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December 11, 2004

Not Connected

Sometimes, my connection goes down. This is very annoying, because I cannot connect to many wonderful sites including this one. This means that I cannot post any wonderful stories for you to read, and you are left bored. And of course, I am bored as well because I simply cannot share my adventures with you.

One thing you expect from your ISP is reliability. Being connected 99% of the time is simply not enough. And 99 is just "one away from a hundred".

If a computer program worked "one away from a hundred" times, I would consider it buggy. Fast connection would only be just a feature right? When people buy equipment, they are unaware of bugs because they have not been haunted by them (yet) and thus they don't take them into consideration.

But this analogy is a little weak. When you speak of reliability, you talk about things which simply should not fail (even if something goes wrong). If a hacker tried to get into your banking account a hundred times - he should fail every single one of them. Failure (or success if you look from the hacker's point of view) is simply not an option.

Posted by Oleg Ivrii at December 11, 2004 05:12 PM

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