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Comment Re: There are legitimate use-cases... (Score 1) 59

It's ENTIRELY relevant to risk mitigation.

An online connected system is much more at risk than one needing an inside manual hand. it's why air-gap networks exist.

Mission critical should be air-gapped so that the risks can be reduced.

Updates are only applied after scanning and deployment in test systems, period.

Are you going to stop everything? of course not, but you'll stop a damned lot more than with internet connected mission critical computers.

Comment Re: There are legitimate use-cases... (Score 2) 59

These computers are beyond mission critical. It is entirely possible to update from a local source.

Any even medium sized site will update via a designated update server so you aren't downloading the same update 500 times.

And since your mission critical Machines aren't connected they don't need Adobe updates etc.

Comment Re:Hey, cable companies: (Score 2) 200

The gov't doesn't have to manage it any more than they manage the water or electric networks. You can totally pay a private company to run said network.

But there needs to be ONE network on which all providers provide the service. Just like water and electricity.

I know that's basically what you meant, just stating it explicitly for the trolls :)

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 1, Interesting) 196

Really? I don't ever remember a cell phone contract specifying an 'end' date. They sorta want you to keep paying them forever.

As far as assumptions, they are irrelevant. If a company signs a contract, they should have to honor it.

Specifically if they said 'unlimited' date.

I will of course be willing to trade unlimited cell contracts for the revocation of ISP's apparently 'unlimited' life franchise agreements. It's a 2 way street...

Comment Re:Who cares? (Score 2, Interesting) 196

If a company signs a contract...they shouldn't be held to that contract?

They've presented zero evidence that the network is suffering reliability...their commercials seem to indicate it's rock solid. The 'best' even.

This isn't costing them a viable economic business....they are still raking in profits hand over fist.

This is nothing but a pure money grab by violating their own terms.

Nobody would argue with throttling on specific towers WHEN congestion arises. It's funny how that isn't their solution...it's ban the heavy users even when there are plenty of times the heavy use doesn't impact anyone.

Comment Re: NO! (Score 1) 116

Sadly you do have a facebook account at the very least. You have not 'activated' or 'acknowledged' it yet but it's there piling up data about you :)

There's going to be an interesting transition in society as people who grew up with 'always on/share everything' get smacked in the face with the stupid stuff that they (and I!) did 20 years ago. Until those same people are in upper management and making those decisions...it's going to make for a very lean candidate pool.

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