mscha wrote:Treeish, HES!
I'm not sure what's worse, though; a wall of ice or a DDoS consisting of 115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007913129639936 requests.
The wall of ice will only last a few million years at most.
115792089237316195423570985008687907853269984665640564039457584007913129639936 requests will take quite a few Universes.
ETA: Pope: More things for the OTS...
That may very well be so. However, the difference between a million years and more than a universe is moot: in both cases you would not survive the period.
A wall of ice trucking over you would probably not be survived in the first place (assuming I can not run away from it) and it would be bad to your loved ones.
Semi-infinite requests would take out your internet access, but leave you with life, forests, beer, booze and movies. A minor inconvenience in comparison.
For me personally: give me the wall of ice. I am dead anyway so I cannot die of old age.