Re: Web hosting
I'll second hetzner.de - we've rented a dedicated from them for 5 years or so now (OpenSUSE).. Excellent support who all speak English and responsiveness is very good too, even on weekends.
40 posts • joined 25 Apr 2007
Possibly - and another reason to work for yourself :)
On a more serious note, I "deleted" my FB account a while back - far too many corporates wanting you to 'like' their product on FB, meaning they see loads of your personal data..
Years ago, I read a book (or saw a movie) wherein the lead baddy said something like: "It's not the money, it's he who controls the information" - prophetic, IMO
No they don't, and no one appears to know why. Some cabinets are subject to planning (conservation areas and the like) and some cabs get delayed due to issues of blocked ducting and problems with contractors getting power installed.
If you know where your cab is, keep an eye on the ELGIN (www.elgin.gov.uk) web site for local works.
I know a number of people that have it (I used to have it, but moved to a different town that is in the list announced today). My mate has had it for over a year and it's astonishingly fast. Currently he gets around 28Mb/s down.
The other thing to keep in mind, the March/June/September/December dates are placeholders in the checker - firm dates only arrive a week or so before the cabinet goes live.
Actually, O2 customers have been affected (me for one) and plenty of others if you read the O2 forum on Thinkbroadband. After much messing about, people noticed that it was restricted to certain blocks of IP addresses and forcing an IP change on the BeBox/O2Box by changing the MAC address fixed the issue for a number of people (apart form those of us with fixed IPs of course)..
I don't disagree, but VM is a private network (yes, I know they sell access to the mobile networks), whereas OpenReach is reselling network access to fixed line ISPs. Also, VM does not have access to public funds, which OpenReach does (not huge amounts, admittedly) , but there is BDUK money about
Perhaps more people would have better broadband if OpenReach rolled out FTTC to areas that need it first, as opposed to those areas that are already served by VM. And a number of new estates are being missed because VM don't serve them either, even though the surrounding area has FTTC rolled out.
Agreed - but it's even easier than that. My Windows 7 box at home has the ability to accept PPTP VPN connections (and has one set up) as does a friend of mine. And my phone (iPhone in my case, but Android phones too) has the built in ability to use said VPN (and I do to get around the office WiFi blocked sites list).
All very nice handsets, but there is one thing that stops me buying an Android handset: Android upgradability. A vast number of handsets are locked down by the manufacturer and cannot be upgraded to the latest/greatest version of Android (whatever the current flavour may be) or cannot be upgraded because they are too slow.. In contrast, the wife's iPhone 3G (yes, a 2nd gen unit) is currently running iOS 4 (4.21 IIRC).. Okay, no iOS 5, but still the unit is ancient in phone terms and yet still works beautifully with this OS. Any Android phones around that can boast the same thing?
"Redmond said 79 per cent of those tricked suffered financial loss – the average loss was $875 (£542). Losses ranged from just $82 (£51) in Ireland to a whopping $1,560 (£967) in Canada."
That would be why they keep calling, even though I keep telling them to F*** off..
Paris: because a lot of people have been shafted, but not in a good way..
Agreed!! On Slashdot (where I first saw the story) there is much comment about it:
Here's a sample:
1) Domain name registered in april 07, for a term of ONE YEAR, how many hardware companies do you know who put up a domain for 1 year? Obviously only the companies that don't expect to be in business for a second year.
2) The contacts are at hotmail. Okay, that's not good. Usually a hardware company would register itself with a DBA company name instead of a "Valdi Ivancic email@example.com", leaving human name contacts for administrative and technical contacts.
3) The site hoster.... Surf-net charges .99# / year....with low setup fee, smells fishy....someone's going the cheap route about their corporate site.
4) company can't afford a fax? Interesting.
at least the scammer hasn't used anonymity services during registration.
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