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Topic # 180986 28-Sep-2015 18:26
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I (tried) posted the following in a geek zone forum and got the following messages:
 
[ Image removed as a test]

Unless my split personality other self has slipped some words i dont know about in the post - it is an odd response :)

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Nish:
Scotty1986: I think its time Vodafone comment on the performance again, people on upgraded nodes are still experiencing terrible performance and only 4 days away from the end of the month. I just tried to play a game on a USA server where I normally ping around 150, but today at 12.30pm on a Monday I am pinging over 600. What I don't understand is once a upgrade on a node is complete, does that mean the issues should be fixed for people connecting to that node, or is there going to be some hardware switched on at the end of the month that will fix everything?


I agree with Scotty here. I am also one of the few that have not  yet had the node they are connected to upgraded with only a few days left till the end of September. But given the mixed results based on user feedback in this thread, I am not overly sure how much the speeds and overall performance will increase with the upgrades.

I just ran a speedtest off my home machine and I normally would be getting full line speeds at this time of the day but I am barely cracking 30Mbps which is a good 100Mbps off what I pay for. But I guess school holidays has a bit to do with that as well. Smokeping results to my gateway address over the last 3 hours are also showing a low of 10ms and a high of 846ms. 


We have / had over 12 tickets in with VF. None of them answered or called back on - about half regarding this issue at a range of client sites.

Just ran a speedtest in the hope that it has been fixed. Nope. That's with no one in the building, 200m away from Chch 4 Aves area e.g. high industry zone. We also have had no answers regarding the fact the overages on the plan are as likely to have been caused by speed issues causing packets to be dropped and resent as anything else.  Other clients with same issues - same results. No fixes in chch riccarton or central chc areas so far seen.


I did also add in an image, direct shot from speedtest.net




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  Reply # 1395978 28-Sep-2015 18:28
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okay - found the issue. I went to post a speedtest URL (had clicked on the copy IP address / copy URL link ) but when I posted got a previous screen shot - not the URL.

As that went into the post okay I left it there and posted.

Got a message from the posting system that I couldn't post as I had used the words [Rhymes with fat duck]  and another name for faeces starting with s.

Seems the post moderator system sees pasted images as text - I would love to know what goes on in some of those images :)








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  Reply # 1395979 28-Sep-2015 18:29
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The image in base64 contains a bad word.

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=48&topicid=143710 and http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=4&topicid=150702

Instead of copy and paste the image use the URL provided and insert it using the image icon in the editor, or using the [IMG] bbcode, or upload to Geekzone and use the code provided. There are more than a couple of ways of doing it.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1396057 28-Sep-2015 20:16
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So what happens if someone posts an image that IS a bad word? 




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  Reply # 1396062 28-Sep-2015 20:24
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It blocks the post like any other post.

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  Reply # 1396086 28-Sep-2015 20:45
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I don't want to push it by testing, but are you saying it would block this image if it contained a really horrible, awful word?







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  Reply # 1396091 28-Sep-2015 20:53
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When you copy an image and paste directly into the text editor it is converted to a format called base64 - basically a way to encode binary content such as an image using ASCII characters only. It does this automatically.

It's just a long string of letters and numbers, and like anything random sometimes a word is formed. Just like the infinite monkey theorem. And sometimes a bad word is in the middle of that string. There's no relation between any text in the image itself and the content of the string.

You should look at the image I posted before - you obviously missed the link in my previous reply where this is explained.

This is different than adding a tag to the text because that uses HTML, while base64 is the image itself in a non-binary format when uploaded.



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  Reply # 1396123 28-Sep-2015 21:30
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OK thanks for the clarification. I understand what you are saying about base 64 but I was wondering if you had software capable of actually scanning images and picking out any words (a simple way of bypassing text-based censorship). Some months ago I was having trouble with a Chinese mini-computer and the seller insisted on seeing some video samples recorded from it. Without thinking I used about a minute and a half from an obscure Danish film I had used as a test and uploaded it to YouTube as a private video. I almost immediately received a copyright violation notice. I was impressed that it was picked up so fast from such an unlikely source. I don't know how they scan for such stuff, but the technology is pretty good.





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  Reply # 1396206 28-Sep-2015 23:09
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freitasm: When you copy an image and paste directly into the text editor it is converted to a format called base64 - basically a way to encode binary content such as an image using ASCII characters only. It does this automatically.

It's just a long string of letters and numbers, and like anything random sometimes a word is formed. Just like the infinite monkey theorem. And sometimes a bad word is in the middle of that string. There's no relation between any text in the image itself and the content of the string.

You should look at the image I posted before - you obviously missed the link in my previous reply where this is explained.

This is different than adding a tag to the text because that uses HTML, while base64 is the image itself in a non-binary format when uploaded.




so what does it say about me if all the pictures i tried posting have a bad word, or two in them? does my Pc have tourettes?  :b





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