* Posts by HamsterNet

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Don't – don't – install iOS 9.3 on your iPad 2: Upgrade bricks slabs

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Re: And that ...

The 2000 are calling. Office has had past options, including the the ability to set the default to Plane text, Match style or Keep original formatting for over a decade.

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Amazon Shocker: Firm recalls Fire and Fire Kids power adapters

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Oooo £12

Not seen the fabled power block falling apart yet, but the micro USB cable they supply is poor quality and breaks very easily for a child proofed tablet.

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How to build a plane that never needs to land

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Re: 2000 hour inspection cycle

Its not a Civilian Aircraft.

The Military can fly to failure if they like. Have you seen the switchblade drone?

Also lithium batteries at ~2000 charged hold ~80% (chemistry dependent) of their new power. Each charge discharge cycle effectively holds very slightly less than the previous one.

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HSBC online services still offline following 'attack' on bank

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Paid off

Seems more likely they just paid off the attackers.

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Is that light at the end of AMD's dark tunnel, or God sparking up a cig?

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Re: Sad times

Evidence: GTC Keynote March 2015. The Pascal GPU will be "10X faster than Maxwell".

http://hexus.net/tech/news/graphics/83801-nvidia-tsmc-allegedly-tape-next-gen-14nm-pascal-gpu/

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Sad times

Its not looking good.

Nvidia are touting x10 performance with 14/16nm and HBM2.

AMD are touting x2 performance per watt - which is the same thing on thermally limited graphics chips. Both are their respective marketing departments hype, but the current Nvidia DDR5 cards out perform the AMD HBM cards.

On the CPU side the road maps have an 8 core replacement for my old old 8350, but nothing more. Intel have a 2 year head start on the same node size. So unless AMD shove 32 cores on the same size dye its hard to see them taking a lead here.

I do hope AMD can do something to survive, but this years gamers spending spree will vote for pure performance because VR is going to require 2x1080 at 90fps minimum frame rate and nobody like turning it down from Ultra settings.

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AMD to nibble the ankles of Nvidia this summer with 14nm FinFET GPUs

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Re: Missed opportunity?

WAY too late. ASIC came out for bitcons 2013, ASIC then came out for the other coins shortly afterwards.

Until this point AMD sales where driven by having the best mining cards, but ASIC killed that overnight.

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Re: AMD

1 x 980Ti will outperform both the 2*970s and 2*390s. SLI/Crossfire doesn't offer double performance and also causes greater variance in average frame rate.

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Re: power consumption

Performance per watt is a measure of the possible total performance.

As graphics cars are limited by their heat generated. Hence why AMD stuck a water cooling loop on the fury X.

With AMD claiming 2x performance per watt and Nvida already showing 10x performance, Im suspecting its not going to be a good year for AMD.

(Source, Nvida just launched midrange 14nm core in it latest diving computer and it's pulling more teraflops than the current Titan X and thats still on GDDR5 and not HBM.)

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Waving Microsoft's Windows 10 stick won't help Intel's Gen 6 core

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Havent tried it then?

Windows 10 is an updated Win 7 done right but with some data collection added. Since FB, Google, Apple, GCHQ already know ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING about you already there not much hassle with another player getting some data on you is there :)

Personally Windows 10 runs quicker, uses less resources and plays games better, thus myself and everybody on steam is using it. However it really doesnt need new hardware to run at all. This is one version of Windows that takes up less than the last two versions did.

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Samsung Gear VR is good. So good 2016 could be year virtual reality finally makes it

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Re: VR makes me want to hurl

I've seen it done, its call Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), Totally non invasive and works very well for stimulating neurons. Unfortunately its a little crude at the moment, stimulating a way too large an area of the brain to simulate complex signals, can make peoples arms wave around.

But give it a decade or so, some serious computing power and we get to the holoband from Caprica (Battlestar Galactica prequel).

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Microsoft rolls out first 'major update' to Windows 10

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Re: These Days...

The Terminal

That's why people dont use Linux and use Windows instead.

If you dont understand then just stop using the terminal and see how you get on with your Linux installation (hoe you don't have AMD graphic or processors), set up, drivers or almost anything else.

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Ofcom won’t hold back in latest mobile spectrum auction

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Re: Morons

TV Broadcast, is just like DVDs, CDs, printed papers, Ceefax...

All tech dust, blown away by the great wind of the internet. You can still find the grains if you look, but they are insignificant bygones in a new IP era.

You can have all the worlds TV (not just your local patch) without an areal. It all comes down The Pipe.

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: What Lies (LOL) didn't complain about ...

VW built a new engine that they said didn't need Urea injection. Despite the fact that All other manufactures need urea to pass the emission standard on diesels. VW decided to do without it. The only way this works is by Cheating. The map required to pass the NOx standard results in so much lower power and worse fuel economy.

A company doesn't just build a new engine in a day. Its a MAJOR board sign off on project, They must have done a lot of testing to make this cheat work reliably. It will all be recorded.

The entire VW engine development team must have known about this.

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Home Office seeks advice on Police Radio omnishambles

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Re: Why do we keep doing this?

Yes let one of thoese major world players do it!

By GDP that just leaves Germany, Japan, China and the USA above the UK.

Turns out little old blighty is quite well developed

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Oculus Rift VR bucket will be seen on noggins near you in 2016

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$2 BILLION dollars later and still no product.

These guys need to learn basic product launch from Apple. Launch it NOW as it is, then do the MK2 in a year that fixes the very basic issues in the MK1, and then do a MK3 that's what you are actually trying to launch in q1 2016. Build a user base, close out the competition, get a refresh cycle going.

F-all this dev stuff, as its not a Real market. All its doing is giving the competition time to launch before you.

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Heathrow

If anybody has been in T5 Heathrow and looked up you can see a clear air space from the low security to the post security sides of the building. A drone could easily carry anything over there. If its was launched quickly and quietly.

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Voda UK CEO says one thing about not-spots, Minister of Fun says another

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Coverage

If this CEO says that the UK's coverage is "good" I would hate to see what poor is like! He must live in central London and never travel. If he did then he might just realise just how poor his companies service really is.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Life

Still waiting on my Kingston 60GB SSD to fail, so I can get a bigger one. Its just running the OS and few choice apps, but its been going for 4 years now.

The speed difference between SSD and rust is akin to walking, on crutches and a fighter jet.

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

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Advertising Rules

Just make it so that Every single phone advert must clearly state the % of UK Land Mass that can use the service being advertised.

So EE can say we cover 1% of the UK with 4G.

02 can say we cover what 10% of the land with 3G

and Vodafone can say we have a single mast somewhere which we may turn on ...

Encourage a race to the top.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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Well know

This is a well know hack, it was on the BBC a few years ago with the small ATMs in shops.

To make money you simply swap the £$€10 draw to the £$€50 draw, then withdraw as much as you can from your own account.

Walk to the bank and deposit it..

Rince and Repeat

Works best if you have lots of account at different banks to use.

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

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Dont forget

That new paper production is actually powered by the waste produce from the trees used to make the paper, whereas recycling paper takes up massive amounts of electrical energy..

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Vodafone to spend £100m on 150 new Brit phone shops

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98% with 2G

Bhahahahahaah... their dream, top line, marking target is to get the UK 98% (I'm going to guess Population and not area) 2G coverage by 2015!

No 3G outside of city centres as per usual, no 4G outside of the HQ building and no corporation tax paid!

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AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

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Re: Dull and slow

When was the last time you actually used 100% CPU power? I bet its close to 10 years ago. CPU power isnt the bottle neck, HDD access was until SSD solve that.

Even when playing games its my GPU thats maxed out, whilst my CPU isn't even at 50%.

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Cow FLATULENCE, gas emissions MUCH WORSE than thought - boffins

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WTF?

9.7 billion metric tonnes per year of CO2 released per year. Thats going to have NO effect whatsoever. Can't possible have any effect from 9.7 BILLION TONNES of CO2 released per year. Chump change.

Going from 320ppm to 400ppm in just 50 years. That all have No affect at all, I mean how could you even think that this gas, that has known properties of trapping solar heat in a system make any difference.

As for methane, just because the atmospheric levels have increased by 150% since 1750, and it now accounts for 20% of the total radiative force, doesn't mean that ramping up its pollution of our atmosphere will have the slightest bit of a different!

Just because every time we have high levels of CO2 and CH4 in the atmosphere in Earth's past and its been a lot warmer, doesn't mean this time will be the same. This time it will be different, becuase we want it to be and we believe it will be!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/Vostok_420ky_4curves_insolation.jpg

We will all be fine, nothing to worry about!

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Fast is the new Black: WD gives laptops' spinning rust a new whirl

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Unhappy

Humgh

Wrong tree WD, wrong tree!

SSD are for performance, and are so far ahead HDDs will never catch up.

Rust's only remaining use is for slow reliable bulk storage - make these discs reliable and larger - much much larger or else you're doomed, mainly because the SSD are catching up in the space arena as well.

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Dear Apple: Want to stay in business? Make an iPhone people can afford

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Re: Yeah, sure,

Err the car analogy works perfect, except for the facts:

Mercedes make the Smart car range....

BMW make the Mini...

Ferraria make Fiats...

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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You Sir

Have such low technical skills, you can't not even use a simple checkout till!! Please use the manual tills to purchase your condoms, as your reproductive rights have been removed.

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Brit online property bazaar Zoopla ponders BILLION-pound flotation

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Re: Slurp it all up

So what you're saying is Zoopla did more work in trying to sell your house than your actual paid for estate agent?

I for one am looking forward to seeing the death of estate agents, who charge a fortune for very little.

I'm perfectly capable of putting on pointed shoes, of doing a foreman's knot so loosely as to try and imitate a windsor knot, then turning up late to show people around my own home when the time comes to sell it :)

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

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Meh

Re: I wonder

I'll give you one. There are No 3D 1080P streaming services available for films.. Yet I do have the bandwidth to stream such things, its only 12GB a film.

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Thought the PC market couldn't get any worse? HAH! Think again

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Re: Surely it's becoming apparent

Nope no need for a printer:

Coupons - on my phone,

Boarding pass - on my phone

tickets, on my phone..

Get the trend here? I have a device with a screen than can display any document I need. - with the odd exception like Ryanair tickets, which is just another reason not to fly with them.

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iCloud outage outrage: Look, iPhoto friends, kitty just learned to... NOOO

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Apple or Googles

Google down for 3 minutes

Apple down from Wednesday...

Just saying...

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Google goes dark for 2 minutes, kills 40% of world's net traffic

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FAIL

Re: What time was that then?

I think most of us went to school and have a fairly good grasp of what a Time zone is...

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Think your smutty Snapchats can't be saved by dorks? THINK AGAIN

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Diddums

Seems like a lots of commentators have sour grapes over nobody willing to send them suggestive pictures.

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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Re: Since when is this relevant?

Don't worry, one day you will discover Cat videos and will need that extra speed to watch them in HD..

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PORNAGEDDON: Sexy bloggrs stung by Tumblr smut smackdown

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site:Tumblr.com

So just Use Google to search Tumblr for your smut... but as your already on google there are a lot better sites you could search for :)

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UK gov's smart meter dream unplugged: A 'colossal waste of cash'

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Hack away

I read there is a booming black market in the US for hacking these "secure" smart meters. Its apparently quite easy to rig them and significantly lower your bills..

I can't see anybody doing that here!, not one person, ever!

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PM writes ISPs' web filter ads for them - and it must say 'default on'

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DNS look up

Now you know why the routers the ISP provide no longer allow you to change the DNS settings. - Simple enough to use a different router and set the DNS to Google or anybody else you fancy.

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At last: EU slashes mobile roaming fees

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Thumb Up

Re: Information required

Nothing whatsoever with NAVFREE

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Pussy galore: Bubble-bath webcam spy outrage

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Happy

Re: Laptops in the bath?

You don't put the laptop IN the bath! just prop it up somewhere convenient to see the screen, like on the loo seat.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Facepalm

Re: Its all about games

What planet are you on? £25 for a new game! They will be £45 at new and will be £45 at a year old, maybe a drop to £40 after that when the new respawn of the same game with new maps is released. With no second hand sales all console games are permanent AAA new titles.

I fully expect the games to go up with the next consoles, like they have with every console generation.

Are you ready for £60/£80 games as standard + day 1 DLC content.

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IT staff clamouring to pay for their own BYOD kit, says survey

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Happy

Re: Risk Schmisk

Don't worry, us sales reps have a full copy of everything we can, all stored at home anyways. Also you think we don't surf porn on a works laptop whilst in a hotel?

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Re: I wonder...

What's stopping me from having half the companies data anyways?

If you are worried about employees using their own phone, don't go looking what we do with Dropbox, Skydrive, Google drive et al...

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Whitehall grants freetards safe haven until 2015

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Coat

Nice

Cast stop long, got to get back on with downloading vast amounts of films and TV shows that I may never ever watch :)

Mines the one filled with all my colleagues USBHDD for sharing the goodness of my fibre connection...

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62,000 fewer shops: Welcome to the High Street of 2018

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High Street

To help the high street is fairly easy. Pander to those of us who work 9-5:30 and so have money, as the poor do not make a good customer base.

So:

1) Remove the open hours laws. - I have money to spend BECAUSE I work during the day! Open the shops when I am free, to well shop. The Internet is always open for business. - guess what Supermarkets do this.

2) Parking - again only the poor don't drive. - the USA has free parking for most shops, yet its only the out of towns malls here that have free parking and then for only a few hours. To go into the city costs a lot in parking, which is off putting compared to just opening a browser and clicking. - Again only supermarkets seem to have figured this out.

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Murdoch hate sparks mass bitchin', rapid evacuation from O2, BE

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Re: I left BE end of last month - no way I'm getting foisted into Sky.

Same on TalkTalk's FTTC 76/19 - which is no surprise as its all BTs kit being re-sold on for less. As for support, no idea whats its like as I've never needed it, if you are reading this you should be capable of setting up a home router and dealing with everything bar a line outage.

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Queen's Speech: 'Problem of matching IP addresses' to be probed

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Facepalm

Re: What's the spooks' solution?

What like a Starbucks, or McDees, but they so hard to find!

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Bitcoins: A GIANT BUBBLE? Maybe, but currency could still be worthwhile

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Limited

There really is a limited number of bitcoins, in terms of currencies, its a tiny total that will ever be generated at just 21 million! In contract last year according to the BOE there was £3.3E10 worth of £20 notes in circulation and thats just the £20! So to replace £20 notes with bitcoins, when all issued in 2140 they would have to be worth £1,577 each.. Good job they have an 8 decimal places division.

For a global currency its a tiny tiny total number of coins There will never be enough for just 1 per current Amazon user.

Good idea, but a limited in scope.

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Movie bosses demand Google take down takedown notices

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Unhappy

Quality

Fed up of this argument that pirated copies are poor quality. I download videos (movies and TV shows) in full 1080p glorious quality, because its a much better product that I can actually purchase anywhere. They are available right after airing / BR-ing anywhere on earth but with no adverts, no annoying message telling me not to pirate, no time restrictions, no DRM. Just the video in full quality. When I can pay for the same quality of product I will.

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Copper load of that: Ofcom claims HUGE jump in 'average' broadband speed

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Meh

Seems legit

68mbit / 14mbit for me, on the edge of a small market town in the East of Anglia all for £36 a month, including the pointless phone line - mustn't grumble. I think the climb is simply down to the roll out of FTTC offering <38mbit and now <78mbit speeds in such places. Just last year I was on 4mbit.

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