IPv6 Achieves 50% Reach On Major US Carriers

Long-time Slashdot reader dyork brings new from The Internet Society: IPv6 deployment hit a milestone this month related to the four major US providers (Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, AT&T): “IPv6 is the dominant protocol for traffic from those mobile networks to major IPv6-capable content providers.” A graph on their “World IPv6 Launch” site shows those carriers are now delivering close to 55% of their traffic over IPv6 to major IPv6-capable content providers — up from just 37.59% in December. “This is really remarkable progress in the four years since World IPv6 Launch in 2012, and the growth of IPv6 deployment in 2016 is showing no signs of abating.” In fact, the NTIA is now requesting feedback from organizations that have already implemented IPv6, noting that while we’ve used up all the 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses, IPv6 offers 340 undecillion IP addresses — that is, 340 followed by 36 digits.

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100 Unofficial Mods Released for ‘No Man’s Sky’

Eleven days after its release, No Man’s Sky already has over 100 unofficial mods by fans intent on improving the game. “We don’t have time to wait for official dev tools to fix what can be fixed by us,” one modder told Motherboard. “We definitely want the official tools ASAP but honestly, the players need a game that actually launches and plays at decent FPS first.” An anonymous Slashdot reader quotes the article:
In an email to one customer, Hello Games revealed that it will be releasing patches this week and next which will “help to improve the experience further for players” but it is unlikely that the promised official modding tools will be released in the near future…

Among the [unofficial] mods available for anyone to download are ones to…replace the system font with one from Star Trek, disable annoying audio warnings, and replace a “Units Received” alert with “the

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Nasa just made all its research available online for free

Care to learn more about 400-foot tsunamis on Mars? Now you can, after Nasa announced it is making all its publicly funded research available online for free. The space agency has set up a new public web portal called Pubspace, where the public can find Nasa-funded research articles on everything from the chances of life on one of Saturn’s moons to the effects of space station living on the hair follicles of astronauts.

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In 2013, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed Nasa and other agencies to increase access to their research, which in the past was often available (if it was available online at all) only via a paywall. Now, it is Nasa policy that any research articles funded by the agency have to be posted on Pubspace within a year of publication.

There are some exceptions, such as research that relates to national security.

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Fixing JSON

I’ve edit­ed a cou­ple of the JSON RFCs, and am work­ing
on the de­sign of a fair­ly com­plex DSL, so I think I can claim to have dug
deep­er in the JSON mines than most. We can eas­i­ly agree on what’s
wrong with JSON, and I can’t help won­der­ing if it’d be worth fix­ing it.

Ma­jor ir­ri­tan­t: Com­mas ·
Hand-editing JSON may not be the most im­por­tant way of in­ter­act­ing with it,
but it
shouldn’t be as hard as it is. In par­tic­u­lar, when I’m mov­ing things around in
a chunk of JSON I can nev­er, as in NEVER, get the com­mas right.

The fix is easy: Just re­move them. They’re inessen­tial to the gram­mar,
just there for JavaScript com­pat­i­bil­i­ty.

Al­ter­na­tive­ly, you could make them op­tion­al, or you could al­low a
com­ma af­ter the last mem­ber of an ar­ray or ob­jec­t. But, in In­ter­net
pro­to­col­s, less is more. Just nuk­ing the com­mas and re­quir­ing whites­pace
sep­a­ra­tors is the best way

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Redcon – Fast Redis server implementation for Go


Fast Redis compatible server framework for Go

Redcon is a custom Redis server framework for Go that is fast and simple to use. The reason for this library it to give an efficient server front-end for the BuntDB and Tile38 projects.


Create a Fast custom Redis compatible server in Go
Simple interface. One function ListenAndServe and one type Conn
Support for pipelining and telnet commands
Works with Redis clients such as redigo, redis-py, node_redis, and jedis

go get -u github.com/tidwall/redcon


Here’s a full example of a Redis clone that accepts:

SET key value
GET key
DEL key
You can run this example from a terminal:

package main

import (


var addr = “:6380”

func main() {
var mu sync.RWMutex
var items = make(map[string]string)
go log.Printf(“started server at %s”, addr)
err := redcon.ListenAndServe(addr,
func(conn redcon.Conn, commands [][]string) {
for _, args := range commands {
switch strings.ToLower(args[0]) {
conn.WriteError(“ERR unknown command ‘” + args[0] + “‘”)

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MySQL founder tries a new software licensing model

When it comes to open-source licenses, developers have their fair share of choices (GPL, BSD, MIT, Apache, etc.), all of them with their own pros and cons. The same goes for commercial licenses. MySQL founder Michael “Monty” Widenius and his co-founder David Axmark, however, came up with a different model a few years ago: the Business Source License (BSL).
This new license offers an alternative to the closed-source and open-core licenses that many startups choose for their software, and, for the first time, Widenius’s new company, MariaDB, is now using it for one of its products.
In some ways, the BSL is akin to a freemium model for software licensing (with an open-source twist). As Widenius explained to me, the BSL allows developers to set a limit for how many servers/CPUs/etc. their software can run on in production (there are no usage limits for test environments, only production usage). Usage above that incurs a licensing

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GitHub Extension for Visual Studio 2.0 is now available

We’re pleased to announce that version 2.0 of the GitHub Extension for Visual Studio is now available. You can install it directly from the Tools and Extensions gallery in Visual Studio, as well as from our releases page and our website.

This release allows you to list your existing pull requests and create new ones directly from Visual Studio. You can also create gists directly from your code, making it even easier to share your code and collaborate. It also includes a slew of other enhancements and fixes, available in our release notes.

As we focus our efforts on building workflows targeted towards maintainers and contributors, we’d love to hear your thoughts on how we can improve our tools. Let us know what works and what doesn’t and how to make your coding and collaboration workflows easier.

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Chrome apps to disappear from Windows, Mac and Linux while Chrome OS gains new launcher icon

Google has come to the realization that hardly anyone is using Chrome apps. As such, the company plans to phase out support for the apps on Windows, Mac and Linux over the next couple of years. While admitting that packaged apps are used by just 1 percent of users of the three platforms, Google says that the decision comes after a drive to integrate the feature of apps into web standards. Chrome apps will live on in Chrome OS “for the foreseeable future”, but a wind-down timetable has been set out for everyone else. Nothing is changing immediately. But come… [Continue Reading]

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