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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

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RE: Level3 speaks 'up'

About a week ago, I posited that the problem has 3 potential bottle neck spots, the transit provider's outbound ports, the interconnect to Verizon VerLIESon, or with VerLIESon's inbound ports.

Well, it seems that the culprit, at least according to Level3 is VerLIESon.

Who wouldda thunk that???

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Re: @RatFox...

*Anger* would be me resting in a well shielded Sniper's Perch, .50Cal rifle on it's bipod, picking off Verizon C-level executives...

Be careful, you are starting to wander into terrorist country, and attract the attention of the real (badge carrying) terrorists.

</snark>

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Re: This is why you pay your employees well

...yet they pay their security guards, janitors/maintenance staff and help desk workers crap wages.

Jesus Christ Man!!!

How in hell do you expect to fund the senior executive bonus pool????

You must cut costs somewhere!!!!!

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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Re: Not surprising

It's a crime the truth that such a nation can call itself "Land of the Free".

FTFY! (Hint: look closely at the 'last word'.)

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Verizon points more fingers at Netflix: It's YOUR pals slowing data

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Re: All agreed what the problem is...

The diagram on its own would suggest that Netflix needs to talk to its transit provider and get more capacity on that link.

WRONG!!!

Take a second look at that diagram.

You have:

Netflix transit provider's outbound port ----> interconnect -----> Verizon's inbound port

and conversely:

Verizon's outbound port ----> interconnect ----> Netflix's transit provider's inbound port

Everyone seems to agree that there is a problem with the first traffic flow; but the question begs:

EXACTLY where is the bottleneck?

Is it at Netflix's transit provider's OUTBOUND PORT?

Is it in the interconnect itself?

Or is it at Verizon's INBOUND PORT.

An example that may help you 'get this'

You have a desktop PC with a gigabit LAN card; but you are stuck in an old building that has only Cat 3 cable, and you connect to a slower Fast ethernet (100Mbs) switch.

You would EXPECT to get 1 gigabit performance because you have a gigabit card, but you won't? Care to guess why, and determine what is causing the rate to be limited??? If you guess that you are stuck at 10Mb because of the old Cat 3 cable you may very well be right; but in NO WAY will you get a gigabit because of the Fast ethernet switch.

The question remains: "WHO has the bottleneck"? You have infrastructure from potentially 3 different companies, with 3 different investment priorities, someone needs to 'step up'.

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RE: Verizon pointing fingers...

That's some pretty incredible double bullshitspeak at work.

FTFY!!

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What's that burning tire smell? It's Microsoft screeching away from the No-IP car crash

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Re: Dumbass Judge

Everyone seems to have missed the point - Microsoft managed to convince a judge to sign that order.

The judge is the one who signed the order, if (s)he is incapable of understanding tech issues, then why should (s)he remain on the bench?

What should now occur is an examination of the evidence submitted, and if it does not pass muster, then proceedings should begin to remove that judge from office, and possibly have (her) him disbarred.

And if the evidence was 'weak' to begin with, then the lawyers at Microsoft ought to face discipline for their abuse of the legal process.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

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Re: All too familiar

I solved this problem a long time ago.

As the maid says: "I DON'T DO WINDOWS!!!!", so don't call me up looking for help with that malware magnet of an operating system!

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HP in 'serious' settlement talks over Autonomy legal bust-up

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RE: What's the point of Shareholders suing the company they own?

One, they may no longer be shareholders in the company, and they may feel that they were LIED TO, and suffered a loss when they dumped their stock. Now they want someone to pay.

Two, the company most likely has D&O (directors and officers) insurance that "protects" the owners (stockholders) from acts of the directors and officers; and suing the company is the only way to get the D&O insurance to 'pay out'.

Third, they just might be doing it for shits and giggles.

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Germany dumps Verizon for Deutsche Telekom over NSA spying

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Re: Dear Verizon....

But it is well past time that US citizens wake up to the lies we are constantly being fed by our government, starting with the president (sadly), and going both up and down the chain of command from there..

The problem is that the American public gives more of a rat's ass about who is the next American Idol than whipping its miscreant government back in line.

This snow job is only possible because of the duplicity of so many different players.

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'Our entire corporation cannot send or receive emails from Outlook'

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Office 365 troubles

And MacBuffalo said:

Office365 is beginning to look like a very poor choice for mission critical services.

NO SHIT SHERLOCK!!!!!

Any IT staffer with half a brain would have recognized it.

But, nooo, damagement knows best.

Fire the ID10T who made that decision - without severance pay. That must be the price paid for such incompetence.

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Traffic lights, fridges and how they've all got it in for us

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Re: I want my breakfast...

You can't have it because

The Microsoft designed DRM says so.

DRM - (in this case) Diet Restrictions Management!

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Re: Good to know

If that really is the case, then whoever specified the system (and penny pinched when an offline backup was suggested), should be given the bill a fat bonus for saving the company money.

FTFY!!!

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Hackers steal trade secrets from major US hedge firm

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RE: "rot in prison for the rest of their lives."

Let's hope the bastards who committed this heinous crime rot in prison for the rest of their lives.

That will NEVER happen. The bankers wankers OWN the gubmint.

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Microsoft: NSA security fallout 'getting worse' ... 'not blowing over'

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Re: Cloud security

Wait a minute. I'm a manager, and I've been reading a lot of case studies and watching a lot of webcasts about The Cloud. Based on all of this glorious marketing literature, I, as a manager, have absolutely no reason to doubt the safety of any data put in The Cloud.

(emphasis mine)

As I read that, I am caught in a quandary,

1) Are you an IDIOT?

2) Did you forget your <sarcasm> tag?

I certainly hope it is not #1.

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Sony CEO forced to shush shareholder heckling at fiery AGM

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Sony's AGM

At least Sony's CEO didn't have an angry stockholder walk up to the podium, and lay a katana down on it.

</snark>

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32,000 motherboards spit passwords in CLEARTEXT!

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Re: Eh?

What do you think happens in that scenario, PHB goes seppuku-o-clock, or shifts the blame to the vendors/beancounters?

No, the PHB shifts blame to poor IT sod, who has no say in the matter just to save his ass!!!!

"Wot?????!! That slacker didn't tell me what could go wrong!! How was I supposed to know that?" or some shit like that!

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FCC boss says he'll SHAME broadband firms for fibbing on speeds

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Speed tests....

I chose to participate in the FCC's speed tests of broadband service providers, and I get a monthly 'report card' on the performance.

Allow me to paste in the results for April and May of this year I have a 10/1Mbs tier.

Broadband Report Card

>From 1 Apr 2014 to 30 Apr 2014

=== Downstream throughput ===

1.10Mbps Average

0.90Mbps Min - 1pm, Tue, 29th Apr

1.17Mbps Max - 1am, Sun, 6th Apr

=== Upstream throughput ===

0.59Mbps Average

0.52Mbps Min - 9pm, Tue, 8th Apr

0.66Mbps Max - 9am, Sun, 6th Apr

=== Latency ===

31.62ms Average

13.34ms Min - 2am, Thu, 10th Apr

602.45ms Max - 5pm, Tue, 22nd Apr

=== Packet Loss ===

0.23% Average

0.00% Min - 8am, Tue, 1st Apr

89.90% Max - 1am, Mon, 14th Apr

Broadband Report Card

>From 1 May 2014 to 31 May 2014

=== Downstream throughput ===

1.03Mbps Average

0.49Mbps Min - 11am, Thu, 1st May

1.14Mbps Max - 1pm, Sun, 25th May

=== Upstream throughput ===

0.59Mbps Average

0.55Mbps Min - 3pm, Fri, 2nd May

0.65Mbps Max - 5am, Wed, 28th May

=== Latency ===

31.70ms Average

13.65ms Min - 7pm, Mon, 5th May

105.48ms Max - 8pm, Thu, 29th May

=== Packet Loss ===

0.04% Average

0.00% Min - 12am, Thu, 1st May

2.94% Max - 8pm, Thu, 29th May

I haven't taken thew time to view the details of the underlying data, but it would be interesting to notice when the service quality does drop off.

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Re: TWCable

Last year, Brighthouse announced two rate increases for the tier that I was getting.

One was a small increase in the charge for the service; the other was the imposition of a new monthly modem rental fee, for a cheap piece of shit modem.

I did the math, and figured out it was cheaper for me to get rid of their piece of shit modem, and replace it. When I checked their web page for 'supported modems', I noticed very few DOCSIS 3.0 modems were supported.

Their piece of shit used to require many resets when it 'got confused', the DOCSIS 3.0 capable replacement has been rock solid. I went with a DOCSIS 3.0 modem right out of the gate, because I did not want ot have to replace it <whenever> BHN decided to force a 'consumer premises equipment' upgrade; and you know those corporate assholes would do it.

BTW, BHN, fix your email issues yet??? Thank $DEITY I don't use your email servers, otherwise I would be shit out of luck. ( http://www.floridatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/06/12/bright-house-customers-report-email-problems/10385097/ )

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Yet another reason to skip commercials: Microsoft ad TURNS ON your Xbox One

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Re: I disagree

It also recognizes if I'm giving them and ignores them if it's my wife speaking.

Very smart device.

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Restaurant chain uses CARBON PAPER to fight credit card hack

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Not the best 'way out'.

I get what they are trying to do here, and that is provide an alternative to the now common place method of handling card transactions - direct internet access by means of (a usually Windows) PC.

But, somewhere between that really OLD School way of handling transactions, and the 'leaky' internet option; does exist an alternative.

They could go back to those gen one dedicated terminals. All you need is a phone line, swipe the card, and you are out of there. You still get the opportunity to verify that the card is valid because of the call being placed to the merchant's processor.

The only reason why the banks and merchants went to the buggy PC method was to save money. Hey banks: "How's that working out these days?"

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FCC boss threatens to BRING WRATH DOWN on states that limit broadband competition

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Re: typical Obama-bot neo-liberal corpocrat

For starters I never understood why it has to be asymmetrical.

There are a number of reasons, let's start with the most obvious one - you download a lot more than you upload.

Since you mentioned TWC, it is likely that you have 'cable internet'. If my understanding is correct, for any given DOCSIS channel, it is either upstream or downstream, but not both. TWC, and most other cable ISPs want to maximize the number of subscribers on a cable route, so they divvy up the channels amongst the subscribers.

And, lastly, the comment about never getting the maximum, your cable route is quite like over subscribed (aka "congestion").

Unlike (part of) DSL, cable is a shared medium. IIRC, with DSL, you have your own 'two lane highway' back to the DSLAM, upstream beyond that, it is shared.

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NeoPost: This is how you DON'T do PIN security

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RE: Thank your lucky stars you didn't choose PITNEY BOWES !!

I used to call them

PITNEY BLOWS,

and that was me being nice about it.

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Bechtolsheim's baby Arista Networks soars in stock market debut

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Re: Are They...Option #3

The third option of innovating inside tends to die with the R&D budget because of the need to fund the executive bonus pool .

FTFY

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DOCX disaster recovery: How I rescued my wife from XM-HELL

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RE: allow Windows to automatically install every last update

This way your computer is constantly crashing and restarting so you'll never get too far into writing your document :)

FTFY!!!

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

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Re: Your only mistake...

This needs fixing:

My preference is to have at least one hapless dev brain dead mangler standing by on the sidelines ready and waiting...

I like my version better.

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Net neut supporters CRASH FCC WEBSITE with message deluge

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Re: Back to basics

As, they stated, the aim was to: ". . . promote broadband deployment, which should result in better quality, lower prices and more choices for consumers."

I guess the question now should be "Did the decision to regulate broadband services as "information services" achieve the desired outcome?"

I would answer that question for many parts of the US with a firm NO.

I would contend that in many places, better quality, lower prices and more choices for consumers. does not exist. You have either a monopoly or a duopoly, with no real price competition.

As long as the telcos and cablecos can "own" the last mile, customers get fucked. That portion of broadband needs to be regulated as a common carrier.

The time to do so is long overdue.

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Lupita Nyong'o, Game of Thrones' Brienne join Star Wars cast

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Re: I'm glad...

Though Lupita Nyong'o... mmmmm!

Control yourself there!!!!

</snark>

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USA! USA! ... Aw, screw it. Motorola to close Texas smartphone plant

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Re: Great Thinking

a news anchor who gets it and then loses it.

But, he 'gets' the problem, but 'loses it' in his passionate attempt to drive the point home!

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Readers' choice: What every small-business sysadmin needs

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Re: I forgot

and when absolutely necessary:

alcohol.

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How about printing your electricity?

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Re: umm, no

You forgot to add legal costs for defending the patent from trolls.

Yep, there is this obscure patent filing from crApple covering the tech.

Open up your wallet!!!!

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Fat-fingered admin downs entire Joyent data center

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Re: Its all about blame

Let me fix your first sentence, it should read:

"As a IT executive mangler, I love cloud because when something goes wrong I can blame point the finger at someone else, absolving myself in the process of having to take responsibility for a bad decision."

I would append: "Once I have shit all over my current employer, I will fly off to find another place to park my ass, and shit all over that employer in true seagull manglement style."

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Re: Jheez, poor bastard. :\

If he blatantly blames someone else, he's a bad one mangler in training.

There!

FTFY!

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Re: Biomed Coverup, Political Intrigue or Rock Band

HUH????

For a moment, I thought I was reading one of 'amanfrommars' posts!

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Ask yourself, AT&T: Do you really want a Latin American adventure?

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Re: Government On Your Side?

No Don,

I think it is more a case of "Government In Your Back Pocket"

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ARG! A GHOST SHIP! Pirates sunk by UK cops return from watery grave

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Re: Can you see what they did there?

I sure can, it is called:

Privatizing the gain (profit), and publicizing the risk.

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Help. Mailing blacklists...

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"I can't email my wife. Or reply to my wife"

Is that a Bad Thing??

</snark>

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Google: 'EVERYTHING at Google runs in a container'

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Re: about to deploy a few containers

Yes, you do, if you're running more than a handful of hosts in a testlab of an SMB so poor they count the fucking pencils to make you don't steal one.

Shit man, that sounds just like my last employer!!!

We constantly begged for more IT money, and it ended up in the C level suite. Now you know why I no longer work there. Let the C levels get themselves out of the clusterfuck they created.

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SpaceX billionaire claims Air Force official 'likely' made job-for-spy-sat-contract deal

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Re: "Unlimited Larceny Alliance"

*At least according to some corporate mouthpiece bullshit purveyor.

FTFY!!!

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Boeing CEO says no more 'moonshots' after 787 Dreamliner ordeal

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Re: The 787 was a risk-averse management boondoggle

Cut the pay for upper level managers to reflect their failure and raise the pay for all those technicians who made it fly in the end.

That will NEVER happen. Manglement NEVER MAKES MISTAKES!!!!

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Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait

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Re: @ Kristian Walsh (was: Harden your browser)

@jake,

Have an upvote from me.

So many stupid ones just do not get it, and we in IT have to clean up the shit they leave behind.

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Oregon hit with federal subpoena over failed healthcare website launch

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Re: I thought you were being a bit harsh. That's until you mentioned Hollywood...

It would please me no end if the slimy members of the MAFIAA got devoured by some real sharks.

I can picture the head of the RIAA getting attacked by a great white!!!

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Senate decides patent reform is just too much work, waves white flag

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Spineless politicians

Obviously, someone ('s money) did a lot of persuading the Senators members of the Best Government Money Can Buy that further developments were not in the country's lobbyists best interests.

Government: For Sale to the Highest Bidder.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: Absolute rubbish...This paper is scaremongering...

Ah, the sickly sweet uniquely distinct smell of VISA's PR department is wafting in.

FTFY!!!

Now, where have I noticed that 'smell' before??? Oh, it was out on a dairy farm.

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FCC spikes Sprint with $7.5m fine over Do Not Call violation

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Re: Baliff, whack his peepee!

$7.5 MM is down in the cost-of-doing-business noise rounding error zone.

FTFY!

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'Executed ex' of Norkers' bonkers Kim Jong-un rises FROM THE GRAVE

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RE: The Thruth

<snark>

You louse!!!

</snark>

I was about to make an ill-tempered comment about the bastardization of the Engrish English language.

But, hey man, you did beat me to it, so here's one for you! --------------------------->

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LifeLock snaps shut Wallet mobile app over credit card leak fears

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"Lifelock"

You mean this Lifelock:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2010-05-13/news/cracking-life-lock-even-after-a-12-million-penalty-for-deceptive-advertising-the-tempe-company-can-t-be-honest-about-its-identity-theft-protection-service/full/

What else is new!

IIRC, they can't offer that 'guarantee' in New York state.

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Adobe blames 'maintenance failure' for 27-hour outage

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Re: Fail on 2 counts

And Adobe will not be the last big name to wake up with a gigantic omelette shit on its corporate face.

FTFY

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Republicans turn up heat on FCC over net neutrality push

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Re: Tipping Point

Don,

You have succinctly nailed what is wrong with the GOP.

Unfortunately, the Republican sheeple sit there and eat up the shit shoveled by the likes of Limbaugh and Beck.

The GOP of today stands for screwing the working man as fast as they can.

Now, before anyone thinks I am a rabid union member democrat, understand, I don't like what unions have become in the same timespan.

At one time, unions used to stand for something - better working conditions. Now, I really don't know what who they stand for.

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Russia to suspend US GPS stations in tit-for-tat spat

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Re: Where have you been Murphy?!

Dear AC,

You must have been absent during the time mid 20 Century History was being taught.

While I (as an American) can appreciate the sacrifices made by your family members; you seem to forget one important thing.

Form Sept 1, 1939, until Dec 11, 1941; officially the USA sat on its hands and let the people of Europe deal with Hitler and Mussolini. Many died during that period. To ignore those deaths, well I will just quote you:

Forgetting their sacrifice borders on criminal behavior.

From another Yank, enjoy a large serving of crow.

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