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(MacRumors)   Ping iTunes.com. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out. Request timed out   (macrumors.com) divider line 44
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2012-06-13 10:16:57 AM
Though Ping gained 1 million users in its first two days of availability, the service never really caught on.

Only reason I ever went to Ping was when I accidentally clicked on it when trying to get to the iTunes store
 
2012-06-13 12:12:42 PM
Obligatory...Link
 
2012-06-13 01:49:12 PM
Good, maybe they also fixed that weird error that causes half my songs to stop playing 2/3 the way through.
 
2012-06-13 01:52:26 PM

ArkAngel: Though Ping gained 1 million users in its first two days of availability, the service never really caught on.

Only reason I ever went to Ping was when I accidentally clicked on it when trying to get to the iTunes store


I'm guessing you and 999,999 other users.
 
2012-06-13 01:55:44 PM
Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?
 
2012-06-13 02:04:30 PM

Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?


Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.
 
2012-06-13 02:05:16 PM
Ping was a stupid, terrible idea from the get go. Good riddance.
 
2012-06-13 02:06:38 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.


hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.
 
2012-06-13 02:07:11 PM
Good. Glad they remove things no one cares about instead of trying to push it down people's throats again and again.
 
2012-06-13 02:14:01 PM

LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.


Ew. Are you one of those hoarders?

Solution: Remove one plug from the socket/power strip at a time. When it stops responding to ping - trace the last removed power cord back to its source.
 
2012-06-13 02:14:57 PM
Sources close to the company say that Ping, which still exists today in iTunes 10.6.3, will be gone with the software's next major release, likely scheduled for this fall.

And on that day, I shall upgrade iTunes for the very first time without rolling my eyes.
 
2012-06-13 02:22:53 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

Ew. Are you one of those hoarders?

Solution: Remove one plug from the socket/power strip at a time. When it stops responding to ping - trace the last removed power cord back to its source.


What if it's a switch?

Also what I posted was a quote from bash.org, not a personal conundrum. All of my machines are easily locateable.
 
2012-06-13 02:28:10 PM

LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.


That's.... actually pretty funny.
 
2012-06-13 02:38:43 PM
img.youtube.com

Give me a ping, Vasily. One ping only, please.
 
2012-06-13 02:45:57 PM
iTunes updated last night. I see no Ping... not that I ever paid attention to it anyway.
 
2012-06-13 02:47:40 PM
I didn't know Apple made golf clubs.
 
2012-06-13 03:05:16 PM
Oh well. It was a decent idea with bad timing and execution. It missed the whole Last.fm and Myspace (the band pages) craze by at least a year (which Pandora has just about killed off now).

Having direct communication from the artists was neat (ok yeah it was usually their staff) but having that inside the player was just cumbersome. I turned off the visual cruft for Ping about a week after trying it. And I had absolutely no interest in friending other people on Ping, I have Facebook for that and that's more than enough hassle as it is.

Now if they want to integrate social stuff into iTunes then common sense says Facebook and/or Twitter integration. But these are iTMS customer accounts and I'm not sure Apple will share that data mine so willingly with Facebook and Twitter. Guess we'll see.
 
2012-06-13 03:36:05 PM
Good Ping was useless. If I want to know what artists are thinking I'll follow them on twitter. If I want to be marketed at I'll sign up for their news letter.
 
2012-06-13 03:38:52 PM

LasersHurt: What if it's a switch?


Switches have swi-- power needs also.

Also what I posted was a quote from bash.org, not a personal conundrum.

Oh.

I suppose I should brush up on my bash.org

/more of a textsfromlastnight.com fan lately
 
2012-06-13 03:53:51 PM

LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.


lh6.ggpht.com

send in the wall kitties
 
2012-06-13 04:04:50 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: /more of a textsfromlastnight.com fan lately


In other news, Lowbrow.org is back, so....yay?
 
2012-06-13 04:11:02 PM

Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties


Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.
 
2012-06-13 04:11:41 PM
that it's its closet
 
2012-06-13 04:27:55 PM
No thanks subby, I prefer Callaway.
 
2012-06-13 05:25:35 PM
natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.


See, this is why Windows servers are superior; if it was Windows, you would have had a fatal crash or major error long before and would have had a MUCH better chance of finding it quickly.
 
2012-06-13 05:31:03 PM

MisterBill: natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.

See, this is why Windows servers are superior; if it was Windows, you would have had a fatal crash or major error long before and would have had a MUCH better chance of finding it quickly.


The incessant beeping alone would have been enough ;)
 
2012-06-13 05:36:46 PM
Why is iTunes the only program I have that my shortcuts won't work if I update it?
 
2012-06-13 05:46:35 PM

LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

Ew. Are you one of those hoarders?

Solution: Remove one plug from the socket/power strip at a time. When it stops responding to ping - trace the last removed power cord back to its source.

What if it's a switch?


trace route between two machines you do know the location of and follow the cat5? ;)
 
2012-06-13 05:46:41 PM

SharkTrager: Why is iTunes the only program I have that my shortcuts won't work if I update it?


"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

Where is your shortcut pointing to?
 
2012-06-13 05:57:21 PM
i cant believe people buy things from itunes
 
2012-06-13 06:16:05 PM

natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.


Holy Christ, I haven't heard that story in forevers. Is this group really old, or is it still making the rounds?

/should go catch up on BOFH
 
2012-06-13 06:40:03 PM

natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.


I have to ask how you finally found it and discovered this.

And of course reading lower down I see it's just a stale, ancient, recycled meme so now I feel like a farktard.
 
2012-06-13 07:04:35 PM

theurge14: SharkTrager: Why is iTunes the only program I have that my shortcuts won't work if I update it?

"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

Where is your shortcut pointing to?


"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

But every time it reinstalls the shortcut stops working.
 
2012-06-13 07:37:25 PM

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: LasersHurt: MusicMakeMyHeadPound: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

Depends on whether or not I'm concerned about finding it again remotely.

hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

Ew. Are you one of those hoarders?

Solution: Remove one plug from the socket/power strip at a time. When it stops responding to ping - trace the last removed power cord back to its source.


Wow. An old school trace route.

I love it!
 
2012-06-13 07:51:38 PM

LasersHurt: I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.


Dude....how big is your farking apartment?
 
2012-06-13 07:55:02 PM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: LasersHurt: I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

Dude....how big messy is your farking apartment?

 
2012-06-13 08:08:18 PM

natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.


I had a vaguely similar, but different experience at the one place I was a network admin. We had a network segment go down and I couldn't find the source of the issue until I found an unplugged extension cord in the HVAC room. Someone working on the AC had unplugged it. It lead into the ceiling, and across the ceiling to a switch resting atop some ceiling tiles that nobody knew existed, but was an crucial part of the network structure.

Why yes, that place was ridiculous.

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!:

Corvus:


Like I said earlier, that was a bash.org quote. I personally know where all dozen or so devices are in my apartment, as it's a small apartment.
 
2012-06-13 08:14:12 PM
the social network called 'ping' didn't work out? just wait until the users get a taste of my social network, 'traceroute'. and with the integrated file sharing service, 'motd', it can't fail.
 
2012-06-13 08:42:42 PM

SharkTrager: theurge14: SharkTrager: Why is iTunes the only program I have that my shortcuts won't work if I update it?

"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

Where is your shortcut pointing to?

"C:\Program Files (x86)\iTunes\iTunes.exe"

But every time it reinstalls the shortcut stops working.


For the window of time when I had some iDevices, I found the same thing to happen. My first warning that things were b0rked was that the icon changed from the iTunes logo into Windows Default.

Every. Farking. Time.

For the record, it was Windows XP SP3 running on a cheap Compaq laptop. No way in hell was I loading that vile piece of crapware onto any of my good machines.

/house is Apple-free for over two years now
//the smell is almost completely gone!
 
2012-06-13 09:32:21 PM

the801: the social network called 'ping' didn't work out? just wait until the users get a taste of my social network, 'traceroute'. and with the integrated file sharing service, 'motd', it can't fail.


You should join my social network, "whois."

/send me BIE and I'll send you an invite to "finger".
 
2012-06-13 10:46:09 PM

Kuroshin: natazha: Tax Boy: LasersHurt: hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it is.

[lh6.ggpht.com image 315x184]

send in the wall kitties

Ha, ha! Had this happen at a job. Couldn't find a server. Couldn't track the network connection. Turned out that it's closet door had been turned into a wall. Four years earlier! No one was around from that time.

Why, since you ask, it was a UNIX box.

Holy Christ, I haven't heard that story in forevers. Is this group really old, or is it still making the rounds?

/should go catch up on BOFH


Last time I heard that story, it was a Novell print server instead of a "UNIX box".
 
2012-06-14 12:54:56 AM

Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?


As a network engineer that has to trouble shoot remote network issues (from my network to another over the internet) I hate people who turn off icmp. Its not a security feature!
 
2012-06-14 02:00:42 AM

Recourse: Rent Party: Doesn't everyone turn ICMP echo request off on their externally exposed services?

As a network engineer that has to trouble shoot remote network issues (from my network to another over the internet) I hate people who turn off icmp. Its not a security feature!


This.

All it means is that nmap will take a little longer to portscan your network.

Don't get me started on the guy who thought putting in proper A and PTR records made a system more hackable.
 
2012-06-14 06:45:07 AM
www.stanus.net

RIP
 
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