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The Argument For a Hypersonic Missile Testing Ban

borcharc They will just cheat anyway (322 comments)

So we can follow the ban and everyone else cheat?

about a month ago
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Fasting Triggers Stem Cell Regeneration of Damaged, Old Immune System

borcharc Re:And Ramadan is coming... (148 comments)

This would not be caused by the effect in this study. You wold need to fast continuously for 48-72 hours or more to get the benefit they found. Eating after sundown would replenish the body's supply of glucose and prevent the energy conservation required.

about 4 months ago
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The Sudden Policy Change In Truecrypt Explained

borcharc Speculation (475 comments)

There is no concrete information that the NSA or a national security letter was involved. When did we start linking to random blogs for speculation presented as fact? May as well just posted a link to reddit thread about this.

about 3 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

borcharc Re:terminology (238 comments)

Plenty of large network operators have open peering policies, he.net for example. Charter will has what amounts to an open peering policy (if you use a public interconnect point). Only operators that wish to be a tier 1 monopoly of the past of a bad actor like comcast stand to gain from picky peering policies.

If you want real net neutrality then open peering is an important part of the future. Every piece of traffic that goes through a peer is saved from congesting a link elsewhere.

about 4 months ago
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Google Fiber: No Charge For Peering, No Fast Lanes

borcharc Re:terminology (238 comments)

They list their peering policy as Selective in their peeringdb entry https://www.peeringdb.com/priv.... They should have an open peering policy. Or is only open if you are a interesting content provider?

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

borcharc Re:A fifth horseman (449 comments)

What does whatever he wants to spend his damages on somehow reduce his right to damages?

about 4 months ago
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AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin For Each Hour He Spent In Jail

borcharc Re:Learn to read comprehensively (449 comments)

This is 2014, people just regurgitates talking points distributed by whatever fake news site they started reading 10+ years ago, preferably with as much emotion, one-upmanship, and self back patting as possible. The nation is full of uneducated morons who think they are gods gift to the world. They have learned in decades of government education that saying anything fundamentally critical of the government is heresy.

about 4 months ago
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Shunting the FCC To the Slow Lane

borcharc Re:Do it to Congress instead (194 comments)

This should be done to the entire US goverment, not just the FCC or congress.

about 5 months ago
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Comcast Offers To Shed 3.9 Million Subscribers To Ease Cable Deal

borcharc Comcast sets some free (154 comments)

This is a good deal for those who are getting Charter or Spinco (will be managed by Charter) out of the deal. Charter has a fairly open peering policy https://www.charter.com/browse....

about 5 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

borcharc Re:Abolish marriage solves the problem. (564 comments)

Who said that that new definition of "civil union" has to be limited to two people?

But just wait 'til someone comes and wants to marry his horse, his bed or his imaginary friend.

A horse, bed or imaginary friend can not enter into a contract. My dog, who I love very much, is incapable of entering into a contract, she lacks the understanding of her actions and I am basically her legal guardian because of her inability to manage her own affairs independently. I signed up for this job with that clearly understood, it would be an abuse of my duty as her guardian to force her into a contract that she is incapable of understanding. Just the same for my desk, who I spend almost as much time with as my wife, can not enter into a contract with me. My desk can not read, understand a spoken topic and the consequences of a decision (same for my dog). On the other hand, two adult humans or groups of them who love each other can clearly consent to such an agreement. Its not our place to judge the basic competence of other adult humans to enter into agreements with others similarly situated.

about 6 months ago
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Was Eich a Threat To Mozilla's $1B Google "Trust Fund"?

borcharc Re:The new Hitlers (564 comments)

Marriage is an ancient rite (not a right) that for many is part of their religious practice. Why is the State a party to my contract with my wife? Why does the state provide the language that can not be modified in this contract? I oppose the current incarnation of the gay marriage effort because they support the status quo. They selectively apply "freedom to marry" only to gays, when in fact many other groups are affected, in some cases imprisoned. Marriage is an issue of freedom of association, I choose to enter into a contract with my wife. It should be our choice to decide what the terms of that contract are. The government should have nothing to do with marriage or define the terms of a contract between two (or more) adults. People wanting to get married should be able to have a religious ceremony, should they choose, as their way of entering into this agreement and those who dont should be able to go to marrigecontract.com and template out an aggrement that suits them including a pre-determined disoulation system that does not involve the courts, just like any other contract. They beg the state for permission to engage in a fundamental freedom. If they focused their efforts on personal freedom, including anyone marrying whoever is willing to agree, even groups or siblings, then that is their right to choose to associate and enter into a contract, something the state infringes on, a worthy battle. They support the suppression of fundamental rights by not demanding them, but asking for an exception from the states tyranny on their fundamental rights for their group for this small item.

about 6 months ago
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Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

borcharc Re:Peering and Bandwidth Symmetry (182 comments)

That does not mean you can not work out effective deals where everyone wins. If I peer with you in several geographic locations, it takes load off your backbone links, lowering your cost (L3 example). If I am a small operator peering in one area, an arrangement could be worked out where my prefixes are only advertised in the region through the use of bgp communities, reducing the other providers backbone costs. This is effectively what should have been done with netflix. L3 taking this issue up is a major game changer though, a old school tier 1 who peers with no one is fighting for capacity on several eyeball networks, rules be a changing...

about 6 months ago
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Level 3 Wants To Make Peering a Net Neutrality Issue

borcharc Re:Peering and Bandwidth Symmetry (182 comments)

Since the beginning of peering, the rules have always been that if you have roughly the same amount of traffic inbound and outbound, peering has no charge. If one direction generates more traffic than the other, the source pays for the asymmetry.

This model is outdated, in the good old days networks had a mix of eyeballs and content, now we have completely separate eyeball and content networks. This is mostly the result of the cable/telco monopolies. In the new normal, traffic will never be balanced. I am paying comcast for internet access, it is their responsibility to provide be high quality service. In order to accomplish that they should have an open peering policy and connect at all public exchanges. If the large providers don't get on board with more open peering policies they are going to eventually run into a consumer or small NSP brought anti-trust lawsuit.

about 6 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

borcharc Re:The Day After (878 comments)

I disagree with your assertion. Why can't an interceptor system not address a massive first strike? Are you current on missile defense? The currently deployed ground based midcourse defense system works, its just a matter of rolling out sufficient launch facilities and interceptors. The US has between 30-200 operational ground based midcourse interceptors operational. If we rolled these systems out to deal with a massive first strike, we would likely have good success if it were needed. We should continue to develop this technology, rome wasn't built in a day.

about 6 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

borcharc Re:They're scared they won't be able to. (878 comments)

Why do people keep saying that only a 100% effective missile defense system is acceptable? Why is 50% not acceptable? MIRV ICBM's are no different for launch and mid stage interceptors, the thing we put all of our effort into. The Russians have ~350 ICBM's, we should have 5x as many interceptors that are designed for each stage. These can be capable on subs launched ICBM's as well, its just a matter of investment. I would be very happy to have a even a 20% success rate from a missile defense system in an all out attack. Thats a lot of people, equipment, and industrial capacity saved.

On the topic of MIRV's, we gave our up to appease Russia but they backed out of returning the gesture. Its time we bring them back, they were an effective deterrent.

about 6 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

borcharc Re:The Day After (878 comments)

This film gave me nightmares throughout my childhood. Its why I unconditionally support missile defense. We should be making an effort to make such events impossible, or at least very difficult, rather than being held hostage by their threat.

about 6 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

borcharc Re:Mr Obama (878 comments)

They never left, we just pretend they are gone.

about 6 months ago
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Russian State TV Anchor: Russia Could Turn US To "Radioactive Ash"

borcharc Re:And the US could turn Russia into vapor (878 comments)

This risk is outdated. With the amount of bond buying that the US Federal Reserve has engaged in over the past few years buying all of the debt held by Russia and China combined would not even make a dent should they desire to sell it all, the FED and other nations (Japan) will happily buy. Russia's $100 billion and even China's $1.2T are small potatoes compared to the $16T+ the fed and friends have printed with little consequence as of yet.

Russia relies on Europe energy sales for 25% of its GDP, Europe relies on Russia to provide 6% of its energy. Sanctions targeting this will hurt Russia very badly and they know it. They have been strong arming Europe for years on energy, delaying their economic recovery. Its time the tables were turned.

about 6 months ago
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Ukraine May Have To Rearm With Nuclear Weapons Says Ukrainian MP

borcharc Re:The importance of a strong military (498 comments)

Ukraine has a strong military, for reasons I can not explain the media has been representing them as not being a match for Russia. Raw equipment and manpower does not win a conflict. There are far more factors to consider. Russia has a total military strength of ~775k. Of that 57% of them are 1 year conscripts (publicly pledged not to be used in combat last year).The other 334k professional soldiers and officers (how many do you think are required to keep the conscripts under control), what percentage do you really think they can commit to Ukraine's 129k+ personal force plus their 1 million reserves (who all had 18-24 months service). Do you think Russia will abandon the defense of the entire country to invade Ukraine? Because thats what it would take. Do you really think Russia can call up their reserves when draft dodging and desertion have them 225k men under their legally required minimum strength? Perhaps thats the plan spread Russia thin, militarily and politically.

about 7 months ago

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Data Center Raid about Unpaid Telco Fees

borcharc borcharc writes  |  more than 5 years ago

craig (56372) writes "CBS11 News Reports that the raid on Core IP networks is in the result of an investigation into unpaid telco access fees paid by CLEC's and VOIP carriers to terminate calls on their networks. They also report that this raid is linked to the March 12th raid on Crydon Technology's datacenter who also hosted VOIP providers. Anyone in the telco business will tell you access fees to other carriers are a total mess and lots of carriers have unpaid balances out there. It gives you the feeling that the FBI is acting as a collection agency for AT&T and Verizon."
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Hackers Are People Too

borcharc borcharc writes  |  more than 6 years ago

licutis writes "This documentary presents a portrait of the hacking community to average America. No, hackers are not all evil and out to steal your credit card. Yes, many of them are brilliant and even socially awkward. What makes a hacker a hacker? Find out how the hacking community defines itself in this film. The Documentary HACKERS ARE PEOPLE TOO officially premiered at DEFCON 16 in Las Vegas at Movie Night with Dark Tangent. If you missed out on the world premiere! The DVD will be for sale for $10 at the con and through the website at the end of this week."
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