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part of the answer here:


on page 4 of the document:

Communications and other information, including that reduced to graphic or "hard copy" form such as facsimile, telex, computer data, or equipment emanations, will be reviewed for retention in accordance with the standards set forth in these procedures. Communications and other information, in any forrn, that do not meet such retention standards and that are to contain communications of or concerning United States persons will be destroyed upon. recognition, and may be retained no longer than five years in any event. The communications that may be retained include eiectronic communications acquired because of limitations on NSA's ability to filter communications.

Also, consider this:

An article by Forbes estimates the storage capacity as between 3 and 12 exabytes in the near term, based on analysis of unclassified blueprints, but mentions Moore's Law, meaning that advances in technology could be expected to increase the capacity by orders of magnitude in the coming years.

I think they will be storing massive quantities of data (i.e, call content and other data), but I have no hard and fast proof of that.

feedback sought on Bankers Anonymous blog


I found this last night and find it interesting. The author professes to be a liberal. What do you all think of it ? Thanks.

how to do a traceroute, to help out Elad and Skinner


In that link and others like it in the ATA sub-forum, Elad is asking for help with the intermittent slow page-loading times.

As you see, he's asking for a traceroute when pages load slowly.

Most of you probably know how to do this already. If you do, this is not for you.

For the rest of DU, here's how:


Open the Command Prompt window by clicking the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, and then clicking Command Prompt.

Then, type this exactly after the C:\ : tracert

ON EDIT: type tracert www.democraticunderground.com instead, my bad.

You then tap the Enter key, and the black window fills up slowly with several lines of information. Wait a minute or so for it to stop completely.

You then right click select all in that black window, and then do CTRL-C to copy the output to your clipboard. Open up a PM to Elad, and do CTRL-P to paste it into the PM.

Those directions should work for Windows XP, Vista and 7.

For Windows 8, follow these directions.

For Mac OSX, follow these directions.

For Linux (for completeness sake), here you go.

Hope this info helps a few and DU, also.
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