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The Register Hacked

Rovastar DNS hack, some ok some down still, (192 comments)

Using Just-Ping to check from 50+ locations around the world only 5% have what is traditionally the correct IP ( according to Netcraft) or so have the current IP most say the DNS is down.

I forced an update with Netcraft it now has a record of the another IP with different server headers which I presume is the broken site.


The hackers could have done more damage if they also increased the TTL of the domains they poisoned. 24 hours seems to be the time atm.

more than 3 years ago

Google Gmail Motion Beta

Rovastar Fake but some fact behind it?! (104 comments)

Obviously you say April Fools however the best jokes are based on some fact and the fact is I know of at least 2 senior and talented devs that worked on MS Kinect project and around release time jumped ship to Google.

eg My old friend Ryan Geiss is one who co-wrote the skeletal tracking for Kinect is now at google.

more than 2 years ago

Google Updates Chrome Frame, Makes IE Better

Rovastar Re:HTML5 is not a standard yet - it is in dev (108 comments)

So they are apps designed for a browser platform specfic implementation of a dev version of HTML5. Hardly standards like what was implied........

more than 4 years ago

Google Updates Chrome Frame, Makes IE Better

Rovastar HTML5 is not a standard yet - it is in dev (108 comments)

"let them access sites and Web applications that rely on standards that IE doesn't support, primarily HTML5."

What does this mean? HTML5 is still in dev. Are there really sites or app that *rely* on it?

The only things that browsers can support is the latest betas of this of HTML5.

MS basing is one thing about standards but is it is another to quote standards that do not exist yet.........

more than 4 years ago

Domain-Name Wars, Rise of the Cybersquatters

Rovastar Not really increasing compared to domain names (183 comments)

According to netcraft in the last year there has been about 40% increase in fully qualified domain names out there (includes subdomains not just top level so not a perfect stat but a good indication)

June 2008 172,338,726 FQDNs (http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2008/06/index.html)
June 2009 238,027,855 FQDNs (http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2009/06/17/june_2009_web_server_survey.html)

So really you could say that cyber squatting is decreasing relative to the increase in domain names........

Not really increasing compared to domain names

more than 5 years ago

Internet Users Not Updating Browser

Rovastar Re:Corporate users (409 comments)

I agree, many corps have a similar attitude and therefore the stats are become more meaningless. There area a lot of corp workers that use older browsers and cannot/will not upgrade. What use is a message on Google for those people.

I atm work for Vodafone running their intranet. The browser policy is IE6.

Also how are they a browser can be out of date and unpatched and there is no way for the website to know this. They can only look at the user agent string to find this out and that will only tell you what browser version they are using not the patch level of it in say IE. It will just say 5.5, 6 or 7 or 8, etc.

more than 6 years ago



Is doing open source work,etc doing charity work?

Rovastar Rovastar writes  |  more than 3 years ago

Rovastar (822365) writes "Recently a friend/work colleague was doing some charity work and asked if I did any. Now I sometime do charity work but rarely but I do give up my free time to work on online tech forums, open source or free projects, etc and I suppose since it was asked I do consider this work a social cause even if I do enjoy it and get something out of it myself.

Is it egotistical to claim this is charity? Helping others less well off (knowledge wise) then myself by giving tech support...

Do you consider this charity helping out in this tech way from open source or tech forums to wikipedia or openstreetmap updates and would you ever describe it as such?"


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