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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I miss English internet and it's pricing.

    I pay more here in Germany for less. Its still fine, but it's kind of depressing.
     
  2. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Same in NZ, we paid more for less speed but then they're at the end of the planet unlike Germany.
     
  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    I looked it up because it was mentioned but, Muskylink, or any other satellite BB, has never been on the radar.
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Think yourself lucky. When I lived in Dorset we had 4mb and it was £60 a month. And it constantly went down because the wire was about 500ft long to the road and would constantly snap in tree branches because they ran it through four trees ffs.
     
  5. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    Ah, duff BB oneupmanship.

    I remember being very pleased with the move up to dual ISDN at 128kbps then over a decade later taking a drop from 17.5Mbps ADSL2 to 345kbps after moving to this address, before FTTC.
     
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  6. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    I remember when all of this were fields and the internet didn't exist, happy days.
     
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  7. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    Promotion at work. Finally getting away from IT service desk work.
     
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  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    As an electric car owner, I think this qualifies:-



    Background:- Ecotricity installed the first ever chargers at motorway services a decade ago (some are still there, and often broken). Most avoid them now.
     
  9. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Enjoy your march towards BOFH-dom! :thumb:
     
  10. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    That is exciting news. It also reminds me that our EV is as old as the Ecotricity chargers... :eek:
     
  11. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    What is it and how's the battery going?
     
  12. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    At that age, it's most likely an early 24kW Nissan Leaf, like Robert Llewellyn's.
     
  13. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    It is. It's a 2011 LEAF with the original 24kW battery. We have probably somewhere between 3/4 and 2/3 of the capacity in the batteries, but it does us brilliantly still. It's been a superb car. Coupled with a renewable-only supplier, it's quite a good way to potter about.
     
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  14. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Keep an eye on Llewellyn's youtube channel, Fully Charged Show. He's spoken of an upcoming battery upgrade on his Leaf.
     
  15. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  16. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Received letter from EDF - "Due to pricing cap blah blah blah, your energy cost will increase by £125 a year"..

    **** off EDF!

    Just switched to Bulb as per recommendation on uswitch and will be saying over £200 a year.
     
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  17. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Just got off the phone from eBay; a very nice Irish chap informed me that because some of the ongoing mess is due to eBay's staff making mistakes and services not working, they're going to cover it and I'll be getting a refund without having to communicate with this obtuse, scamming ******* of a seller any more.

    Can't believe I'm going to say this, but fantastic customer service from eBay.

    I'm right behind you; my neckbeard is getting pretty terrifying and unkempt. I reckon if I stood outside a school right now I'd be arrested on general principle. (edit - this is meant in jest, beard-lovers. I'm neckbeard about 80% of the year.)

    Can't do much about the hair, though. My white-fro is continuing to expand. Good news is I'm friends with a barber, so as soon as restrictions lift...
     
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  18. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I bought a set of cordless trimmers a while back - life-changing. At least, if'n you're not too fussy about how neat the finished job is!
     
  19. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Rotary Cat.

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    I've had trimmers for near twenty years, my wife does my hair with them. Wasn't easy to find a big enough basin...
     
  20. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    For some reason all I can think of now is walnut whips.

    Ain't a bad thing.

    Yup, trimmer here too - all of it gets buzzed off. As soon as mother nature started telling me I shouldn't have long hair anymore, a good few years back now, I went the polar opposite.
     
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