Skype enjoys its large user base in part due to the way that it penetrates firewalls with port randomization... Also, Skype uses strong encryption for its transmissions. I'd argue that Skype deserves its reputation and user base.
start turning off the IPv4 stuff, because there's no benefit to it.
IP v 4 is 32 bit, and its dotted-quad notation is arguably more human-readable than IP v 6 (128 bit hex). Anything that is NAT'd will remain IP v 4...
PC gaming is limited because it's so damn open you cant assume anything and have to build for the broadest possible configurations.
Perspective is everything, I guess. I see open configs as the future of computing, and "walled gardens" as nothing more than companies' business models to sell their overpriced products. Of course this is a generalization, and I really would like to go into a DRM discussion at this point... but taht's not necessary.
I have heard legend of my company's old IT manager. He walked in one day and asked, "Ed, how many servers do we have?" Ed thought a moment, counted the physical servers in addition to the virtual servers, tried to come up with a number and ballparked, "Twenty or so." the manager replied, "That's too many."
the hilarious part is that the manager had no idea what a "server" was. I mean, literally no idea. The parent post reminded me of that story.
The poor suckers who have their email server compromised will inevitably be blacklisted by their ISPs. This will effectively prevent any mail from successfully being sent out to recipients. This means that the legitimate email server will no longer be able to send any mail, or any mail of their customers' behalf until the victimized server can be cleaned of malware on their server, and the owner can convince their ISP and anyone else who has cut them off to trust them again enough to accept email from them. It's not good for business when your email cuts out. Lots of money can be lost.
Spammers are assholes getting free advertising at the expense of legitimate businesses and home users. They steal, dupe, and shit on everyone they come in contact with. They obtain their revenue through unscrupulous means. What is hard to understand about the criminal activity here?
Disc space -- the final frontier!