who owns the internet? i'm a complete technology ignoramus with a somewhat instinctive understaning how most things work. can you please humor me and tell me who owns the internet? e.g. why do i have to pay for registering a new domain name, who gets this money and why? who supports the entire internet system and how? who is in control?
I'd like a picture of just how much bandwidth the various TCP/UDP protocols (FTP, HTTP, NNTP, BitTorrent) take up along some large sample. Percent distributions would be fantastic. Anyone know where to get this data? My kung-fu helps me not.
How can I watch Battlestar Galactica's new web episodes in the UK? (They are not available in your region ).
How do you honestly regain trust in your partner? [more inside]
I've started a new job doing tech support for an ISP and have quite a lot of downtime between calls. What can I do on the internet that will make me smarter and/or better at my job? [more inside]
Python or Ruby? Help me decide! [more inside]
Home networking wizards: What cool stuff can be done when a house is wired with RG-6 and Cat6? Not just vanilla internet and file sharing. What wired activities and equipment do you love or covet? [more inside]
My wireless router and my iBook G4 aren't playing nice. Our iBook G3 connects wirelessly without fail. [more inside]
Why is my wife's Blackberry able to get the Net and do email when we are not in a wi fi area? [more inside]
Is it possible to monitor my own browsing habits and create statistics based on them, so I can be more productive? [more inside]
How do I convince a city to give away WiFi? [more inside]
Is there a special term that describes a subset of a website; aka: how do I distinguish with one word between XXXX.com and XXXX.com/YYYY. [more inside]
Help me find a be-all, end all e-mail solution that will allow me to rid myself of e-mail woes forever! [more inside]
What's the best way to code an online lyrics quiz? [more inside]
Why is my Internet connection better after resetting my router? [more inside]
I am trying to kick my internet porn habit, and need suggestions on how to resist my temptations. [more inside]
Can you recommend any French-language websites? Specifically, what's the nearest thing to a French Metafilter? [more inside]
Looking for some tips on how to extend a wireless network in a rural area. Computer savvy but getting lost in the technicalities of repeaters and access points and tin cans. [more inside]
How can I use Firefox quick searches for multiple sites with one input? [more inside]
Internet connection problem. My Internet connection only seems to work for a few minutes after dialling up my isp. The connection appears to be active but no programs will connect (firefox, Azureus etc.) Strangely if I manage to load up azures or betfair poker within the first few minutes then they will stay connected even after firefox has stopped working. This seems to have just happened out of the blue. Any Ideas? I use windows firewall and have an 8mbs broadband connection.
Troubleshooting: Help my sister's new laptop connect to the network. (Or rather, it's connected. Help her get to the WWW.) [more inside]
I just had (non-DSL, non-cable) internet access installed in my apartment through a local provider that has a T3 installed in my building. After install, I was getting 6MB/sec downloads, but the installer claimed I should be getting up to 35MB/sec, but my consumer-grade Linksys DSL router was unable to process that amount of throughput. 1. True? 2. Recommend a better router? [more inside]
What are some good resources for starting an online gay adult film business? [more inside]
Hacking Blackboard: Can I make a Blogger weblog appear as the "Announcements" section of a Blackboard web site? [more inside]
Give me some more internet fads to check out! I've got my hipster pda tucked into the pocket of my moleskine, I'm using brasso to clean my ipod, but I haven't yet bought a pair of Vibram fivefingers. What other stuff is there to make/buy that you wouldn't know about without the internet?
Poor student needs music service suggestions. [more inside]
Please inspire me! What are some of the big issues and buzzwords in online / digital media right now? Things like Web 2.0, social networking, user generated content, the long tail - what else? Bonus points for pointing out any fascinating articles on such subjects that I should be reading up on. Thanks.
Hi all, longtime lurker, first-time poster. I’m keen to sort out our home with digital radio access, but some seemingly incompatible demands have got me stuck. [more inside]
Does anyone know of any websites where the public can rate a bed & breakfast? [more inside]
My dad's Internet Explorer has gone crazy! Fortunately, Mozilla runs fine.... [more inside]
Can you automatically notify a Yahoo group that a blog using the blogger.com engine has been updated? [more inside]
Why won't my browser open from links embedded in programs? When I click on links to the web (e.g. "check for updates") in, say, Skype chat, or Zone Alarm, or CCleaner, or DeepBurner nothing happens -- no browser or tab pops open to the corresponding site. Firefox is my default browser and works fine on its own.... Thoughts or suggestions?
Earthlink charges me 10$ a month extra to use more than one computer on my connection, on top of the 42$ a month I normally pay. I don't want to pay this. [more inside]
Where can I find "low-tech" jobs online? We just had a baby and so my wife has to stay at home and take care of him. However, she still has some free time and she would like to do some stuff from home. She's a medical doctor with a bit of IT experience (mostly as a user, though). So I was thinking to find her some work online, maybe entering some data or as a translator (she speaks English and German, German is her mother-tongue) or maybe other "low-tech" jobs like this... So do you have any idea where can I find such jobs? Thanks!
I spend most of my work day listening to interview and essay type radio shows on the internet. My favorite, of course, is This American Life. I also love Fresh Air . I've checked out Radio 4 a little, and sometimes I listen to Democracy Now and even more rarely Air America. Keeping in mind what I already like, what else would you recommend I listen to? [more inside]
Would facitiously naming a website "Government Hit List" put me on a government hit list? More specifically, would it be illegal if the title was properly disclaimed and the content appropriately limited? Of course, there's a bit [more inside]
Looking for a free app that can enable/disable the proxy settings in Internet Explorer on a timer. [more inside]
I am in Canada, but want a website to think I am in the UK. Can I do this? [more inside]
Why can't I access certain things on New Orleans City-Wide WiFi? [more inside]
Moving from Blogger to Wordpress: Can I pay someone to have it done? [more inside]
Web-based alarm clock [more inside]
Why in hell is my site getting so much traffic from South Korea? [more inside]
Gah! Broadbandfilter! Moving to a new apartment next week (in SF). What broadband provider, and how do I search for it without a current phone number? (Cable vs. DSL vs. FIOS vs. Wireless?) [more inside]
What should I do with my webcam? What software should I download? [more inside]
network management filter: I'm working for a local government education department. My team is meant to be maintaining/improving several large websites. The IT support people refuse to install a web browser that isn't IE 6, citing network security as the reason.... are their fears reasonable? [more inside]
I'm on the hunt for sites and/or blogs about big ideas... Who wants to join me? [more inside]
Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?
What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]