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Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 224

And as an appendage, we know that cord cutters are in the group of four hours/day. We don't know how many are viewing as streaming digital, or cable modulated data. How many watch together, or use individual streams? I'm not casting aspersion(s), rather, would like to know the data and its trend.

Organizations like Akamai and others are deploying somewhat massive buildouts to accommodate services like Netflix, and other VoD/streaming services.

Does this help Comcast put on the brakes to other services? We don't know, but the issue of ostensible net neutrality is causing lots of redesign and thinking towards digital, rather than modulated video. If the number of modulated channels shrink, there is more capacity for modulating available bandwidth towards more overall *digital* capacity

Then what happens with 4K,and eventually, 8K?

The link sucked, frankly.

Comment Re:How often are the addresses re-validated? (Score 1) 101

You need inline filtration. You're screwed unless you do. A carrier-grade filter ought to do it. Until then, you face a lot of slime.

Your users are handily making mincemeat out of you. You get to control your SMTP, not them. Without a pipe to stanch the flow yourself, you're part of the problem, and not the solution. I know that sounds insulting, but it's true.

Your knowledge of how RBLs and blocks work means you're spending way too much time dealing with the aftermath in firecontrol, rather than gently reminding your users that they forgot to use data condoms. Your frequency of spam volcanoes means a lot of work. There is a better way: make your users pay attention.

Comment Re:Walled garden dynamic duo? (Score 1) 88

This release is a bag of foam and goo. It's for the PR, and maybe the stocks of both won't slide any more than they have.

Apple risks plenty, as does Cisco, by implementing still more proprietary protocols--- and the details if you'll notice, are scant.

Apple's relationship is fanatically tied to its users. Users count. It's all about the users. The genuinely laughable business response is to take orders. That's it. Apple's Xserve and Xsan, nice as they might have been, are now filling dump sites across the world.

Both of these companies make great stuff, don't get me wrong. Unless they go proprietary and this event is unlikely, this was all for the analysts, 'cause not a thing is going to show up that's meaningful or tangible. For better and worse, Microsoft's AD is what binds businesses together. It's a reality. I don't like this reality but show me something that might break that lock. Sun, Apple, Novell, and many others have tried to break that lock. Do it and you can have the keys to the enterprise kingdoms.

Comment Re:How often are the addresses re-validated? (Score 2) 101

If someone's breaking into your server 3-4x/month, then you have major problems. If you have clients whose accounts are compromised, then SHUT THEM THE FUCK OFF AND MAKE THEM CLEAN THEIR MACHINES.

Spoofing user names and using their lists is old hat. I have one ex-friend who greets me weekly with something new and exciting in an attachment. Luckily, I never open *anything*.

But seriously, if your server's getting broken into that frequently, you need lessons. Numerous ones.

Comment Re:I would laugh but that's too much effort (Score 1) 253

Good for you!

You're going to find a lot of cases where the in-situ DSL provider blows away the local cable company.

But not very often. We're still a third world country in the USA, as regards broadband deployed speeds. Where DSL uses twisted pairs, it's defeated by physics, compared to coax. Fiber is the ultimate solution, but requires telcos to invest, which they are loathe to do.

365 Days of drinking Lo-Cal beer. = 1 Lite-year