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by llondel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: SCAMMERS !
Replies: 974
Views: 25500

Re: SCAMMERS !

Anyone can go get a LetsEncrypt certificate for their website, I have such things for mine. The only verification they do is confirm that I have control of the site itself, I could be anyone. It used to be verified identity but now it's just encryption of data transmission so people can't easily see...
by llondel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Formula One
Replies: 170
Views: 2216

Re: Formula One

Wodrick wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:17 pm
It would, not likely though is it. A chaotic wet race perhaps.
He'd be taking on Hamilton if it was raining, that is one part of F1 where Hamilton is very good, shows his skill as a driver rather than just the one with the most powerful car.
by llondel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The Price of Free Speech : Unaffordable?
Replies: 33
Views: 1177

Re: The Price of Free Speech : Unaffordable?

I respect your right to be offended.
by llondel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in USA
Replies: 793
Views: 10952

Re: Chaos in USA

Why are black people referred to as African Americans? have they ever been to Africa? if they had would they have stayed there? why are they not just called Americans, or perhaps just black Americans? You also get Irish Americans and a few others too, even if they've never been near their ancestral...
by llondel
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Royal Bank of Wankers
Replies: 421
Views: 9855

Re: Royal Bank of Wankers

I had a similar experience with a couple of financial institutions. What confuses them is that my system is buttoned down tight and I never click on any of the links in the emails so none of their little trackers are working. They wrongly deduce that to mean that the stuff isn't getting through, rat...
by llondel
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Darwin Awards
Replies: 432
Views: 13840

Re: Darwin Awards

Can you do Darwin Awards by proxy? As in, if you've had kids but then proceed to remove them from the gene pool so your line still dies out? https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/florida-teen-dies-after-conspiracy-theorist-mom-takes-her-to-church-covid-party-and-tries-to-treat-her-with-trump-approved-dru...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: DNS Server
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: DNS Server

Yes, my system would go directly to the root if it didn't have something already cached. If I asked a public nameserver then it would be the one to go visit a root server if it needed to. There is the concept of being the authoritative server for a domain, as in, the server from which all others ult...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 7542
Views: 98056

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

When the noise built up there were a few whines from the puppy pen so I went and sat with them for a while. I think they just wanted attention rather than being scared of fireworks. I ended up on the couch next to the pen, watching the Midway film on TV. I though it was the original at first but qui...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1552
Views: 22424

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

For the political experts here: On 1 Jan 2021, what is going to happen to:- UKIP The Brexit Party The Farage ...and will we be able to do anything different with the boat people? Farage will still be around, he won't rest until the UK has a deal with the EU that doesn't cede any of the UK's soverei...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: DNS Server
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: DNS Server

It does a recursive look-up. Assuming it has no knowledge of any domain name, first it asks one of the root servers, which are fixed and known. From there it would ask for ".com" or ".uk". It would get an answer, whereupon it would go ask one of those servers, which would probably then tell it to go...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 7542
Views: 98056

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

Given the idiots who've been letting off fireworks for the past several weeks, that part of the evening holds no excitement or anticipation because it's just more of the same thing. I'll probably be spending it with the three remaining puppies if they're at all unnerved by the noise. They've mostly ...
by llondel
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Private Flying and Aerobatics
Topic: Unexpected 4th July appearance
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Unexpected 4th July appearance

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/south-bay/small-plane-lands-in-hillview-park-in-san-jose/2320559/ The San Jose Fire Department arrived to a park in San Jose where a small plane landed Saturday afternoon. Around 3 p.m. a single-seat plane crash-landed at a residential park less than half a mile...
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Coronabollocks..
Replies: 1924
Views: 22526

Re: Coronabollocks..

I'm still hopeful that most of the staff found alternative employment when the boss told them "tough *sh*t*" and Wetherspoons won't be able to open because they have no staff.
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 18734
Views: 272588

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Afternoon all, getting a bit warm here, outside thermometer seems to be reading just over 80F so it'll get hotter before it cools. Down to three puppies now, all the others have gone to their new homes and these are waiting until after 4th July for fireworks reasons, then one goes on Sunday and the ...
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Trivia Question of the Day
Replies: 844
Views: 9294

Re: Trivia Question of the Day

I can see that most of them do not, given the great circle route between North America and Asia tends to follow the curve of the land, and there are probably way more of those than the ones down to Australia that would cut across the middle (and presumably South America to Asia flights are at lower ...
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: DNS Server
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: DNS Server

It does fetch from outside, but DNS servers can be configured to fetch from a nominated upstream server or start at the top and work down. DNS servers also cache stuff for a while, so for frequently-used stuff it will rarely query outside. If you use Google's server then it will probably be the one ...
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Agony Aunt
Topic: Where do the OFSOs go ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1245

Re: Where do the OFSOs go ?

Bet there's no decent internet access. Property tax seems to be an eye-watering $22k/year.
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III
Replies: 6250
Views: 72754

Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

PHXPhlyer wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:48 pm
LLondel:
I give.
Where?

PP
4ma got it, Hogs Back in Utah. Very unnerving to be driving along a winding road and suddenly emerge out onto that. The local tourist trap sells teeshirts that say "Life's too short for guard rails".
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III
Replies: 6250
Views: 72754

Re: The Smokin' Hot Where On Earth Thread Mk III

4mastacker wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:20 pm
As it's looks nowt like The Snake Pass in the UK, dare I suggest The Hogback, Highway 12, Boulder, Utah?
Yes, that's correct.

Sorry, was away for longer than expected or I'd have responded sooner.
by llondel
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Computer Chatter
Topic: DNS Server
Replies: 14
Views: 130

Re: DNS Server

llondel - you've got an 'internal' DNS server? Never come across one of those. https://www.isc.org/bind/ Industry standard. I have three running inside my firewall and various machines will try any or all of them as needed. I don't strictly need three, but I wanted to find out how to do it so I set...