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I was installing some software on the receptionist's PC at a client in an office block in the 90's. The screen glitched sideways severely while I was doing it and I mentioned it to her. She said "it does that all the time. They've replaced my screen 3 times and it never goes away."
I sat there finishing off the install taking in the environment and then said - "let's try something". I moved the screen to the other end of her desk and the glitching stopped. She was overjoyed and wanted to know how I fixed it.
I told her the screen was right up against the wall and the glitch happened everytime the elevator went past.
Pretty sad their hardware guys didn't figure it out.
Suspicious senate stock sale spurt spurs scrutiny scheme: This website tracks which shares US senators are unloading mid-pandemic
The main point was that Loeffler and Burr sat in on briefings that basically said it was going to be FUBAR, sold and bought stocks indicating they believed the content of the briefings, BUT continued to parrot the TRUMP/GOP "nothing to see here, move along" line in public. Executive summary: Those two people are arseholes.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, health secretary Matt Hancock both test positive for COVID-19 coronavirus
Now Internet Society told to halt controversial .org sale… by its own advisory council: 'You misread the community mindset around dot-org'
And once that investigation is completed, how about one regarding how domain registrants STILL don't have any real representation at ICANN, 20+ years after IDNO tried and nearly suceeded to get membership in the DNSO, but was squashed at the last hurdle by the corporate/commercial interest who got control of ICANN from day 1?
Colombia accused of rigging .co contract for dot-org provider Afilias – is this document a smoking gun?
Re: Shared registries?
Domain owners don't deal with a Registry, there's already a chinese firewall multiple Registrar feature.
This is handy for ICANN when it comes to buck-passing time. Domain owners only have a contract with the Registrar, not the Registry or ICANN itself (even though the Domain owner funds ICANN via a tax).
ICANN has been very adept at keeping domain owners well clear of the decision making process.
Hey, it's 2019. Quit making battery-draining webpages – say makers of webpage-displaying battery-powered kit
"There are now also browser-based options, including Google's G Suite, but if you prefer the freedom of working locally with open source software, LibreOffice is for you."
There are now also browser-based options, including Google's G Suite, but if you prefer not to let Google sift through your documents and sell the data to advertisers, LibreOffice is for you.
Dot-org price-cap scrap latest: Now ICANN accused of snubbing registrars with 'sham' public comment process
Jesus H Christ on a bike.
Returning to server-side analytics would be the first step in decreasing Google's grip on everyone's throats (users AND webmasters).
"The majority of ICANN's budget comes from the registry operators and the registrars that sell domains, who pay annual fees to the organization as well as a small per-domain fee."
Domain fee paid by registrants, passed onto ICANN via the two-tier registrar/registry.
"Price rises benefit everyone except end users."
Anyone else find it weird that the bloke tasked with probing tech giants for antitrust abuses used to, um, work for the same tech giants?
Large Redmond Collider: CERN reveals plan to shift from Microsoft to open-source code after tenfold license fee hike
UK's internet registry prepares a £100m windfall for its board members – and everyone else will pay for it
Microsoft: Yo dawg, we heard you liked Windows password expiry policies. So we expired your expiry policy
The only thing more annoying than password complexity rules that requirre at least 1 capital, one number and one punctuation, is when they have those rules but don't tell you until AFTER you've made up a password, entered it twice, saved it to your password manager and THEN had it rejected.
Fucking tosser UI programmers.
Ding dong merrily on high. In Berkeley, the bots are singeing: Self-driving college cooler droid goes up in flames
Google keeps tracking you even when you specifically tell it not to: Maps, Search won't take no for an answer
Re: Drew 11
What I'm not happy about is the browser authors refusing to bake DANE into browsers which is what is holding up DNSSEC.
You're in a position to do some forensic journalism and find out exactly why that is. Are they being handed cash by their CA mates to kill it off?
What is SSAC's view of the matter?
Re: Money talks...
Errrr, you CAN have a DNS record that shares your public key. It's called DNSSEC and it's running right now.
I have it all set up, but browser's still complain because DANE isn't baked in because the big browser owners don't want to lose control.
ICANN and their SSAC should be complaining loudly but they're too busy feathering their own nests with the very browser writers that are the problem. Allegedly.
Re: Now how about a way to get a hassle free cert
The tech is already there.
It's called DNSSEC and DANE. No need to go to LetsEncrypt (who are owned by...?)
The only thing holding up DANE are the browser manufacturers who refuse to bake it into their code.
High time TheReg went to them and asked them "why the hell not?"
Re: Nothing to see here, move on
"Practically any domain name that expires is immediately taken over by domain hoarders looking to monetize it in some way"
Correction. Practically every domain that expires is hijacked by the Registrar utilised by the domain owner, who then resets the DNS to their own and counts the traffic in order to monetise the domain and then auction it off prior to the time limit when they're supposed to release (delete) the domain.
Registrars like doing this because they usually get to keep the domain under their control (which is anti-competitive) and make a LOT more money at auction than they would if it was deleted and re-registered. ICANN, of course, has turned a blind eye to this matter.
Surprise UK raid of Cambridge Analytica delayed: Nobody expects the British information commissioner!
Re: It's already fucked
Blame the webmasters. Too lazy to run webstats locally, helped spread the googleanalytics virus. Likewise "tagmanager", fonts and a multitude of JS nonsense. Then adsense/adwords. And they all signed up to webmaster tools and did exactly what google told them to do HTML-wise.
Then along came chrome and it's game, set, match.
I survived Wilma (Cat 5) in Cancun. It went right over us. Mexican houses are concrete block (including roof) so hold out a lot better in hurricanes. Not so good in earthquakes.
Only 2 deaths IIRC, both ventured outside during the high winds, one got nailed by a flying sheet of iron, the other by a downed power conductor.