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  1. newtekie1

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    Ask, of course not, but they sure will benefit from it while bitching about the US at the same time. And as I said, if other countries have a problem with the US control of the internet they are welcome to start ponying up the money to support it themselves.
     
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    Oh, you're so cynical. :laugh:
     
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    I doubt anyone is going to benefit from this tbh, a few hundred thousand machines in the context of it is nothing, not our fault your government spunked your taxes on this, though if it makes you feel better the UK government are just as bad if not worse when it comes to priorities :rolleyes: ;)
     
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    As bad as this is I have to tip my hat to the hackers that did it. That is quite the feat make an underground network that big ya know? same goes to all those people like was it last year? that had like the 3million PC botnet? the best line I can think of actually came from harry potter that wand maker guy put it correctly.

    "Lord voldemort did great things. Terrible, but great."
     
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    You ever think this is a scam just to get ppl to visit that site and click it. Just so when you do gives them a split sec to transfer something onto your pc that'll monitor what your doing and you don't even know it. Sounds like a scam within a scam.
     
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    Funny how other countries are already providing "safety" for the whole country and the people like it, but if the US actually prevents infections from spreading and inconveniencing hundreds of thousands they are assholes.

    I agree entirely, if you don't like it use a different DNS that isn't based in the US, setup your own website, or put a sock in it.
     
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    They wouldnt be using an US DNS if the "badass" FBI wouldn't have taken it upon themselves to get involved and reroute all infected machines. Take care of your own shit before you act high and mighty thinking your the local sheriff :slap:
     
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    Would using an IP address fix this problem? I used to type in those numbers many years ago.
     
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    About 340,000 people outside the US "benefit" from this. And I'm not saying it is your fault we had to pay, I'm saying that we spend large amounts of money helping the rest of the world, and the rest of the world will happily enjoy the benefits but will instantly complain about how terrible America is one breath later. This isn't the fault of the rest of the world, it is the fault of my own government. As I said, they shouldn't have wasted money on this, just like they shouldn't be wasting any money at all on anything that benefits other countries.


    The FBI didn't redirect any machines, the hackers did the redirecting, the FBI just made sure that where the machines were redirected to was actually safe and not a virus filled server like the hackers wanted. But what Steevo is referring to isn't the FBI and hacker situation, I believe he is talking about is the US control over the Internet that you seem to think isn't the US's right. In this case, the reason we can have this control over the internet, is because the largest name resisters are in the US. Something like 90% of all web domains are registered with these registers, in the US. These are the companies that set the DNS resolution for domain addresses, without them we'd all still be using IP addresses to get everywhere. So if you don't want your site to be under the control of the US, us one of the register companies that aren't US based. Of course, 10 of the 13 root DNS name servers are in the US as well, so your domain can still be seized by the US on those anyway so any query against them will return the seizure notice...
     
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    Yes, which is why it is so important that we stop Congress from policing the internet. It won't just be in the USA, it will have global reach.

    e.g. pretty sure TechPowerUp is registered in the USA.
     
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    k.. so next time we'll let a virus shut down ur internet..

    Fuck u
     
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    I understand your nostalgic feeling about this, but it's not old school, for fun and glory, kind of hacking here.

    Key word.. Terrible..
    I just find it plain, old, pathetic.. People who can't just go out and make money legally, have to take advantage, of some poor schmucks, who could be working 7 days a week, like I do..
    Then they have to deal with being robbed, in ways they can't even understand..
    Half of them, might even just buy a new computer, because of it and loose money, that could be paying their rent.

    The economy is bottomed out and if that's not bad enough.. We still have to watch out for people, who are so pathetic, they can't even make a living, like decent people. They are just pety thiefs, nothing more.. Robbing hard working people, of the little bit of freedom, they have left, in this Country. It's not bad enough, our government is screwing us, apparently..

    I mean dam, use all that "Awesome and terrible power" to change the world or something. Never that, that would be honorable. We all know, there is no honor among theives..

    SIDE NOTE: Wow.. I am just saddened by all of the ignorant, hate I see in here. Are any of you really as ignorant and hate filled as you sound toward anouther Country?
    I do NOT classify an entire country based on it's governments actions. Anyone with any sense, what so ever, knows that their government works independently of it's people.. EVERY SINGLE person, deserves to be judged, ONLY by their INDIVIDUAL actions..

    Saying America is bad or that another country should stop being lazy and police their own S@#!...??? Really? We all know better. Point those fingers where they belong, at the government entities.. And don't for a second, think that every country involved, didn't know about this.. That would also be ignorant and insulting, of your own countries intelligence..

    Peace.
    Love.
    & hair Grease.. ftw..
     
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    I agree, but I'll also add that I think it is more important that we decentralize the internet outside of the US, in multiple countries, and not just in a few countries, but in a bunch of countries. So that if one goes down, the others pick up its place.
     
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    this is a trick to get you guys visit the site.
    the treat is imaginary.
     
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    Pictures of cookies?
    I'm there.. :roll:
     
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    Yeah like they would need you to 'let' them lol.
     
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    Well said D007, especially the bit below. :toast:

     
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