Category: Internet

Also no IPv6 on T-Online

It’s been a while since I received their reply, but let’s just pretend I’ve been really busy…

And the answer to my question if T-Online supports IPv6, just like with Netvigator, is “No”.

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Having received another reply from Netvigator TechSupport here the follow up on my previous post.

Although their network quite obviously supports IPv6, as they operate the site, they do not offer IPv6 to customers.
That is, I have to say, quite sad, as this shows that Netvigator apparently is not able to move along as technology develops.

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Does Netvigator offer IPv6?

A few days ago the world celebrated IPv6 day. Yeah!

Following the excitement of the moment I decided to contact my current Internet provider Netvigator about their support for IPv6. And the reply I received 2 days after my inquiry was quite surprising.

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On eMail

Just like probably most people on the Internet I receive a lot of spam, especially on my very first eMail-address I ever registered. Yes, I still use that, even though I have mostly transitioned away from it by now.Now the problem is that spam is annoying, and can easily become the majority of mails in your inbox, as is the case with my old eMail.

Of course, you can argue, that I should use a spam-filter, and I actually do. But spam-filters can only do so much for you. They often work with wordlists, IP-based blacklists and other nifty tricks to detect spam. This of course does not work all the time, especially because spammers then come up with words like viagara, that can still be understood, but are not detected by the spam-filter, at least until the next update of the wordlist.
Aside from this need for frequent updates, which already is a problem in itself, but one I do not intend to cover here, there is the problem of false positives, wanted eMails that, for some reason, get marked as spam.

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Mobile Maps

Having a map when going to a place you haven’t been to before generally can be seen as a good suggestion. And with Smartphones being constantly connected to the Internet all the power of Google Maps is just a little fumbling on your touchscreen away.
But what if you go to a place where you cannot use the Internet? For example because you don’t want roaming charges to use up 50% of your holiday budget.
I am soon going to be in this situation (again) and plan to be prepared (better than last time).
Thus I was looking for applications that could not only display maps using some sort of connection to the Internet, but could also store maps locally in order to use them when without this precious link to the world.

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Social Networking is a trend you cannot hide from. I believe we either already have reached, or soon are going to reach the point where you’ll earn yourself a confused stare upon revealing not to be using Facebook.
How else would you know you have any friends in the first place, right?

Anyway, after the big impact of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, which mostly focus on the exchange of text, images or videos, now the location related services, like Foursquare or Google Latitude are growing; to a point that also Facebook and Twitter are adding geo information to their services.

Now the question is: Do I really want to enable, possibly random, people to track my movements or the lack thereof?

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