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

  1. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    Is your diploma a BTEC by any chance?
     
  2. MrDomRocks

    MrDomRocks Modder

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    It is a Distance Learning Course via Stonebridge. Works out as an A Level in IT once finished.
     
  3. suragh

    suragh Derp

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    Awesome dude, I did something similar to you. I really enjoyed it and its a brilliant qualification. :D
     
  4. MrDomRocks

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    I have been lazy and not really done much on it of late, handed in three assignments so far, the first was interesting and got some help from Bit Tech by asking the main question in a thread.

    It's rather easy at the moment and no doubt will get tougher. My Sixth Form A levels I never completed, as IT was so boring. I don't think my school really had a grasp on it.

    Choosing to do the easy A Level to teach rather than something more complex.
     
  5. suragh

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    The hardware/Basic Programming and web design assignments I found interesting the most. :)

    What ones have you been assigned so far?
     
  6. MrDomRocks

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    I will need to dig out the assignments, but currently up to data flow so nothing overly interesting at the moment. I am looking forward to the programming/design aspects.
     
  7. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Going to watch some live music with a couple friends tonight
     
  8. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    I've been using this new connection since november.

    Surfing etc are just pure bliss now. Not forgetting uploads, simple act of uploading couple photos totalling few megabytes needed patience. Now it takes few seconds and bam.

    Looks like 100/50Mbps pipe is now my minimum.
     
  9. Tangster

    Tangster Butt-kicking for goodness!

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    Where are you? I want that connection.
     
  10. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    Tampere, Finland.

    Local telco offers ridiculously cheap pipes for housing co-ops. Long haul is fiber, last mile is traditional copper but hey its FTTB so only about 30 metres of good copper according to sync speeds. Best of this all is the fact that the lines are not shared like cable internet. 10/10, 20/10, 30/10, 60/30 and 100/50 are all dedicated per apartment so there is a rather beefy backbone. And its really only 16 euros per month.

    Funny business: competing ISPs started an aggressive telemarketing campaign after local telco lit up. I'm getting calls weekly offering 10/10 pipe for 24-30 euros per month. And its one 1GB fiber per building... I'm not even bothered by that, I get a laugh off frustrated telemonkeys.
     
  11. MrDomRocks

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    Had a pretty good night, out being social for once Didn't make a prat of myself. Saw plenty of old friends and made some new ones.

    Ready to see them again soon.

    Didn't drink too much and stayed within my self envoked budget.
     
  12. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Relatively good night for me... i basically was jumping between if she was coming or not only probably realizing maybe 10 minutes after leaving my house she was coming!

    Honestly if anything the night made it all a little worse for me, she was texting me to go down to a different place felt a little bad for my friend but he totally understood and encouraged me to go, met her and i couldn't get in! too full ughh but instead of going in with her friends she wanted to hang out with me! result!

    Went outside spoke a lot it was actually really nice, i thought it would be super uncomfortable trying to make conversation or even small talk but it was really easy (social smoking) *slaps wrist*

    Went back to my friends with her so she could see the area a little better then back to her friends which turned out to be only a couple girls and some random people she seems to meet, dancing with her and it all went amazingly!

    Was going to go to one of her friends partys.... and it got cancelled... Aghh! she basically went home then because her friend was the designated driver and i continued to drink after such a good night i was gutted!!

    So much crap has come out of it thought *moves over to ruining* :D
     
  13. MrDomRocks

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    After social awkwardness. My night turned into a really fun time.

    Bumped into some old friends, geeked about hardware and games. Drank etc

    Hung out with a girl I am friends with. Basically just the two of us for several hours in and amongst our mutual friends.

    Nothing going to happen but was good to see her none the less.
     
  14. suragh

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    Taking a Meraki Webinar - Introduction to Cloud Networking on Wednesday morning. I potentially might receive server/software licenses and a Wireless AP which are really sleek looking worth £600 for my school!

    I cannot wait!

    The software management system is totally free and allows you to manage yours and everyone elses Ipad's remotely... until Cisco mess up things which I bet they will start charging for it.

    http://www.meraki.com/webinars

    EDIT: They are sending the AP with cloud management licensing tomoz!
     
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  15. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Seems i have developed a fashion sense...

    Went out Saturday night and got complimented by said girl and her friends, felt good didn't bring it up either.

    Found a leather bomber jacket i used to wear, stopped wearing it because it wasn't very warm at all and just had a hood attachment not a fabric interior.
    Removed the hood attachment and paired it with a warm famous stars and straps hoodie and it looks great!
     
  16. .//TuNdRa

    .//TuNdRa Resident Bulldozer Guru

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    After a bit of a freak-out last week over my lack of a job, and money, and car; I've managed to pull things together a bit. Toddled down the Job Centre, got some advice, got onto JSA, so I'll have some income, and got given a few tips on where else to look, lo and behold; there's an IT Technical Assistant role going, only 10-15 applicants, basic wage. I applied the shiz out of that thing.

    Now I wait, but it's one hell of an improvement over sitting on my ass being too pessimistic to try.

    Also got told an absolutely terrible joke. I refuse to repeat it because of how awful it was.
     
  17. Weekly_Estimate

    Weekly_Estimate Gives credit where its due

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    Interesting stuff!
     
  18. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I got my fountain pen back, oh my science it is smooth!
     
  19. DeadP1xels

    DeadP1xels Social distancing since 92

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    Spent the afternoon ebaying a bunch of gear i no longer want/need

    Hopefully it sells within the next week or so and i can go to watch these bands in a few weeks :)
     
  20. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    my tablet has finally arrived back in the uk, can finally get it RMA'd and sleep easily knowing its done and dusted
     

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