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Ask Slashdot: Would You Pay For Websites Without Trolls?

Revek Re:What trolls (381 comments)

When I was 14 my internet was a tymnet node in grenada, ms.

4 days ago

Ask Slashdot: Datacenter HDD Wipe Policy?

Revek Re:Physical destruction (116 comments)

foolish and wasteful. You don't believe that FBI fairy tale about getting data off a drive even if its been wiped do you?

about two weeks ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek Re:not likely (200 comments)

Your so wrong i don't know where to begin. We have exactly one solution for bandwidth. We are not multihomed since there is one single pipe in this area. The local cache solution uses as much bandwidth as our users. Your ignorance of circumstance is obvious and rather pathetic. There is no money from the fed for last mile internet down here. We have to match our capabilities with resources. Its the crap streaming model thats at fault not our bandwidth. We are planning to buy more as soon as we can but it won't be enough. You know nothing about how oversold we are. I don't want a local cache at our headend I want it at the customer level, where it belongs. You don't hear us gripping about youtube its caches to devices not Netflix its crap on crap with them ad infintum.

about a month ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek Re:not likely (200 comments)

Other customers are demanding other bits and they don't wan't to pay more to feed others hunger for back to back streams of game of thrones. Its a poorly designed system and its not the isp's at fault its the netflix don't understand how to do things efficiently. And that box that locally caches netflix, it uses almost as much bandwidth as our customers use. Thats straight from netflix. Its crap on top of crap with them.

about a month ago

Cable Companies: We're Afraid Netflix Will Demand Payment From ISPs

Revek not likely (200 comments)

They are dreaming. We are thinking about throttling them here right now. Why should we let all those other sites suffer due to one service using nearly 75% of our bandwidth. Let them fix their busted streaming model to include some caching ability. I mean really how hard would it be to include some kind of encrypted cache that would store media for a time. They could even sell a DVR service and make more money. The whole premise is a joke considering how its went for them so far with other cable companies.

about a month ago

Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Revek h1b going first? (383 comments)

I can't even type that without laughing.

about a month ago

Comcast Customer Service Rep Just Won't Take No For an Answer

Revek AOL (401 comments)

They used to make it impossible to disconnect from their service.

about a month ago

Bug In Fire TV Screensaver Tears Through 250 GB Data Cap

Revek The problem with the state of streaming (349 comments)

They always seem to focus on the wrong things. Content providers are so worried that someone might watch something they payed for once, more than once. Must you buy a DVD to do this. People accept that they can watch a dvd more than once but don't require the same for streaming services. Here is a unit that is supposed to cache content and it gets it wrong. Netflix and others account for 2/3 of our bandwidth at times. They(netflix) do offer some type of appliance that will locally cache things at our headend but it still uses a major amount of bandwidth itself. Streaming is inefficient. This is obvious and correctable but no one seems to be looking in that direction. I hate the cloud concept since it doesn't accurately represent the topology of the internet. However to continue its reign on the masses imagination I give you this addtion. Steaming companies don't utilize the reservoirs owned by the people they are raining on to mitigate their impact on the environment. In the old days that would trigger government regulation. Today?

about 1 month ago

Court Allowed NSA To Spy On All But 4 Countries

Revek Re:Axis of Evil (242 comments)

That's us, the potato of evil.

about 2 months ago

Ninety-Nine Percent of the Ocean's Plastic Is Missing

Revek UV light (304 comments)

Degrades plastic slowly over time. Most plastic will float in water.

about 2 months ago

Windows 9 To Win Over Windows 7 Users, Disables Start Screen For Desktop

Revek Re:One switch to rule them all? (681 comments)

Unlike the real thing, microsoft shit still stinks 7 years later.

about 2 months ago

Drone Camera Tornado Coverage Raises Press Freedom Questions

Revek rule of law? (143 comments)

or the law of rules. In those halcyon days of old, when a new tech came along, the government rightfully ignored it. When the tech started to cause problems or started to make serious money they would step in and make sure that the interest of the 'people' were regulated. Now we have tons of unregulated business models and fewer unregulated personal freedoms.

about 4 months ago

Investors Value Yahoo's Core Business At Less Than $0

Revek Hurry up (150 comments)

and take my money!

about 4 months ago

The GNOME Foundation Is Running Out of Money

Revek Gnome go home (693 comments)

Your broke.

about 4 months ago

Can Web-Based Protests Be a Force for Change?

Revek NO! (76 comments)

The majority of the people in power or with power don't care until mainstream media stops ignoring it.

about 4 months ago

Apple Reportedly In Talks With Comcast For Separate Apple Streaming Path

Revek Re:Rent-seeking? (150 comments)

They have the cable tv mentality. I work for a small cable company and I can assure you that the ultimate goal is to leverage the small guys out of business. Tell me one large company in this country that isn't set up like a despots dream. Its funny how america is about democracy on the surface but allows non democratic entity to attain the vote in the country.

about 5 months ago

Microsoft's Attempt To Convert Users From Windows XP Backfires

Revek Simple really (860 comments)

Most People don't want to relearn anything. They know how to do this or do that and its different the second you move up to the next version after windows xp and office 2003. Microsoft has to accept its customer base doesn't want to have to learn how to drive a new operating system or application every few years.

about 6 months ago

RadioShack To Close 1,100 Stores

Revek you got questions... (423 comments)

We got dumb looks. I stopped going in radio shack when the guy told me they didn't sell food when I told him I needed to order some chips.

about 6 months ago

Your Next Car's Electronics Will Likely Be Connected By Ethernet

Revek Hope they harden it. (180 comments)

Ethernet is notoriously susceptible to the emp from a close lighting strike. If you don't think so, just work in the cable industry for a while. After every serious lighting storm we will have several modems that appear fine except the ethernet is blown. It is usually the only thing burned out in the house. Often the rf side is still working fine and sending information back to the management system. It will suck when you have to go into a parts store and say gimme a box of ethernet chips for my car.

about 6 months ago



Cheap online DDOS sites let anyone kick you off xboxlive

Revek Revek writes  |  about 6 months ago

Revek (133289) writes "I am the sysadmin for a small ISP. We have limited resources to fight ddos attacks. Now on a weekly basis we get hit with huge ddos attacks that never last more than a few minutes. The traffic sometimes knocks our provider off up the line. What we have discovered is that people, mostly kids are using sniffers to get the ip address of their fellow xbox party members ip address and using a stresser/booster site to knock the other party off. There are numerous videos on youtube that explains how to do it, including this jewel from a youtube user with a prophetic handle. The domains and websites are all based outside the US. Panama seems to be the prefered country to register them. My contact with these sites has resulted threats and extortion attempts. The FBI contact I have sent me to to fill out a complaint form that was really more for reporting consumer fraud. Microsoft tried to send me to their website to sign in to my account(I dont have one) and report it. These sites have no legitimate use as far as I can see and result in disruption of more than just someones gaming experience. My question to slashdot is; what other options do I have to eliminate/mitigate this problem other than canceling our customers accounts?"

Liability in computer repair for filesharing

Revek Revek writes  |  more than 7 years ago

Revek writes "I run a small one man computer repair buisness. I mainly clean and reload machines that have been infected with malware. Most machines have some form of p2p filesharing sofware installed on them. Although I shut them down sometimes they run for a while when I am otherwise occupied. I recently received a letter from my isp concerning distribution of copyrighted material. The mac address provided by them was not one of my machines. Am I responsible for p2p filesharing taking place on my customers machines?"


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