I'm on VM too and also get redirected to the 404 on the thus server, very odd.
9 posts • joined 17 Jul 2007
I just wish they would stop applying the STM outside of the said hours or before I've gone past my download limit.
Take last night for example, got in from work at 5PM, started to download 10.5.3 for OS X (420MB) got 10MBit/s for the whole of the download.
Made dinner, talked to the girlfriend, watched some TV.
Around 9PM I then download the iPhone SDK (1.2GB), it starts off around 1000KB/s until 300MB into the download and it drops to 300KB/s.
So 420MB + 300MB + I checked my mail and read the BBC News website = 725MB.
That's well away from the evening's 1200MB download limit plus I started the SDK download after 9PM, When I shouldn't be STMd!
There was no one using the connection during the day, my wireless connection hasn't been hijacked, Virgin are just not supplying what I pay for.
"Just had my visit from the license collectors to check why I haven't paid and they were quite happy to see my TV being powered by my media PC playing iPlayer programs."
So does your TV not have a tuner? Even if you don't use it for tuning into a broadcast you still need a license!
It's like cutting the plug off the TV, it doesn't matter, you still own equipment capable of receiving a signal.
The exact same thing happened to my own MacBook Pro power cord in October last year, Apple were quick to send me out a replacement (once I had given them my card details as guarantee I'd send the old one back).
Then they lost my return and charged me for the Power Supply, then they suddenly found it a week later and refunded me the money.
Then recently at work 2 of our MBP adapters have done the same thing, this time Apple replaced them without taking a payment guarantee. They've also changed the design where the cable goes into the Mag Safe bit very slightly. There's now alot more plastic covering the wire and I've not had a problem since. However they still won't admit there's a design flaw.
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