* Posts by Dan100

4 posts • joined 14 Mar 2015

Time to Ryzen shine, Intel: AMD has started shipping 7nm desktop CPUs like it's no big deal

Dan100

Re: Spectre?

That's completely different. Yes AVX512 chips lower their clock when using those instructions, no that has nothing to do with the issues outlined above.

Qualcomm to keep server CPUs but avoids head-on Intel battle

Dan100

Not sure what's changed; they'll still be building and selling large high-throughput CPUs. Obviously they weren't going to compete for x86 workloads. They were and are competing for workloads which are cost-effective to move to Arm, same as before, same as Cavium.

iPlayer blocking tor relays?

Dan100

The trick, apparently, is to run a bridge relay instead of a standard relay. That way the BBC can't detect you and add you to their blocklist.

Dan100

Yep am experiencing the same thing, though I note that it's only Virgin Media customers having this trouble (I'm using Virgin).

Thank you for this thread; while I suspected the BBC was blocking tor relays from iPlayer this is the first confirmation I've seen. Bastards indeed

I've made a formal complaint and reported an iPlayer fault too -- if enough of us do it, we might become enough of a nuisance for the BBC to something about it.

It's outrageous that the BBC is penalizing those who choose to support global freedom of expression.

The only way out, that I know, is to put your router into modem mode just before the ip lease expires (see Network Status under Advanced in the Super Hub gui), then wait as long as you can bear in the hope you'll get a new ip address when you put the router back into cable mode. That's worked twice for me but is a real PITA.

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