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

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    No C5? Swizz.

    The milk float was a nice touch, though. Crazy how we've gone backwards, there: you can watch footage of electric milk floats in service in the 1940s, and yet our milk was delivered today in a battered diesel van pumping out all kinds of nasties. What went wrong, eh?
     
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  2. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    The short answer is that advances in refrigeration did away with the need for daily milk deliveries.

    The facetious one, is that they kept getting bombed.

    I would expect that the battery vehicles of those days were only good for that sort of driving, slow paced with constant stopping and starting. As soon as it's delivering to a single house on each street then it probably all falls apart. Where I live the likes of Amazon and DPD do exactly that, which is ideal for modern electric vans but they're not yet economical against a cheap diesel unit I'd expect. If only we had a competent government.
     
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  3. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    We can but hope that milk floats will return with the rise of EV vans that's currently happening.
     
  4. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    To be fair on that though, it was only an issue if they went too fast.
     
  5. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Did a new tattoo on myself. Starting to get good with stick n poke
     
  6. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    Bad news - The USA megacorp I work for a subsidiary of, just asked us all for headshots to populate their org chart, calling it a "Corporate requirement"
    Good news - Being able to tell them no without any comeback, because UK GDPR.
     
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  7. mrlongbeard

    mrlongbeard Multimodder

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    Top stuff.
    I uploaded the below fully expecting to be told to go away and upload a proper corporate shot, but so far 6 years later no one has.
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  8. IanW

    IanW Grumpy Old Git

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    A little while back, I posted this in the other thread.

    Not jealous anymore after seeing the following:-

     
  9. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    That should have an AIO in it. If it did? it would perform really well. Maybe there's a shortage? IDK. That said they are nasty inside.
     
  10. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    According to the vid the AIO seems to be a configurable option, despite it being advertised on the packaging.

    Looooot of plastic on that case...
     
  11. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    In other news... this:

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    Oof.

    I mean... it's Virgin Media after all, but I find that once you cut their crappy hardware out of the loop it's not too bad. The new SuperShittyHub was in 'router' mode for a total of about 20-30 minutes before I switched it to 'modem-only'!

    EDIT: Nice, even testmy.net agrees, and that's usually a pretty harsh test...

    [​IMG]
     
  12. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Well la-de-dah Mr. Internet!

    I wish Deutsche Telekom would get their arse out of their hands and offer something that wasn't a limping VDSL thing around here.

    Or the exclusivity contract on this property would expire so I could pay some other chumps for intertubes.
     
  13. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Waiting for Deutsche Telekom to do anything is more often than not a job for multiple generations, one after the other getting old and grey while waiting. When I still had to deal with them I would start literally any conversation with them with the following words "good day, just to let you know: this is the only conversation about this topic you'll have with me. From the second round on you'll have to talk exclusively with my lawyers. Understood? Good, let's start", which seemed to work wonders for their speed of action.
     
  14. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Yeah, DT remind me of older BT - I get the same blood boiling frustration whenever I have to deal with them, be it work or personal.

    For whatever reason they're literally the only provider I can get here. It feels like they laid the cable (New-ish build, five-six years old) and have demanded a period of exclusivity for the pleasure, which seems monstrously archaic and bull****ty to me, but here we are.
     
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    They have laid the cable with a certainty of >98%, because they still own most cables/connections in Germany (former state-owned monopolist) and they also decide which company to share their cables with. There are anti-competitive tendencies within DT and Germany is trying to make them open up, but you know how hard that can be. Personally, I'm with Vodafone and they are quite good by now when their connection has issues. The distribution centre (the knot in this area), though, belongs to DT. It was not fun to be limited to 1Mbit/s down for 6 months because they hired a cheap Romanian team of technicians to maintain their hardware, who then screwed up big time (replacing damaged cards with outright broken ones, flashing the wrong firmware, not pushing in cables all the way, ...) and Vodafone and I could only wait for DT to move slower than a paraplegic glacier.
     
  16. liratheal

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    That would certainly explain a lot.

    When we arranged for this line I of course opted for the biggest option they listed on their site, and that said "Yep, you can have this!" - But then it didn't. They didn't let us know, of course, that that wasn't an option until we called on the supposed activation date. That we could only have this other package, and now that had to be a separate order and would take another two weeks. It took more, though, 'cause despite having exclusivity on the lines they couldn't tell that ours had never been connected before, the previous tenant hadn't had internet for whatever reason. Or a phone.

    Honestly it felt like that scene in South Park where they deal with the nipple rubbing cable people.
     
  17. perplekks45

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    At least they gave you the option to take any other option. They could've easily just not said or offered anything, charged you for the bigger package, delivered less, and then gotten out of the whole ordeal by saying "...oh, but you know our packages are 'up to xx Mbit/s' and we cannot guarantee those speeds, like ever".
     
  18. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    On the one hand, yeah, pleasantly surprised that it didn't go that route. On the other, I had to compare it mentally to the providers I experienced in the UK and comparatively it made me consider trying to flush the entirety of Telekom down the toilet.
     
  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Let me know when you do it, I'll join in and might just hand you another bunch of companies to drown.
     
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  20. Andersen

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    Three job interviews next week
     
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