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Comment: Re:Booting via the internet? I have three words... (Score 1) 156

by yabba-dabba-do (#34762002) Attached to: Apple Patent Hints at Net-Booting Cloud Strategy
And two more... SaskTel Max. The provincial (Saskatchewan, Canada) Telco offers a TV service that I used for about a year. I dropped it because their cable boxes netbooted. So every time the box froze, it would take 8 - 15 minutes to reload the image. The other guy's box stores the OS locally, reboot time is about 15 seconds. Oh, and Ewwwww!

Comment: Re:why mastercard? (Score 1) 715

by yabba-dabba-do (#34489652) Attached to: MasterCard Hit By WikiLeaks Payback Attacks
Except that if they decline to do business with Wikileaks because of this type of action, they are in for it as well. All Wikileaks does is say Company X declined to handle our payment processing. Soon, the DDoS targets them. You are correct that it is a no win situation for the processing company. The only way around it is to not randomly discriminate against any one customer. Just process payments and no one gets hurt.
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Building a $200 Linux PC 300

Posted by Soulskill
from the cost-of-a-cheap-tux dept.
WesternActor writes "Computers are getting cheaper to buy every year, but there are still sometimes advantages to building them yourself. ExtremeTech has a story about how they sought out the parts for a $200 computer that (of course) runs Linux as a way of breaking the budget barrier. They even test it against a commercially available eMachines nettop to see how it compares in terms of performance. This probably isn't something everyone will want to do, but it's an interesting example of something you can do on the cheap if you put your mind to it."

Comment: Global Internet (Score 1) 355

by yabba-dabba-do (#26755417) Attached to: ESPN's Play To Make ISPs Pay
While moves like this will definately have a huge impact on the US Internet, in many ways the rest of the world is unaffected. I live in Canada and have no way of accessing ESPN360 content. While I have no desire to access their content, I'm sure there are others up here who would like to. They are cutting themselves off from the rest of the world.

This may be a sign of the way things go. In the future, there may be a US Internet, and an Internet for the rest of the world. I just hope Canada doesn't follow the lead of the US, the way we normally do.

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