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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Why the internet sucks right now, Or how I hate you, Internet "black holes".

Some times, just at random times of the day, large parts of the internet vanish. {vanish is a bad term for this, but lacking for a better one, it fits.} What happens is that data simply goes poof, and is never heard from again. As TG Daily reported, these internet "Black Holes" happen randomly and can not be predicted.

What happens really is that the data packet just gets lost and is never found. University of Washington(UW)launched a tracking program to measure and count these holes, but it itself seems to be in one at the time of this posting.{the page wont load no matter what I do}


What does this have to do with me you ask? When a website goes down, a tech gets called. when that tech explains that the site isn't down, but why people cant get to it, the tech is told to "fix it". This is something that can't be "fixed" like other site problems. This is a global problem and can only be fixed by the big ISP's.
In fact, they are the only ones that can fix it.
But most people don't get that, and its really getting to be a problem.

At this very moment, the sites that I am trying to get to that have more info and get not loading, but an hour ago, they were.

My new ipod shuffle 4th generation.

Just traded in my old iPod shuffle(3rd gen) for a new one (4th gen, above). the new one is a lot smaller and has a tiny clip that doesn't feel like it can grip anything, But it can greatly. 
The plus side, its bigger on the inside (3rd gen was 1gb, 4th gen is 2gb) and it has voice over, which tells me the track name and batt. stats whenever I press the button. But, the voice over really struggles with Japanese (even simple) then again, its trying to say japanese words in english, I might switch the voice over language to japanese and see if that is better. 
But here's something Interesting, the ear-phone it came with sound better than the noise blocking ones I got from japan. now if I can just keep the apple ones from falling out of my ear.... which is not working....( I have small ear openings).
 any way, its much better that the old one. I picked great. 

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