* Posts by pipp

12 publicly visible posts • joined 15 Feb 2010

IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on


Why did they have to completely redesign the protocol for IPv6? All that we needed was a few more bits for the address fields. There's nothing wrong with NAT routers and the inherent security bonus everyone receives from having to know at least a little about what they're doing before opening a huge security hole into a home or office.

Instead with IPv6 we have wacky huge address fields, massive /64 allocations to small businesses as standard, a complete rethink about how IP 'should' be done, and funnily enough no-one wants to bother implementing it on their network. Who'd have thought it?

Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS



Even if they were lying through their teeth, doesn't it all look rather passé? Grabbing a gun and shooting stuff, with overblown effects going off everywhere - so much, so dull. I'm off to find a cup of hot chocolate and a good book :-)

Verisign warns new dot-word domains could make internet unstable


Re: .uk anyone?

Nominet charges members the same price for .uk domains as .co.uk (£3.50 + VAT for 1 year). If you choose to use a registrar that overcharges for some domains, that's your lookout.

See: http://registrars.nominet.org.uk/namespace/uk/registration-and-domain-management/new-registrars/fees/fee-schedule

Of course the whole .uk debacle has been an outrageous money-grab anyway, it's all pretty indefensible.

AMD announces 'world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU'



I can't be alone in reaching for the sick-bag when I read about companies 'reaching out'?


A Bluetooth door lock that puts the kettle on? NOW we're in the future



So if I forget to pick up my phone in the morning, this means I'm locked out of the house too?

BOFH: Go on, beancounter, type DROP TABLE asset;

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Fantastic stuff! Great to have the BOFH back :-)

Rackspace: Why we're designing our own cloud servers



Does it make anyone else shudder to read that word?

Prof casts doubt on Stuxnet's accidental 'great escape' theory


That's all very well but

Why do so many people insist on writing the Internet in lower case? It's a proper noun damnit, and should be written with a capital I, as the good prof himself did (once anyway). As any fule on here know, an internet is entirely different from the Internet. Can someone let the Beeb know this too please?

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It's not a long-term thing

He's probably just spending a year dead for tax reasons :-)