* Posts by bartsmit

9 posts • joined 29 Jul 2016

You were warned and you didn't do enough: UK preps Big Internet content laws


Re: Seems a bit mixed

We do have legislation. Google 'libel twitter uk facebook' for examples of British courts taking action against Brits for their published content on US services

What did turbonerds do before the internet? 41 years ago, a load of BBS


Re: I missed the beginning and almost the end

The big stash of software was Simtel20 out in White Sands Missile Range. The cheapest way to get files was through Trickle, a distributed file forwarding system. "Tell Trickle at Trearn /list" followed by a fetch that would get you the file in 24 hours. The internet was clunky, especially before DNS.

China's really cotton'd on to this whole Moon exploration thing: First seed sprouts in lunar lander biosphere


Andy Weir's dream come true

In your face, Neil Armstrong!

Begone, Demon Internet: Vodafone to shutter old-school pioneer ISP


Re: Sic gloria and all that

Forte Agent was good. Anybody use fresco - the floppy-based dial on demand router? Don't touch that phone!


Wowee, it's Samsung's next me-too AI gizmo: The Apple HomePod


Samsung has been listening through their TV's for a wee while now https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31296188

IPv4 is OVER. Really. So quit relying on it in new protocols, sheesh


Re: IPv6 Support by UK ISP's

I voted with my feet and left BT because of this. During the inevitable 'why are you leaving, what can we do to change your mind' phone call I stated my reason as 'you can't give me IPv6'. The reply was 'I don't know that channel'. I'm going to be kind and think that they heard ITV6.

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers


Re: Strip or screen...


'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'



Back in the days of config.sys and autoexec.bat a useful warning for other techs was to add USER=ID10T to the former

IPv6 now faster than IPv4 when visiting 20% of top websites – and just as fast for the rest


Re: Time to learn

Actually SiXXS no longer issues new tunnels as a way of exerting pressure on ISP's to offer dual stack to domestic subscribers. https://www.sixxs.net/signup/

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