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Comment: Some already do (Score 1) 486

by Anthracks (#33799312) Attached to: Should ISPs Cut Off Bot-infected Users?
I work at a decent sized regional ISP. If a customer is disrupting the network with blatantly viral traffic (like tens of thousands of simultaneous SMTP connections) we shut them off and have tech support walk them through disinfecting their PC. The exception is if they also have VOIP through us since we don't want to be in the position of having cut off someone's only link to 911. The network engineers don't sit around all day looking for infected boxes, but if performance issues are traced to an infected customer they definitely get cut off.
Programming

Yahoo Releases Open Source Hadoop Distribution 49

Posted by timothy
from the spread-it-out-in-little-chunks dept.
ruphus13 writes "Yahoo has been a vociferous Apache Hadoop user and supporter for several years now, and uses it extensively within its Search technologies. Hadoop has been gaining popularity in the Cloud Computing space, with companies like the NYTimes converting 4TB and 11 million articles to PDFs in under 24 hours using Hadoop and EC2 in late 2007. Hadoop has been made available in Amazon's cloud and Yahoo has now released its own Hadoop version. From the article: 'At today's Hadoop Summit in Silicon Valley, Yahoo! announced the availability of the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop, a source-only version of Apache Hadoop that Yahoo! uses within its own search engine. [Hadoop] is an open source software framework that helps process very large data sets, and is widely used in large-scale data mining applications as well as in search tools at sites like Facebook and many others. For developers and users interested in Hadoop, it's worth noting that the Yahoo! Distribution of Hadoop has been widely tested and developed at Yahoo! for years now.'"
Windows

+ - NVIDIA responds to complaints about Vista drivers

Submitted by Not Straight
Not Straight (666) writes "NVIDIA has issued an official response to the widespread complaints about the gaming performance of their GeForce cards under Vista. They're 'aware' of and monitoring nvidiaclassaction.org, but they have no plans to remove the Designed for Vista and Ready for Vista labeling from their products as requested by the site. Furthermore, they don't have a firm timeframe for delivering fully-compatible drivers. 'Over the coming weeks NVIDIA and our partners, along with the industry will continue to update Windows Vista drivers to ensure maximum performance on 3D applications and add feature support.' Until then, it looks like most gamers with GeForce cards will be best served by sticking with Windows XP."

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