Reader Comments on Aardvark Daily 8 July 2002
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From: Allister For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Skipping adverts Oh my goodness!! Have I been breaking the law when I make the coffee during the ad break? And while we're on the subject, anybody fancy having a go at broadcasters about inconsistent volume levels? I'm finding advertisements consistently louder than the TV programs they interupt - and I even noticed this on National Geographic channel last night (via Sky). Previously I thought it was only the FTA stations. My mute button has a new lease on life. From: Donald Mackie For : Right Of Reply (for publication) Subj: "Ailing business model" Thanks Bruce, you have hit the nail right on the head with that phrase. Ever since the irritating, "advertising - that's the way it works" campaign I've been struggling to work out what is wrong with the whole commercial TV picture (no pun intended). From: Tony Levaggi For : The Editor (for publication) Subj: Telstra Clear This is off-topic, but relates to recent Xtra coverage, but it would appear to me today that Telstraclear have inserted a HTTP Proxy server into their IP network. I'm pretty sure this behaviour wasn't occurring last week. From two different Telstra served locations, one a home broadband cable connection throughSaturn, and one a business location on Wellington CityLink, the remore HTTP server shows the originating IP address as a box with a name like cf1.telstraclear.net, wheras last week the actual source address of our network was shown. This is without any configuration at the client mentioning HTTP proxies. This clearly a problem in a couple of ways - I'm sure they'll still charge for that International bandwidth they're saving, and if you have any interest in the source of your web traffic, e.g. a security filter on IP address, this totally breaks that. I haven't been able to get through to Telstra to ask them directly yet.Hit Reload For Latest Comments
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