There will be no actual virgin media fiber connection.
29 posts • joined 6 Jul 2010
I don't know about the UK but in the Netherlands it is allowed to start your private gsm network in the bit of the 1800 MHz band that was once 'dect guard band' but which falls within the 1800 MHz bands supported by GSM handsets (rules apply for power, but a license/registration is not needed).
I see this "needs an image! any image!" thinking on other sites too. With usually stock images which have little to do with the story. For example www.nu.nl has a stock image of a CRT (remember those?) with a full-screen (remember?) output of IPv4-only (remember?) of netstat.exe -r applied to lots of stories about computer security.
With a "Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy" like that it is no surprise broadband prices and caps in Australia are still quite different from those in other parts of the world. And yes, situations are different, but there is a point at which assholery is influencing prices more than enormous distances.
I noticed a lot of petrol stations here in .nl (Texaco, Esso) have a dish on the roof with clearly two lnb-like devices, hinting at a two-way satellite connection.
I'm not versed enough in that area to recognize the dishes and their bands, someone can probably explain.
The one-size-fits-all solution indeed, since petrol stations can't be too close to serious amounts of houses and those along the highway are usually quite far from areas with high population densities. Although highways are probably also a place for lots of fiber.. it's a way to make your right-of-way pay for itself.
IBM had a commercial (in the Dutch market) with a kid as annoying as this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLMglsX3bGA with the 'kicker' at the end that you may need to plug in the computer before you can use it. Annoying in itself as a commercial, but even more annoying was the years after that when people would give "helpful IT advice" when you're debugging a deep problem: "are you sure it's plugged in? I heard computers have serious problems when they aren't plugged in".
I guess they use the hole that was presented at US hacker conferences misleading all GSM phones into using 'fake' networks.
It's a good thing that was presented, pretending there is no hole which would therefore never be abused is a thing of the past.
What I do wonder: do they have enough cooperation from the telco's to have access to the encryption keys or will a (very tiny) amount of phones suddenly start to warn about using an unencrypted network?
Lovely writing in the Northjersey.com article: "The 911 caller whose hoax prompted a tense police standoff in a quiet Wyckoff neighborhood used a computer to mask the origin of the call, authorities said Sunday".
The whole article reads like the 'reporter' got introduced for the first time to the interesting artefacts of cheap VoIP trunk services and spoofing providers.
The real nightmare is a network security vendor (like a firewall vendor) who can't deliver IPv6-capable firewalls when IPv6 has only been in the making for about 20 years, probably longer than some of those network security vendors have been wrestling with IPv4 insecurities. Why was "IPv6 support" not on the must-have list for any network device being bought for the last 3 years?
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