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And for a "kill" in space you don't get the debris problem. Just a burned out image sensor on an otherwise intact spy satellite.
Not necessarily....hit the hydrazine tank and methinks things will go boom!
Quite frankly, if you've got a static IP (or buy one for a few bucks a month), you can just run your own from home.
You do realize this violates most residential ISP TOSs/AUPs in the US, right? Just because you have a static IP does NOT mean you can run a 'server' unless you have business-class service (and by 'server', I mean anything that accepts inbound connections offering a service....be it email, a web server, ssh server, etc). Now, will they detect it and do something about it? Likely not in most cases unless there are complaints, but I know a lot of residential ISPs now block SMTP to deal with spam malware (forcing you to use the submission ports instead or webmail, but breaking running a SMTP server). Frankly, I do what you suggest, but I have a business-class line run into my house (have for the past 15+ years) for exactly the reasons above...
Which in many cases is backhauled VOIP or compressed to the point of being as bad as Skype these days....the days of pure copper between you and the other party are pretty much dead...
More ISPs that care about privacy should look into deploying open-source networking equipment.
That is LAUGHABLY funny. No open source router is even close to core-router speeds. Yes, a lot of "core routers" are build on open source technologies, but only so much as using Linux or *BSD as the OS...all have custom/proprietary interfaces to the hardware forwarding engines. Almost all of them have custom routing protocol stacks. Don't get me wrong, you want a small SOHO device, or even something that can handle a corporate LAN, sure....but try doing 100 ports of 10-gig-each in a chassis...just isn't going to happen.
not even the french would attempt to eat that. what makes you think a snake would?
What are YOU talking about? The French would not only eat that, they would tell you it is a delicacy while snickering under their breath!
I have always thought the term "Windows Server" is an oxymoron...