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Mark O'Brien (Rooster14)
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TL:DR - Turn off MS update sharing in Windows 10.



So yesterday I got something from Cox Communications, saying starting in 2 weeks I'll be charged $10 for every 50GB over 1TB of data used. They had a little bar-graph showing a red line going way past 1TB.
I was like, I work from home but I don't watch that much video while working, and the kids are restricted to timezones to be online during the school week.

I have a few tools on my network, one being an external firewall. I queried it this morning, I want how much traffic I've used today - 40GB. I was a bit shocked, as I didn't think email and SIP calls used that much (I know they don't)
I dug in to find what offender was causing this across my external interface; I don't have that much data to exfiltrate so I doubted someone was doing that. It turns out, it was Windows update.

In the past 7 days, Windows update has accounted for 90.61% of the total traffic traversing my home network connection, being at 670.3 GB of data. For the past 30 days, that was 2.2 TB of data, accounting for 86.47 of the total traffic.

So, I turned all of that off across the computers. We'll monitor that to see what happens in the next 7 days. Also, I installed a chrome extension called Data Saver, by Google. I further limited the data at the interface of how much traffic MS Update can consume. (Throttling it)

The major thing that frustrates me is that 1. MS, especially with Win10, has a lot of built in features out of the box that are essentially meant to monitize on the person buying their product, either directly or through proxy (buying a computer with Win10 on it).
This is a big case in point, as MS is saving their bandwidth costs by spreading the wealth to it's users. Sure, we can turn it off, it's 3 clicks deep and I'd say the average home user doesn't know what they're looking at if they click that far.
2. The cable company, I guarantee, knows what traffic is consuming their bandwidth. Now granted, I wouldn't doubt if this is sort of a slap on the hand because I cut the cable a few years back, however, if my network has win10 computers, and it consumes that much traffic, I can imagine it's that way across the board, generally. Cox Communications knows this, but instead of working with MS that generally turns on this problem with every new computer purchase, or even educating it's users with a 1 page fact sheet of how to save bandwidth, they instead just tell me that my internet connection is going to start costing me $200-$250 (est) a month, from what looks like a default setting in MS.

I know how to dig into this; I'd say I'm in that 1-5% of users though; what irks me a bit is that the average user could be paying through the nose for internet service because of one setting.

Reference this page, or many like it, to turn this off if you are in the same situation. http://www.howtogeek.com/224981/how-to-stop-windows-10-from-uploading-updates-to-other-pcs-over-the-internet/

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This bike was stolen from East High School yesterday, purple specialized myka, medium sized, 26in wheels. If you see this please let me know.
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The writer(s) see one thing, what I see is mental health issues with thousands of co-dependent followers that want to make their narcissist leaders happy...

I say this because I know on an individual level, a person with mental health issues and is a narcissist will do what they can do erase your history and make sure you can't maintain any histories....so erase the friends and family, and make it almost impossible to maintain those relationships or face severe consequences.

The co-dependents in this case are the ISIS mass-recruited fodder...and much like the students in the Stanford Prison Experiment (http://www.prisonexp.org/), the followers will feel empowered by their leadership and do horrendous things to make them happy - Group think at it's worst.

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Ok, everyone take this and reshare far and wide on the internets just so they get an even more interesting sample of data. 

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And this is how Fast Food places will get past that minimum wage issue...ROI of probably a 3-5 years on the equipment, and just need an engineer on call for problems...

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Howabout the right one

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:) nice
7-zip is smaller and can get job done.
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:) nice
7-zip is smaller and can get job done.
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