Total Inability To Support Usual Performance
363 posts • joined 24 Nov 2013
It operates on the 4G network. I can take my modem pretty much most places I go to, and I'm connected. Mind you the maximum speed is 12Mbps, but hey, Netflix works pretty much fine most of the time, and very rarely have any trouble watching 'cat' videos on YouTube. And my plan is unlimited data. I can sit and watch Netflix all day long, for weeks on end (don't judge me) without an issue.
Not just that, but my ISP (VividWireless) will sometimes let me go about 10 to 14 days overdue (no payment coz there's nothing in my bank account).
Most people I know with an ADSL connection have regular problems (funnily enough, it usually just means showing them how to reboot their modem, and then all is good again).
Though I will say that, with my current ISP, they have from time to time called me on my registered mobile phone number, and asked me to confirm my identity... that has been a little scary, and on the first few times this happened, I told 'em to "bugger off, you called me!"
Blah, blah, blah.
While I'm not a big fan of Apple, I have owned four of them (iPhones) over the years. One just completely broke (it didn't mind a glass of beer or a glass of water from time to time). One got stolen. And one I gave to a friend who had never owned a smartphone before (he loves it). My current phone is an iPhone 6S.
My point is, I've never bought any of those phones 'brand new.' My first iPhone was a 3GS, which cost just $200 from a pawn shop. Mind you the pawn shop across the road was selling the exact same model for $600, second hand.
I can control which Apps have access to the Internet, and those that cannot. I have control over that on my current iPhone, and I really like that.
I have owned a couple of Android phones, but they always seem to be a bit shitty performance wise.
I do imagine the day I'll stop using Apple phones, and I'd very much like it to be soon.
I wouldn't mind the latest Samsung phone, but I've been put off by the 'battery explosion' news.
Be kind, and Peace to Syria!
I was once a 'born again' Christian.
A violent act occurred one night that changed my belief.
From that moment on, I did not believe in God or Christ.
(sounds stupid, but true)
Since then, I've been pretty much what one describes as 'agnostic.'
What freaks me out now though, is that the Universe and everything in it can be mathematically explained. Which sort of suggests there is 'design.'
I'm having a hard time getting my head around it all.
What do you think?
This is a very concerning news article!
We/everything need(s) strong encryption that can be relied upon (trusted).
Who do we trust to design the next generation of encryption for IoT?
I suggest we kidnap some smart people from North Korea to design and code the new standards! :)
I got into quite a lot of trouble at school too! I was also quite a disturbed child... but things get worse when the deputy headmaster literally jumps off his desk, with cane in hand, to punish you.
Not saying your child is disturbed... just not everything is always as it seems (especially when it is _your_ child).
There doesn't appear to be anyone in charge anywhere in the world who is going to do anything about any of this. And it'll just keep on happening.
Breaches of this nature should be a death blow to the whole business/corporation/government that held personal data on individuals and one way or another made it/had it accessed without authorisation.
Next we'll hear is all BIG_BANK Australia customers have had all their personal information accessed and used without their authorisation!
Some seriously big penalties need to be handed out (so I can earn more per hour) to encourage tighter security (yeah, right).
Agree! It was awesome to watch the live feed!
I had goosebumps and hair raised on my arms and legs, fingers crossed 30 seconds before launch!
Then watching those two rockets land simultaneously, side by side made my jaw whack the ground! Bloody awesome!
As Meatloaf cries, “two out of three ain’t bad.”
"OK, I'll bite."
Hehe... In the late 80s, I worked (read, apprentice) for a pre-press (printing) company. When the company upgraded from analogue equipment to digital, the roof had to be taken off the building, and the new digital equipment lowered in with a crane (Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney -AU).
No idea about the cost.
What's the bet no U.S. law enforcement or three letter agency will arrest anyone in connection with any of the Wanna'Sploits!!!?
No way! It leads back to the NSA. Everyone knows it.
Everyone the world over knows the NSA harvested those exploits, and that it was the NSA who were ultimately responsible for, well, _not_ securing the code they wrote to take advantage of them!
Who the fuck is gonna arrest them for writing malicious code that took down big networks like the NHS in the UK? WHO?
[phew! chest. off.]
(oh FFS, Chrome is blocking me from inserting a URL)
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