Category Archives: General

A Network ID can’t be used as a Host IP

Any IP address that identifies a subnetwork (such as 192.168.1.0) cannot be used as a host IP address. For years, I assumed it was some network convention that everybody agreed on. It’s more than that. It’s a physical impossibility.

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United States forces required over there ?

So Trump is pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan. Most of the reporting says this is bad because US forces are necessary to stabilize the area. There’s a problem with this.

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American Exceptionalism

Jake Sullivan overlooked a few things when he wrote “What Donald Trump and Dick Cheney got Wrong About America” about American Exceptionalism for the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of The Atlantic.

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Optimizing Monero Mining with a Slow Laptop

I blogged recently about how to set up a Monero crypto-currency mining operation earning a whopping 2 cents per day.  I’ve figured how to double that to 4 cents per day!  If you’d like to estimate profits from mining, see … Continue reading

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Maybe Trump is Causing Certainty, not Chaos

Ben Casselman wrote, “Why is Trump Causing Chaos In Washington But Not In The Stock Market?”  This exhibits offensive bias, showing no ability to understand that another view even exists.

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