Say, that's an interesting idea... the US Gubbermint can use Eschelon to generate databases for advertisers, and that can help pay for health care/bank bailouts/whatever is "in" this week.
I almost purchased this yesterday, but I picked up Shooter instead. I'll make sure I don't reward them; I'll buy a different movie DVD. Perhaps "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo".
The original plan called for sensors, cameras and radar towers to be installed along the Southwest border to detect illegal immigratnts. DHS' admission came after withering testimony from Randolph Hite of the Government Accountability Office on the state of the virtual fence program, known as SBInet. Hite said SBInet has been troubled since its outset and plagued by frequently changing milestones, management weaknesses and performance shortfalls. As a result he said the Department has little to show after spending most of the program's $1.3 billion budget.
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Alltel had true unlimited wireless. Just before Verizon ate them, I purchased a data plan for two years. I actually have unlimited access with no surcharges above 5GB. Last month, I pulled a bit over 50GB with my normal bill.
I'm just hoping that something better will come along before the contract expires. I live out in the boonies, and we have one (oversubscribed) ISP provider who would be glad to sell me 128K access for $70/month. The hailstorms here would destroy any satellite antennas, so that's out.
When you're going to get a new host, and it's not a name company (hostgator, dreamhost, etc.) do your research. There are a ton of resellers selling stuff from other resellers. It's like the Amway of the Internet. Look at the whois for your new host. If it's hidden behind one of those obfuscation services, it's a red flag. Look at the name servers. If it's the same as the host (ns1.host.com) it's a plus. If it's something else, go look at the website of the name service...you'll probably find it's where they're re-reselling hostspace. Try to get upline as much as possible, since if one of those people forgets to pay the bill, you're screwed with no (worthwhile) recourse.
I would suggest not going with IXWebhosting. They've been hit with injection attacks for over two years on an almost daily basis. I was with them for years until they were compromised. They will also blame you, saying your website was insecure...except I had fifteen domains that were parked with a single HTML page that just said "go away" hacked.
Make sure they're available 24/7, and that they answer the phones. My current VPS host (InMotionHosting) answered the phone at 1am and placed my order.
Watch out for all the "review" sites. Do a whois and you'll find many are owned by the hosts that get top billing. At the very least, every host review should have some negative hits from a disgruntled webmaster. Look for the ones that lay it all out, warts and all.
Never ever expect your host to back up your website. If it's not in your possession, it doesn't exist, unless you're lucky. Cron jobs are nice for dumping databases to a backup.
I personally like dedicated IPs. Since it seems you're multi-hosting, see if shared or individual IPs are available. Also, check to see if wildcard or sub-domains (space.host.com) are available.
Best of luck to you.
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In a message posted on Twitter, Jeff Barr of Amazon Web Services wrote that the retailer's outages were mostly in the US West Coast, and took down S3 and EC2 — as well as Amazon.com in "many places."!
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By the by, if we can't refer to Ted Alvin Klaudt's name, perhaps the legal system can assist by changing his name to "The State Lawmaker Currently Referred To As 'The Receiver' By His Cellmates"
Did someone clone wacko lawyer Jack Thompson? It makes me nervous to have a politician with two of the three chipmunks in his name. Maybe he'll owe the trademark owner of Alvin and the Chipmunks 2/3rds of the proceeds.
I can see the tech support calls now...
User: "I have pop-ups taking the whole screen and playing ads for beer and cars all the time. Then something happens so my mouse disappears and things move all over the screen by themselves. Is this a new virus?"
Tech Support: "No, that's the Denver Broncos game. What's the score?"
I've tried ducks, but they tend to nibble the occasional one or zero, and they leave an awful mess on the platters when they poop. Try Spotlight instead -- not as cute, but easier on the data, hardware, and the nose.
Gets rid of all those nasty attempts to break in. Sometimes will get rid of nasty Bobbies. Make sure you put a little lightning sticker near the port so you can say, "Well, it was marked as power, but the gent plugged it in there anyway and started a cool light show. I assumed he knew what he was doing."