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Comment Re:Doesn't Really Help (Score 4, Insightful) 143

This just makes them look even less competent as a service provider, if the problem was purely internal then.

It might make them look less competent, but on the flip side suggests an "isolated" incident, and that it won't likely happen again, whereas if it's hackers you as a customer may wonder when the next hack will happen and what effect it will have on your websites, DNS etc. I.e. we better move off before it gets targeted again.

Submission + - GoDaddy outtage not the result of hackers (

caknuckle writes: The outage at the domain hosting giant GoDaddy that was responsible for millions of websites going down yesterday was not the result of a DDoS attack or hacking attempt. GoDaddy claims the problem was a result of a series of internal problems that caused their routing tables to get corrupted.

Comment Re:Related questions... (Score 1) 625

Why do hot dogs come in packages of 10 but hot-dog rolls in packages of 8? Two for Fido. they force you to buy two packages of buns. When hot dog makers start putting 8 to a pack, bun makers will conveniently scale down to 6 buns and call it the "economy pack", and remove all 8 bun packages from the shelf.

Comment Re:So from here on out ... (Score 1) 2416

So how is this any different than Auto Insurance? If another driver hits my car, and he has no insurance, who pays? Will everyone be required to have Auto Insurance regardless if they want it? This is just the beginning of the slippery slope.

It's already mandatory in a lot of states to own car insurance...except in a few states where guess pay a fee (tax) to drive around like an idiot in an uninsured car.

Comment Re:So from here on out ... (Score 1) 2416

Here comes the car analogy..

This is the exact same concept as automobile insurance. If you are an idiot and don't buy car insurance, then get into an accident, the uninsured person pays out of pocket, and in the event they cant the other insurance company does (through an uninsured motorist rider). This increases most people's premiums and the uninsured motorist rider. There are a few states (Virginia) that don't mandate this, but you pay a fee (tax) to drive your uninsured car around.

How is this any different?

Comment Re:I.T. curse (Score 1) 241

However, it's not my fault because my boss bought a shit cell phone that can't sink up with whatever

shit cell phone that can't sink up with whatever

sink up

Good god, man. It's synching. Short for synchronizing. Or am I just not hip with the newspeak?

Good god man, it could also be syncing.
I personally think synching looks like it should be pronounced "cinch-ing".

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