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before there were angry birds, there were angry teenagers

An instant classic in 2001, and still true and relevant today, whatever year this might be.

"No computer on the Internet is immune from denial of service attacks, said Paul A. Vixie, a security expert who spoke at a meeting of the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers earlier this month in Marina Del Rey, Calif., not even crucial machines that direct Web surfers to sites, including the 13 ''root'' servers and the 10 top-level domain servers. ''The only thing that keeps a given server on the air on any particular day is that no teenager with a $300 computer is angry enough at that server's operators to feel like punishing them,'' he said in an e-mail interview."

http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/23/business/nation-challenged-computer-networks-cyberspace-seen-potential-battleground.html

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