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Comment Re:You can't compete with root. (Score 1) 276

The 'trusted' part is probably the root (excuse the pun) of the idea in the first place. Just because it is non-profit, doesn't mean it is immune from outside forces, sometimes political, in all senses of the word. There are many that question some of the decisions that are made, for all kinds of reasons, and the questions become doubt, which breed mistrust.. and so on. Even it's handling on who gets the ever shrinking IPv4 space is highly controversial.

Comment Re:Reclaim Some? What about email marketers? (Score 1) 717

What about all the email marketers? They only need one IPv4, not a /17 (Yes, they are out there).. Start reclaiming some of those.. mail.rentpink.co.cc 5 mail.vonpink.co.cc 2 mail.alneedthings.co.cc 3 mail.bineedthings.co.cc 2 mail.caneedthings.co.cc 2 mail.chneedthings.co.cc 6 mail.deneedthings.co.cc 4 mail.epneedthings.co.cc 6 mail.fineedthings.co.cc 4 domain name pointer natan.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan1.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina1.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian1.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan2.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina2.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian2.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan3.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina3.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian3.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan4.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina4.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian4.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan5.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina5.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian5.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan6.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina6.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian6.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan7.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina7.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian7.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan8.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina8.comprecomestilo.com. domain name pointer dartaian8.rapidasofertas.com. domain name pointer natan9.vendaagil.com. domain name pointer felina9.comprecomestilo.com. Broken up into /27's but the whole /20 seems to be the same.. Block and forget?

Comment LinuxMagic... Thanks Linus (Score 1) 739

It was in the days of OS2 which I was experimenting with, It was SO better than windows.. however, I had a dream of creating a great new multi player game with THOUSANDS of players, using this internet thing.. and I needed good multi tasking but I was really poor.. I think it was 0.98. They said that you couldn't run it on 4 MEG of ram, but it worked.. I think I was running about 32 hours for a kernel compile.. but MAN Linus.. I had something to look forward to didn't I :) So, now years later... I never did get that game online.. but LinuxMagic was borne...

Submission + - CanSpam ACT not working, Email marketing gone wild (mipspace.com)

Michael Peddemors writes: "Well, it is official. Email marketing has gotten out of hand. And the worst of them are located right in the USA. It used to be spammers came from far off countries, or all via infected PC's, trojans and viruses, but now the dreaded 'You have opted in for 3rd party offerings' is now King. The major source of abusive email sources being blocked by ISP's is from 'legitamte' email marketing. Users who sign up for a 'free newsletter' or survey are now finding that all of a sudden they get inundated with junk mail. And the worst offenders are from just a few small networks, mostly located in the US, and almost all claiming to be CanSpam compliant. From statistics at several major ISP's it is now obvious that more mail is blocked from US marketing companies than from traditional blacklists. Some of these marketers send 10-40 messages per day, of so called 'legitimate' marketing email. And of IP's being blocked becuase of abusive levels, the majority are coming from local US marketing companies. Most of the traditional spamming techniques now can be stopped at the source, but the companies hiding behind CanSpam and 'opt-in' are now the biggest single source of overhead at ISP's and Telcos'. A new listing of such offenders has been made available, at MIPSPACE and ISP's who have chosen to use this list are finding it the only way to protect their users from the abusive level of email marketing. What ever happened to being able to call the post office and just saying, 'No More Junk Mail Please'"

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