* Posts by Mike Tubby

56 posts • joined 25 Aug 2007

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IPv6 comes to AWS S3

Mike Tubby
Mushroom

Not much wrong with it other than the certificate ...?

Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from beta.theregister.co.uk (for example, passwords, messages or credit cards). NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID

Automatically report details of possible security incidents to Google. Privacy Policy

Back to safety HIDE ADVANCED

This server could not prove that it is beta.theregister.co.uk; its security certificate is from edit.theregister.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection.

Proceed to beta.theregister.co.uk (unsafe)

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

Mike Tubby

Re: The Elephant In The Room

Actually its high time the BBC was "cut down to size" and run as a proper state-funded public service broadcaster, free to air, with no license and funded by general taxation but hypothecated, ring-fenced and triple-locked against political interference ... but for some reason we don't seem to be able do bring ourselves to do it?

The alternatives appear to be to commercialise auntie-Beeb via either (a) subscription or (b) advertising.

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Mike Tubby
Holmes

Re: Why not just encrypt the BBC & C4?

Because they're not allowed to according to their charter ... funny isn't it ... transmission must eb "open to all" but not "watched by all" (unless you pay) ... me thinks there's a bit of a conflict here ;-)

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Mike Tubby
FAIL

Fixed it

Use a wired connection. Fullstop.

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Zen loses its chill: UK biz ISP falls offline for four hours and counting

Mike Tubby
Happy

Okay here

I'm on Zen with an 80Mbps down/20Mbps up FTTC service at home in 01905 land (the home of Worcester Sauce) and everything's been fine here ;-)

Mike

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BT internet outage was our fault, says Equinix

Mike Tubby
FAIL

Re: Brief outage?

My company builds mission critical systems for the emergency services ... we use dual, but independent, UPS(es) powered from different phases arriving on different power connections from the RCSs, dual but independent switches with dual power supplies (fed from separate UPSes), servers with dual power supplies, network connections with teaming/bonding, etc. and we can keep systems up for hundreds or thousands of days ... what the heck is a single UPS doing bringing down a big chunk of t'internet?

By now you would have thought that t'internet was considered part of Blighty's Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and treated to the appropriate levels of 'protection'...

While many DSL users were off altogether our Bleedin' Terrible (BTnet) circuit appeared to route flap back and forth between Ealing and Ilford at hop #3 with interesting latencies:

root@gate:~# traceroute -n www.microsoft.com

traceroute to www.microsoft.com (104.82.195.110), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

1 195.171.43.1 0.432 ms 0.471 ms 0.501 ms

2 62.7.207.104 5.446 ms 6.740 ms 6.737 ms

3 109.159.248.2 763.008 ms * 762.993 ms

4 213.121.193.61 9.740 ms 213.121.193.27 12.045 ms 213.121.193.45 10.009 ms

5 62.6.201.169 9.398 ms 9.828 ms 62.6.201.167 9.457 ms

6 195.99.126.19 10.034 ms 10.183 ms 13.343 ms

7 104.82.195.110 9.075 ms 9.732 ms 9.310 ms

The BTnet service page showed a red alarm for 13% packet loss in to Europe and over 20% in to Asia at the same time.

Come on BT - exactly what backup circuits do you have??? Was that a bit of 100Mbps fibre you were trying to use as a backup for a bundle of 10Gb DWDMs?

Mike

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No root for you! Google slams door on Symantec certs

Mike Tubby
Flame

Pesky Certs

Yep... I have the same problem with my Sec-P521 and Curve-25519 certs...

Infact not being able to install your own Root in Android is fast becoming a PITA and sucks... mind you so does not having 'administrator' (root) rights over a device that you purchased and own outright... argh!

M

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UK.gov wants to fine websites £250,000 if teens watch porn vids

Mike Tubby
Black Helicopters

First the Pron, then what next?

Consider this:

1. Law requires "age verification" for access to Pron

2. Law fails because 98% of Pron is hosted overseas and outside UK legal jurisdiction ... is PronHub really going to do what UK HMG tells it... probably not...

3. HMG manufactures public outcry along the lines of "we made this law and they ignore us - think of the children", followed by

4. new message from HMG "We have to censor the internet - think of the children", followed by

5. its not just Pron now, its religious views, hate crime, anti-this, anti-that, anti-the-other

Part 3 of the Digital Economy Bill is bad law making and potentially the start of a slippery slope...

Mike

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Q: Is it wrong to dress as a crusader for an England match?

Mike Tubby
Black Helicopters

If its good enough for Rick Mayall ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMAFme1hBH0

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Lauri Love: 'Britain's FBI' loses court attempt to evade decryption laws

Mike Tubby

Re: Extradition to a Police State where slavery for black people still exists

Exactly... we have a perfectly good legal system, the offence was allegedly committed from here so why can't they bring a case in the UK courts?

This is why we need the "forum bar" to decide which courts should here these things but, alas, this is the USA and the USA wants it's pound of flesh.

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I am Craig Wright, inventor of Craig Wright

Mike Tubby

Re: Always look on the bright side ...

What would Chuck Norris do??

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Apple's fruitless rootless security broken by code that fits in a tweet

Mike Tubby
Go

Hang on a minute

Ok Apple, "root" that isn't root suggests that there's something above root? Hmmm... smacks of having multiple levels like:

Kernel

Supervisor

Exec

User

... and now we're back to the DEC/VAX architecture :-)

Mike

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

Mike Tubby

Common assault, possibly ...

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Mike Tubby
Joke

Oh dear ...

Two thoughts come to mind:

"The sign on the Tyne is all mine, all mine ... the sign on the Tyne is all mine"

"Is this a sign of the Tynes?"

... I'll get my coat

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BBC News website takes New Year's Eve break

Mike Tubby

Re: Oh Dear

Yuk!

Double CNAME lookup.... horrid... didn't look like that last time I checked!

... and no IPV6 either !

root@ns0:/var/cache/bind/mike# dig www.bbc.co.uk

; <<>> DiG 9.9.5-3ubuntu0.5-Ubuntu <<>> www.bbc.co.uk

;; global options: +cmd

;; Got answer:

;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 31455

;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 8, ADDITIONAL: 9

;; OPT PSEUDOSECTION:

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096

;; QUESTION SECTION:

;www.bbc.co.uk. IN A

;; ANSWER SECTION:

www.bbc.co.uk. 300 IN CNAME www.bbc.net.uk.

www.bbc.net.uk. 300 IN CNAME www.bbc.co.uk.edgesuite.net.

www.bbc.co.uk.edgesuite.net. 7200 IN CNAME a1733.g.akamai.net.

a1733.g.akamai.net. 20 IN A 92.123.140.41

a1733.g.akamai.net. 20 IN A 92.123.143.249

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Mike Tubby
Mushroom

Auntie Beeb's 500 moment of hell?

I particularly like the sense of humor that someone has with the error graphic... the clown from Test Card F, the blackboard with 500 written on it, something in the background going up in flames and the whole image set on light grey grid with colour bars at the top and bottom...

... BOFM moment?

Mike

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Researcher messes up Wi-Fi with an rPi and bargain buy radio stick

Mike Tubby
Happy

Bet it james WiFi IP cameras too

Why am I thinking of a Benny Hill moment with him putting jamming devices in bins in down-town Turin...? I bet it would jam modern-day Wifi IP cameras too :)

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How to spot a coders comment

Mike Tubby
Mushroom

PDP11 Assembler

MOV -(PC), -(PC) ; go backwards

aka "014747" ;-)

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Mike Tubby
WTF?

Re: Not comments, but

More likely transferred via Kermit with the wrong space/newline conventions .... been there before!

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Mike Tubby

Re: Assembler.........

... and the C version:

i++; /* increment i */

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First look: Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

Mike Tubby
Joke

iPhone 5S marketing

I remind El Reg registers of the following iPhone 5S marketing parody:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sIWez9HAbA

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IETF floats plan to PRISM-proof the Internet

Mike Tubby
Black Helicopters

Re: @stgorner: DNSSEC

Back in the late 90's when encrypted internet was first being suggested there was a "it will use PKI" and "it will use Trusted Third Parties" drive/mantra/dogma (you choose).... where this started and how it was promoted I am not sure, but it is most definitely where the problem lies!

We implemented a system with in-security designed in and "they" (whomever they were) knew it...

1. Trusted third parties aren't - some actors are broken, eg. Iranian government issues certificate for google.com

2. Trusted third parties can be leant on by governments to provide intermediate signing certificates

3. Trusted third parties can be spoofed as part of a MITM attack

The current certificate based system is both:

a) over complex, and

b) has mixed goals

is it "encryption" and "key exchange" or is it "authentication"?

IMHO what its needed is:

* very good ciphers (AES128 is ok, others are better)

* excellent key agreement or key exchange protocols (eg. ECDHE)

* separation of roles (key exchange and authentication)

* no "trusted third parties", no certificates - use DNS for pub/private keys and authentication codes - effectively "self sign". I can assert that I am me as I own my DNS.

We already have all the components to do this, and do it properly - we only need the will (we have the way).

So, we either need another upgrade to TLS/SSL to fully support a strong, no certificate, approach or we need a new protocol... if its a new protocol then on the web lets call it HTTPZ ('Z' being used to indicate encryption)

G

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LOHAN doomsday box dubbed BRASTRAP

Mike Tubby

Kill switch should require to operators?

Surely the operator console should be over 6ft long with two key switches, one at each end, and require simultaneous operation of both switches to abort the mission? ... or was that the bit that arms the warhead? I forget ;-)

G

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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

Mike Tubby
Go

As anyone should know....

As anyone that has watched 'Chuck' [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_(TV_series) [ should know, its not called "Prism", not it is called "Aurora" ... its called THE INTERCEPT ;-)

G

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Hitchhikers' Guide was WRONG, Earth is not in a galactic backwater

Mike Tubby
Thumb Up

Watch out for hyperspace bypasses

... if we don't watch out they'll put a hyperspace bypass right through our solar system... we need to take more interest in local affairs - especially planning applications that are otherwise filed in the bottom draw of a filing cabinet in a disused toilet in the basement with a sign on the door that says "Be aware of the Tiger"!

M

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CURSE you, EINSTEIN! Humanity still chained in relativistic PRISON

Mike Tubby
Go

Re: Stupid question

Mine's the purple one... its neither red, nor blue but both red and blue at the same time... funny stuff this time travel ;-)

G

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Curiosity out of safe mode, doing science again

Mike Tubby
Headmaster

Re: Not talking about ECCs.

Okay so we have Reed-Solomon FEC and hopefully some form of trellis convolution coding as well on the stream at bit level but where are the longitudinal checksums (CRC32, CRC48, CRC64) across the packets at block level and what about the message integrity checks (MD5, SHA1, SHA256) at whole file level?

M

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

Mike Tubby
Paris Hilton

They'll want to tax sex next!

Better not tell him that the act of having sex frequently results is increased levels of cardio-vascular activity, respiration and breathing... OMG now we're all at it! ... killing the planet that is!

... Better tax sex!!

Mike

PS. Paris because she knows how to make CO2 ;-)

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Nominet tosses plan for shorter .uk domains in the bin (for now)

Mike Tubby
FAIL

For Nominet read "nanny state"

I was one of the people that responded to the consultation.

It was clearly a badly thought out mixture of:

a) how do we make more money from this

b) attempting to appease government with ill thought-out identity verification

c) security theatre (scanning websites, shutting them down)

d) DNSSEC (something that actually might be useful)

In what appears to be "Nominet become Nanny State" and "Nominet become policemen of the interwebs".

If we're going to have our own registrations in the .uk TLD then I want the good bits and not the bad bits...

Identity - if you want to fix this then simply say "UK companies, charities, partnerships or other legal entities only" and make registration require UK company number, charity commission number or similar - no need for envelopes sent via the post which can be diverted, or handled via accommodation addresses - what does that prove? Only that you posted it to *someone* via an address that was valid on *one* day... great!

Security - DNSSEC if you will, but optional - let me choose if I use it

Security - scanning my website? I don't think so... my website is my property... it might well have 10 million pages on it -- are they going to pay for the bandwidth?

Security - shutting down my website? what's it got to do with you, Nominet? You are *not* the internet police

Overall I give Nominet a 3/10 for a badly thought out, jumble of Nanny State proposals.

Mike Tubby MJT4-RIPE

THORCOM tag holder

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Firm moves to trademark 'Python' name out from under the language

Mike Tubby
Joke

Re: Dumb ways to die?

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uprjmoSMJ-o

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Kirk to beam up chat with ISS astronaut on Thursday

Mike Tubby
Big Brother

Look, lets sort this out...

I suggest we send each of the wannabe space captains/deputies (Kirk, Spock, Picard, Janeway, etc.) up to the ISS for a month or two and see them "Celebrity Big Brother" style in space ... then we could vote for the *best* one ;-)

G

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Ofcom ploughs up UK spectrum fields, reseeds them with 4G

Mike Tubby
FAIL

Check your logarithms!

El Reg: "The increase in transmission power is 3dB, which is marginally more exciting when one remembers that decibels are logarithmic (so a 3dB increase is eight times the power) but it's still well within safe margins and more about increasing coverage than microwaving locals..."

I think you'll find that 3dB is a power doubling ...

dB = 10 x log(p1/p2) [log to the base 10]

So if we go from say 10 watts to 20 watts:

dB = 10 x log(20/10)

dB = 10 x log(2)

dB = 10 x 0.3010

dB = 3.01

commonly known as 3dB.

Incidentally, due to the inverse-squared power law this will increase the range by the square root of 2, for example 5Km -> 7km or 10Km -> 14Km which is a modest amount.

Mike

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Stallman: Ubuntu spyware makes it JUST AS BAD as Windows

Mike Tubby
Thumb Up

Re: Kubuntu

Yup... my Ubuntu Server(s) appear safe (for now :-)

G

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First pic of Ashton Kutcher as the great Steve 'jOBS'

Mike Tubby
Paris Hilton

Mr. Jobs or Mr. Black?

Looks like a young (and thinner) version of Jack Black... perhaps he'll burst forth with a rendition of the "greatest song in the world" -- or a sonnet to Mr. Jobs?

G

Paris should listen to the Tenacious D album ;-)

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New Tosh drive can wipe out 4TB 'near instantaneously'

Mike Tubby
Black Helicopters

Re: I imagine...

... but you cannot be *made* to hand over something that you don't have :-)

I suspect that the crypto key will be something like hmac_sha256(<drive serial number>, "TOSHIBA") and therefore easily regenerated when needed (the strong "TOSHIBA" might actually be a secret that is "lawfully available" to government types ... buit there again it might turn up in the drive controller firmware... thinks DeCSS ;-)

G

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PLT chair: UK Radio Society is 'living in a dream world'

Mike Tubby
FAIL

Erm... exactly why do we need PLT anyway?

I'm still not convinced what the business case for PLT actually is? To laxy to install CAT5? Then use WiFi?

G

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Twelve... classic 1980s 8-bit micros

Mike Tubby

Re: Remember the Nascom II ?

Had a friend with a Nascom II ... he left it switched on for so long that his programs remained in RAM after power off/on cycles...

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Mike Tubby
WTF?

Where is my LDOS V7?

What about us TRS80 and Video Genie-II types?

My Video-Genie-II was hacked with a Z80B running at 6.144MHz, had 64MB RAM and ran LDOS 7 from a 5.25" double-sided 80 track floppy...

After that a BBC model B with a external 6502 CPU (over-clocked until the Plessy ASIC got hot of course) with homebrew hard-disk controller, Shugart 501 HDD controller and a second-hand Rodime 20Mb hard disk drive...

After that it was a PDP11/23 and Ultix ;-)

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Met Office cuts off Linux users with new weather widgets

Mike Tubby
Go

HTML5, CSS3, WebSockets anyone?

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BT comes clean on Infinity modem 'upgrade'

Mike Tubby
Go

Huawei HG612 replacement?

Are we talking about the Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), i.e. the Huawei HG612 VDLS2 modem?

If so mine gets rather warm and the connection drops out from time- to- time, but I'm with Zen internet - I wonder who will replace mine...

Mike

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Beeb gets the measure of the London Eye

Mike Tubby
Happy

But...

But... what's the weight in Sheep? Come-on... we have used Sheep in the Standard Model for some time now... usually for height, but they also have an average weight of 58Kg according to the Welsh Halfbred Sheep Association.

So... what's the saving that BT are going to make in standard Welsh Halfbread Adult Ewes?

Mike

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Oz pedestrians fall to 'Death by iPod'

Mike Tubby
Paris Hilton

"lose two demerit points" - I win points!!

Unless I'm missing something... " The government is quite happy to legislate that people can lose two demerit points for having music up too loud in their cars..." if I loose two *DE*merit points then I gain two points!!

What do points make? PRIZES!

Mike (tongue firmly in cheek)

... why Paris? Because she probably doesn't know the meaning of "double negative" lol

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Solar plasma aurora storm to hit Earth tomorrow today!

Mike Tubby
Go

First CME hit approx 1-2AM

There was a weak aurora around 1-2AM local time this morning that didn't amount to much.... few ham radio signals from Scandinavia were copyable here in Blighty.

This page:

http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/

has a useful "Aurora Activity" diagram approx half way down the page which is built up from statistical information gathered from satellites by NOAA.

Bottom of the page has a colour world map that shows the extent of the auroral oval - two bright green lines at the stop of the map.

Mike G8TIC

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BBC chief acknowledges DAB flop & internet radio

Mike Tubby
Stop

Re: Same old, same old

Not sure where Homeboy gets his idea that "... the UK opted for it, but no-one else did..."

DAB was an European project (Eureka 147 if my memory serves) and was a technological leap forward for all members of the project.

The *majority* of Europe has DAB service:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Audio_Broadcasting

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Digital_Audio_Broadcasting.svg

Mike

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Mike Tubby
WTF?

Re: Re: DAB Chicken or Egg?

Yes, if £150m spend would fix it then that's what it should (perhaps) do... well at least consult and discuss.

How much would it save by de-comissioning all LW and MW sites? Both in terms of:

* rental (land, equipment)

* service charges (Arqiva)

* electricity

* distribution network

... I bet its a lot!!

I can see no point in having "half a delivery platform" ?

Mike

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Mike Tubby
FAIL

DAB Chicken or Egg?

I am a relatively "early adopter" of DAB and have had two Blaupunkt Woodstock DAB radios in various cars over the last 5-6 years.

DAB was rolled out to main BBC sites but the program of secondary and tertiary fill-in transmitters still does not appear to be complete. As a consequence there are many significant stretches of main roads and motorways without coverage from the BBC Mux. Likewise, in the centre of Worcester (my home city) there is little coverage.

My tuner spends more time on 693 and 909 for Radio 5 Live than it does on DAB!

I wrote to the BBC regarding poor coverage in Worcester and around M1/J33-J36 and got a fairly "snotty" reply saying that they could not guarantee coverage for various reasons.

How can Auntie Beeb decry a lack of uptake when it has only half-delivered the goods? What we need is for the Beeb to get their finger out - and:

a) complete rollout of the network and provide UNIVERSAL coverage, ie. to a handheld device *ANYWHERE* in the UK mainland

b) turn off the medium-wave and long-wave transmitters and save pumping hundreds of kilowatts of RF in to the ether and "go green"

This would result in:

* significant uptake of DAB (by phasing out MW/LW)

* improved quality of radio programs

* save huge sums of money (by decommissioning MW/LW) - just the electricity bill alone!!

* allow Auntie Beeb to claim green credentials

Mike

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ISP condemns new BT backbone

Mike Tubby
WTF?

Looks poor from here!

Zen Internet, ADSL2+ 14Mbps Sync with exchange (1.3Km distant)... this lunchtime *very* sllllooooowwwwww and dropped packets:

root@cruella:~# traceroute dns.thorcom.net

traceroute to dns.thorcom.net (193.82.116.5), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

1 router-zen.tubby.org (82.68.212.70) 1.520 ms 1.736 ms 2.336 ms

2 losubs.subs.dsl2.wh-man.zen.net.uk (62.3.87.147) 174.112 ms 174.494 ms *

3 * * ge-2-1-0-164.cr1.wh-man.zen.co.uk (62.3.87.165) 176.706 ms

4 * ge-3-0-0-0.cr2.th-lon.zen.net.uk (62.3.80.45) 182.866 ms *

5 * * linx-gw.ltn1.intl.telstra.net (195.66.224.14) 184.507 ms

6 154.32.3.142 (154.32.3.142) 185.234 ms * *

7 * * cr-1.LDN4.intl.telstra.net (154.32.3.241) 176.118 ms

8 154.32.9.17 (154.32.9.17) 176.559 ms * *

9 6.57.32.154.intl.telstra.net (154.32.57.6) 192.808 ms 210.686 ms 210.327 ms

10 ns0.thorcom.net (193.82.116.5) 194.420 ms 195.919 ms 199.638 ms

root@cruella:~# traceroute dns.thorcom.net

traceroute to dns.thorcom.net (193.82.116.5), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

this afternoon things picked up again:

root@cruella:~# traceroute dns.thorcom.net

traceroute to dns.thorcom.net (193.82.116.5), 30 hops max, 60 byte packets

1 router-zen.tubby.org (82.68.212.70) 1.569 ms 1.775 ms 2.212 ms

2 losubs.subs.dsl2.wh-man.zen.net.uk (62.3.87.147) 27.572 ms 28.733 ms 29.719 ms

3 ge-2-1-0-164.cr1.wh-man.zen.co.uk (62.3.87.165) 30.191 ms 30.786 ms 31.428 ms

4 ge-3-0-0-0.cr2.th-lon.zen.net.uk (62.3.80.45) 38.553 ms 39.520 ms 40.255 ms

5 linx-gw.ltn1.intl.telstra.net (195.66.224.14) 41.477 ms 41.685 ms 42.703 ms

6 154.32.3.142 (154.32.3.142) 43.449 ms 42.513 ms 43.154 ms

7 cr-1.LDN4.intl.telstra.net (154.32.3.241) 44.731 ms 35.937 ms 35.922 ms

8 154.32.9.17 (154.32.9.17) 35.905 ms 36.494 ms 36.543 ms

9 6.57.32.154.intl.telstra.net (154.32.57.6) 46.054 ms 43.126 ms 49.067 ms

10 ns0.thorcom.net (193.82.116.5) 48.031 ms 46.817 ms 47.053 ms

root@cruella:~#

No hosts or users on my circuit.... you can clearly see that the first hop from my router to Zen (via BT 21CN) was rubish at lunchtime, yet my Cisco router showed "5 min input rate 31kbps, 10 packets per second" which is hardly stressful :-(

Mike

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Pink Floyd remastered for Nintendo Entertainment System

Mike Tubby
Go

Yup... truly nerdy

Yup, this has to be up there with the Blinkenlights crowd that turned the whole of Star Wars in to an ASCII animation....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDS7lRcGxgI

or for those with telnet capability:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

Mike

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Digital River makes total hash of Windows 7 upgrade offer

Mike Tubby
Go

Workarounds... more

Nickrw is indeed correct!

The 64-bit version appears to fail at the end of the unpack but has not. Once unpacked attempting to run the Setup program fails with an x86/64bit incompatibility error and initally this stumped by 16 year old son...

However a bit of googling reveals an M$ program called oscdimg.exe on Technet:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749036(WS.10).aspx

that's able to take the unpacked box files and make an ISO from them... run this process (takes about 15 mins) and burn the resultant ISO to a DVD (I used Infrarecorder - but Nero should do too) and you end up with a bootable DVD that works 100%

Ok, so a bumpy ride and an extra hour-and-a-halk but the 16 year old has his Windows-7 student edition installed and is back up and running... me... I us Ubuntu :-)

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YouTube blocks music videos in UK

Mike Tubby
Stop

Actually I welcome this!

I welcome YouTube's stand against the PRS! As an owner of several small businesses I am fed up of PRS's continued persual of me an my companies for licenses that I do not need! Their (PRS) tactics are not much short of outright harassment - I have received tens of telephone calls and letters despite writing to them and telling them that I do not use music in any way in my business [except the license-free music-on-hold that comes with Asterisk PBX that is].

PRS have changed - they have gone from being an "in the background" organisation that you sort-of knew that you had to get a license from if you ran a pub/shop/club to a greedy "property grab / money grab" type organisation that seem to be using the drag-net approach to bothering every name that they can find at Companies' House - even if its a non-trading company that exists to protect a product name or trademark!

I'm sure that the reason that YouTube can't deal with PRS is because they have an overly optimistic idea of what their 'property' is worth and egos that are way too big to go with it!

PRS wake up! Get with the plan! Nobody likes you - nobody wants to deal with you!

Mike

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