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I'm a networking geek and researcher living in Berlin, currently working on a PhD in Computer Science. On a technical level, I like access networks such as WiFi and mobile networks, I like measurement and understanding performance, and I do low-level user-space programming in C. I sometimes talk about science, free software, and tech communities, among other things.

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@cocoron was looking for info on this. .Union was proposed in 2000, and... was lobbied against by anti-union group. Wow!

In particular, LPA registers
its strong opposition to the adoption of a .union chartered top-level domain (TLD), which was mentioned as an example of a new domain name in ICANN's June 13, 2000 background document.
LPA is an association of the senior human resource executives of
more than 200 leading corporations in the US

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I am excited to announce that our ACM IMC 2018 paper "BGP Communities: Even more Worms in the Routing Can" (download link hidden here: ) was awarded the Applied Networking Research Prize - - Thank you and Anja!

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hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…

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Before I had a networking course at university, I had a rough understanding of IPv4/v6, but had trouble understanding why some things need to be in the same subnet.

Then I read IPv6 RFC. Not only have I found IPv6 to be a lot less messy and easier to understand, but it also allowed me to understand how IPv4 works by combining the idealized model of v6 with the messy hacks I knew v4 has.

So IMO learning v6 before v4 is a good idea. But N=1, your mileage may vary.

I also showed slides from a presentation at , address policy Working Group:
"Approaching the end of IPv4 - What will the afterlife hold?"

I commented on that like: "Look how sad and gloomy IPv4 is."

There is an excuses bingo to not deploy it:

Most of these reasons are outdated, like the "I don't want to expose my MAC address" thing, which at least some students had heard about.
Explained privacy extensions. :3

Update on in a basic networking course:

In my tutorials, I discussed IPv6 deployment, and showed a report from June 2018:

"Over 25% of all Internet-connected networks advertise IPv6 connectivity."

"IPv6 has emerged from the “Innovators” and “Early Adoption” stages of deployment, and is now in the “Early Majority” phase."

-> IPv6 is not new. Yes, you [students] have to learn it. Deal with it.

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🛡️ Call for mobilization to defend the practice of Self-Hosting 🛡️

@LaQuadrature published an article regarding the future European regulation. Under the pretext of fighting online terrorist radicalization, it will impose unrealistic censorship obligations on *all* Internet actors.

The intent is explicitly to destroy internet decentralization.

If you are using YunoHost, you probably run services which are open to the public and hence are affected by this regulation.

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YO! PSA time!
I'm a psychiatric nurse practitioner, means I prescribe and manage psych meds, I'm a trans poly queer that likes helping out the folks who have less of a share of the pie than the rest. You got some medical questions? You got some psych question specifically? Feel free to hit me up for some free-ass informal advice! Consider it a perk of being not a white cishet! :heart_pride:

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Okay so tumblr is banning rotating cubes saying it's porn and facebook banned saying "i'm gay" saying it's sexual solicitation and Twitter always seemed like it could disappear at any moment

I feel like we need to be getting ready for Mass Migration to Mastodon, which means we need to fix anything that keeps Mastodon from being usable, and there is in fact something that keeps Mastodon from being usable, there's one specific thing, it's this:

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The most frustrating thing is that this US legislation is forced onto basically the whole world, just because FB is based in the US.

Who wants to help me build EuroTumblr?
RT Me, eight months ago: SESTA/FOSTA means simply being gay online is prohibited and will get you banned.

Straight people: lmao, you're overreacting

Facebook, today: You're not allowed to say "I'm gay" or "I'm a top".


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But hey, at least we could show our students that IPv6 link-local addresses exist. :3

(That's the addresses starting with fe80::, of which your computer probably also has a few.)

It's just not so straight-forward to do hand-on examples because our university network still doesn't support IPv6, and it isn't planning to.
"We've got enough IPv4 addresses", they told us… sigh.

Changed some examples and worksheet questions to IPv6.
Subnetting and longest prefix match are actually way easier this way, at least in my mind.

In the basic networking course I'm co-teaching this semester, I'm doing my best to teach both IPv4 and IPv6 to roughly the same extent.

Presenting dual-stack as default.
Teach the reality you wanna live in. :D

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website: what's your gender

me: my what?

website: your gender. what is it?

me: are..are we going to fuck?

website: no I just need to know for-

me: for what? so we can know each carnally?

website: look, ease up my investors want to know

me: !!!

website: look it's not a big deal just pick one at random. no one really cares wha-

me, closes site

Recently I've often seen being referred to as "Google's transport protocol" and I really don't like that.

QUIC is being standardized in the . It has changed a lot since people from Google brought it in.
Lots of people working on it are not affiliated with Google.
Like, don't erase their work, and don't give Google more credit and power than they already have? :/

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