MegaUpload Leaseweb has been paying thousands daily to maintain that data and has said countless times that they planned on deleting it if they didn't get a response. It's not their responsibility to keep that data hosted if they are not getting paid and seemingly never will.
Leaseweb admitted to doing this in February and notified MegaUpload. It took Dotcom 4 months to figure it out, after being contacted about what to do with the data for more than a year? Clearly he didn't care all that much about it and just likes to complain.
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said by silbaco:Who were they paying it to?
Leaseweb has been paying thousands daily to maintain that data and has said countless times that they planned on deleting it if they didn't get a response.
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Re: Why Google Wants to Lose This Race...
said by Rekrul:More like why google doesnt want to succeed... they have a point, the perfect outcome for google would be to spur the other guys into offering fair priced internet access, which would free google up to focus on its core advertising biz.
Another day, another article about why Google Fiber isn't going to succeed. What a surprise.
I suspect google will become the defacto ISP anyway... there is no way to get the current ISP incumbents to think long term... they will continue to push prices and lowering offerings trying to increase their profit margins, until they fall apart... when other, perhaps more sustainably minded, companies will be there to take their place. It's capitalism in motion
·Time Warner Cable
·Verizon Online DSL
Variety.com - over-sensationalism FTL Both variety.com and the Wall Street Journal spun good old fashioned paid peering so hard that you'd think that the practice itself should be a Net Neutrality violation. And then WSJ tried to equal that out by spinning Cogent, Level3 et al as network arbitrageurs. Which doesn't work either...even if Cogent gives Wal-Mart a run for its money in the aggressive cost-cutting department (though they get a pass, more or less, because they pass those discounts on to their customers).
The above said, the main ISPs who are collecting the paid peering bucks are likely doing so because they're violating the spirit of Net Neutrality elsewhere. Comcast is the biggest example here...see the Voxel post about them from a couple years back (their behaviors haven't changed, so they've been able to effectively extort paid peering as a result). Time Warner Cable is the runner-up, and Verizon seems to like what it sees there. All the while, companies like Cogent and Level3, which both carry huge portions of the world's data traffic, are trying to keep their (well-deserved IMO) settlement-free "Tier 1" status, something that used to belong to a mix of old-school telephone companies and new-on-the-block NSPs.
To clarify, folks like Comcast are in the wrong here, IMO, until they stop associating the speed ratings that they offer with "Internet" service, when only their customers (yes, paid peers are customers) can have a prayer at maxing out end user pipes...and those customers, many of them in the most well-connected data centers in the US, are just as much the victim of a high speed mono/duopoly as I am (if I want service with a 100+ GB cap, speeds above 10 Mbps down and don't want to break TOS, I have one option under $500: TWC).
If I get time within the next 24 hours, I'll flesh this out a bit more. But with the articles' posturing, you'd think that paid peering deals were classified at the level of PRISM...pre-Snowden.
iCar.. no thanks. I'll admit, I do use WAZE and would like audio/visual weather updates on planned driving or routes. Even like detour news, Smart re-routing, and warnings.
However, have you ever watched a woman (not to offend, just this morning's observation...men/teens just as bad) driver, behind you, talking with her hands, changing lanes with opposite signal on (shocked even a signal was used), and just totally oblivious to surrounding traffic? I was distracted watching her!!
So no, we don't need an iCar. We need better mass transit and I don't see auto companies dying off anytime soon.