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Comment Re:Is it really a war? (Score 1) 135

It doesn't have to be centralized. Hierarchical, yes, centralized no. Putting all your eggs in one basket (Dyn) is just not a good idea. People outsource stuff and then stop thinking. People assume that if they outsource to a company, nothing can go wrong. But big companies are bigger targets and when they fall over, the mess is much bigger. So yes, decentralize.

Comment BCP38 (Score 3, Interesting) 69

Wouldn't most if not all DDoS attacks be much harder if ISPs implemented BCP38? Of course IoT devices should be secure, but this is a dream as software will always contain bugs. The number of ISPs is much smaller than the number of devices connected to the internet, so blocking spoofed IP traffic is much cheaper solution.

Comment Re:And thus the Internet of Things collapses (Score 2) 211

The Internet of Things was my dreams ever since I got on the internet in the late 90s. I dreamed of the possibility to connect everything with open protocols and giving users amazing options to control their electronic gear.

Finally, the Internet of Things came and it's a mess of proprietary protocols where all devices are not connected with each other, but with centralized databases of the manufacturers. Fail!

Reasons for this failure:
- IPv4 address shortage and NAT (intermediate server needed)
- Silicon Valley greed (big data=big $$$ and everyone trying to get monopoly on their proprietary shit)
- user ignorance (would not buy if knowing how it works)

We, consumers, have to demand products that puts the user in control, not the company you bought it from.

Comment Open communication protocols (Score 2) 138

Too bad all the comments above are about whether the BB is any good or not. They are not about the real issue: that it is shouldn't be news that some sort of communication stops working because of unsupported platform. If we all would be using open protocols for communication (like email, sms, irc, xmpp) instead of some proprietary centralized sillicon valley super .com's version of it, this wouldn't have been news. We would switch to another client or make one and not rely on whatever the .com's shareholders think is profitable. Facebook does not do what is best for internet users or does not do what is the best technical solution. They do whatever gives them the most amount of control for the least amount of money.

Comment Re:Lack of own server makes this happen (Score 1) 62

Why don't we have out own servers? Why can non-nerds carry around and operate a complicated computer in their pocket but why they cannot own and operate a "server". People already have a modem/router which is perfectly capable of storing any personal information you want.

The only reason we don't do it is, I guess, is that companies make money collecting our information and make it convenient enough for us to go along. If running your own server was as convenient/profitable, we would do it.

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