* Posts by crishog

3 posts • joined 5 Dec 2019

Developers renew push to get rid of objectionable code terms to make 'the world a tiny bit more welcoming'


So eliminating the use of the words "master" & "slave"? From what the English language?

Newspeak, old old English Schooltrunk would be appalled to think that someone considered the use of "trunk" to be semantically equivalent to "master". I don't think he would even be able to trunk the concept

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence


I'm surprised that such keen observers of online news were unaware of the Daily Mail's preeminent position in news sites. I notice that the very words "Daily Mail" produce the usual knee jerk response from the mentally conditioned.

Then again you can hardly expect the MoD staff to read a site which does nothing but slag them off.

And for most of the day I am informed that they are not permitted to use the "ordinary" internet, so this will be registering lunchtime traffic only.

123-Reg is at it again: Registrar charges chap for domains he didn’t order – and didn't want


123Reg set a new domain to auto-renew, even the bundle of .uk domains I didn't ask for. I turned them off, but still got a flood of emails telling me "your products are at risk"

In the past they have automatically renewed domains a week or so before their expiry dates "to ensure continuity", including ones which my clients were in the process of telling me that they no longer needed. Often for an arbitrary number of years or one picked to maximise revenue, why else is one domain renewed for a year, another two and yet others 3 or even 5 years?

I asked to remove my credit card details, but apparently that is impossible. I let my card expire, but they continued to try to take money from the card.

I switched to using PayPal to renew the domains, but every time I do so they start up a recurring payment instruction on PayPal - so I have a second tab open in my browser & cancel that the moment they craete it.

A greedy organisation


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