I am reminded of the phone menu from Zork: Grand Inquisitor, for summoning Charon to take you over the river Styx...
153 posts • joined 27 Sep 2013
"She had plans to get more budget... waiting for the ultimate clusterFcsk to cry to her superiors. She just couldn't trust the n00b on the team to keep the secret?"
It's hard to keep a secret when you haven't been told what it is you are not supposed to let people know!
-Just remember, violence is the last refuge of the incompetent. The rest of us don't wait until it's the only option. (an old ASR sig)
Maxim 6: If violence isn't your last resort, you didn't resort to enough of it.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries.
<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.
[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.
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.
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...
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.
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?
"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.
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>."
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.
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