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tomierna's Avatar Picture tomierna (Admin) – December 07, 2007 08:50PM Reply Quote
Hell, it was a popular icebreaker on the ancien boards ...

Get up close and personal with excruciating details of your quotidien
existence!

How's your dirty laundry?



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ARL (Moderator) – December 25, 2017 09:12PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Festivus!

ARL (Moderator) – January 07, 2018 10:59AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!

El Jeffe – January 07, 2018 12:26PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
I would say most places I've experienced are fully self-served. New Jersey is total full served, from what I know.
We have/had one place, SWIFTY, that would pump gas for you. I've not seen one in a while.

El Jeffe – January 07, 2018 12:33PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
cheap living, plenty of jobs. Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/life/affordable-cities-rental-costs/?utm_content=buffere2c78&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
(but you pump your own gas)

Rent is $466/month. It's not a bad town, imo. Typical midwest slightly medium town.

El Jeffe – January 08, 2018 09:20AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
On another note, tony, the ONLY news I can recall coming out of Oregon has been this pump your own gas news. LOL

ARL (Moderator) – January 09, 2018 01:36AM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
And that news travels to the other end of the world...

John Willoughby – January 09, 2018 06:39AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Gravity ensures that all news eventually ends up Down Under.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 11, 2018 02:49PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
ATT Fiber in my neighborhood. Internet 1000!

dharlow – January 11, 2018 02:50PM Reply Quote
I have it, worth every penny.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 11, 2018 02:58PM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I user a business firwall at my house and the throughput is "only" 650 megabits, so I may have to upgrade that at some point. I didn't have bad internet, I am on the 75 Megabit plan for ATT currently. But the fiber price, even after the 12 month promotional price goes down is actually $5 cheaper. It was a no brainer. I am not sure how widely it is available in the Bay area, but my neighborhood is usually not among the first to get upgrades like this so it was a surprise.

ARL (Moderator) – January 11, 2018 03:15PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
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Mokers
ATT Fiber in my neighborhood. Internet 1000!

Meanwhile, I've just paid extra to "upgrade" to the 50Mbps plan because the speeds I was getting on the 25Mbps plan were crap. I have a funny feeling I've paid for nothing...

ddt – January 11, 2018 04:48PM Reply Quote
Hm, I'm on Somic Fusion Broadband - X2 and that's $70/mo (but turns out to $90/mo with taxes and hardware rental). Having trouble seeing what the speeds are, but bet it's less than fiber (seems Sonic's gigabit fiber isn't available at my address yet). Though there's no bandwidth nor data caps and I don't need a firewall. Do you think I'd see better service by moving to AT&T, or waiting for Sonic's fiber?

ddt

Mokers (Moderator) – January 12, 2018 01:31AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
I have always liked sonic and didn't even think to ask about their rates. AT&T may not be price competitive because the prices i quote are before tax and usually only available with a tv bundle. The service i have had has been reliable but I do use an enterprise firewall.

ddt – January 12, 2018 04:48AM Reply Quote
Okay, thanks -- yeah, Sonic is a good company, and has been very vocal about net neutrality, but their web site makes it hard to evaluate speed tiers. (And, weirdly, it also says the service I have isn't available at my address.)

ddt

El Jeffe – January 12, 2018 06:57AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
comcast just bumped my speed to 100(more like 112) mbps. $55/mo
1000 is $140
2000 is $300
they have 3000 mbps at some stupid price, I think.

dharlow – January 12, 2018 07:27AM Reply Quote
If you can get AT&T Fiber it would be worth switching from Sonic, but if it is just Sonic -> AT&T Uverse both based on copper wire there will be no difference.

Mokers (Moderator) – January 12, 2018 07:27AM Reply Quote
Formerly Remy Martin
That's pretty crazy. Do they give you a 10 gigabit router for your home?

John Willoughby – January 17, 2018 11:28AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Cook's in town. Or was. He's probably escaped my wrath by now.

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