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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:51 pm

Still holding my breath...

As expected the fiber optic company didn't return the contact by default. I passed on their office Monday morning and they "promised" to give me a position the day after and it was three days ago. I threw the towel and gave up of this company because I am feeling as I was starting to beg for a service and this is too much. Also I lost my trust on them because if they cannot stand their word on make a new customer happy BEFORE he/she signs the contract I imagine how good they may be to keep this happiness AFTER. Anyway for now they are out of the race.

Yesterday I contacted a different company that told me that their fiber optic doesn't get until my house but they offer alternatively the radio signal that is broadcast from the antenna directly in front of me. This is auspicious but I don't want to brag too early because everything is possible regarding to such people. Now I started a new awaiting. In the meantime my 4G initial bandwidth of 8GB expired and I had to buy an extra 1GB expensive refill yesterday.

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby trekriffic » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:32 pm

When all else fails... try your great grandparent's network...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:22 pm

trekriffic wrote:When all else fails... try your great grandparent's network...

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LoL, life used to be WAY easier that time, didn't?
Sometimes I feel puzzled when I see those 80+ old ladies excited updating their FB accounts. I always try to imagine what crosses the mind of such people that born in 1930s when the top of technology available for people was bare bulb lamps.

Learn some of the technology timeline in my life:

1966 - I was born
1974 - Mechanic typewriter
1975 - Digital watch (those ones with red numbers)
1976 - Our first color TV in home
1980 - Cassete walkman
1982 - First Computer (Sinclair ZX with 16K of RAM)
1984 - Second Computer (Timex 2068 with 72K or RAM)
1986 - Third Computer (MSX with 256K RAM and one floppy drive)
1989 - IBM-PC clone (XT with 640K of RAM and two floppy drives) and Matrix printer
1990 - HD (huge Seagate with 30MB) and VGA color monitor
1991 - Laser printer
1992 - Pager
1995 - Inkjet printer
1996 - Internet connection (28Kbps phone MODEM)
1998 - Huge mobile with a small green screen and that rarely worked
1999 - Notebook (NEC Pentium something)
2000 - Internet CABLE connection
2006 - Moved my whole music collection to MP3 and got rid of my CDs
2008 - Got rid of any video media reader and all of my DVDs

Today - Computer Intel i5 with big color monitor, SSD and a set of several HDs with plenty of space. I do almost everything with my computer that I needed dedicated equipment before. My mobile is a modest crappy thing that may have too much more computational capabilities than the monster computer that brought man back and forth from the Moon. Isn't crazy?

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:23 pm

My first mobile...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:24 pm

My first computer (believe it or not but I really miss it!)...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:25 pm

My first HDD...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:28 pm

My walkman (the radio had the shape of a cassete tape that you put in the magazine)...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:30 pm

Some of my first digital watches... my first one was something close to this...

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And I REALLY HAD one identical to this...

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Re: Internet suffering

Postby NCC1966 » Sat May 20, 2017 3:53 pm

It's completing maybe around 4 months that I am in the middle of this nightmare (over 1 month since I started this thread). Past week a guy from the latest Internet provider I visited stayed here at home to "check the availability" of the service. He didn't take more than 5 minutes to see that there IS availability since the tower of their antenna is visible right in front of my house around 5 km away. Then he said that next week (from next Monday on) they should come and install the service. Actually all that they need to do is to climb over the roof, replace the old radio antenna by their own, configure the router and it's done (all cables are already passed and can be reused). I doubt that they take more than 20 minutes to do all. The big question now is: will they come?
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Re: Internet suffering

Postby trekriffic » Sat May 20, 2017 5:35 pm

You should do what the author of "A Year in Provence" did. Tell the installers you are going to throw a party to celebrate your "Months of Hell" coming to a close. Tell them they are all invited but no alcohol will be served until you are up and running. Then serve them the cheapest beer and wine you can find.
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