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Comment Re:Carbon dioxide is harmless (Score 0) 130

When you stopped telling everyone that the earth is flat, because if it would be round you would fall over and the useable area would be small.

"Climatedepot" that is a nice name: If you use the deposed liquid and solid hydrocarbons and react them to CO2, do you really think that nothing will happen, as CO2 has a certain spectral property?

Comment Hero vs. Criminal (simple) (Score 1) 51

Everyone likes heros, no one likes criminals.

- If you free & release these files into the general public, you are a - and my - hero.
- If you extort these files for a fee, you are just a criminal.

It is simple as that.

And the "non-interested" people seem not to be dumb:

No refunds .. paying for something that you most likely won't get. Hahahahahahahha .. and they call it crowd funding .. ok crowdfunding sounds like that, but if a crowd funds something the funding crowd gets a piece.
Or nobody gets a piece and is ripped off.

Not here. Two get a piece (Winner & Shadowbrokers) and the others are ripped-off.

This would be the only good choice a real hero would take:
Put it up on many many many many many many OCHs and Freenet. And post the link & get the fame for fighting evil.

Comment Problem of todays web: "One fat sitting target" (Score 2) 207

Ok, people my point is we have too long relied on companies protecting those that can pay (Brian cannot) the hefty fee from DDOS.

And when I introduced this thought with "one fat .. target" I meant even Akamai with its big - but limited - bandwidth is condensed to just one target when that bandwidth is exhausted.

My point: Mittigation for this scale of attack is to counter it with a "borg collective" of an even or bigger scale.

The vulnerability for Brian, us and everyone is, that the fight is one against an army. Now one could argue that going on the offensive(attacking the bots, identifying the bots) would be a favourable cause. However this would end up in many little scrimishes that drain energy and end in a victory for that bad guys, because they have more energy.

So I don't think that such an offensive would be a meaningful course of action. The best course of action would be to first weaken those DDOS attacks and then rendering them uneffective because there is not even a single target.

So todays sites are a single sitting fat target, Akamai is just a thick wall, but every wall can be shot to pieces with a big army.

But there are two known and working mittigations

a.) freenet / freesite - with its hash keys and asymetric encryption a site is even "signed", also everyone who connects to a freesite will store it in the cache/storage.

b.) bit-torrent
example: It is still active and thriving till today, under attack and not just holding up but thriving.

Idea: torrent(ify) the web

But the secondary - offensive - measure is to identify the unwilling bots of these bot nets and work on this front - long long way to go.

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