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Reply #36155 on: June 26, 2017, 01:14:05 PM

A few friends in Alameda have been talking about a new wireless provider they've got over there which uses a mesh network, which sounds pretty goddamn cool and I'd assume it's a little more resilient in the face of antennas being jostled out of position.
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Reply #36156 on: June 26, 2017, 01:42:25 PM

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Common Networks' new offerings include unlimited broadband internet with upload and download speeds of above 50Mbps for $50 per month with no contract, added fees or hidden taxes. New subscribers in Alameda will receive six months free as part of an introductory offer.

That M is capitalized. Is it really 500mbps?

Edit: And after a tiny bit of research:

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Our average customer speeds are 5x faster than DSL and 2x faster than cable. We use new wireless technology with a small antenna on your roof to deliver speeds over 75 mbps download & upload for a flat fee of $50 / month, no contract required.

That is terrible for $50.
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Reply #36157 on: June 26, 2017, 02:24:53 PM

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Common Networks' new offerings include unlimited broadband internet with upload and download speeds of above 50Mbps for $50 per month with no contract, added fees or hidden taxes. New subscribers in Alameda will receive six months free as part of an introductory offer.

That M is capitalized. Is it really 500mbps?

Edit: And after a tiny bit of research:

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Our average customer speeds are 5x faster than DSL and 2x faster than cable. We use new wireless technology with a small antenna on your roof to deliver speeds over 75 mbps download & upload for a flat fee of $50 / month, no contract required.

That is terrible for $50.

Compared to Google Fiber everything is terrible.

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Reply #36158 on: June 26, 2017, 02:44:17 PM

I mean, yeah. I don't have Google Fiber, but I do have gigabit. I was getting faster than 75mbps from a T-Mobile cell phone when I moved in. That's how bad that is.
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Reply #36159 on: June 26, 2017, 03:03:28 PM

You think that's bad, a week ago I was paying $50/mo for ADSL with 2Mbps down (and less up).   awesome, for real  Wireless has been quite a game-changer.  I'll go fiber if it ever makes its way out to me -- you can get it in SF now but only if you're in a large apartment building where it's worth their while to run it to the building and sell to a whole bunch of tenants.

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Reply #36160 on: June 26, 2017, 08:17:37 PM

Some of us live in rural areas where the competition is either AT&T or Comcast.  I stick with AT&T solely because fuck Comcast.
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Reply #36161 on: June 26, 2017, 09:34:46 PM

Samwise does not though.
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Reply #36162 on: June 26, 2017, 10:05:24 PM

I live 4 blocks from a fiber trunk :( No spurs on it.

They did install it to the library for free, though! We had been forced into a T1 by our system up to that point  Ohhhhh, I see. A fucking T1.

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Reply #36163 on: June 26, 2017, 10:41:07 PM

Samwise does not though.

If you know of a gigabit fiber provider that services my neighborhood please let me know.   awesome, for real

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Reply #36164 on: June 26, 2017, 11:12:54 PM

Did you check if AT&T has fiber in your area yet? They started SF fiber service a year ago.
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Reply #36165 on: June 27, 2017, 02:49:59 AM

Nope, not available.  Also, ew, AT&T.

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Reply #36166 on: June 27, 2017, 05:06:28 AM

I've lived in 8 different countries in the last 15 years. The most that I've ever paid for fast internet and bundled TV is about 45/mo. In some countries I got unlimited mobile data as well for a total of about 30/mo.

I have decent but occasionally weather-prone conventional broadband so I also have a Three Mobile sim for 26 pounds a month that gives me unlimited 4G mobile data and 30GB of tethered data a month.

Except that it doesn't recognise that my Huawei router isn't a phone so I've had almost a year so far of unlimited, high speed broadband via the router.

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Reply #36167 on: June 27, 2017, 11:27:37 PM

Harvested my garlic scapes; almost 6 quarts bagged and frozen  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? 
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Reply #36168 on: June 28, 2017, 01:17:11 AM

Nope, not available.  Also, ew, AT&T.

Ew att indeed. Though I do have ATT and have chewed through five TB this month. Which, rough back of the napkin math, would take you 82 years.
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Reply #36169 on: June 28, 2017, 08:21:13 AM

Harvested my garlic scapes; almost 6 quarts bagged and frozen  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? 
Rabbits got to my first lettuce harvest, but I was happy to see a partially-eaten rabbit corpse yesterday morning.

Seemed kind of appropriate, given I'm playing 7 Days to Die, having a corpse lying outside the front door. And then something absconded with it by lunch, so I kept chuckling because I couldn't shake the thought that it decayed with loot on it.

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Reply #36170 on: June 28, 2017, 11:59:49 AM

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Reply #36171 on: June 28, 2017, 12:28:29 PM

Do you know what got the rabbit? 

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Reply #36172 on: June 28, 2017, 01:32:56 PM

Maybe the lettuce?
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Reply #36173 on: June 28, 2017, 01:48:36 PM

Do you know what got the rabbit? 
I think a cat adopted my yard. My yard cat.

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Reply #36174 on: June 29, 2017, 12:47:02 PM

Someone in our NYC office just literally emailed us "can you confirm this info as soon as possible, that would be great" and it's taking every fucking ounce of my willpower to not reply with a meme. As it stands, I put my foot down and I'm not answering that email.
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Reply #36175 on: June 29, 2017, 01:32:21 PM

Something that vague sounds like a phishing/ malware attack someone opened. I'd report it to him and his manager to be sure he's not infecting the office.

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Reply #36176 on: June 29, 2017, 08:14:30 PM

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Reply #36177 on: July 04, 2017, 05:45:46 AM

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Reply #36178 on: July 07, 2017, 10:10:05 AM

I'm going to be touring Berlin -> Dresden -> Prague -> Krakow -> Budapest in February.  Anything I need to know before I go?

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Reply #36179 on: July 07, 2017, 10:40:30 AM

Another language or two ?

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Reply #36180 on: July 07, 2017, 10:52:49 AM

I'm going to be touring Berlin -> Dresden -> Prague -> Krakow -> Budapest in February.  Anything I need to know before I go?

yes, if you get a tan you might not get let back into the US
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Reply #36181 on: July 07, 2017, 10:54:16 AM

Tips for Prague: drink all the beer.

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Reply #36182 on: July 07, 2017, 10:58:38 AM

I'm going to be touring Berlin -> Dresden -> Prague -> Krakow -> Budapest in February.  Anything I need to know before I go?

yes, if you get a tan you might not get let back into the US

I did already get a Global Entry card, but little chance of a tan.

Mostly I want to know if I can spend euros in all these places or do I have to get some koruna for Prague.

EDIT: Going to drop by Auschwitz as well.

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Reply #36183 on: July 07, 2017, 11:17:24 AM

just get a chase sapphire and use it everywhere

make sure you take a selfie video at auschwitz, it's all the rage
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Reply #36184 on: July 07, 2017, 11:28:28 AM

just get a chase sapphire and use it everywhere

make sure you take a selfie video at auschwitz, it's all the rage

And snapchat it with the note: Wish you were here.

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Reply #36185 on: July 07, 2017, 11:31:42 AM

I got looks from Germans when trying to use my card to buy things less than 5 euro.  Then again, Germans looks were easy to gather.

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Reply #36186 on: July 07, 2017, 12:02:35 PM

I got looks from Germans when trying to use my card to buy things less than 5 euro.  Then again, Germans looks were easy to gather.

Just tell them, "Cash is as dead as my bubbe Safta," and stare back. You'll do more psychological damage than they ever could to you.

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Reply #36187 on: July 07, 2017, 12:43:16 PM

I got looks from Germans when trying to use my card to buy things less than 5 euro.  Then again, Germans looks were easy to gather.
That's true in the US too. Some places even ban credit card purchases under $10*.

* Legal now under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
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Reply #36188 on: July 07, 2017, 01:01:14 PM

I got looks from Germans when trying to use my card to buy things less than 5 euro.  Then again, Germans looks were easy to gather.

Just tell them, "Cash is as dead as my bubbe Safta," and stare back. You'll do more psychological damage than they ever could to you.

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Reply #36189 on: July 07, 2017, 01:15:29 PM

Yeah, that's what I want to do in a foreign country where I don't speak the language.

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