BLACK Friday disagrees
301 posts • joined 9 Dec 2009
As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother
When I got my new cellphone number, I kept getting treatening calls for the previous owner of the number. Things along the line of 'pay up or we'll see you in court!'
That I told them said name didn't exist at this number wasn't working. So I basically told them to 'put up or shut up and I'd be happy to have my day in court'.
Somehow, that stopped them dead after the first try.
Two Arkansas dipsticks nicked after allegedly taking turns to shoot each other while wearing bulletproof vests
Bell Canada, where incompetence is the path to promotion
I had the misfortune to work for a Bell subsidiary in the past. The culture is basically "blame the underlings for the fact bosses can't even handle basic math like 2+2=4"
Boss didn't order enough material to do the job? Fire the poor guy doing the work for not finishing on time.
So not very surprising the security there is closer to Swiss cheese than brick wall. But I'm sure the person who made the decisions that led to this will find some poor smock under him to take the blame.
If I drive about 10 minutes from my house, I could get fiber connection for a stupid high price that more or less as to include TV and phone and a data cap. At my place, I can barely get DSL from the phone network.
I could get cable, but then I would again be paying almost as much for just the internet as if I took phone and TV as well and have to pay extra for unlimited download.
Now I get DSL from a third party and get no fine when I download too much, just my connection getting downgraded in speed. Still crap, but it's honestly the best deal I could get. And it's not like it's just 1 or 2 houses on the street. It's all tightly packed all the way from the city center to my home.
"The industry-funded American Cable Association reckons the FCC's stipulation that Charter expand into underserved areas will bring competition that will hurt ISPs already in those markets."
You know they are a proper monopoly when the "big guy association" is scared of competition. They know they got no little guy left to compete with so it's all money out of big guy pocket. (Yes, I used singular, not plural)
I agree they should cancel that provision ... along with the entire merger. I think it's time to consider breaking them up again, not letting them re-fuse.
My understanding from a previous article is the problem was with a clean up script. The script deletes "no longer used" volumes. Only this time, the script didn't delete "no longer used", just a lot of volumes.
That is what is used as "hard disks" for virtual machines in a VPS environment. So basically, the clean up script went in and deleted user data for still active clients instead of just ones that aren't active anymore.
Re: Once they've got this sorted out...
"One friend of mine who is trying to resolve this runs into blanket denials of responsibility from both ISPs."
I've had similar things happen before. Got tired of it at one point and FORCED a 3 way call between me and service reps from both ISP, then sat back with pop-corn as they argued with one another.
Re: Odd Decision & Odd Timing
"The Canuks will end up building a wall to keep us all out."
Winter does that already for the nutters further south. From my experience, the cold apparently makes survival impossible for the more stupid breads of southerners.
But yea, actually building a giant wall of ice to keep you southerners out looks like a good idea if the hairy brain slug gets into office.