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Comment Re:Saw this coming years ago. (Score 1) 170

Without having any internal numbers, I suspect that the TV side of things is killing them. They probably anticipated that they'd get lots of double-play subscribers given existing industry politics, but it quickly turned out that most of those who wanted it were part of the cord cutter generation.

Comment Re: Hmm (Score 2) 726

If you're running a current generation Intel CPU, then its silicon was fabricated in either Chandler, Arizona, USA or Hillsboro, Oregon, USA. There are no other semiconductor fabrication plants in the world capable of creating wafers with 10nm lithography.

It would have been designed in Santa Clara, California, USA, which is where Intel's engineers reside.

As for your product code, that tells where it was packaged (and no, I don't mean sticking it in a retail box.) Wherever that CPU is packaged is where it is officially "made" for tax/tariff/embargo considerations, but in reality very little of the production happens in that location.

Comment Re: Hmm (Score 4, Interesting) 726

Hell, without the Marshall Plan alone, I think Europe would be in one of three states right now:

- Annexed by Russia and presently in second world status, with the Iron Curtain still alive and well.
- Starting yet another world war, as if the first two weren't enough.
- Technologically even worse off than former Warsaw pact states are presently.

Comment Re:Technical OR legislative? (Score 1) 344

This is why I think it should be an ISP customer responsibility. Sometimes people participate willingly in DDoS (see LOIC for example.) If any participation is detected, they should have their internet connectivity throttled until they fix their security issues.

This isn't far away from how amateur radio operators have to follow a certain code of conduct, and it worked pretty well. I don't see any reason why internet users shouldn't have to observe a similar code.

Comment Re: How do you secure the unsecurable? (Score 1) 183

The ISP, in turn, immediatly has to notify and throttle users who are part of the botnet. They have to do it otherwise they'll be airing and abetting internet, ddos attacks, and thus, are open to lawsuits. This creates the proper incentive to rubber stamp... I mean, streamline the process.

The user, of course, has a chance to contest this throttling in case that the user is not part of the botnet (IP addresses are so easy to spoof these days). So it is totally fair. All they have to do is send a counterclaim and if it is rejected (which it will), they have the option to take this to court.

Did I say a single word about identifying them by IP address, jackoff? No, so put a cock in it.

Besides, we can do more about IP address spoofing.

Comment Re:How do you secure the unsecurable? (Score 1, Interesting) 183

I think the best way to handle this is to make people somehow accountable when they participate in a DDoS, whether they do it willingly or not. Personally I think their internet access should be throttled to dialup speed for 60 days if they are conclusively found to be participating, and that 60 days starts over each time they're found participating. It will make them think twice about buying insecure shit.

Comment Re:Who should we blame? (Score 5, Insightful) 183

Regardless of who is behind it, it's about time that we treat DDoS as the censorship that it is. I'm sick of hacktivists trying to justify bringing down major websites just because they don't like whoever runs it, while at the same time talking about how they are pro democracy and pro free speech. DDoS is the opposite of both, no matter who the target is. People who justify it because they don't like Walmart or whoever are fucking hypocritical assholes.

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