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Posts posted by VaKo

  1. Has anyone done analysis for the majority of the IP addresses of the spammers? Call me an ass, but my guess is that 90% is from Russia, China, Netherlands and Brazil. I'm curious what would happen if we did Country IP Subnet Blocking test for a few weeks, what would happen to the spam. Doesn't have to be a permanent ban, because I know we get viewers from all over the world, but it would be an interesting experiment to see what the ratio of spam is before and after the test.

    At the moment, putting the ban function back to an easy place is the priority.

  2. Most of those things I don't seen an issue in discussing on an academic level, they're all quite fun. However it's the motivation that matters, so while I have no problem with learning about the weaknesses inherent in website designs defacing a site is just childish.Mainly because if you have access you shouldn't,. you need to keep quiet about it so it remains useful.

  3. I'd make it clear somewhere visible that your site is not the official site, and link to the official site. If you do run adverts etc, keep detailed accounts of the money earned and the expenses of running the site. But otherwise you need to consult a lawyer for your jurisdiction.

  4. However there is still a problem with single thread performance, all the cores in the world won't help with the 3GHz-ish limit we've been stuck at for some town now. Which is why SGI are making overclocked servers that are only designed to last months at a time. Until we switch out silicon for graphene in transistor designs then we're going to be stuck at the processor performance levels we have now. Designs like this are going to be useless for desktops or laptops, only server tasks which rely on massively parallel processing will benefit from this.

  5. I have a business grade DSL line, which comes without limits. If you pay for residential service, you will get a residential usage limit. And if you are downloading 250GB a month on a regular basis, you might want to think about that.

  6. I would disagree. Never had a problem with a Dell system that they didn't fix the next business day, or in some cases within 4hrs. Who cares if they lock you in with special motheboards, by the time you want to replace the motherboard, its time to get a new machine (if you go with 3 year on site NBD/4hr, which is standard in Europe). HP take much longer to fix anything ime.

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