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Comment: Whew. FFS... (Score 4, Insightful) 102

by Arancaytar (#47573825) Attached to: Countries Don't Own Their Internet Domains, ICANN Says

Sure, let's tear apart the integrity of our global network for the sake of sticking it to a government. Did anyone think through what would happen if you disrupted the network on such a scale? The national ISPs would host their own root, and anyone abroad who wanted to keep accessing those domains would likewise switch to alt roots.

End result, the domain name system gets fractured, ICANN and the US govt retain less control of the internet, and also they look like assholes.

Good thing this was dismissed as the dumb idea it was.

Comment: Re:How is this new? (Score 1) 242

by Arancaytar (#47442065) Attached to: Texas Town Turns To Treated Sewage For Drinking Water

unless you assumed the sewage was somehow radioactive

I was going to say that even that should be removed by distillation, and the water molecules shouldn't become radioactive, but now I'm not sure. Deuterium can capture neutrons to form radioactive tritium, but Wikipedia doesn't say if regular hydrogen can do the same to form deuterium.

Comment: Re:I thought they ***HATE*** the Stasi !! (Score 1) 103

We love to paint ourselves as modern and tech-savvy, but only ~10% voted for parties opposed to government spying in the last election. The others act outraged when foreign governments or Facebook spy on them but are a-ok with our own government doing it.

I can only hope this latest revelation shakes them up a bit.

Nobody said computers were going to be polite.