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Journal: No IPv6 for UK broadband users

Journal by farnz
BT (the incumbent telephone company in the United Kingdom) are in the process of spending millions of pounds on upgrading their network to an all-IP core. However, they have failed to consider 21st Century protocol support, preferring to insist that IPv4 is enough for everyone. Haven't they noticed the IPv4 exhaustion report yet?
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Journal: UK ISP reacts to automated e-mail legalese footers

Journal by farnz

My ISP, Andrews & Arnold (a great, geek-friendly UK ISP) have recently come up with a rather telling response to all the junk legalese footers you see on e-mail from big businesses. Their mailserver points you to a terms and conditions page whenever you connect to it; they believe that these terms are as enforceable as those in the footers.

It'd be great to see if a company that automatically adds a legalese footer to outgoing e-mail had enough courage to try and enforce them against AAISP; I'd love to see a judge trying to understand just what was going on in an SMTP exchange.

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Journal: Crack pipe refilled

Journal by farnz
I've got 5 more mod points; if there's a comment out there you'd like to see moderated, point me at it.

Edit: All gone.

Unix

Journal: OpenBSD/sparc64 has eeprom(8)

Journal by farnz
Today's item on things I wish I'd known earlier: eeprom(8) exists and works to interrogate and set the OpenPROM on OpenBSD/sparc64. Would have saved me a few reboots and some mess with serial console when I was trying to work out why I was having trouble with bridging across a QFE (setting local-mac-address?=true in OpenPROM got it working).
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Journal: Moderation on offer

Journal by farnz
Post a CID link if you see comments that need more moderation, even your own; I've got points again, and I've been smoking that crack pipe :)

Edit: Pipe empty. Points gone.

User Journal

Journal: Mod points

Journal by farnz
5 shiny mod points, to use up by 2005-02-21. If you see a comment that you think needs them, post me a link.

Edit: All gone.

User Journal

Journal: Short notice mod points

Journal by farnz
Just got back from a short break to find 5 mod points, expiring tomorrow; post soon, and I'll use them on any post you care to name.

Edit: They've gone.

User Journal

Journal: More mod points

Journal by farnz
Mod points available until 22nd November 2004. Let me know of anywhere that needs a few applied.

Edit: Expired

User Journal

Journal: Mod points

Journal by farnz
Give me a CID link, and I'll go moderate any comment you like.

Edit: All gone

User Journal

Journal: Mod points

Journal by farnz
The usual; I have mod points until 2004-10-11; give me links to comments to moderate, and I'll go do so.

Edit: All gone.

User Journal

Journal: Modpoints flooding in

Journal by farnz
I've no real time to use them, they expire on 2004-09-30, so point me at comments you want moderated.

Edit: All spent.

User Journal

Journal: More mod-points spare

Journal by farnz
I seem to be in luck on modpoints; you have until 2004-09-22 to point me at comments to moderate.

Gmail invites still on offer if you point me to comments I like.

User Journal

Journal: More mod-points spare

Journal by farnz
The usual, post a CID link, and I'll go moderate any comment you name. My points expire on 2004-09-16, and I'll moderate anyone's comments, even your own.

By the way, as a test to see if anyone reads this thing, I'm giving away Gmail invites to the three "best" (in my eyes) comments I get pointed at.

Edit: Used them. Gmail invites still on offer if you point me at comments I like.

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