* Posts by pidloop

4 publicly visible posts • joined 7 Jul 2012

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on


I work at U of Arizona (arizona.edu, class B). I asked our IT about IPv6 and was told they would use it more if anyone cared but there is no demand and no need. Everything within campus uses 10-dot and everyone outside comes in via VPN. They only use IPv4 for web-facing services and they have plenty for those. So it boils down to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

Russian government ponders open source purchasing preference


Been there

Didn't Germany try the same thing and finally gave up?

Net neutrality protestors bundled out of UN conference


Pay or pay -- what's the difference?

"The Internet.org service – developed and led by Facebook – allows customers of certain mobile networks to access a number of services while having to pay for the data that they use. "

I don't get it, if they still pay for these data what's the difference with just browsing straight to the site?

Ten budget inkjet printers


hp ink does not last long

I have had two HP photosmart all-in-ones. With fresh ink they are excellent, but I only print color once or twice a month, and it doesn't take long for the cartridges to gum up or go out of date. Ink is already expensive for these machines and this just makes it a lot worse. I agree with the poster that laser printers are reliable and cheaper to operate if you don't need color often. I also agree HP software is horrible: just a bewildering mess of options.