And mine wasn't? I guess we all lack a sense of humour.
True, but RTFS is supposed to help us decide if we want to RTFA, which kinda fails when we find ourselves feeling like we have to when we don't want to.
That still doesn't identify what timezone the source is, and if you RTFA NASA did identify the timezone, coondiggie failed properly repeat that detail.
The article was fine,
Wow, someone sounds like a typical american, can't tell one side of the world from the other (New Zealand is about as far from Europe as you can get, i.e. opposite side of the planet).
Reading the article, 9am appears to be US Eastern time, and roughly 1300 UTC. As a New Zealander I do find it annoying when people fail to identify the timezone.
>"DOS attacks can be a pre-cursor for a far more malicious exploit. Lose the ignorance, think Sony"
What ignorance ? I have been the target of a DoS attack in the past, so don't assume any ignorance on my part. As for the subject in hand, I agree with Synerg1y's last comment... "Still, I have a feeling this whole situation is going to make the internet a much less free place, start reading on SSL tunnels & off-shore server hosting?"
I forgot to add, and at a rally like a website, you have the choice to go to it or not, a DoS attack blocks that choice but stopping the ability to go to the website.
bad example, at a rally, people are there to hear those on stage, same deal with a website, being drowned out, does not stop the visibility, even for those on stage, a DoS attack stops even the visibility. But in the end that still doesn't change the fact that the DoS attack is a form of censorship.
FYI, a DDOS attack is just a type of DoS attack, as they are acronym's, lets break them down... DDOS - Distributed Denial of Service, DoS - Denial of Service, the word distributed is just a reference to how a DoS attack is performed. There is no point in continuing to describing them as DDOS attacks when most DoS attacks are distributed attacks these days anyway.
>"Only if you consider governments to be people. There is a fundamental difference between privacy in official governmental capacity or (to a limited extent) by a public figure and the privacy of an individual person."
But, a government, any government, is still made up of individual people.
I also have a comment for the group Anonymous, DoS attacks are the opposite of free speech, as it denies free speech from the person/group receiving the attack. So all I am seeing with Anonymous' DoS attacks is support for the very thing they claim to be attacking. Free speech is one thing where being the example to show why something is bad, is actually only working against Anonymous because their DoS attacks are actually showing why censorship is good.
I've said this before, ease of use and security do not go hand in hand. In short they are generally not compatible.
The hard part is finding the right balance between them.
If that were really true, the iTunes Plus format would not exist, and none of their devices would be able to play mp3's... (like Sony tried to do with their ATRAC format until they finally realised on one was buying).
so while Apple is turning 35, Linux will be turning 20 later this year.
Apple is already trying to kill the music cartels, but it's slow going because they are just so darn big...
Because every true "nerd" knows the current version of "3D" or stereovision is a waste of time, and what they really want is true holographic 3D.