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Oh yeah, and I'd grab some ancient beer too, I bet the recipes would knock the socks off of today's offerings.
I am currently sitting on a couch in LaCygne, Kansas. Looking out the window, I can see the place where the fiber (yeah fiber, in a rural area) terminates if I look out the window.
Now guess what the speed is. Go ahead, guess.
Back home in Texas, my Verizon DLS (non FIOS), is 1.5MBit/384KBit for $30/month. In other words, I can upload from home faster than I can download here in Texas.
Now guess how much the Kansas line costs a month. Go ahead and guess.
Its all a scam, and there is no basis for it. Greed, pure and simple.
I seem to recall that a group like the pirate bay, who made it their business to mask identity from powerful interests created baywords.com for exactly this purpose.
A misconfigured tor node or vpn stream could expose someone to torture or worse. A group like this needs to step back, and ask someone in the know to do it, and just offer funding.
Windows 7 is no better than XP in terms and security - just check the news for the last year or so. Furthermore, many of the last updates applied to XP brought 7's security "features" to XP; things like better canary support, an upgraded (still crap) firewall, and other such things. The notion that 7 is more secure than XP is just bollocks.