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    It's an old line...
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 23 2004, @06:49AM (#13796)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    ...familiar to long-time followers of newsgroups and other online forums:

    "Death of Internet predicted... film at 11."

    (Sometimes "Usenet" is used instead of "Internet", for newsgroup discussions.)
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    hard a port
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Sunday June 27 2004, @09:24AM (#13820)
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    ICABN thru IANA has responsibility for port numbers. Modern virii, trojans, worms, et al enter via open ports. Why can't Vinton deal with this problem by making most ports illegal? -g
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    Re:When Bill Gates Invented the Internet
    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Wednesday June 23 2004, @12:47PM (#13802)
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    Bill Gates had nothing to do with the invention of the Internet; it and its predecessor, the ARPAnet, had been around for over 25 years before Gates finally decided that the 'net was something big worthy of a major effort; even Windows 95 didn't come with a built-in browser.

    COMMAND.COM uses the .COM extension, which in MS-DOS systems signified a form of executable command file smaller and simpler than the more common .EXE. This had nothing to do with the .COM TLD, which was introduced on the Internet in 1985 when MS-DOS-based PCs were rarely used for anything connected with the Internet (which was made up of mainframes and minis running OSs like Unix, VMS, and TOPS-20).
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    Re:.KIDS Continue to be Used as .PAWNS in DNS Wars
    by jberryhill on Friday June 25 2004, @06:46AM (#13812)
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    Is this a joke?

    There are something like 15 kids.us websites total.

    A half-day forum? You can look at them all in a couple of minutes.

    This is one of those things that makes you feel sympathetically embarrassed for the people involved.

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    Re:Is that the Real Karl Auerbach or a .LA Actor ?
    by KarlAuerbach on Monday July 05 2004, @10:15AM (#13876)
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    Well, I am from Los Angeles, and although I do spend a lot of time on stage doing backstage work for theatre groups, I am not much of an actor.

    I will be at the meltdown conference; I believe that it is a serious matter and that the net is on the verge of fragmenting as people, companies, and countries react to the the abuse by spammers, trademark and copyright interests, and inept regulatory agencies and neo guilds (such as ICANN.)
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