I never before realised how synonymous Database Normalisation Warning was to Defenestrating...
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I'm just holding out for the day I can reliably break 10Mbps...
<quote>According to this article, only 6% of FTTN connections are less than <25Mbps. Interestingly 32% are > 75Mbps.</quote>
I'm sure that is correct, and agree. I'm not arguing with you because I'm not talking in general. I'm talking about the specific local area FTTN connections that have had quite a few issues with it, so would be over-represented in that 6%.
<quote>I'd suggest that congestion caused by ISPs not purchasing sufficient CVC to sell unlimited plans.</quote>
I also agree that congestion due to unsufficient capacity on the part of the RSPs is the main cause of low speed throughput, but that doesn't explain constant dropouts and low SYNCH speed, which is what the locals complained of. Both of which occurr on ADSL, ADSL2/2+ connections as well.
I have no problem with FTTN, as long as the copper is up to the task. Sadly in my area it is not even up to ADSL2/2+ and those first ones who got the FTTN connections have paid the price. The upside for the rest of us is that the nbn has realised just how poor a condition the copper is in & has upgraded us to FTTC. And brought the installation forward by a year. Bonus!
I'm just happy to see I'm in an area that was switched from FTTN to FTTC. They were in the street run ning pullthroughs last week.
Hapy, largely because it means I might be able to get better than 8Mbit/s sync speed. The copper around here is so bad that I can't keep synch with ADSL2 profiles & have to run a G.DMT (ADSL1) profile. As an added bonus, it usually synchs & transfers data faster than the ADSL2 profiles do...
People who are in the areas that already got connected with FTTN have been having lots of issues with loss of synch low synch speeds & poor throughput due to the poor condition of the old copper.
They did indeed cancel the card on his account.
Unfortunately the one in his hand was an unregistered one and they cannot cancel it, since they have no idea which one it is. He just has to go to a machine to top it up.
Re: The trouble with techies
Especially when the tool is a (L)user. Or should that be, the (L)user is a tool?
BRING ME MY LART!
Re: RPN versus algebraic
I had an RPN calculator.
As a friend said when I was using it in the '90s, "The best thing about having an RPN calculator is that no-one will steal it. Because they won't be able to figure out how to use it...."
"BUT! WHERE'S THE EQUALS BUTTON!?"
Galaxy Quest was obviously the best!
Re: Surely it's because only other geeks can be worthy adversaries
[quote]There's no point in taking on clueless users. They are not worthy adversaries.
Today is a good day to die. Qapla'[/quote]
I much prefer the ancient dwarfish battle cry, "T'dr'duzk b'hazg t't!"
Which translates as the far more sensible desire, "Today is a good day for someone else to die!"
Thank you, Sir Pterry.
Re: Just imagine the Emacs helpdesk
Emacs was written by Bob The Builder?
"There was one planet off in the seventh dimension that got used as a ball in a game of intergalactic bar billiards. Got potted straight into a black hole. Killed 10 billion people."
"What a waste."
"Yeah. Only scored 30 points, too."
Thank you Douglas Adams!
"Can't stop the signal, Mal"
So, if it looks further away when in the air, does that mean the software also thinks it is bigger? It seems to be assuming that whatever it is detecting is on the ground, so being in midair puts it 'further away' in the image?
Nie Moj Cyrk,
Nie Moje Malpy!
Re: Wait a minute
Just remember; you can, as long as it is an AIRTIGHT cupboard...
And there are no witnesses, (outside the cupboard).
Re: Not so easy...
@ Notas Badoff
You need to get your facts straight! We are at war with Eastasia and always have been!
Re: This will be tough...
I think he was referring to political lobbying in the form of the professional's who lobby politicians on behalf of companies etc & make large financial donations in order to sway siad politicians to promote their cause in cabinet/senate/house of reps/focus group/whatever.
Re: no no no no no no no, Apple
@DougS - "There was no risk with what they did, ..."
"And it likely explains why Apple had to put out a 10.1.1 update just a week after the massive 10.1 update, *because people were continuing to report serious problems*."
Re: Start in a subtle way
"DRIED FROG PILLS!!!"
Re: At last, the circle is complete...
Just as long as you know where your towel is!
The thing is, we only hear about the ones who get caught. And they are the ones that make stupid mistakes.
Minion? Is that you?
Well, at least now we know where Megamind is studying...
Re: Don't Mention it....
Re: Only Britain? Short answer: No.
What other branch of engineering allows so many to believe "Build Now, Plan Later" is a recipe for anything but disaster?
Looked at the vehicle and roads industry lately? Initially it was built ad hoc, & later planned but added to the original layout. Just look at how the London streets run!
Operating systems have grown in the same way. Built up layer upon layer & still having issues from the original design flaws. Same reason for the Y2k panic... "This code will be completely replaced by then!" Nope, just patched & built upon. Windows is not different, nor is Unix, iOS or Linux (which, I believe are respectively, based on it* & designed to be a free 100% compatible alternative to it).
Then you get strange interactions between your new bit of code and something written 10 years ago, that no one remembers even existed...
*I could be wrong, I often am. But you have to go with what you know & just note & question your assumptions as you do...
It's not what you know.
It's not who you know.
It's what you know ABOUT who you know...
Re: Shane is a sanctimonius a***
Except that you aren't yelling and can spell, you sound like JIM THE BOSS. You would, "FRIERR HIS ASK!" for following company protocol & not doing what you want. He made the correct decision that it was not appropriate for work or work PCs & left it blocked. Yes, he uses it... FROM HOME.
The mangler can still use it on his personal equipment outside the office, or on his phone. Just not where being scammed or having a trojan installed will directly affect the company.
Re: Edit record? Wrong name?
Ah yes! Beware the 'Exploits of a Mom'!
Re: This works
"I tell everyone I meet that I'm a complete and utter wanker. Totally true, and it stops the bloody stupid questions and twatty small talk in an instant. I really am a totally unlikeable tool, let me assure you."
But an honest one, at least!
"Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM."
Still true today...
So was that him working from the "It seemed like a good idea at the time..." files.
Or, being Friday afternoon & beer-o-clock, "Hold my beer & watch this!" While laughing maniacally about what was going to happen over the weekend?
The more specialised training, the less space for 'common' things. Like sense, courtesy etc.
"Here Broomfondle, why didn't we think of that?"
"I guess our minds must be too highly trained, Magicthighs."
Re: Culling the herd...
I have seen & spoken to many people who, when placed in front of a computer, or other piece of "hi-tech" equipment, suffer from a paralytic brain freeze. They suddenly lose all intelligence, problem solving ability & common sense.
Re: Virus on a cd?
There's helping yourself & then there's "helping" yourself...
When security research is outlawed, only outlaws will have security?
And the government. They're here to help, after all...
Re: Who are the "soft left", the "liberal elite"?
You are quite right about looking behind the man to see who is backing him. Now, look behind Hillary to see the vested interests there & compare. Are either better or worse?
Or were the voters just looking for some 'Hope & Change", from the existing political status quo?
Re: "Hillary would surely have succeeded on competence in any other election, no?"
"There were two other candidates - Martin O'Mally, and Jim Webb. They were totally ignored by the media for the Hill vs Bern show."
Or should that be the 'Bernie Hill Show'? Given all the confounding antics the main candidates in this election were up to suits a Yackety Sax theme tune.
You mean the dead should not be allowed to send in their postal votes?
Re: It's not "why", it's "how"
I understood it from the start. And I don't even live in the U.S., let alone a citizen.
After all, I have read "Bio of a Space Tyrant" by Piers Anthony.
Email and password?
More likely, they just checked the email addresses & whoever wrote the message didn't write it clearly enough. Or exaggerated to get people to take it more seriously...
Back in the dawn of the World Wide Web...
This has always been true. Yet people still get caught by it.
Before that, when analogue mobile phones were just begining to become common among the few who could afford them, there were scandals over what was sometimes said. this was because anyone with a radio scanner could hear them. A friend commented to me, "Don't they get it? Never say anything on a mobile that you wouldn't want across the front page of the <major city broadsheet newspaper>."
Re: Self appointed Mythbuster to the rescue!
The problem is, that it doesn't work. I have several PCs with 10 installed and they are all set to only share on LAN. They do not upload updates to the internet in general. So far so good.
BUT. They also do not share on the LAN. Each one still downloads all it's updates from outside. And when they do, they frequently saturate the connection so that nothing else can connect in a timely manner. And unless you have Pro or Enterprise you don't have GPedit and cannot rate limit the downloads.
Re: Be quiet citizen
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass! And I'm all out of bubble gum."
Re: It is the olde story
A few people learn from reading.
Some learn by observation.
The rest just have to piss on the electric fence for themselves."
But they COULDN'T have done it.
They are too stupid to figure out how...
"Hello, Tech Support. Your ignorance is my job security!"
I have used that line on a few, select customers. They laughed.
I had one 1a, in particular, just happy to have me figure out the fault, even though it was something they did. Before I hung up, I explained the PEBKAC error. Next time they called me, they started with, "Sorry to call you, I've had another PEBKAC." :D
We already have the Hornets. They're [i]supposed[/i] to be replaced by the f-35s...
First the varroa mites & now wasps, why does Asia hate the honey bees?
And yes, we learned, after the cane toads. And Dogs, cats, pigs, goats, deer, sparrows, indian mynahs, pigeons, rabbits, calicivirus...
Quite right, Esme.
To (possible mis)quote someone else, "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
If it is good, entertaining, and possible informative & enlightening, what does it matter what genre the studio or critics call it?
I read an article by, I think, Asimov, stating that most "science fiction" wasn't. But it was still a better term than the more accurate "Speculative Fiction". He followed with a comment along the lines of, "After all, SciFi sounds so much better than SpecFic.."
There is a comma missing that should be after "later".
It means that the "the explosive début that was Star Wars" "10 years later" caused TOS to lose both the TV war and also "nearly <lost> the battle", "for the cultural consciousness".
Or more simply, the release of SW 10 years after Trek's run, nearly killed ST altogether.
"A car battery - which is what a UPS is, tied to an inverter - is 12v 400A or more. I guarantee you that you don't want that discharging through you in any way."
No. A car battery is 12V & 400AH. Amp-Hours is the unit. That means it is theoretically rated to supply 400amps for 1 hour or 200 for 2 hours etc.
Saying it is 400A is like saying the fuel tank in my bike is 400kph, and makes just as much sense.