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13 posts • joined 3 Aug 2011

NBN to be built even if cost-benefit analysis shows no ROI

DeKrow
Meh

Re: Labor's plan for 50% at 12Mbps

Th reality is that Labor didn't want to run a cost-benefit analysis because the reality that their NBNCo Corporate Plan predicted that 50% would be connecting at 12Mbps and in 2028 less than 5% connected at 1Gbps would have exposed the reality that HFC and/or FTTN could meet the requirements of the majority of fixed line customers.

That argument doesn't take into account the fact the state of the copper that would be used FttN may not be up to snuff, and that HFC is owned by private enterprise and would need to be leased or purchased. It already cost NBNCo $11 billion (with a b) and that didn't include owning the copper in the ground - which is what the Liberals are proposing. MT has said, however, that the agreement with Telstra will not need to be re-negotiated for NBNCo to end up owning the copper. Some find this hard to believe.

It's also my opinion that a CBA is too limited a study for such a large and lost-lasting infrastructure project, even more-so because it's government driven and therefore if it's deemed a long term benefit to the country, then a CBA doesn't do it justice.

I think the CBN or MTM should go ahead even if the CBA isn't necessarily flattering, but only because that's the first step towards a FttP NBN, and it seems to be the closest thing we're going to get to a broadband upgrade under the current government.

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Palestinian Facebook flaw-finder getting $10,000 payday in online appeal

DeKrow
Angel

Twice vs Once

He submitted it TWICE following the rules. No dice. He went outside the rules ONCE and it got noticed. He should be paid for finding a flaw in their bug-reporting system if nothing else.

If following the rules doesn't work, most IT people I know wouldn't hesitate in bending / breaking the rules to get the desired effect if they believe it will get the right answer in the end. I know I would.

$500 is very cheap for good advertising. Withholding $500 is very expensive to look this bad.

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Winklevoss twins stuff $1m into social network for the FILTHY RICH

DeKrow
Facepalm

Re: has led to a global userbase that stands at nearly 1 billion people

That was a very long paragraph to explain why 1 billion 'people' should have read 1 billion 'accounts'. It was also so long that you lost your way and ended up at "Zuck behind bars". What axe are you trying to grind here?

Disclaimer: I don't have a Facebook account, but I liked the movie The Social Network and am entirely aware that it's writers took varying degrees of artistic license.

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Key evidence in Assange case dissolves

DeKrow
Holmes

If it's not on...

I thought one of the reasons that JA was accused of rape was that he didn't use a condom when requested. So, now, there IS a condom, but any DNA it contains doesn't match JA.

Maybe this is a slam dunk double negative proof of JA's guilt: the non-existent condom contains non-matching DNA therefore, should a condom have existed, it MUST, conversely, contain JA's DNA.

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Assange movie debuts this weekend

DeKrow
Big Brother

A little background reading...

...may assist you in not going off half-cocked in future.

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AntiLeaks group claim responsibility for WikiLeaks attacks

DeKrow
Trollface

Re: The ignorance of children...

Please be doing us the favour of pointing out an example of any leaked government information that has affected the security of its populace. Pretty much all the leaks I've read about have only been classified as "secret" because they're embarassing to the government.

ie. Proof or STFU

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Stuxnet: 'Moral crime' or proportionate response?

DeKrow
Mushroom

Re: Moral Crime ?

Didn't the US recently add 'cyber' attacks to that which constitutes an act of war?

ie. Had any country sponsored a Stuxnet-style virus aimed at disabling nuclear facilities in the US, then the US would feel justified declaring war on said sponsor. And I would wager that declaring war on said sponsor would be, primarily, non-cyber attacks.

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HULK DDoS-from-one-computer is easily thwarted, say security pros

DeKrow
FAIL

re: THOR

My bad, wasn't the author of HULK that wrote / reviewed THOR. That comparison blog is here:

http://blog.spiderlabs.com/2012/05/hulk-vs-thor-application-dos-smackdown.html

Still, the above blog post is a couple of weeks old...

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DeKrow
Facepalm

THOR

Having read the HULK author's blog a couple of weeks ago, he already stated that it was easy to recognise HULK's attacks because they come in a specific order. He also went on to say that he developed THOR which recognises and nullifies HULK. What research did Prolexic do more-so than just reading the blog about HULK and THOR? Did they even get down to the THOR part? Doesn't sound like it.

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Aus business learns to love the NBN

DeKrow
WTF?

Re: BS Meter broken - argue the facts please.

Sounds like "some website" agreed with your pre-existing opinion by doing a mathematical calculation on the english language. Just because they use wanky language doesn't mean they're wrong, and it also doesn't mean you're right. Argue against the wankiness of the wording and I'd happily agree, but you've used it to indicate that the NBN is fundamentally flawed. Sorry, no such logical jump to be found here..

As for the NBN, from what I've read, both sides of the argument agree that the infrastructure upgrade and associated potential bandwidth upgrades are necessary, and that fibre is the best solution. The argument gets stuck on the overall cost, not on bandwidth or latency. There's also the whole government controlled vs commercial argument, but the proof of the effectiveness of that stance is, well, precisely what we have now.

Also, I doubt that anyone using their ADSL2+ connection to it's potential is going to choose a lower end NBN connection, so your point is moot (it's also a bit stupid as it's a matter of consumer choice, not product limitation). There is already evidence of NBN prices being comparable (if not cheaper in some cases) to equivalent ADSL connections.

In regards to your 'quango monopoly' comment, and I'll warrant this is subjective, I'd prefer the devil-I-don't-know quango monopoly to the devil-we-know-all-too-well-and-for-well-too-long Telstra.

I honestly don't know why a reader of El Reg would be against the NBN as fervently as you obviously are, other than concern that maybe the money would be better spent on something else. If it's latency, then that's a case of "get over it" because you can't fight the laws of physics, laws of physics Jim.

If you don't like the NBN, what do you propose instead? Be part of the solution, not the problem.

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Google drive cloud to rain on Apple, Dropbox parade

DeKrow
Pirate

How RapidShare does it

Torrentfreak recently published an article about how RapidShare got themselves off the 'rogue sites' list: http://torrentfreak.com/rapidshare-from-notorious-market-to-proactive-piracy-eliminator-120208/

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Spotify 'sold soul' to boy king Zuckerberg

DeKrow
Joke

You can't spell streaming

without reaming

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IT governance: a help or a hindrance for your projects?

DeKrow
Holmes

To the naysayers

The posters above with negative comments towards Project Managers obviously haven't dealt with one that's worth their salt. If you've worked with a good PM this article will appear as gospel, if you've only worked with bad PM's then this article will appear to condone the red tape that causes projects to degenerate into failure or a nightmare of moving goal posts.

To massively oversimplify things, a successful project depends on a good team, a good PM, good management above the PM and a supportive / interested board. The team is probably the least important as a good PM can work a sub-standard team to produce satisfactory results.

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