1366 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
Re: Dear Verizon....
" The problem is that the American public gives more of a rat's ass about who is the next American Idol than whipping its miscreant government back in line.
This snow job is only possible because of the duplicity of so many different players."
Exactly the same here in Britain.
If it's not Britain's Got Big Brothers X Factor Strictly On Ice Get Me Out Of Here, people don't care
Re: can we stop saying glasshole yet
" Every time there is a new personal technology we feel this deep urge to take the p out of early adopters."
You must be new here!
Re: STOP in the name of love...
" .... Before you break my heart!
(Few under 50 will get that)"
There was a time that El Reg used to refer to the US Supreme Court simply as "The Supremes"
Bring it back, I say!
Re: No they haven't
" No, I won't live with it. F.U., go back to your fly-by-night-fresh-from-uni-it-compiles-ship-it-no-money-for-software-assurance coding horror."
Ah..... Someone else who has the cheek to expect software in aircraft, missile guidance systems, traffic lights, power stations etc. not to fail.
How naive of us(!)
Re: Thanks for nothing Teddy Love, just... thanks...
Haha, that's just gross!
I did have a guilty laugh though!
Meanwhile, back in Wales...
"Yes your honour, this toy stuffed sheep found in my possession.... A gift for the kids, m'lord. Honest"
Yeah, sure you'd all have guessed that password(!)
Re: Well you know...
Well, they did throw out the tired old cliche 'catching paedophiles and terrorists'.
Cue inevitable commentard response:
I know this is going to be a typical response here, but I have to say it anyway...
" During the day, Jim1001 wrote on the Office 365 community page:
“Our entire corporation cannot send or receive emails from Outlook (Office 365 Exchange) or even the OWA web browser as of 8AM MST time this morning June 24, 2014! I have never seen a world-wide email go down like this."
Well Jim, you should sack the idiot who made this 'all eggs in one basket' decision to go to 'the cloud' (ugh) in the first place
Re: not password protected?
Hmmm. My home machines have login/password, but I often leave them logged in.
If an intruder is in the house, accessing my cat videos is the least of my worries.
Re: "reached out"???
On a similar note, I just stopped reading and binned a message as soon as it used the non-word "webinar"
What's good for the goose.....
Well, maybe those with Verizon contracts yet to expire should decide it's not worth it to them, and quit early too!
Re: Whatever the answer may be......
I get full power 3G on three in doors both here (I'm using it now!) and at my previous address.
Nothing indoors downstairs at my parent though.
Just because you don't happen to get it, it doesn't mean no-one else can either
Re: Manx telecom SIM for use as backup.
" Get a PAYG SIM from Manx telecom. Isle of Man based network, roams all of the mainland UK networks. Same cost* as a mainland PAYG calls and texts."
Sounded interesting, so I checked the website.
Unfortunately, I don't quite see how their 25p per minute / 13p per text can be termed the 'same cost' as the 3p/2p I currently pay on PAYG with 'three'...
Re: best post I've read all day
You know, if El Reg had a 'Yo' icon, we'd be able to post comments without having to type anything!
"But Twitter’s cute premise of 140 characters, while strangely compelling and often entertaining, makes it singularly inappropriate for anything of substance."
Have you thought of trying 'yo' instead?
Re: What did I miss?
" Quite proud of the fact that I completely missed this outage, didn't even know it happened."
You mean that it's so unusual for you to not be 'connected' that it's rare for you to miss news of something like Facebook being down for just 30 minutes?
Well, I guess being proud of that is better than being ashamed, but still, sorry, mate, that's so sad.
Re: Excuse me, but
" Which interestingly enough, they wouldn't have known if the hungover soon-to-be-ex-employee didn't shout it to all and sundry."
...or his/her 'mates' posting to his/her timeline.
"internet of things"
Of course, this type of thing will all be a memory when/if the "internet of things" (I bloody hate that term, and now you've gone and made me use it for the first time - not once, but twice!) takes off, so we have nothing to worry about!
Re: Code Spaces : Is Down!
They didn't put it into pastebin - that's just the anon coward playing a slight of hand with the posted url (link doesn't go to what the text implies)
Re: @Jan 0
"He might be Australian. We use "c*nt" colloquially, the same way Brits use "bastard" and Americans use "asshole", and it isn't intended to be misogynistic."
Indeed, but then, so do us Brits, and rest-of-world too!
It's not as if the poster was so annoyed with these people that he/she (Unlike Jan0, I'm not making a sexist assumption!) maliciously and nonsensically compared them to a feminine 'front-bottom'.
Rabid feminists do the legitimate cause more damage than sexist men
"When the victim types email and password, it’ll be sent over the network in an unencrypted form that can be easily read by any attacker – even the most amateur ones."
I assume they are talking about an open wi-fi - tapping a wired/fibre link is not automatically easy for 'any amateur attacker'
At least there's some sanity...
Most of the reviews on the play store read much like the piss-take reviews on Amazon items:
Haha, does anyone really believe that an 'Anonymous DDOS' could take down Facebook globally?
Re: Job Interview
" I went for an interview a while back...."
""Is this where we're working?" I asked, "
"Carlsberg don't do cocky confidence, but if they did...."
" Here's the thing, pretty much every company that has surpassed a single shop and an old fashioned till is dependent to some degree on tech (be it internal, outsourced or hosted) as such you can classify every company as a tech company if you want"
errr, yeah. Wasn't that what the article said?
" It's frightening how easily a government can order the complete shutdown of the Internet in a country. A network that is so essential to so many people in their daily lives should not be so vulnerable."
I agree with you, but it seems the other commentards don't agree..
Re: Which planet are Facebook on?
Ah, so armed uprising means it's OK to close the internet, like that's going to make any difference.
Bloody hell, you've all been complaining about censorship, yet this is OK? NIMBY's?
The internet is used by paedophiles so should we close that down?
I feel you are all hypocrites who wouldn't stand for it here, but because it doesn't affect you, you've all turned into Matt Bryants.
Re: Which planet are Facebook on?
Really? It was said that during their more active times, Al Queda used the internet to communicate, and recruitment and propaganda web sites exist. Should the government have therefore attempted to close the internet in the UK?
How about banning mobile phones too? Surely that's the next logical step.
You know, cars and roads make it easier for criminals to escape...... Ban them too!
" I hear that Nasa is suing Apple - because ISS sounds a bit like iOS"
Don't be silly........
It's Apple suing NASA! :-)
A web-based accounts management system versus a digital TV service?
What do they have in common other than they both use this internet thingie?
They don't do this already?
" Blighty intelligence and security bods at GCHQ will share classified information on cyber threats with organisations running the UK’s critical national infrastructure"
Huh? See subject.
As for sharing with us things they've invented with our money, well, how nice of them.
To be fair, that's one thing a lot of American departments have been good at (NASA and its photos,documents; Darpa and the internet etc.)
What does Uk.gov ever give back?
Re: Like it's a good thing?
Nice one, Don!
And good luck in your critical mission!
Drew, I think you must have pissed off someone with all the Huawei articles!
My domains are not blocked! Yay inoffensive, politically correct me (with blank websites!)
Re: I'm curious
" Let's say I have a dedicated server (or VPS?) somewhere that has IPv6:
* is it possible to set up a vpn (Linux-based) so that my local IPv6 traffic goes out over that link with a specific IPv6 address?
* would I be able to use the same tunnel and some config on the remote server to assign specific IPv6 addresses to, eg, my local toaster, fridge, etc.?
My local ISP d1oesn't support IPv6, so I'm trying to figure out how to dip my toe into IPv6 waters, so to speak...
If I understand you correctly, you have a server with native ipv6, and you want to use it to give your home network ipv6 via an ipv4 tunnel from home to server.
Yes, ip6 in ip4 capability exists in linux, and yes, you can configure the server to route some of your ip address range down the tunnel to your home lan.
Your home lan simply becomes an ipv6 subnet of your server.
However it's much easier, and cleaner to get a free tunnel from an ipv6 provider. You won't need to rely on the server for connectivity, and you will get your own ip6 /64 dedicated to your lan (and all 2↑64 devices you own!)
He.net is quick, free, reliable, so much so that I have my home router (he.net allows more than one independent tunnel - i have one set up at home, and another on the uk server) set to prefer ipv6 over ipv4 if the remote site supports it.
Re: I'm curious
I personally find the he.net broker and setup to be the best, and fastest.
he.net have endpoints in the UK, USA. and own the links between them, and as under utilised, I find them faster for international links than ipv4!
Compare my ipv4 traceroute from my UK server to my US-West server with the ipv6 equivalent (uk using free he.net london pop - us-west has native ipv6)
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev
1. DyslexicFish-1.tunnel.tserv5.lon1.ipv6.he.net 0.0% 38 10.9 11.2 10.3 13.1 0.4
2. v316.core1.lon1.he.net 0.0% 38 15.7 10.1 5.9 23.8 4.5
3. 10ge3-1.core1.lon2.he.net 0.0% 38 7.6 9.3 5.9 17.9 3.8
4. 100ge1-1.core1.nyc4.he.net 0.0% 38 73.0 75.2 71.5 84.5 4.2
5. 10ge10-3.core1.lax1.he.net 0.0% 38 140.3 137.5 133.0 146.3 4.4
6. 10ge1-3.core1.lax2.he.net 0.0% 38 132.4 135.9 132.4 153.1 4.4
7. ge-0-7-0-24.r04.lsanca03.us.ce.gin.ntt.net 0.0% 38 133.8 134.2 133.0 142.3 1.7
8. catnip.dyslexicfish.net 0.0% 37 134.4 135.2 134.1 147.0 2.2
Host Loss% Snt Last Avg Best Wrst StDev
1. 184.108.40.206 0.0% 53 0.8 1.6 0.4 26.2 4.3
2. ldc5-cr5.core.webfusion.com 0.0% 53 1.5 2.6 0.5 65.5 8.8
3. 220.127.116.11 0.0% 53 6.7 10.7 5.9 158.9 22.6
4. ldn-b5-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 6.4 7.3 5.8 51.9 6.3
5. ldn-bb2-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 6.1 9.8 5.5 91.6 13.3
6. ash-bb4-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 80.7 82.2 79.9 122.0 7.3
7. las-bb1-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 143.3 143.6 142.7 153.4 1.8
8. las-b3-link.telia.net 0.0% 53 153.4 156.3 152.5 203.8 9.3
9. 18.104.22.168 0.0% 52 153.3 153.1 152.2 161.0 1.1
10. v107.r6.lax2.trit.net 0.0% 52 143.3 143.3 142.8 143.8 0.0
11. arpnetworks-lax2-gw.cust.trit.net 0.0% 52 154.0 156.2 153.4 192.1 6.5
12. catnip.dyslexicfish.net 0.0% 52 153.9 154.0 153.3 156.5 0.4
What's with the degree requirements?
I did a B.Eng at university, but even so, I don't see why a piece of paper is a requirement.
There are many people without degrees who could quite rightly be called a boffin - and there are many with relevant degrees who can't..
It was the threat of a sarcastic comment...
It's obvious that it was the threat of a sarcastic comment that got you to issue this apology and correction..
Them be fightin' words!
Re: Doesn't hide the major problems with Uber, though...
That is the crappiest argument I've ever seen in El Reg.
You must be new here!
My guess is..
... he thinks it's akin to creating a new telephone exchange (although even that just causes an allocation of an exchange code, and the freeing up of numbers beneath it, rather than 'creating' new numbers....)
Re: That was ironic. Right?
Lol, NomNomNom, is the regular El Reg commentard teaser (I don't use the word 'troll' as Nomey is cleverer and more amusing, not simply being provocative)
@Vic: Re: so every new domain/user generates another server farm, eh?
Haha, you beat me to it. Don't use just love it when a poster takes on an obnoxious and condescending tone when 'correcting' someone with a reply that is full of bollocks?
I'm disappointed you didn't comment on this gem though: " generally through a MX record"
Re: Another possibility:
Ahhh, memories of the anguish when finally having to start quoting my domain backwards for email etc.
My uk.ac.lut uk.ac.ed and uk.ac.cf addresses actually meant something..
Eek. Just realised I've fallen into another concept no longer with us: short/long form domains.
I should have written the above as:
uk.ac.loughborough, uk.ac.edinburgh and uk.ac.cardiff
... depends upon how much you trust the TV makers (through either intentional maneuvering or buggy code)
If I had a home network I considered secure, I'd sandbox/firewall any foreign device that uses it. If it was just a consumer network, then meh - most potential abuses I see are going to be distributed attacks/spamming the internet not the local network. Besides, I use ssh and secure setup on my local lan too!
Re: Driving is not actually that difficult
.....And you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you!
Re: "Linux is a hackjob" @MadMike
Great post, Mike.
I just say you're brave - prepare to be downvoted by the large number of linux-cultists on El Reg who will downvote any critisism of GPL/GNU/Linux however accurate and well reasoned it is
Re: That poll is biased and misses the point
He/she said second *option* !
- Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
- Review You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
- BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
- Bring back error correction, say Danish 'net boffins
- That GIANT ASTEROID that killed you? Just 'colossal bad luck', old DINOSAUR chap