Actually I think it's spelled Lake Forest. But my memory may be a little off, I mostly lived North OC / South LA.
I'm in the same boat latency-wise, but something I've wondered for a long time...
(sorry to derail the comedy)
If I've got such a clear signal, why does it consistently take 2-3 seconds for
I know lots of reasons why this CAN happen, but since it's been the same for me for years, I figure there's got to be a good explanation for it.
My first thought was...after sitting down and discussing it with his 14 year old nephew, it must all have gone over Rodgers' head, and he didn't learn anything. Hey, next time let the kid write the legislation, leave it to the experts.
Please comply with French law. If any of the bits you send out on the internet could be in any way construed as hateful to any kind of person who might be a French citizen, please make sure those bits don't arrive in France. But all the other bits are fine, keep 'em coming.
I'm going to submit this submission for the best example of 'comparing apples to oranges'.
I'll assume the submitter knew nothing about the Google situation in this case, or should I think it's just a bad troll?
Worked there for 23 years, never really very close to being able to qualify for a mortgage, even at the end with the crash, on a home within reasonable distance of work (reasonable being 90 minute commute). Maybe a condo that wasn't too big near the end of my stay, but not much of one.
Moved to FL this year, already have a largish house in a very nice neighborhood. The money I wanted to try to put down in California on a place (but couldn't qualify for the mortgage) covered closing costs and about 30% down. Not some cheap ranch shack either.
Granted, that down payment probably could have bought a nice house outright in a lot of places, but the wife is an orthopedic surgeon, so nowhere better than south Florida for someone who does knees and hips.
If someone hacks something the government cares about then they manage to find that person.
Random, usually broke, teenager, can't fight back, so easy to get a win. Also, national security, national response.
Call around a couple of times and threaten schools and/or officials and they can find you pretty quickly.
Criminal, with little hope of skirting that particular law, easy to get an arrest and conviction. Little work, also people's lives are being directly threatened and/or 'think of the children'
A Random company robo dials 1/2 of the continental fucking U.S. and all of a sudden these fuckers can't seem to figure out where they are coming from or what the hell can be done about it.
Potentially vague civil law, with a defendant that probably has lawyers and enough money to get more. Not much payback in political or financial capital, so no one who cares about those things will make the effort.
Seriously, great examples of 'the path of least resistance' that most government-types (particularly the elected kind) follow.
I suspect that any network admins worth their pay would be able to tell 1) if the exploit / entry method the guy was talking about was true, and 2) what he did when he got in there. If not, they have bigger problems.
I sympathize with the views here, on both sides. Yes, this guy did something wrong, and at least in some cases seems to have been genuinely grey (if not white) hat about it. But if a system as a flaw big enough, how do you want the company to find out about it, this guy or Anonymous/Lulzsec?
Honestly, he's in a no-win situation, and he put himself there, so it's hard to feel too sorry. But I'd hope that there would be a way for people like this to constructively use their skills, since there seems to be no end of backdoors and holes that need to be fixed. Aside from companies understanding the situation, you're taking your freedom into your own hand when you poke around like this.
To clarify a little for you...
Google doesn't need a court, government, or anyone else to determine who it can do business with. If it wants to refuse to do (ad) business with download sites, legal or otherwise (or any other kind of site for that matter), it can and should be able to make that call for itself.
While I detest the idea that 'big brother' can tell me what kinds of sites I can run or view, I just as much detest the idea that 'big brother' can come into my business and tell me I don't have any choice on how I run it.
I'm not saying there wouldn't be consequences for those decisions. Let Google do business with or without whoever they feel like...and if they make stupid choices and piss too many people off, the 'next Google' will learn from that and maybe do things differently.
Too busy right now to research, but compared to the speed this meteor was supposedly moving (33K mph?), and what I remember as the speed of a typical intercept missile (up to 10K or so mph maybe?), doesn't it seem pretty unlikely that it could have actually have been a hit?
Going from very hazy pre-coffee memory here, so my numbers may be *just* a tad off...
Regional distinction here, lots of places (including where I grew up) call it 'pop', but it depends on where you're from. Personally, I've never run into a place where 'coke' is used as a generic name for it, and I haven't a clue what falls into the 'other' category...
...no judge on the planet is going to...
Hi, you must be new here, welcome to Earth.
Just to catch you up a bit, we allow idiots to become judges here. And to hold political office. It's a kind of 'equal opportunity' thing, you might want to keep that in mind.
Enjoy your visit!
Mock all you want (and sorry to derail this rant), but if these people are internet-savvy enough to google a script to do a simple DDoS, they should be able to understand that none of the people they're attacking, or their bosses or politically-connected friends, can do anything about this. Even more so if they're more sophisticated than I'm giving them credit for...
Best thing to do about the 'movie' would have been to ignore it. It would have died the horrible, lonely death it deserved if people had simply not made a fuss about it. Maybe that is beyond their reasoning, but the idea that you can't make something disappear from the internet shouldn't be.
No, I think they're using the movie as an excuse to deflect from the real reason they're doing this. Honestly, what that would be is beyond me, but maybe the tin foil hat crowd here can come up with a more plausible end game. There has to be a small group of people that are trying to profit or get something more concrete out of this than making a horrible, horrible movie disappear.
Personally, I don't care if the software 'knows' I'm there, if no one else ever knows. If no one looks at the recordings, no one really saw me.
Now, that assumes I'm not also mugging an old lady at the time, but if that's the case I probably have other issues I should be worrying about...
If you dig a big hole in your end of the field, because the other team dug a big hole on their end of the field...I'm not sure that 'level' would be a good description of the playing field.
IMO, if the cops doctor evidence, they should be held accountable, by law. And if the 'news' or anyone else doctors evidence, they should be held accountable as well. I think that by publishing this sort of footage, you're effectively presenting evidence, albeit not in a court of law in the case of the news, but there should still be punishment (assuming there isn't some libel law already in place for this...IANAL by any stretch of the imagination).