Grumbles, Glory and Covid-19 (2)

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Message 105641 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 16:59:37 UTC

The best news in a long time.
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Message 105644 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 18:52:29 UTC - in response to Message 105639.  

All over the world you mean. Instagram and WhatsApp as well.

Instagram and whatsapp seem to be working for me again, though faceache is still borked.
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Message 105645 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 18:54:29 UTC - in response to Message 105644.  

A mixed blessing for me. As an aromatherapist, about half my clients come via Faceache. I cant be ***'3d to learn an effective way of using Instagram for marketing as well.
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Message 105647 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 19:05:48 UTC
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Apparently this morning the DNS addresses for Instagram and Facebook were removed from the global DNS tables. This is why their servers are no longer reachable. And then they found that the IP addresses FB uses are no longer directing to their servers, so there's no way to get onto the FB servers from the outside.

It gets a little dirtier as the people at FB headquarters trying to get into the building cannot as their badges no longer work as these use the same servers... Great idea, joining all these datasets!

Instagram still tells me: We can’t connect to the server at www.instagram.com.
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Message 105648 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 19:09:59 UTC - in response to Message 105644.  

Instagram and whatsapp seem to be working for me again, though faceache is still borked.


Whatsapp was working from my computer but having left the page, I can't get back in.
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Message 105649 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 19:10:59 UTC

It gets a little dirtier as the people at FB headquarters trying to get into the building cannot as their badges no longer work as these use the same servers... Great idea, joining all these datasets!

Haven't they heard of crowbars and sledgehammers?
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Message 105651 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 20:07:34 UTC

The social media sites inclundin Twitter now being zapped from the www seems to be related to this >
Akamai outage: Internet company issues fix as Home Depot, UPS, Delta, and other major websites go down
The issues appeared to be with the domain name service, or DNS, infrastructure that is offered by Akamai and other web companies. DNS is something like the telephone book of the internet, ensuring that computers are able to properly connect to the websites and services they are looking to access.
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Message 105652 - Posted: 4 Oct 2021, 21:04:29 UTC
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Looks like the Medion TV webserver has a problem as well. It'll throw a certificate error on my TV (error %), after all day just saying there was a problem and not going any further.
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Message 105655 - Posted: 5 Oct 2021, 5:20:30 UTC

And, the Faceache empire is back this morning.
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Message 105656 - Posted: 5 Oct 2021, 6:50:54 UTC - in response to Message 105655.  

And, the Faceache empire is back this morning.


The question remains, did they use Richard's, "amateur hack" or the curl download?
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Message 105852 - Posted: 25 Oct 2021, 20:29:47 UTC

Grumble:
tyre blow out when using friends car so we could visit other half's mum in care home.
Glory: Managed to change swap to emergency tyre in under fifteen minutes.
Grumble: Quick Fit didn't put the emergency one back in the well and I didn't notice till back in Cambridge and even if up for the hour's drive each way they would have been shut by the time I got there.
Possible Glory: They say they will sort it out in the morning without requiring me to drive up there to get it.
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Message 105920 - Posted: 1 Nov 2021, 16:16:48 UTC

Glory: Host machine and VM installations of xUbuntu to 21.10 both gone without any hitches.
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Message 105945 - Posted: 2 Nov 2021, 19:05:00 UTC

Great, we're going back to being a recluse society.
Not only do we require the mouth/nose mask again in most everything outside the door (just waiting until it's required in my living room as well...), the QR code that's now only required for a handful of things will be needed for just about anything to get into, bar super markets. Even work will eventually be able to ask you for your code and if you don't have one or refuse to show it, no entry and eventually no work. That scary reality? It's here.
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Message 105947 - Posted: 2 Nov 2021, 21:25:52 UTC - in response to Message 105945.  

Great, we're going back to being a recluse society.
Not only do we require the mouth/nose mask again in most everything outside the door (just waiting until it's required in my living room as well...), the QR code that's now only required for a handful of things will be needed for just about anything to get into, bar super markets. Even work will eventually be able to ask you for your code and if you don't have one or refuse to show it, no entry and eventually no work. That scary reality? It's here.


Rumours about increased restrictions here starting Wednesday. I am still wearing a mask in supermarkets and on public transport. (The latter is supposed to be mandatory and many shops request it but only a few seem to be insisting on it here. The news here seems to have stopped covering what anyone not on our island is doing now so quite informative getting your updates.
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Message 105951 - Posted: 2 Nov 2021, 23:56:13 UTC

Most of Australia is still on restrictions of some sort.
In Sydney, we have to wear masks in shops and on public transport.

But for "really taking the cake": Broken Hill residents, Mayor outraged by SA's snap COVID border closure
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Message 106068 - Posted: 11 Nov 2021, 21:53:25 UTC

If you think these forums are irritating, I urge you to go look at the new ones of Ubisoft. About the only good thing I found so far is the dark theme. The rest?
Well, if you like huge colourful banners that come down and take half or the whole of your screen away for absolutely no reason, with no clickable options on them, and save boxes that show you you're are saving preferences for 5 seconds (!!), then be my guest and go check them out: https://discussions.ubisoft.com/

I've had enough of them for one night.
Do know, when you go there and log in... everything data minable is on by default. Just a warning up front.
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Message 106069 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 1:36:29 UTC - in response to Message 106068.  

And you can only turn them off for 5 seconds!
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Message 106071 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 9:37:31 UTC - in response to Message 106068.  

According to Telegraph you're going to be even more irritated.
Netherlands to bring in Western Europe's first winter lockdown as Covid-19 rates across Europe soar

Bars, restaurants and non-essential stores will be ordered to close at 7pm for at least three weeks starting Saturday


https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/11/12/netherlands-impose-partial-lockdown-halt-covid-19-surge/
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Message 106072 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 9:44:49 UTC - in response to Message 106069.  

And you can only turn them off for 5 seconds!
What can you only turn off for 5 seconds?

I did a CTRL+SHIFT+I on the page and looked at the source code. Damn, never seen this many DIV Classes before.
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Message 106073 - Posted: 12 Nov 2021, 9:49:35 UTC - in response to Message 106071.  

Bars, restaurants and non-essential stores will be ordered to close at 7pm for at least three weeks starting Saturday
And after that the 2G society, where only vaccinated (Gevaccineerd) and cured (Genezen) people can take part in social things in those bars, restaurants, theaters, movies and non-essential stores, and those not vaccinated can only go to the supermarket and nothing more. Until they learn. {turns sarcasm off}

Yup, I know.
Will I be irritated? Meh, nah. Not more than I already am.
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