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Simon's Avatar Picture Simon – December 18, 2007 02:38PM Reply Quote
For all your work woes.

porruka (Admin) – May 05, 2016 07:08PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
JW, T-Mobile data seems pretty good around here. I have two hotspots I've been using to test the company/service and things have been good in real world use cases.



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John Willoughby – May 05, 2016 07:35PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
I had T-Mobile about ten years ago, when my phones were Sidekicks. (I miss them sometimes... fun interface.) Service was okay. There were more dead spots around town than with AT&T, but I imagine that AT&T's network coverage was spottier then, too. I'm mostly with AT&T because of inertia, and a conviction that Sprint and T-Mobile's very generous plans are not sustainable and will ultimately go away.

James DeBenedetti – May 05, 2016 08:41PM Reply Quote
T-Mobile and Sprint don't have to prop up legacy landline and cable businesses with cellular profits like Verizon and AT&T do.

El Jeffe – May 06, 2016 04:34AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
that's why I chose (with much effort) Cricket (AT&T company).
Cheaper, better network. I moved away/from T-Mobile.
But, it's whatever works for 'you'.

ARL (Moderator) – May 06, 2016 07:52PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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John Willoughby
I use a VPN for my phone at work because it's nobody's business. I stream old sitcoms (e.g. Futurama) from Netflix because I don't need to look at the screen and I enjoy the audio. Today Netflix told me that I can't watch because I'm using a proxy. Inevitable byproduct of stomping all over the non-US people streaming US content, I suppose, but damned annoying to be a legitimate US user and still blocked. Now I have to give up the practice or let my IT department scan my traffic. They're not malicious, but it feels intrusive anyway. Or I could stream over LTE, if I don't mind blasting through my data usage limits.

I hope you complained loudly about it to Netflix.

porruka (Admin) – May 06, 2016 08:39PM Reply Quote
Failure is pre-greatness.
ARL, speaking of Australia and Netflix. did you see my post for your benefit in Sporkers Helping Sporkers?

John Willoughby – May 07, 2016 11:03AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
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ARL
I hope you complained loudly about it to Netflix.

If there was a chance in hell of making a difference, I would.



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Cloudscout – May 12, 2016 07:34AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
My wife wants me to consider looking for a job in Central Florida because she's tired of Minnesota winters. Hmm.

John Willoughby – May 12, 2016 07:45AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Not having experienced a Minnesota winter, I would still rather try one of them than another Florida summer.

Cloudscout – May 12, 2016 08:07AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
I spent 5 years in Orlando and I really didn't mind it.

ddt – May 12, 2016 08:17AM Reply Quote
My physical aversion to humidity has certainly narrowed the choices of "places I could live". Helsinki was surprisingly hot and humid in the summer! Boston like to near killed me.

ddt

John Willoughby – May 12, 2016 08:38AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Humidity is FAR worse than heat. That said, I've heard that Minnesota is pretty humid in the summers. I know Wisconsin was when I was there for work.

Cloudscout – May 12, 2016 08:58AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Yes, it gets quite humid here in the summer. Not as humid as Florida but bad enough.

John Willoughby – May 12, 2016 10:22AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Of course, Florida will be underwater before too long. That's about as humid as it can get.

ddt – May 12, 2016 10:26AM Reply Quote
Ugh, yeah, I got heat stroke during a bike race in Milwaukee. It was only about 85F, but about 90+% humidity. Took me days to recover.

ddt

ARL (Moderator) – May 12, 2016 05:01PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
[Cue Four Yorkshireman skit] "hmph! Luxury..."

19 days before the first day of winter, we had our first "cold" (just below 50˚F) night. The coldest day we've had so far is around 75˚F

[edit] And later this week we're back to 29˚C (roughly 85˚F)

The Starks are wrong, Winter is NOT coming...



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John Willoughby – May 12, 2016 06:03PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Sure it is. It will just be T-shirt weather.

John Willoughby – June 02, 2016 10:56AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
A cow-orker had an emergency and asked me to sit in on a meeting for him with about five minutes' notice. Our meetings are typically 30 minutes or less and are generally pretty focused. This one turned out to be 90 minutes long, and about proper code documentation standards. I will avenge myself upon my cow-orker.



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ddt – June 02, 2016 01:45PM Reply Quote
By Grabthar's hammer.

ddt

John Willoughby – June 02, 2016 01:53PM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Grabthar, Thor, M.C. Any way you look at it, it's Hammer time.

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