Virgin Media Ireland hate people working from home
What the hell, Virgin?
Section 12: Use of Virtual Private Network (VPN) As stated above, the Virgin Media Services are for residential use only and we do not support the use of VPN. If we find you are using VPN we may instruct you to stop using it and you must comply with this request. This is in order to prevent problems with our network and other Internet users.
(tags: virgin-media virgin upc isps ireland teleworking telecommuting home vpns vpn)
About to leave UPC due to (lack of) port forwarding – Boards.ie
Virgin Media/UPC seem to have silently deployed an IPv6 “carrier-grade NAT” setup called “DS-Lite” — ie. all customers now get just a routable IPv6 address, and share a small pool of IPv4 NATs. This breaks a multitude of useful services, including UDP IPSec VPNs it seems
(tags: udp vpns isps virgin-media virgin ireland ds-lite ipv6 tunnelling networking nat ipv4)
Ireland will need referendum to create EU court for patents
omg. Sean “Irish SOPA” Sherlock dealing with the important issues once again — in this case the bloody “Unified Patent Court”
(tags: patents eu sean-sherlock absurd referenda ireland ip)
Social Network Algorithms Are Distorting Reality By Boosting Conspiracy Theories | Co.Exist | ideas + impact
In his 1962 book, The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America, former Librarian of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin describes a world where our ability to technologically shape reality is so sophisticated, it overcomes reality itself. “We risk being the first people in history,” he writes, “to have been able to make their illusions so vivid, so persuasive, so ‘realistic’ that they can live in them.”
(tags: algorithms facebook ethics filtering newsfeed conspiracy-theories twitter viral crazy)
World’s first vanity gTLD goes live
“.richardli”. TLDs are now officially beyond a joke