Network Connection Status Indicator (NCSI)

… Windows machines try to request two URLs (www.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt and ipv6.msftncsi.com/ncsi.txt, the former over IPv4, the latter over IPv6) to ascertain whether a given network is routed to the Internet and if there is a captive portal in the way (NCSI stands for “Network Connection Status Indicator”).

Ref.: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/

See also: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/networking/2012/12/20/the-network-connection-status-icon/.

Email is not so confidential after all

As implied by email protocols, the information in this message is not confidential. Any middle-man or recipient may inspect, modify, copy, forward, reply to, delete, or filter email for any purpose unless said parties are otherwise obligated. As the sender, I acknowledge that I have a lower expectation of the control and privacy of this message than I would a post-card. Further, nothing in this message is legally binding without cryptographic evidence of its integrity.


Fagfolk og regninger

Problemet med fagfolk er at de har tilpasset regningene sine til besparelsen.

Fra en debatt om varmepumper i Teknisk ukeblad, mars 2015.

Sitatet er tatt ut av sammenhengen, men ordene treffer bra for de tilfellene hvor sluttsummen er astronomisk, og målene skulle blant annet være besparelser og effektivitet.