Quick DNS fix (for when your telco has borked your gaming domains again, etc)

When I encounter DNS poisoning, device crippling, or other tampering/network breakage, I tend to just edit the hosts flie of the computer I’m using to route around it. Not (normally) ideal but a quick way to resolve the problem on a domain by domain basis. On Windows 10 edit C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts or on linux (and hence Read more about Quick DNS fix (for when your telco has borked your gaming domains again, etc)[…]

Is CloudFlare too big to (be allowed to) censor?

Recently CloudFlare (CF) kicked a paying customer off their platform. I expect they wold have pro-rata refunded the customer’s payment, however the internet is going wild about censorship of free speech among other things. An interesting claim by some is that CF shouldn’t be allowed to censor the customer (apparently a neo-nazi site called Daily Read more about Is CloudFlare too big to (be allowed to) censor?[…]

FoxTel et al should be suing NBN Co for destroying their biz model

I’ve been avidly watching NBN dramas unfold lately – after all, I live in Australia so will have to “downgrade” from low level ADSL to the NBN too soon myself. And the vast majority of people’s complaints tend to involve peak hour congestion damaging their NBN connection to the extent that they can’t stream media Read more about FoxTel et al should be suing NBN Co for destroying their biz model[…]