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Comment: DNS zone seeds, Tor resolver, IPv6 tunnel funnels. (Score 1) 387

by almondo (#48620359) Attached to: Sony Leaks Reveal Hollywood Is Trying To Break DNS

The "I will remove your phone number from the phone book on the payphone at the end of the block and you will then cease to exist" mentality is truly laughable. I would say these fools need better experts but hey, who am to judge the comedy value of the overfunded clueless people of the world? The problem with MPSonyAA is while they may have more money, other people will always have more brains. Resistance is futile and greed is pointless.

Comment: Block Jamie Dimon at the door and save BILLION$ (Score 1) 1

by almondo (#48538405) Attached to: US Treasury Dept: Banks Should Block Tor Nodes

Seriously, $24 million? What fraction of the total scam volume is that? I would bet it is far less than 1%. Actually look at the criminal conduct of Jamie Dimon and his clan and you could probably prevent $24 million dollars an hour in fraud, theft and abuse. Blaming Tor for incompetence is pretty ridiculous.

Too big to jail is guaranteed to fail.

Comment: Re:Divert the calls to level 3 (Score 2) 159

by almondo (#48398447) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?

While the Rambo style vigilante response option sounds good on the surface (and don't get me wrong, my natural response would be along these lines if it were not for the legal implications) the problem is that when you do this, you are now violating the same regulations as they are and you are arguably by definition "retaliating" which stacks even more regulatory violations on your illegal response. They have a bus full of overpaid lawyers ready to swoop on you if you "attack" them. For this reason I strongly recommend against this type of response even though the BOFH in me would very much like to employ it.

Comment: High dollar litigation with the FCC is effective (Score 5, Informative) 159

by almondo (#48398367) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Dealing With VoIP Fraud/Phishing Scams?

In the past I have had to deal with L3 on some similar nonsensical "our abusive users are not our problem" crap. As you have already observed, they have a well refined hearing problem. First, decide how much the per call impact is to your business in your opinion. Estimate the number of calls per day and multiply by the per call rate and then by the number of days to come up with a daily and sum "rate of damages". Then have a lawyer letter drafted and sent to their legal department and make sure the letter shows that you also sent a copy of the draft to the FCC Attn: Fraud & Abuse at 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.

In about the time it takes you to go to lunch, the problem will subside. At L3, FCC copied abuse resolution rolls down hill, pretty fast.

Comment: Re:Bring back the shuttles. (Score 1) 47

Seriously? Are you still running LSI11 platforms in your datacenter? People who don't know the issues with the shuttle are imagining they can drive from the trunk with no camera. I could make a 69 Cadillac Eldorado into a hybrid with a range of about 10 blocks as long as it is not up hill either way.

"'Tis true, 'tis pity, and pity 'tis 'tis true." -- Poloniouius, in Willie the Shake's _Hamlet, Prince of Darkness_