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SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 08:34 AM
1) I've been ill. Very ill.
2) I'm sorta back
3) Silly question #995,767,301,335^ 2r

Does almost everyone have a decent speed/server by now that [img] can be enabled yet?

Just wonderin' - that's all.

Cato
16-07-2010, 09:05 AM
Sorry to hear you were ill. Hope you're better.

pctek
16-07-2010, 09:08 AM
1)

Does almost everyone have a decent speed/server by now that [img] can be enabled yet?


Now that what?
NZ is behind with broadband. You know that.
I have a friend stuck on dialup cause there isn't anything else in her area.

Trev
16-07-2010, 09:19 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/881004141.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
:)

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 09:20 AM
Now that what?
NZ is behind with broadband. You know that.
I have a friend stuck on dialup cause there isn't anything else in her area.

I wuz hoping that the xxxxx thing-y on the site could be instituted by now. I have some neat pixs to show - and who knows - I may change my avatar too.

We are still in the throes of the great monopoly break-up here in the US and all the little Mom-N-Pop ISPs are still behind the 8-ball too.

Right now we are getting hot temps with severe thunder and lightning (NZ= vertically falling water associated with electrical discharges of Biblical proportions).

Oh - and I watched an Australian on TV last night. :eek:

I don't know who he was or what he did - but he was from somewhere around where youse guys are.

Trev
16-07-2010, 09:30 AM
Try it out. They have increased the pixel size you can post now.
:)

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 09:34 AM
I guess I have to send pixs the old-fashioned way - as attachments.

I still have the hat though - in case you wuz wonderin'.

Basically I wanted Mr. Black to see these. Anybody else can of course look too.

I started buying basses when I decided it was more fun that getting greasy and busted knuckles on my 'hobby' cars for a change.

Besides, I have a stepson who likes to do all that dirty work for me now - so a new venue was required to keep me occupied.

FYI: Here's a link to the weather we are currently getting: http://www.weathermodule.com/stat/IGmap.aspx?rand=41320397 We are right next to and a little SSW of that tiny lake (if you zoom in) that's between Thousand Palms and Riverside and just SSE of Hemet.

It's dark outside and I know the sun's still up - it's only 2:28 PM here (NZ: I don't know the metric time:waughh:) so I know it should still be around here somewhere.

johcar
16-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Metric time conversion for 2.28pm is 0.602777777. However this does not take into account Greenwich, or small furry animals.

SP8's
16-07-2010, 10:21 AM
Surfer Joe .... do you ever dream about playing with the Beach Boys ?? :cool:

Cato
16-07-2010, 10:30 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/881004141.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
:)

n00b

http://www.speedtest.net/result/881064204.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 11:10 AM
Surfer Joe .... do you ever dream about playing with the Beach Boys ?? :cool:

I was a loadie* for another group (Eddie & The Showmen in the 1960s) and I got to stand behind them - behind the curtain once.

* Note: - a 'loadie' is a guy who just hangs around and helps load in/out the gear for whatever band(s) show up on a given night.

They were all very friendly in those days - surf music was fairly non-competitive at that time and the big corporations hadn't really sunk their fangs into it yet.

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 11:15 AM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/881004141.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
:)


n00b

http://www.speedtest.net/result/881064204.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

Ugh.

I couldn't live that way.

2.91/1.18 MBPS ADSL is slow for me - which it is right now - but the shops in town are still open and just getting around to making their banking entries and such on the same pipeline on which I am running at the mo.

In the morning/evening I can get pretty much DSL speeds of 3.2 both ways.

johcar
16-07-2010, 11:24 AM
Ugh.

I couldn't live that way.

2.91/1.18 MBPS ADSL is slow for me - which it is right now - but the shops in town are still open and just getting around to making their banking entries and such on the same pipeline on which I am running at the mo.

In the morning/evening I can get pretty much DSL speeds of 3.2 both ways.

The downside is that you have to live in a country where everyone speaks American... :D

The Error Guy
16-07-2010, 12:25 PM
Some day i'm going to win lotto and buy my own dedicated Gigabit fiber cable so I dont have to deal with 2mb/s down and 100kb/s up

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 05:46 PM
Some day i'm going to win lotto and buy my own dedicated Gigabit fiber cable so I dont have to deal with 2mb/s down and 100kb/s up

I'm fortunate that I could get satellite here.

The phone service (Verizon) says that they have DSL - but the nearest D-Slam is 58 miles away! Uh huh!

The dial-up speed they offered was 26kbps/8kbps for only $69.95/mo plus the standard phone bill charges.

I could send smoke signals faster than that.

Latest Speed test in attachment.

It's pretty quick tonight - but the internet is very busy since all the telephones are out for the fires and the flooding. Our phones have been dead since about 6PM and it's now 10:36PM.

The city I used to live in, Hemet is under mandatory fire/flooding evacuation right now.

There are major fires ringing it and they don't have much chance of containing them in the next few days or so.

You'd think the rain would put the fires out - but it ain't working that way.

We had winds and hail - winds over 85 MPH that tore out trees and downed power and phone lines, but the satellite is still up, so I am online OK.

Our trees here are all OK, but there was a lot or rain for a couple of hours. The fruit is still hanging onto the trees too - thankfully!

I think we lost our tomatoes though.

SurferJoe46
16-07-2010, 05:49 PM
The downside is that you have to live in a country where everyone speaks American... :D

Well - after watching that Australian last night - I can at least understand what the Uh-mehr-i-kans are saying. :confused:

We gots so many dialects here that I hav troubles understanding those from Louisiana and Arkansas - not to mention a lot of the Texicans too.

Of course, youse guys know that I speak the Queen's English - or can, anyway.

stu161204
16-07-2010, 08:29 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/881004141.png (http://www.speedtest.net)
:)


http://www.speedtest.net/result/881064204.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

http://www.speedtest.net/result/881445593.png (http://www.speedtest.net) - Xtra Pro

SurferJoe46
17-07-2010, 07:24 AM
Well - it's nice to have the internet today - the phones are still down and there's no window for the repair time yet.

My wife is going through withdrawal without the dial tone and her ear may even heal up if the phones stay dead for a prolonged period of time.

I think Verizon has forgotten that they have about 9,000 customers here in Anza.

I can say 9000 because everyone in the area has the same 951-763-xxxx Area Code and Prefix. It's kinda neat when someone asks you your number and you only have to say the last four digits - everybody knows the rest of the numbers are the same as theirs.

forrest44
17-07-2010, 10:56 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/882605766.png
Didn't realise it was this fast where I am
Only get 2gb/month though before I have to pay extraaaa.........