* Posts by boxplayer

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Audacity's new management hits rewind on telemetry plans following community outrage


Re: The one good thing to come from this

There's a Free DAW project already, called Ardour. Multi platform and very good.

The Audacity of it all: Version 3.0 of open-source audio fave boasts new file format, 160+ bug fixes


Mixbus is based on Ardour, which is free software, so if you want a free DAW that's an option too.

H2? Oh! New water-splitting technique pushes progress of green hydrogen


Re: conservation of energy/perpetual motion

Yes, I think much of the interest in hydrogen now is for storage, because renewable energy sources need lots of storage.

Search for 'things of value' in a bank: Iowa cops allege this bloke broke into one and decided on ... hand sanitiser


Re: Hand sanitizer chasers

OK, I can see that he might be desperate for some sanitizer gel, but it's a strange mental process that leads to the conclusion that a bank would be the best or easiest place to break into.

Internet samurai says he'll sell 14,700,000 IPv4 addresses worth $300m-plus, plow it all into Asia-Pacific connectivity


Re: Civilian note

My dual stack SMTP is working fine, thank you.*

No, I wouldn't make it IPv6 only. The only way forward is dual stack everywhere until everyone has IPv6.

* I may have been inadvertently hiding under a rock - is there a problem with SMTP over IPv6 that I don't know about?

Netflix starts 30-day video data diet at EU's request to ensure network availability during coronavirus crisis


It's not spreadsheets, it's teleconferencing replacing face-to-face meetings that's chewing bandwidth.

Let's Encrypt? Let's revoke 3 million HTTPS certificates on Wednesday, more like: Check code loop blunder strikes


Re: Easy-peasy

Same here, only one domain of about 50 affected anyway, but deleted the cert file and ran my script and it went through like clockwork.

A Register reader turns the computer room into a socialist paradise


I HAVE edited programs on a teletype. As far as I remember, edlin was very like the sort of editor you'd use on a teletype.

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone


Re: "Nobody uses it..."

I use it!

My home network, my ISP connection and the server where all my web sites live (and the sites I host for others) are all dual stack. It wasn't THAT hard.