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Comment: Re:DSL paload + ATM = 16% (Score 1) 353

by countach (#47772357) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

It would only take bandwidth if it crossed the divide between ATT and the customer, and then was lost. But if there are packets getting lost at that point, one would presume an equal number would be lost going outwards, in which case the customer would record them sent, but ATT would not. In other words, any packet loss should be a net nil.

Comment: Yeah but.. (Score 2) 74

by countach (#47763407) Attached to: UK Prisons Ministry Fined For Lack of Encryption At Prisons

I can picture a scenario that if they were encrypted, the recovery key would be lost, or the person holding it would die or resign or quit and suddenly all the backups are unrecoverable. You can say ok, so the key should be kept somewhere secure, but where? When you answer that question, then why not put the actual backups there? It's not like you could have just one key forever either. That would be insecure to never change it. But to change it means having some filing system to keep the whole list of them from years and years back and storing them so people can find them. Then how are you going to encrypt THAT?

Comment: Re:Keyword: Believe (Score 1) 281

by countach (#47754521) Attached to: The Evolution of Diet

" If you're paying that much attention to the food you're eating, you're probably not throwing garbage down your throat like most fat people do."

Yeah, but what is "garbage"?

One might argue that garbage is anything not natural, exactly like the Paleo's say.

The reality is italian bread and cold beer will tend to make you fat, if you don't carefully control quantities. We all know that many people don't control their input of beer and bread, and we see the results.

But you probably won't get obese just eating steak or pork chops. It's just not feasible to eat that much steak and pork chops, because they make you full quickly and they keep you full for a long time. And the mozzarella cheese is ok too. As an animal fat its digested slowly.

Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.