Don't forget the traditional one.
116 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007
Don't forget the traditional one.
I'll rewrite what I put.
"How good is the GPS signal going to be under the dash?"
If I had meant a navigation device, I would have put "satnav", not "GPS".
Parkway in Grimsby (A16). Was 30, now 40 after a detailed traffic study by NELincs council.
Came as a shock to those living here, as as you said speed limits going up are rare.
How good is the gps going to be hidden under the dash anyway?
To access the ODBII socket on my car, you have to remove a panel by the driver's knee. It just unclips, but it would be very ugly to have anything connected to it when using the car.
Also the panel can't close with the socket in use, due to the position, so every movement of your right leg would risk moving/unplugging anything in the socket.
oooh, plug it into a 2001ish diesel focus! It has an ODBII socket. It doesn't talk ODBII however.. :)
The cab on my wall has a copper feed from the "big street cab", no fibre to the little cabs around here.
VM Fibre things?
Last I checked all the main VM packages are DOCSIS3 or 3.1, which is very much copper delivered..
We lost a client's legacy site on a VPS we inherited from previous IT company.
It came back up today.
Unfortunately for 123, we had a replacement tempoary site spun for the client by the end of Sunday, online after talking to them on Monday, and the client is finally going into meetings for a replacement solution next thursday after 2 years of "we'll do this soon". So the VPS's site will never be online again even with 123's restore.
For us, it's been the kick the client needed to retire the pile of asp that no one understood that ran the old site.
The VDSL? BTB. Line is 1,820metres (6,200 to the exchange, 1.8K to the VDSL cab), and is part copper, then aluminium, then copper.
Today was a good example. Ping to (say) www.google.co.uk. 42ms. 42ms, 850ms, 700ms, 800ms..
Engineer ("Dave", one of our local Dave engineers, who I'm used to working with) has now sent the line back with "service unacceptable, CRS line" basicly "allow client to cancel with no penalties, we can't supply service on this contract"
The Adsl? Demon, but wouldn't matter. Line was 7,100 metres to the exchange. Doesn't matter who you get at that range, unless the line is close to perfect, it's going to be pretty crap.
I have a client with a 10-11mbps vdsl connection (.5 up).
The throughput varies from 1mbps to 9.5. But as it's 10mbps (well, 10041 this morning, the sync on down varies from 10040 to 11731) I bet that'll be classed as over 10mbps anyway.
Another client was told they can't have help because they can have over 2mbps according to a postcode check. Phsyical line: 780/200, with a throughput of .3mbps.
10mbps in this case is a question of "by which measure?"
I can't. But I don't have chip and pin cards for exactly that reason.
And that's why the extra licences were issues in a higher band afterwards, because the orginal 2 networks basically built their networks around the most profitable areas at the time.. and stopped.
So the idea was "issue more licences, make them compete".
We ended up with 5 networks, that was reduced to 4. Now they are trying to stop it going to 3 to prevent a repeat of the original problem: the networks going "that's good enough" and stopping.
Because BT wasn't a MNO, so the BT and EE merge didn't change the number of mobile networks?
To be fair, the term "electrics" seemed to be a little vague as well to him.. ;)
I don't mind electronic payment for parking.
I use multiple systems. But I don't have a contactless card...
What parking space? I live in a terrace house.. cars park where there is a space on the road..
I've meantioned it too...
...and I found out via another poster here.
GWX control panel, the circular helper
To quote Sir Humphry "It's a _British_ Democracy..."
Same here. which is normally an indecation that the local control node can't talk to the ISP auth systems.
Normally it's ESR(number).sheffield returning IPs instead of BT broadband's systems.
I used to get it with demon as well, when sheffield lost contact with demon/anchorage house, and again, I'd get a PPP login with a 172.16 address.
Had 5 clients down and 2 not down but slow. Which looks again like a reauth happened on the 5, and nothing was reponding, hence they went down.
Client in lincolnshire got hit with cryptowall 4 on tuesday. £360 was the ransom (1.306 btc)
Well, you could use servo controlled valves on each radiator. Not everywhere uses air heating.
My guess is they didn't know people used water based heating systems and were used to only hot air based ones..
I have a 3 bedroom end terrace. If a nest could save me a couple of hundred quid a year, I'd be impressed.
My gas bill last year was £43..
I have a client with talktalk, was working, then one day no ppp on the adsl, but the sync was there, and the phone worked.
When I checked it, phone came out on someone else's number, lines had been swapped by a BTo engineer (although I suspect MJQ or kellys).
Talktalk couldn't understand why we thought having someone else's line connected to the building and no internet was an issue, as "the phone works".
One of my suppliers makes a door entry phone that uses ipv6, "no setup needed", but even the "antivandal" model screwed on from the outside. And inside it is the network connection that has to come through from inside to it.
I said it's a bit of a flaw, was told no one would expose their main network this time. I thought of my clients and have seen it done before I fixed it, and my responce was "yes, people are that dumb"
Xtype diesel here, 235,000 miles and still going strong (and frugality, at upto 75mpg! :)
On O2 (main phone) and this evening I couldn't call someone on 3, but could call his landline. Explains a lot.
Customer bourght a brand new toshiba, which came with windows 10.
Weird faults appeared. They restored to factory image, faults reoccured, wouldn't see any wireless networks although it claimed the card was working. Only way to fix was a full shutdown, but the shutdown in 10 didn't do it, needed to do it with shutdown -i.
Finally I did a complete 10 install from scratch, no extras, and it's finally not failing. This is release ready?
We looked into it. Only one of our clients actually could get anything, because the minimum of 20/20 meant that most were only offered 15/15 by BTo to the ISPs.. and therefore ineligible for the voucher.
Oh that... I'm a virgin business customer.. and get virgin cable "to the householder" junk once a week, extoling the virtues of canning my static IP and business service for the home service... :(
I have Virgin Business cable.. £79 for 10/0.768 with a static IP.
And res customers thing _they_ are the ones getting the raw deal?
I can upgrade mine.. to 50/5 for £69.. plus £10 for a /29 to get the useable static IP again.. :(
Weirdly the masses do "know" about it.. it's how they try to get on facebook when it's been banned at work..
No credit to jeph jacques for the image? ;)
It's not 3 million years, that's when we meet the toaster.. but it was on the ship before the accident..
"22nd March 2077" in a clock.. and:
LISTER: March the twenty-second. That’s what - three weeks before the crew got wiped out. (Stasis Leak)
So this isn't 3 million years in the future.. it's around 60!
I've only seen one. It was on the M42. On the back of a flatbed.. with most of the front missing.
THBury system 8/9 hands free had a dock that you got the right cradle for the phone. I used it with a 6310i, then a 9300i, HTC tyan, then got the bluetooth screen unit for it for my E7 and Z1. I miss that system.
I had a bluetooth THB handsfree in my 2001 focus, it did voice control/dialing, read out texts if you said yes when they arrived.. none of my later cars with built in handsfree kits are anywhere near as good as that system was.
It also sounded a bit like alan dedicoat.
I don't have the voice module for the car, but all this is on a 10 year old Xtype, so it's not like it's a new car...
Most of the controls I use on the steering wheel I don't have to look to see what they are doing.
I have a touch screen in one of my cars, and I hate it for most things, thankfully I have buttons around it for the most used functions as well.
Am I that weird in the idea I don't want to actually look at a screen to see where my finger is when I want to change something?
I prefer a physical button and the feedback of it moving, thereby not having to take my eyes off the road..
My objection was being told I'd need 2 cards.. and surely a system that can issue 2 different IDs to the same person defeats the whole purpose?
I keep looking at new cars, and the petrols still don't seem to get close to the deisels, so the comparable efficiency hasn't apprently made to market yet..
(I'll stick with my 2005 70mpg xtype estate for the moment)
I've never had a car where I couldn't beat the maker's "claimed" mpg figures.
One of my current cars has a claimed 45mpg combined/56ish extra urban.
At 218,000 miles, she did a run from from birmingham to grimsby averaging 70mpg, and peaking at 76mpg..
Near one site I work at is an O2 mast.
On 3G, phones display a full signal, but you can't make/receive calls or SMS.
On 2G you can, but phones won't drop to it due to the 3G signal.
O2 say it's not an issue because the maps say there's coverage there.
Filling in dead spots is nice, but it'd be even nicer if the networks would look after their systems as well. :(
Years ago, when it was still freeserve, they let fsbusiness.co.uk and another business aimed domain expire, with exactly the same results.
Trying to report it just got the normal "your email isn't working" scripted response.
Guess you have a garage/drive then?
I don't have enough roof for a decent PV array.. and would have to snake a cable over the pavement to charge a car.. :(
One of my clients has "superfast business infinity" from BT. At a blazing 6/.5mbps.
Latency is 40-200ms, with occasional peaks at 2000ms.
But as it's vdsl, it's ticked a box...
I'm a sophos reseller. I needed a copy of their software for a standalone machine. UK company, UK client, UK reseller, UK broadband connection.
I had to go though the page dealing with US export regs to download it.
Makes you realise it's very much back covering.
Definatly untargeted. Had just over a thousand of them to multiple accounts on my server today.
My test account has defiantly never been into ham radio for a start!