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Comment Re:GAO is right (Score 1) 282

You do not DNS is just the first IP address your computer goes to when resolving a name back to an IP address. You have no power over my computer's DNS request, the entire United States of America has no power over my DNS address preferences be that or or .

That DNS is nothing much of anything and pretty much just a nickname matcher. In fact they can pretty readily cut back on it's import by listing the IP address with the nickname in the address window of the browser.

Either the US surrendered it or the rest of the world was going to take it anyhow by simply legislating that ISPs point their DNS request to a local state controlled DNS servers, done and finished. Those states are run by idiots.

Once any multi-national ISP gets big enough, it will scrap everyone else's DNS nickname servers and force it's customer to use in house DNS servers and auction of all the domain names again and it is quite legal for them to do so.

Comment Re:Cookieless browsing is free (Score 1) 87

From the article âoenew piece of digital content every minute.â, so that careful wording means bloody ads are including, as well as the cycling of ads. If fact if you are willing to waste sufficient time, you can see how they have skipped around that detail whilst trying to create the impression they are just talking about news articles et al.

Comment Re:Well... isn't it government property? (Score 1) 282

Fact is 96% of the world population are NOT US citizens

Yup... and?

and do not wish to be controlled by US interests.

Limiting the topic to just DNS management... can you explain in what way that 96% of the world population is unhappy with the benevolent dictatorship the US has had over the internet for all of this time?

Comment Re:Ties to Government? (Score 1) 108

Just making an observation in passing, and I may be completely wrong, of course, in which case somebody can earn a few, cheap points by correcting me; but over the recent years there has been a number of similar articles about "Chinese Hackers", and the majority view has always appeared to be that this was undoubtedly true.

rtb61 is not the "majority view" and he's been quite consistent in his opinions. I find that once you go from an imaginary viewpoint to a real one, there is a surprising amount of consistency.

Comment Re:Is this for real? (Score 1) 58

Whatever problem NASA has with bureaucracy and money-wasting, compared to the UN they are like Henry Ford and Jeff Bezos combined.

Yeah better to let the US run things than to actually let other people in the world have a say in anything.

So the people of the world have spoken, and they want bureaucracy and money-wasting? Interesting.

Comment Ties to Government? (Score 4, Interesting) 108

Nothing but PR=B$, news at eleven all citizens of a country have ties to their government. They have ties to the government at Federal level, ties to the government at state level and ties to their government at municipal level. Look a whole article about immunity https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.... So US spies have immunity when they break other countries laws and are safe from extradition, not just computer crimes but even rape and mass murder and no matter how public those crimes have been those American criminals are still be protected. Even an entire war based on lies, the criminals behind that, are still being protected, hence the desperate bid to corruptly elect another guaranteed not to prosecute high crimes, criminal is being elected. Remember those hacking stories about hacking of state electoral roles and patches to security, now were those patches to fix or to break security and is the electronic fix in. I'd bet a substantial amount of the Russian hacking is actually the CIA and it's private for profit contractors pretending to be Russian, keeps the NSA and FBI off the backs and drives more CIA contractor revenue (NATO command is screwing about in there as well, separate from the US government, collusion between US/UK/German/French corrupt players).

Comment Re:News Flash! (Score 1) 471

What sacrifice. An astronaut going to Mars in his twenties is very likely to survive quite some time. All high risk efforts will be done by robots, break one, use a spare and another is sent from earth. Sure most travel will be one way but new specialists could be sent as necessary ie damage the spine a volunteer neurologists gets some extra space training and off they go.

So the logistics chain needs to be established. From the Earth to the moon base and from that base to Mars (additional manufacture and resourcing being carried out on the moon).

To be safe is not about being able to come back, it is about how quickly resources and required staffing can be dispatched and arrive. The drive is not to get to Mars but to build a full fledged moon base housing thousands, to enable the rest of the system to be reached from an atmosphere free, low gravity environment, the moon is key for access to the rest of the solar system and the ability to make monthly launches from the moon to Mars. Not rockets but fired at Mars by a large steam cannon, still need engines to slow down, dependant upon time to Mars, quicker trip, much larger engines to slow down (those engines could make a slow trip back though).

So the problem is all about how to shift tons and tons of stuff around the solar system as fast and safely as possible. From there the rest of the galaxy. There is no way faster than gravity tests can be conducted on the earth's surface or even near it (think return trip, aim at the moon, whoops, large crater, better that crater on the moon than on the earth). You need to conquer the system to reach out to the rest of the galaxy. Major Moon base is key.

Comment Re:Refused to hand over "evidence" (Score 1) 86

So would a competing manufacturers pay some one to do this, yes. Would corrupt elements in the supply and in this case return chain, take bad units worth very little and put them back through as brand new units at full price, yes. Will Samsung try to sneak back rebuilt units as new to recover some of the losses, yes.

Reality is, safe bet is, wait for the next note with a user removable battery, the note 7 is a dead loss and to be avoided, you just don't know whether or not you will get stuck with a dud, well, 'er' not a dud, I suppose you want the dud, not the non-dud, the exploding one. The easiest way for Samsung to rebuild the reputation of the Note as a premium machine is to go back to a user removable battery.

Comment Re:don't get your hope up (Score 1) 261

That 100 hour thing, is utterly arbitrary, it really depends on what was being sold. So if the advertising is, buy No Mans Sky and play for 100 hours before getting utterly bored and stop playing the game but if they are marketing infinite interesting game play and do not provide it, than 100 or 200 hours, yep, money back. People playing the game bored shitless for hour on hour hoping to eventually find the interesting part, only to get really pissed off with nothing but empty repetition have good reason to be pissed off and not only should they get a refund, they should be paid for their valuable time lost investing effort in a game that did not reward it, as they claimed it would. So not only the money back, but paid for the time to buy and spend and install the game, as well as the labour they invested in the game ;D.

Comment Re:Clearly Samsung's QA department..... (Score 1) 164

This is exactly why the Samsung failure. Engineers to finite design to achieve warranty life. I year warranty they are designing the machine to last one year (they had to design to max load for that year otherwise too many warranty claims). That finite design for warranty period only, means pushing the envelope of system failure and hence, major screw up every now and again. From our perspective, the stuff we buy, basically breaks down at the end of warranty plus the safety period for harder use.

Want change in this bullshit, than you are going to have to force politicians to legislate specific extended mandatory warranty periods, to save on resource waste and unnecessary pollution generation as well as wasted voter product investment. No warranty should be less than say three years and ten years would be preferable). This would save consumers a huge amount of money, reduce planetary resource consumption and hugely reduce pollution outputs. Want to preserve our human survivable environment than we have to cut the bullshit and start taking serious steps to preserve it in a human survivable condition.

Comment Re:Passing the buck? (Score 2) 135

Of course according to your bullshit logic cloudflare is a fluffy bunny charity and provides it services at a loss. No, they charge for it and they charge more for the service they provide than what it costs them. People use cloud flare to avoid setting up their own 'secure' services, the ability to distribute without disruption, due to local conditions and very local conditions (inside the building). All they do is relocate bandwidth problems away from local services and distribute those loads securely across a broader network and they do it at a profit. The original distributor can do it all themselves and at about the same price, because discount achieved for backbone bandwidth are gobbled up in their profit margins.

For cloudflare to function at the best possible performance level it can not have choke points and the information must simply flow straight through and any attempt to monitor, record, filter, censor, will cripple their function and all their customers will go elsewhere or go back to doing it direct. As always pigopolists lie like there is no tomorrow and pay lobbyists to pay off politicians so those politicians will parrot the lies.

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