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A web-borne - and, for that matter, web-born - movement to spank AT&T this Friday which started as a hoax has taken on a life of its own. On Monday, the ever-risible lampoon site The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs published a parody proposal ostensibly from Apple engineers called Operation Chokehold that calls upon iPhone users to …

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AN HOUR!

Let's get this right - they're wanting to run a data intensive app for an hour? Will the battery in an iPhone do an hour like that?!

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@Jeremy Chappel: Re: AN HOUR!

Jeremy posts, "run a data intensive app for an hour? Will the battery in an iPhone do an hour like that?!"

Yep! One hour is easy with the iPhone, multiple hours are OK, too.

Applications associated with TV.COM allows users to watch television over the network... they are not the only streaming video application user on the iPhone (i.e. YouTube, uStream, etc.)

Of course, if everyone turns on TV.COM, I highly suspect that TV.COM will crash before AT&T's network will!

This is really a silly idea.

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>People, people, people... Fake Steve is a satirist. Operation Chokehold is a joke.<

I'm sure that's what the men folk told their women when they were demanding the vote.

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is there a point?

The ATT network is overwhelmed every day..

This won't make any difference

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strike

Actually seems to me to be fair enough, various airport staff, teachers, government workers etc threaten to go on strike regularly enough. Representatives meet up and hear relevant demands and protests and a compromise is reached or a strike takes place if that is what the voters want.

In this case the voters are the iPhone owning customers and threatening to flood the network on a regular basis - every Friday dinner time for instance - gives the phone company time to plan for emergency failures etc. and to come up with a response re better service.

It's a bit net 2.0 tho, why not just throw together one of those class action lawsuits America is so fond of and have done with it?

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So here we are,

el reg explaining them bloggers that one of their own, a known satirist to boot, did his thing and made teh funneh.

And *I'M* the commentard.

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Denial of service attacks are illegal in the US

Daniel Lyons, rabid supporter of Utah extortionists SCO, in jail for cyberterrorism?

Works for me ;)

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Wouldn't work with O2

Their data network is either overloaded or down whenever I want to use it.

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I'm kind of ambivalent...

... but both AT&T and O2 have only themselves to blame for not investing in their infrastructure. I have no sympathy for these companies, none at all.

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FAIL

AT&T SUX

As someone who has an AT&T phone through work, and also works on Times Square, in recent months I've never had a call last more than 5 minutes without getting dropped. And you can basically forget data. I'm sure they are right, DDoS or not, AT&T will still suck.

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