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Software developer, mathematician

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comment Should Carrier Ethernet traffic be encrypted?
Also, even if you have "full and sole control" over the hardware, it will be difficult to enforce it. You cannot patrol every meter of a kilometer-long cable.
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awarded  Self-Learner
Feb
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comment Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
@MichaelHampton: Good point. I added it to my answer.
Feb
18
revised Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
Mention that domain must be valid.
Feb
18
comment Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
Also note that accidentally logging in to the wrong site is rather likely in a "foreign" network, because intranets often have some hosts that use "generic" hostnames like www, wiki, mail etc. For these names, it is quite likely that they will exist in the foreign network, too.
Feb
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answered Links inside intranet: use fully qualified name, or just hostname?
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Feb
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comment Why do mobile networks have high latencies? How can they be reduced?
Note to self: Another interesting paper on latency: Latency in HSPA Data Networks, Qualcomm.
Feb
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comment Why do mobile networks have high latencies? How can they be reduced?
Thanks for the information, very interesting. Since not everyone can read the book (and since answers should stand on their own): Could you explain a bit more how TCP slow start, radio controllers and configuration contribute to latency?
Feb
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Jan
17
comment People think a “hidden” save file dialog box means the computer is frozen
@NateKerkhofs: LART = Luser Attitude Readjustment Tool. See e.g. catb.org/jargon/html/L/LART.html
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Sep
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revised Read email status from files in maildir mailbox?
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