherwise, what would be the sense of paying for the "optimum boost" package?

[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 17:49:50 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The only problem with renewing your IP address quickly, as far as I can figure, is that it leads to a little more traffic on the network.

The advantage is in reusing the IP address sooner should you have a bunch of machines that go online and offline fairly often (and if you have a lot of them, more machines than IP addresses).

[#] Mon Feb 23 2009 20:49:18 EST from Dirk Stanley @ Uncensored

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So if your brother-in-law played WoW and afterwards you notice your connection seems to go quite slow - (Even though he took his notebook with him) - Is it worth trying to reset my IP address? Or is this something else?
(If I'm going to do this, I want to do it now, because I'm trying to set up a secure mail client with our hospital that checks what IP address you're coming from - It's actually a secure portal to our hospital network.) :(

[#] Tue Feb 24 2009 13:12:19 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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It's finally happened.. after years of construction... The L train has gone automatic.

[#] Tue Feb 24 2009 17:58:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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disparity. Your cheap parts are made by slave labor in China. If we

Yes, but that's not the only reason.
The slave labor costs the same, but equipment gets cheaper anyway, because of eceonmies of scale and cheaper parts and better design and what not, without paying the slaves less. So the price will go down anyway for market reasons other than labor costs.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:27:12 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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single ethernet interface bound to 65 different networks. It's
providing firewall and VPN services for dozens of different
subscribers, each on their own private VLAN. Wild stuff.

Doesn't that mean it's handling ALL the traffic for those 65 networking? And isn't that a bottleneck or single point of failure?

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:31:00 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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to get it from them. What you do is get a simple cable modem.. then
after the installer leaves, you clone your computer MAC address into
the external interface of the router.. because they will lock your IP

address to your MAC address.. so that you cannot simply change your IP

to some random one and mess with other subscribers on the network.

Yes. Found this out the hard way. Always take note of the first mac address you touch your provider with, FIOS does similar.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:32:17 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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What if you buy a new computer? You have to pay to have an installer

come back out? That's ridiculous. you should be able to just pick up
the phone (which is still evil)

I originally hooked up my linux box to my fios. then due to marriage considerations, I put the wireless router on the fios connection, and I couldn't get it to work for days until I heard about the mac address thing. I typed the mac address of my linux box's ethernet card into the router and voila worked like a charm.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:37:27 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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It should have been an eclipse plugin.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:38:18 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Oh godz.. I'd rather discuss religion.. (Yes I know EMACS and vi is a

religious discussion but still.. Let's talk politics instead)

That's because the vi and emacs users haven't tried eclipse yet.
If they did, there'd be no discussion.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:39:14 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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vi is the One True Editor! All else is inferior!

(except for joe)
Does vi still wrap lines at the screen width? Sigh. :-)

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:43:57 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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are just running a personal service, that might be good enough. But if

you want an IP that you can really count on never changing, I know at

least some cable co's offer business class service with a fixed IP and

with explicit permission to run servers, handle your own email etc. As

Ace offered me for I think $25 a month a specially programmed router that you attach to your internet connection and it makes a vpn connection to their house where they assign you a static ip.
I didn't want to pay the $25, and also, all your traffic in and out now routes through them, via the best FIOS/cablevision route. It's not going to make things faster, but you do get a static ip.
Then there's the rules you're breaking with fios/cv about not running stuff at your house, you're still doing it over their service even if you're bouncing everything off ace.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:44:41 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Verizon, on the other hand, is notorious for gratuitously changing
your IP address. I've heard reports of it happening for no good reason

sometimes as often as every eight hours.

DSL or FIOS? I've had pretty good luck. I've had the same fios IP for months now.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:45:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Does vi still wrap lines at the screen width? Sigh. :-)

Dunno about 'old' vi, but vim has both wrap and nowrap modes available.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:50:01 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Why don't you just use and be done with it? That way you can

just use the domain name you pick and it figures out what the IP is.
Works from inside your network too.

Questionable reliability, you get what you pay for.
I've used (before they went away) dyndns, no-ip and a few others, and except for no-ip, they've all had multi-hour sometimes multi-day outages, so if you actually RELY on their dns you get screwed occasionally.

[#] Wed Feb 25 2009 16:51:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

[Reply] [ReplyQuoted] [Headers] [Print] works great for forward DNS resolution (A/CNAME records),

but can't help you, at all, with reverse DNS resolution (PTR records)

or RBLs that have your IP listed in a block list.

not to mention that it doesn't solve the problem of your isp blocking ports 80 and 25.

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