Tuesday, August 23, 2005

TM – Totally Moronic


Ever gotten an error saying

Tempoarily out of resourse, please try again later

(Yes and spelt that way)

Well now we know why. The fucking idiots at TM have done it again. They’ve implemented what’s called a Transparent Proxy. Simply put, it’s a mirror of the internet that they keep on a server in Malaysia for 2 reasons.

1) It cuts down of international traffic, saving them money and serving up Web Pages faster.

2) For the TM Online Guard Service (more on this in a moment)

While reason 1 is with good intentions, the server they are using isn’t anywhere near stable, and when it can’t keep up with the load, it displays the above error message instead of allowing you to connect directly to the originating server. I also find this very disturbing, as it will also allow TM to censor our view of the internet if they wish.

Now, number 2 is just TOTALLY DESPICABLE of them. TM Online Guard Service is basically an antivirus service, where for ad additional fee; they will monitor your net connection for viruses. EXCUSE ME! Is that not why I have an anti virus installed for??!!

Some might wonder why I’m so pissed off. Here’s why. Their implementation of the this proxy has added an unnecessary speed bump to connections in their internal network, as such it’s made online gaming impossible on 2 of their 3 net blocks (only 2 of the net blocks are connected to the proxy (60.x.x.x and 219.x.x.x). I mean, imagine playing a game of DotA where you have 2 second delays and 15 minutes into the game, you lose sync and get disconnected from Battlenet. It’s just pissing off!

GAH! I have ½ a mind to march over to the CEO’s house and organize a riot.

4 Comments:

Anonymous irene said...

It's really darned irritating. I like the new template, btw. MUCH better than the old one!!

Wah now Blogger oso got word verification for comments... fuiyoh...

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 3:52:00 PM  
Blogger Nicholas said...

yea.. it's a new feature added this week. you have to manually enable it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 4:00:00 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

I was wondering why 'resource' was spelt wrongly.

Now I know. Haha

Nice layout =)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 4:07:00 PM  
Anonymous untameable mare said...

yeah.

this layout is pleasing to the eyes. plus, your fonts are smaller and everything's in place. :P

Wednesday, August 24, 2005 9:45:00 PM  

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