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benjojo posted 27 May 2024 18:41 +0000

There goes my plans to use one of my old candy bar/slide phones form when when I was in school, the damn thing is SIM locked to a carrier that no longer exists. So basically e-waste. Fuck sake.

Shame, since I have fond memories with this E65

A Nokia e65, displaying invalid sim installed

benjojo posted 27 May 2024 17:09 +0000

mmm, spot when someone (either intentionally or unintentionally) flagged my post on HN, sending it crashing down the front page!

A hnrankings.info graph of my latest 240/4 post, showing a sudden 50 position crash in 5 mins

benjojo replied 27 May 2024 15:55 +0000
in reply to: https://mstdn.social/users/HopelessDemigod/statuses/112513684551612797

@HopelessDemigod An age old question! I think the core answer is "lack of customer demand", networks are there to provide services to their customers in exchange for money. IPv6 is rarely a "big ticket feature" (side story: I know when I worked at Cloudflare that we forced many ISPs to establish IPv6 peering/support in order to have CF PoPs in their network)

My suspicion is that as time goes on, IPv4 performance will get more crummy as more and more CGNAT is added, and at that point adding IPv6 support to your content (aka websites) is a obvious pick. The eyeball side will add IPv6 to take the load off their expensive CGNAT boxes.

"We" are seeing some of this playing out already, But 90,000+ different networks have to do it before it makes sense, and many of those networks are not growing and so see no pressure to deploy CGNAT, and thus IPv6.

benjojo posted 25 May 2024 14:33 +0000

hmm, Not my first guess for the origin story for this driver, but sure I guess, thanks NSA for the ethernet driver i'm about to use

A github code screenshot, starting with " An AMD PCnet32 ethernet driver for linux."m, the interesting bit is that it has a copyright of "Copyright 1993 United States Government as represented by the  *	Director, National Security Agency."

benjojo replied 25 May 2024 11:20 +0000
in reply to: https://blahaj.social/users/leah/statuses/112501409269499206

@leah @f2k1de I only see two detected DNS resolver IPs there (on bgp.tools'es end). And 2 will be because bgp.tools tries to "bait" recursors to try all of the servers/IPs they have, by making them think they have packet loss.

Anyway, both of the IPs detected by bgp.tools are CF, the IPs in the CLI lookup are their own provider/recursor. So I assume chrome is using a DoH/DoT and bypassing the local system

benjojo posted 25 May 2024 10:38 +0000

I dunno if this is a Pixel phone specific thing or just new Android, but my phone keeps nagging me to try "Audio Emoji". Well finally me and @eta tried it and it's as terrible as you suspect it to be.

I will now live in constant fear of activating this with my cheek while on a "serious business" call

benjojo posted 22 May 2024 08:44 +0000

Love the "Smart Response" options for the weather warning I just got #RIPE88

A SMS that says "Alert RCB: Warning! Storms, heavy rainfall and hail expected today and at night (22/23.05). During the storm, seek shelter." The options to reply are: Okay  Yay!  Ugh

benjojo posted 21 May 2024 10:00 +0000

I love when the conference stenographer breaks the 4th wall

Live conference subtitle output where the presenter says "who here speaks polish" and the stenographer adds a line saying "I speak 400 languages!"

benjojo posted 19 May 2024 21:04 +0000

RE the linked toot/honk

I remember the betrayal I felt after spending so much time getting my work Windows 10 VM setup without a Microsoft account, and then the moment I installed Microsoft Office (the reason for the VM to exist) and linked the account for licencing, Windows took that and poof, suddenly account linked. Bah.

(In reply to: https://mastodon.ml/@Evv1L/112466607511647452 )

benjojo posted 17 May 2024 14:24 +0000

It would appear that large chunks of TATA in APAC are unreachable from Cogent now, by the looks of it due to Cogent depeering TATA in APAC.

Networks that are single homed behind AS6453 (At least in APAC/India) or AS174 will not be able to reach each other. This is similar but more serious to the previous regional NTT-Cogent depeerings (since those ones were just in the Europe region, and raised latency instead of full unreachability)

This seems to come off the back of Cogent trying to establish a market in APAC, and the main players in that region not wanting to have their market eaten away by Cogent (To be fair, Cogent is very good at getting prices down, and APAC is still quite expensive per mbps).

A snippet of a Cogent ticket says:

Despite Cogent’s repeated requests, TATA has consistently refused to establish connectivity in Asia, taking advantage of Cogent’s good faith efforts while also ensuring sub-standard service to both companies customers. No amount of good will and good faith augments on Cogent’s part has brought TATA any closer to the negotiating table for a resolution to the lack of connectivity in Asia. This one-sided situation has become untenable and as a result, Cogent has elected to start the process of restricting connectivity to TATA.

Estimated damage is that 1575 ASNs now have (more) connectivity issues, 930 (Cogent customers) + 645 (TATA customers)

A bgp.tools screenshot showing 0 known paths with Cogent in it for a IP address behind TATA

benjojo replied 17 May 2024 09:55 +0000
in reply to: https://benjojo.co.uk/u/benjojo/h/3RDQ97768tt28Tk321

It also seems that the same archive has a guess at how old you are too, Discord has gotten this entirely wrong, except one time.

{
  "user_id": "282657081457115136",
  "predicted_age": "35+",
  "probability": 0.7547529339790344,
  "prob_13_17": 0.0005852651665918529,
  "prob_18_24": 0.014580278657376766,
  "prob_25_34": 0.23008151352405548,
  "prob_35_over": 0.7547529339790344,
  "model_version": "2024-03-20T00:00:00.000000Z",
  "day_pt": "2024-03-27 00:00:00 UTC"
}

A graph showing probability over time for age, this graph shows discord thinks that I am 35+, when I am actually 29

benjojo posted 17 May 2024 09:34 +0000

Ha! The Discord GDPR/Data Export thing reveals that it's running models to figure out what gender you are. If you go to /activity/analytics/events-*.json and grep for predicted_gender you get something like:

{
  "user_id": "282657081457115136",
  "predicted_gender": "male",
  "probability": 0.8413839340209961,
  "prob_male": 0.8413839340209961,
  "prob_female": 0.11650349199771881,
  "prob_non_binary_gender_expansive": 0.04211260750889778,
  "model_version": "2024-05-08T00:00:00.000000Z",
  "day_pt": "2024-05-15 00:00:00 UTC"
}

Anyway, they seem to have this datapoint _over time_! Meaning you can make a graph of how male/female/NB you are according to discord, here is mine:

A graph showing various levels of "prob_male" (the highest over all time) from 2022 to 2024

benjojo posted 16 May 2024 22:16 +0000

I am officially too stupid to know how to download things on Windows anymore, Tried to download paint.net and ended up looking at a malware domain instead... Actual thank you MS defender???

A chrome download bar that says "Virus Scan failed"

benjojo posted 16 May 2024 14:40 +0000

Nice day to take the PDU for a walk

A photo of a 0u power distribution bar with 32A connector in my hands, walking near the waterfront