Maybe now Is the time to stop?
188 posts • joined 7 Mar 2018
" spotted a point at which one item I was after dropped heavily and the prices on the other items hadn't significantly risen to compensate so completed my order. After that sale ended, the next few "sales" my items were more expensive so that worked for me but could easily have gone the other way."
Sounds like gambling to me.
The UK gov had their chance to support home brew tech back when BT announced they where ditching Marconi in favour of Huawei for its 21st century net rebuild.
It basically killed Marconi in the process with the loss of thousands of jobs ~2005. This was back when the uk pstn was permitted to convey information upto restricted unencrypted ~2005. Marconi getting the BT deal was effectively a sure thing, until it wasn’t. No one really saw their loss of the 21CN coming.
GCHQ/UK gov had an easy opportunity to stop Huawei there and then but chose to get in bed with them.
It was a stupid choice then
Duplicate burnt in MAC’s do happen from time to time. I’ve never seen it but read stories about it especially in the early days. Seems to still be happening as recently as 2018
I witnessed a similar type issue except the culprit was mtu. The app worked fine on the LAN with mtu of 1500, but tanked over the frame relay WAN as the mtu was ~1400 or less. No idea why the app didn’t just use the os to split the packets instead of the fixed 1500. Too big mtu being sent meant the wan had to send 2 packets for every 1 LAN packet, effectively halving bandwidth that was only ~500kb anyway. The developers weren’t keen on changing things and it was impossible to up the mtu.
All kids should be supervised when using the internet. Also there are tools that can be installed on pc's to stop porn access. Lastly use opendns and use their filters to stop access to porn. its not difficult and far far better than to foist these age control sticking plaster which won't fix everything and will just provide oxygen for all the most dodgy sites to find ways of surviving.
The story did say this was 15 years ago at a small accountancy firm. As this guy came in to do stuff it looks like they had no dedicated onsite support and therefore likely no central tools to do stuff larger organisations take for granted.
The real world must look very primitive from your lofty height up their on your pedestal.
So it now appears to have been miss identified incidents, with some confusing the police helicopter as the drone. This could be a giant own goal on th3 behalf of authorities. I’m guessing that’s why the airport was closed only briefly the last time on Friday as they where able to confirm no drones seen on radar.
Is it s remainer twat trying to make a point about Brexit?
Or is it someone pi$$ed at easyJet and has decided to take their revenge. (Gatwick North terminal is nearly all easyJet flights with a smattering of alternatives. )
I’d be properly angry at the drone operators if they ruined my plans I’d worked and saved all year to have.
This is a team of determined individuals doing this (apparently 2 drones spotted simultaneously over the airport) as the drones are flying for long durations in all weathers at great distance from their controllers they won’t be cheap commercial off the shelf stuff that you can buy of amazon.
There is a good possibility that these are state sponsored, given the few details about their capabilities. Hopefully the perpetrators are just trying and succeeding in scaring us, I’m a nervous flyer mostly out of Gatwick and this won’t help in my 2019 travel plans.
"Essentially this was always a stupidity / laziness tax, paid by those who couldn't be arsed to keep an eye on their financial dealings and take appropriate action."
this doesn't make it right though. if companies didn't race to charge the most for the least service then we'd get better competition and better services. At the moment they are fighting hard to reduce service. I can't wait to see this same actiontaken against gas, electric, water, trains, council tax, income tax etc etc
Given that most domestic users connect to their wired broadband via wireless, I really don’t see the issue cutting out the middle man. Yes rural and city centres have their own challenges. But in many other places it’ll be fine. I currently get a minimum of 20mbs up 30 mbs down on 4g during school holidays etc and the transmitter is ~ 1km away. The upload is always better than my VM 100mbs.
It’s a bit silly poo pooing something that isn’t even here yet especially when we are already so reliant on wireless tech already.
Wireless completes fast wired infrastructure, both technologies must continue to evelve and get better.
It’s a bit like complaining that satellite tv is rubbish because the upload to the dish is constrained, yet the utility of high bandwidth multicast has enabled far more high quality HD content than cable or freeview, no good for those surrounded by trees or tall buildings but fine for others.
“The Ethernet idea is especially bizarre. Send out Ethernet frames in the blind hope that they are somehow routed to the Internet. What?”
Every place I’ve worked at by design nothing gets direct access to the internet, you need to go through a proxy. Quad zero is null routed and only the proxies can resolve internet dns. Also by design some segments and systems never get access to the proxy, for example the management (loopbacks) and ILO networks are not permitted to access the proxies, some have explicit fw rules prohibiting those subsets access. So even if someone put dodgy chips on the systems or even blatantly tried to ex filtrate data off the management components the networks they connect to have no direct or indirect internet access.
Same story for the other segments, in fact only segments specifically permitted internet access get internet access, with their 1 IPS’s and appropriate next gen firewalls with tight policies.
Gpg13 is a good place to start to understand how to detect something like this.
It’s a while since I read it but the book describes how careful some buyers are in procuring kit, shipping to false addresses in the hope that kit won’t be adulterated etc.
I do agree there are easier ways of infiltrating systems by doctoring firmware instead of commissioning chips to be embeddd in a place that can be xrayed.
If it’s possible to determine the presence of the doctored systems by network traffic analysis then Bloomberg should tell us what to look for so we can check our systems and see if we have any.
I suspect it’s yet another case of check/blame the network as so few people understand how networks work. Put another better next gen firewall in perhaps? That’ll stop those Chinese hackers!!! <—- Sarcasm as without knowing what to look for we don’t know what to block.
It’s funny how the mayors see it as an opportunity to gain funds from the telcos but don’t see it’ll just cost their citizens more as the telcos pass on the extra costs.
Lowering the charges for next gen comms May just attract more employers or even employees settling in those neighbourhoods adding to overall prosperity.
I’m sure Corbyn will charge our companies more once he’s in power as he doesn’t see the link between the costs companies pay and what consumers are ultimately charged.
No one wants a lost encrypted packet back as it could be part of a replay attack, as in constantly lose the x packet and let’s see how it gets reencrypted to see if we can decipher the key, that’s why VPN’S use UDP.
Space comms use interesting error correcting UDP like protocols simply because the round trip times of a tcp like protocol are prohibitive.
Any chance el reg can get some journalists that actually understand networking to look write or even proofread these articles? Network types are very much under served yet everything anyone does is totally reliant on us getting our shit to work.
How many people turn their machine off?
I’ve always put it in sleep or hibernate and now get nagged that I’ve not rebooted in a week and the machine goes ahead and reloads when I least expect it as per company policy.
I don’t shutdown so I can restart where I left off the next day. Mac OS handles reloads by putting you back where you left off. It’s weird that windows can’t match that functionality.
Another IPV6 article which exposes issues with IPV6
The issue is a lack of a proper backwards compatible transition mechanism with isp”s forcing customers through an inferior cgnat.
If customers care only about cost and not method of connectivity then cgnat will be the way forward, domestic customers won’t care so long as it works,business will pay to keep existing b2b stuff working on IPv4.
Before I divulge all my encrypted comma and data to the spies, I’d like the authorities (yes all of them) to give me real time access to ALL data they hold on me with details of job titles that have accessed that data, dates when accessed, reasons for access and decisions made as a result.
Once I get that then five eyes can have whatever they want from me.
Apple already have OS X running on ARM which the call IOS (no not cisco IOS).
MS have to get Windows running on ARM or they will loose the low power, always on war that the big A already has a huge head start on.
Windows on ARM will help MS get back into the tablet and ultra portable (phone and phone as compute) space which will be the next battleground.
This is MS showing the world they are still relevant and giving Intel a huge kick up the bum for good measure. MS have tried lots of alternatives and they know they need to maintain their legacy connections in order to stay relevant against both Apple and Google.
probably a case sensor that needed a bit of persuasion that the case was closed before powering up.
My other halfs iPhone screen & touch sensor has been misbehaving. i gave it a few taps in the right place and it worked flawlessly for a couple of days. I'm just hoping its misbehaving when she takes it into the apple store and they don't fob her off with my fix!!!
The thing with Staffy’s is that they are perfectly fine until they’re not. Most dogs are the same but when they are not fine, staffy’s are worse than others.
Staffy’s are very obedient and quite smart, just when they are in a frenzied state they are difficult to bring out of that state which is why they are dangerous.
My brother has boxers and a Staffy, our dog gets on better with the staffy than the mental boxers, I like the staffy too, but I know which dogs I’d rather take on in a fight and it wouldn’t be the staff.
“, but how much of the infrastructure that feeds us poor end users goes through a single point of failure at several points on the route?”
Depends who your ISP is, BT tend to have multiple links per exchange, others including sky tend to have single links as evidenced by recent outages afflicting sky BB recently.
It’s much cheaper not to bother with redundant links and gamble on being cheaper to pay compensation than provide a highly available solution. IIRC OFCOM require the PSTN to be highly available and I guess BT carried most of that through to BB especially with 21cn being IP first digitising analogue voice and routing it over their networks. It’s likely Sky’s PSTN customers where not impacted during their BB outages due to their partners network failures as they may use other lower bandwidth circuits to route PSTN.
If you want true redundancy you’ll need to pay for multiple redundant paths. RO2
Blame OFCOM for insisting on ever cheaper B.B. forcing isp’s To cut costs but cutting availability.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019