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Comcast Pays Overdue Fees, Offers Freebies For TWC Merger Approval

Shatrat Re:Franchise Fees are evil (77 comments)

Multiple competing cable companies would have multiple competing outside plants. The franchise fee was always just a way for the town council to exchange monopoly status for money in the coffers.

3 days ago
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Barrett Brown, Formerly of Anonymous, Sentenced To 63 Months

Shatrat Re:who is he? (Al Capone the tax evader) (110 comments)

He deserves to spend years in prison for being a pretentious asshole? That's ridiculous.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

Shatrat Re:Telecom sabotage - what's the penalty? (420 comments)

If we catch you we sue the shit out of you. In addition to that, I'm sure plenty of other vandalism type criminal charges also apply if it's intentional.

about two weeks ago
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SpaceX Landing Attempt Video Released

Shatrat Re:Wait a minute (248 comments)

Maybe they save weight by not providing a return line?

about two weeks ago
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Radio Shack Reported To Be Ready for Bankruptcy Filing

Shatrat Re:Radioshack doomed by inept management (314 comments)

"Radioshack never offered what the consumers really wanted
a good unlocked cell phone and our choice of prepaid plans." Unlocked phones don't provide the store residual payments like selling contracts does. That's the only thing that has kept Radioshack open this long.

about two weeks ago
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Lizard Stresser DDoS-for-Hire Service Built On Hacked Home Routers

Shatrat Re:Why a default? (65 comments)

Just make the default password be the serial number of the device.

So I pull the serial number with an SNMP get request as part of my exploit script using a community string that is either 'public' or something standardized across the ISP?
Your move.

about three weeks ago
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MI5 Chief Seeks New Powers After Paris Magazine Attack

Shatrat Re:No matter how much power we gave them ... (319 comments)

I tend to agree with most of what you said, but you should also keep in mind how many of those millions of Muslims are sending money overseas to 'charities' that are really fronts for ISIS, Hezbollah, Al Qaeda, whatever. Certainly far more than a few hundred people. I think those communities that are funneling money to fuel radicals overseas do have some responsibility for the deaths they cause, both abroad and at home and that has to be recognized internally before it will change.

about three weeks ago
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The Luxury of a Bottomless Bucket of Bandwidth For Georgia Schools

Shatrat Re:In other words, it's a Utility. (117 comments)

Not really. The state just sub-contracts all this out to AT&T today, although they opened the bidding up to other carriers for the 2015 upgrade discussed in the article.

about three weeks ago
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Bill Would Ban Paid Prioritization By ISPs

Shatrat Re:Better bill than the other net neutrality bills (216 comments)

This still doesn't address the real problem, when an ISP degrades traffic which competes with their other revenue streams. I.E. a cable company degrading netflix traffic or a telephone company degrading skype.

about three weeks ago
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Crowds (and Pirates) Flock To 'The Interview'

Shatrat Re:It's complete crap (148 comments)

I watched it and thought it was funny. I didn't expect academy award worthy acting, just some physical comedy, dirty jokes, and special effects. It had all three and a sweet russian tank. T-54 I think.

about a month ago
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Govt Docs Reveal Canadian Telcos Promise Surveillance Ready Networks

Shatrat Re:I don't see what the Telcos have to do... (74 comments)

Except that everyone is not doing this. The data collected by the big routers and voice switches can still be very incriminating to someone of a criminal or political, but I repeat myself, inclination. All of these capabilities are built into the hardware because the US government and other governments around the world requires it as part of 'lawful intercept' regulations.

about a month and a half ago
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Node.js Forked By Top Contributors

Shatrat Re:Byebye Node.js. (254 comments)

If these PEOPLE know how to play it right, Node.js is history. HE/SHE had the same thing with the Mambo Fork Joomla. Hardly anyone (POSSIBLY HAVING A PENIS BUT POSSIBLY NOT) remembers Mambo anymore, and Joomla is a leading project.

FTFY

about 2 months ago
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'Moneyball' Approach Reduces Crime In New York City

Shatrat Re:Actually what reduced crime (218 comments)

Actually what reduced the crime was the Cosby Show. Since that show came out crime stats have gotten better and better.

about 2 months ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Shatrat Re:Let me be the first to say (107 comments)

I've never seen that. WAN links typically all aggregate back to the BOE/DOE headquarters in the county, or a large high school, and then there is an IP service that is also leased. The WAN links are generally 1GE or 10GE and the IP service then is provided to that location as a separate product and circuit and usually is 'right sized' to be anywhere from 250 mbps to 2-3gbps depending on the size of the county. Usually that IP service is still overkill. I'm not saying that based on "Oh that looks like way too much for a school" but "Wow these guys are peaking at 4% max utilization on that link" ellipsis ellipsis ellipsis

about 2 months ago
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Head of FCC Proposes Increasing Internet School Fund

Shatrat Re:Let me be the first to say (107 comments)

Actually I work for a company that specializes in rural areas. Not Alaska or Wyoming rural, but we've built fiber into schools in towns too small for a gas station.
Like I said, if you fill out the right forms there is a ton of funding available.

about 2 months ago
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Complex Life May Be Possible In Only 10% of All Galaxies

Shatrat Re:Let's do the math (307 comments)

If that's what you're worried about, we already know that this particular galaxy supports life. Our chances of finding it in one of the others was astronomically smaller anyway.

about 2 months ago
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Multiple Manufacturers Push Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars, But Can They Catch Tesla?

Shatrat Re:Where do you fill up? (293 comments)

A steampunk universe, most likely.

about 2 months ago
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Nielsen Will Start Tracking Netflix and Amazon Video

Shatrat Re:What about SSL? (55 comments)

At least that only violates one person's privacy.

about 2 months ago

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