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Comment: Re:Let it happen (Score 1) 105

by Heretictus (#39131219) Attached to: Disconnection of Millions of DNSChanger-Infected PCs Delayed

As someone working for an ISP who has been tring to get these people to clean their PCs, if 500,000 are cut off from the Internet, that is 500,000 calls to their ISP to "fix" it. Thats somewhere between $1,000,000 - $1,500,000 in support calls.

I agree with this statement. I have been involved in this effort as well. There are two user demographics here: Business; and Consumer. In the consumer space, ISPs have been contacting their infected customers for two months now. I'm told customer remediation rates following notification are hovering around 15% across the Tier 1 and Tier 2 ISPs. So customers are notified, directed to a web portal containing additional information and links to the removal tool, and still only 15% are completing the task. If these customers wake up one day and they start getting 404 errors, they will flood the call centers costing the ISPs millions of dollars. I also agree that Fortune 500 companies should have had this cleaned two months ago. No excuses there...

Comment: This is what the Industry needs (Score 1) 424

by Heretictus (#38775238) Attached to: Y Combinator Wants To Kill Hollywood
This is excellent news! I sincerely hope they succeed. We all know that one of the fundamental issues (and basis for all this bad copyright legislation) is "Hollywood's" failure to innovate... Their failure to adapt their business model to the internet. Other companies have been successful, so can Hollywood and the Music Industry. I say, if Hollywood and the Recording Industry can't adapt, let someone else do it for them!
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Journal: Things I learned today. Browser URL length limitations 2

Journal by JWSmythe

For a long time, I've followed what I've read regarding URL lengths. 255 characters is it. Never let it get longer than that.

By the RFC's, 255 characters is the guideline, to maintain backward compatibility with old browsers, old proxy servers, and other miscellaneous hardware that may be in the way.

I went looking for more information, but found conflicting or outdated information. Who cares what the limits on Netscape 4 or MSIE 5 were.


Wikileaks Gets Domain Back, Injunction Dissolved 70

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the it-all-sounds-like-dirty-pool-to-me dept.
I Don't Believe in Imaginary Property writes "The judge in the Wikileaks case has dissolved the injunction against Wikileaks, which means that it can get its .org domain back. He defended his prior ruling because it was based on the pittance of information the bank and registrar had provided him, saying 'This is a case in which we had a (dispute) with named parties, and the parties were duly served. One of which properly responded and came to this court with a proposed settlement in this lawsuit... Nobody filed any timely responses to the court's order.'"

Family Guy Spins off Cleveland 250

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the whens-it-gonna-be-my-turn dept.
E Online is reporting that a new spinoff is currently in the works to feature Cleveland, the soft-spoken neighbor in popular animated sitcom Family Guy. "Not much is known about Cleveland other than the fact it will revolve around the Brown clan. It's unclear whether the series will remain set in the town of Quahog or whether Cleveland, along with his wife and son, will continue to appear on Family Guy, though as both series are animated, the double-billing won't so much be a logistical problem as a creative decision."

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