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  1. #251
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    As for the article you posted, it's pretty good, but I do take exception to one thing. I'll copy/paste a reply I made elsewhere here...

    A 22.7 meg a second down would require an 180 megabit down/up connection, which, while not necessarily widespread, is far from uncommon. In my little tiny town, I've had access to gigabit internet since 2013, and currently have a 250 megabit connection now. A hacker could very easily access data that fast in 2016. You could maintain that speed even while going through a various number of proxies, provided they're high end ones. Which, if it was ordered at the behest of the Russian government, could be provided to them.

    ...the better way to disprove the notion it was a hack using the data provided would be to look at the connection speed of the host computer. Considering Podesta and co. are government employees working in the heart of DC, it's wouldn't be unlikely for them to have a connection that fast, so it's not beyond the realm of possibility. It's certainly better than saying "no regular person could download at 22 meg a second in mid 2016", because a lot of regular people can and do.

    Plus, 22 meg a second is fairly slow for a direct file transfer from a host computer to a flash drive. My little dinky 64GB USB 3.0 thumbdrive I paid $15 for can write data at 80MBps. Though in regards to the hack, all that depends on the age of the host computer, and the equipment the hacker was using. 22MBps on an older computer with to a USB 2.0 thumb drive is about average, especially if you're writing tons upon tons of smaller files.

    Now maintaining a connection that fast across the ocean and continental Europe would be a bit more difficult to do, but it's still far from impossible. It all comes down to the upload rate being a little on the fast side for a remote connection, a little on the slow side for a direct connection. Things are more likely to lean towards the USB connection, but as proof, it's still pretty inconclusive.

  2. #252
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2008
    Location: in your second eyelids
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    HE'S GONE SWEDISH! RUN!

    SPARVAGNSHALLPLATSEN! JEAKJEKAUEAKUEJKA!
    Oh, no, my friend Renz. I would never become nihilistic enough to not want children of my own. Maybe only enough to wish I was never born.

  3. #253
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Vertigo, DragonSand, Xeen
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    an idiot talking point espoused by people on Facebook trying to desperately to delegitimize an investigation they obviously know nothing about.
    a.) an idiot talking point espoused by people on Facebook trying too desperately to delegitimize an investigation they obviously know nothing about.

    b.) an idiot talking point espoused by people on Facebook trying desperately to delegitimize an investigation they obviously know nothing about.

    It matters, and dont blame spellcheck!

    ???

  4. #254
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2008
    Location: in your second eyelids
    speaking of fecesbook, anyone that uses it on a daily or bi-daily basis is not to be taken seriously by any measure of, well, anything.

  5. #255
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoon Dawn View Post
    It matters, and dont blame spellcheck!

    ???
    Fixed.

  6. #256
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: 1, Rotation: 0
    Quote Originally Posted by Renzatic View Post
    SPÅRVAGNSHÅLLPLATSEN!
    Learn to write a fucking Å ålready

    It's Alt+143 on the numpad for Å and Alt+134 for å, you know. Sheesh.

  7. #257
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    OH NO! MORE SWEDES!

  8. #258
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Qantas
    The Nation has been sympathetic to Russia since forever. And the editor, Katrina vanden Heuvel, is the wife of Stephen F. Cohen, who is Russia's #1 propagandist in the US. So on Russia issues, The Nation is basically like a print version of rt.com

    Sometimes I watch RT. It's interesting to get a Russian perspective on some things. But there can be a lot of propaganda to weed through.

  9. #259
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2002
    Location: In the flesh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldmoon Dawn View Post
    a.) an idiot talking point espoused by people on Facebook trying too desperately to delegitimize an investigation they obviously know nothing about.

    b.) an idiot talking point espoused by people on Facebook trying desperately to delegitimize an investigation they obviously know nothing about.

    It matters, and dont blame spellcheck!

    ???
    Okay, first off, LOL the fix Renz did. But, also, it should be "don't" blame spellcheck! If you are going to be pedantic then you have to first be perfect yourself.

    As for old liberal Smithers would have gotten away with it too if not for you meddling republicans, I'm perfectly happy to await the results of the FBI investigation. We don't have to have another Reality Winner go to jail just so we can know the Russians did hack information on voting machines. Let conservatives whine about how things are not conclusive with their information which is also not conclusive. I'm happy with the truth no matter how it comes out. It is just important that it is investigated when it concerns a foreign power. It would be nice if Julian Asslozenge somehow managed to get a punch in the jaw out of the deal but you can't have everything.

  10. #260
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Don't want to make a new thread about this, but John Oliver did a segment on confederate monuments:


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