Internet 2010 in numbers

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bertus, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. bertus

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    Hello,

    The royal pingdom has made some statistics on the "complete" internet from past year:

    http://royal.pingdom.com/2011/01/12/internet-2010-in-numbers/

    As you can see 42 % of the internetters come from the asian countries,
    followed by the european countries with 24.2 %.

    Also a remarkeble number is the 89.1 % of all mails is spam.

    Bertus
     
  2. beenthere

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    To see that figure is kind of discouraging. I guess there is no way that the botnet computers can be remotely disinfected.
     
  3. maxpower097

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  4. tom66

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    Until people learn to be as careful with their computers with an infection as themselves with a cold, then spam will prevail via botnet.
     
  5. bertus

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  6. maxpower097

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  7. tom66

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    Even with low cost labour I don't see that being able to keep up with a network of infested PCs. Even my friends are sending me spam.
     
  8. maxpower097

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  9. spinnaker

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    What do I see max's posts as dots?

    I checked his other posts and I am seeing ......... for most of his other posts too.

    Looks like they were all edited at around 12:30 AM my time today. Very strange.


    Maybe a font I do not have?
     
  10. tom66

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  11. Wendy

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    Naw, he's pissed for some reason and is deleting his posts. I'm not sure if I did it or not, hope it wasn't me. It could be, I speak pretty plainly sometimes, and it doesn't always come out right.

    I have sent 2 or 3 PM's the last being an apology.
     
  12. bertus

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    Hello,

    I think he has withdrawn as he did not wanted to move to the new server.

    Bertus
     
  13. tom66

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    Hmm but why only some of his posts and why all at the same time?
     
  14. Wendy

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    One possible guess, and it is a pure guess. Something about having the site under Florida jurisdiction?

    I suspect he'll be back to finish the job later today. Darn shame though, there are a lot of threads that will have major holes in them.

    Then the hue and cry to remove what is a unique ability to this forum will result, diminishing it even further. I use the long term edit ability for many of my articles. My LEDs, 555s, Flashers, and Light Chasers (forum edition) has been a work in progress for 1½ years for example.
     
  15. spinnaker

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    Who gives a flying squirrel (the normal word after flying would be banned) where the server resides? That is just plain weird.

    Some forums I am on, do not allow editing after a certain amount of time. Not sure if I like that or no but after seeing this incident, I might land on doing it.
     
  16. PackratKing

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    If ever there was a legitimate use for the varied skills required to "hack" it is developing some method of permanently fouling sources of spam and other viral maladies......though it would be like killing terrorists........every one dispatched, ya get ten to take its place. :rolleyes:

    'ow in 'ell do you win that one ??
     
  17. tom66

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    Uh yeah..... the word 'hack' is used incorrectly here and it is perfectly legitimate to hack, as the word only means modifying to suit a new purpose. Cracking is probably what you mean, but even so it's not illegal unless done without permission, for example a company may hire a cracker to test their system security.
     
  18. PackratKing

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    Awwww fer cryin' out loud. It's more than obvious where I was going with this !!!
     
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  19. tom66

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    Actually for some people I've had to listen to, they use similar reasoning. It's unfortunately very common. I couldn't tell whether you were being serious or not.
     
  20. Wendy

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    Having a server physically within a jurisdiction, such as the same state, means they have to answer to state, county, city, (and neighborhood) governments. They can (within the limits of the law and slightly beyond) pretty much subpoena anything they want.
     
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