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Comment: Re:Dumb (Score 1) 427

by CurryCamel (#48933775) Attached to: FCC Officially Approves Change In the Definition of Broadband

I guess the crux of the matter is with this quote from TFA:

With the US currently ranked 25th in the world in broadband speeds,

With 4Mbps as a limit for "broadband intenet access", you just can't boast about being a leader in internet accessability. And not being able to boast hurts the American psyche.

Because 4k TV is a Basic Human Right. Right?

Comment: Re:Fear (Score 3, Insightful) 216

by CurryCamel (#48897199) Attached to: Doomsday Clock Moved Two Minutes Forward, To 23:57

or alternatively - go do something already!
Looking at all the smart(ass) comments on slashdot gives me hope that 'living in harmony and peace' is not beyond our intelligence capabilities as the human race (how hard can it be?!?). Somebody just needs to kick the cynics' collective butt.
Fair try with the clock. 7/10.

Comment: Re:Lost in translation? (Score 1) 62

by CurryCamel (#48712843) Attached to: Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member


According to a news article dated 29.12, the police announced they intend to interview 'Ryan' in the coming days.
(http://yle.fi/uutiset/epailty_suomalaishakkeri_krpn_kuulusteluun/7710003) Sounds to me like they asked him to come to the interview. No detaining or arresting involved.

I guess it is not the Finnish language that is to blame here, but the mentality.

Comment: Re:Script kiddies at work (Score 1) 62

by CurryCamel (#48712761) Attached to: Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

They DDOSed two gaming networks at a time of their peak load, seemingly for the lulz. There is a non-subtle difference between that and taking down critical networks, both in attitude and required skills.

I haven't read into these DDOSes any more deeply, but thus far I have not found anything that even suggests at them breaking into the servers (except the headlines that seem to inclucde DDOS attacks as "hacks").

Furthermore, e.g. the Daily Mail reports that

Three rival hacking groups have called a ceasefire after admitting their Christmas attack on Xbox and Playstation gamers 'took it too far'.

It is obvious the script kiddies have started to repent to some extent. Dangerous criminals usually don't.

Finally, even the arrested brit is out on bail now, so obviously he is not a dangerous criminal either.

Let me ask this the other way: what benefit would come out of arresting the kid? Do you honestly fear he would continue and escalate his criminal activities now?

Comment: Re:Script kiddies at work (Score 0) 62

by CurryCamel (#48712517) Attached to: Finnish KRP Questions Suspected Lizard Squad Member

Being Finnish, I am sort of familiar with the Finnish legal system.
That said, I don't understand why the police would even want to arrest him. I mean, he is a script kiddie, not a dangerous criminal.
They probably told his parents, who are now in the process of mending their mistakes in this juvenile's upbringing.

Comment: Legendary quote being born (Score 1) 78

by CurryCamel (#48712491) Attached to: India Blocks Code Sharing Websites On Anti-Terror Advisory

"These are all providing very dangerous kind of cut and paste services..You can take code, cut it, paste it, remove it, delete it," said one government official who requested anonymity.

These sentences will live forever! Can't wait for the memes.
Honestly, my BS detector is beeping. This has to be a hoax, right?

"Now here's something you're really going to like!" -- Rocket J. Squirrel