Asking the Stupid Questions Since 1971
How many people want to consign Euro-America to the status of has-been economic engine in order to perpetuate property, labor, investment and class institutions from an obsolescent social context?
6:40:00 PM #
How about that?
3:47:02 PM #
Microsoft® Hotmail® service is a leading provider of free, Web-based e-mail, which in January surpassed 100 million active users worldwide and continues to grow at the rate of approximately 11 million users per quarter. .... The current network of more than 5,000 servers is organized into about a dozen clusters; each consisting of front-end servers linked to data storage machines.
5000 copies of Windows 2000 Advanced Server at $3,799 per unit is only $18,995,000. Good thing that price includes 125,000 client access licenses, otherwise we'd have to figure out the cost of 100 million of those (about $2,000,000,000).
No wonder MSN doesn't make money: They must be paying retail. ;-)
(Microsoft's MSN, which had revenue of about $1.5 billion for the fiscal year ended in June, has an average revenue per subscriber of only about $11, not enough to make the service profitable.)
Higbee and Davis perform penetration tests, and developed their game box cum attack tool after finding themselves more than once with physical access to a client's facilities -- posing as an employee in one case, crawling through a drop ceiling in another -- but without a way to leverage that access into remote control of the company's network.
Remember that for all the notoriety Kevin Mitnick achieved, his techniques did not involve computers.
Why is that the vendors get upset when someone points out that if you turn the steering wheel hard left, hard right, hard left, you tip over? Where would car safety be today without Unsafe at Any Speed. What kind of heads would you find in your chicken nuggets without Upton Sinclair?
Pointing out that the bulletproof glass in a bank is not bulletproof is qualitatively different from shouting fire in a crowded theatre. It is because it lends itself to overly broad interpretation that I'm suprised the DMCA hasn't fallen on First Amendment grounds.
(the whole "original intent" thing is something I love discussing, especially after a few beers) [Ernie the Attorney]
Beer? Did he say, "beer"?
10:48:35 AM #
And I wait.
And I wait.
This is not exactly a resource constrained system. Time to open perfmon and capture some statistics.