Today much of the internet backbone began the switch over to IPv6 making [dead:beaf::1] a valid IP address. But its going to be a bumpy ride to get off the IPv4 systems that are relied upon every day. Theres a good deal of software that either hasn’t been ported or will never be ported because it just doesn’t work in the IPv6 world, and its not just restricted to userlevel applications, it goes all the way down to kernel services.
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Overvalued, overhyped, and apparently somewhat corrupt. Its a new bubble.
Thomson Reuters Starmine, meanwhile, more conservatively estimates a 10.8 percent annual growth rate — almost exactly the mean for the technology sector — which would value the stock at $9.59 a share, a 72 percent discount to its IPO price.
In the run-up to Facebook’s $16 billion IPO, Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the deal, unexpectedly delivered some negative news to major clients: The bank’s consumer Internet analyst, Scott Devitt, was reducing his revenue forecasts for the company.
via Insight: Morgan Stanley cut Facebook estimates just before IPO | Reuters.
There shall not be any self-modifying code. F=35 C++ [PDF]
Aside from the slightly scary prospect that one of the worlds “best” fighter jet’s, control code is written in C++. Its an interesting read for anybody who writes C++ or pseudo-C++.
Surely they should be spending more time on getting the Yahoo! back on track, rather than besmirching it some more. And also probably should hire a decent background checking company.
Yahoo’s embattled CEO Scott Thompson is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree that he had on his bio, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
via Yahoo's Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD.
Drinking alcohol may enhance a person’s problem solving skills, according to a new study.Scientists found that men who either drank two pints of beer or two glasses of wine before solving brain teasers not only got more questions right, they also were quicker in delivering correct answers, compared to men who answered the questions sober.
via Medical Daily: Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills.
Like, Like, Like. Pun Intended.
Heres what he’s done. Last month he and a student released a Facebook plug-in called EnemyGraph, which users can install free and name their enemies, which then show up in their profiles.
via College 2.0: Social-Media Blasphemy: An Academic Adds Enemy Feature to Facebook – College 2.0 – The Chronicle of Higher Education.