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OnPoint: MSD's Leaky Servers

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  • BenWilson, in reply to duke,

    Yeah those are some sharp plans they've just pushed out. However did you read the T&C's !?:

    Yup, a reasonable usage thingo. I'm on the very, very cheapest plan in the long haul, so it doesn't apply to me, since I've got a bandwidth cap. I'm not a big volume downloader, but I do want it to be fast. So effectively I've got a 4 month holiday from all telco costs, and after that, they're halved. To boot, I have a fiber connection in my home that took two techos a day to install, and I'm getting 30Mbps down. Their router is way better than the Telecom one, it actually reaches all of my property. All up, pretty stoked.

    Also apologizing for the threadjack(s).

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10541 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    This is an organisation that is very, very politically-influenced, and is being expected to do more with less.

    And if it's not about doing more with less - which is on shaky ground given the false economy from replacing public servants with consultants - then it's about installing yes-men in the plum jobs to tell their masters what they want to hear.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5382 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to BenWilson,

    I have a fiber connection in my home that took two techos a day to install

    Yeah, well, screw you. I have UFB fibre running right past my house, courtesy of the school that's three doors up the road, and Chorus' map shows that we're one intersection (about 150 metres) south of where they plan to make UFB available within the next two years. TWO YEARS the bastards!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    I feel for you....
    7 years ago, Telecom ran a fibre-optic cable into Big O*, after an illustrious inhabitant of the place**collected signatures from 12 of us that our businesses relied
    on having good broadband.
    None of us are still with Telecom, but the cable works extremely well...
    *That's about 12k down a rural metal road-
    **He still sends huge photographic files - when he's home-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Islander,

    Toss in that my current ADSL2+ connection has degraded from stable at 20-21Mbps to unstable at even 7Mbps and Orcon don’t have the foggiest idea what’s wrong (though I finally got a Chorus tech who agrees with my assessment that it’s something occurring at the exchange), and you can understand my ire.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    That’s where Keith may have done us all a huge favour – more likely now that Cabinet will approve extra money before all the other cross-agency systems are in place, especially Health ones.

    Heh heh. He said "extra money".

    Since Nov 2006 • 6242 posts Report Reply

  • Jeremy Andrew, in reply to Kyle Matthews,

    Heh heh. He said "extra money".

    Considering the Police have been told they aren't allowed extra money, even though they have gang members trying to join up. It must be starting to look like Police Academy 3 down there in Porirua...

    Hamiltron - City of the F… • Since Nov 2006 • 900 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Jeremy Andrew,

    Considering the Police have been told they aren’t allowed extra money, even though they have gang members trying to join up.

    I was puzzled as to how more money would help. They do background checks on applicants now.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    Toss in that my current ADSL2+ connection has degraded from stable at 20-21Mbps to unstable at even 7Mbps and Orcon don’t have the foggiest idea what’s wrong (though I finally g

    Gah! 30Mbps = normal here...o goodness! Ire-understanding activcated-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Islander,

    30Mbps = normal here

    My comment to Ben goes just as much to you, then >-|

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    TWO YEARS the bastards!

    Ouch. Mind you, I feel like I've been waiting 20 years for this.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10541 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    My comment to Ben goes just as much to you, then >-

    Heh!
    Gets ready to watch a family video (from an Aussie cuzzie who doesnt do Skype)-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to duke,

    Come now surely you've changed the default password on your router Ben!

    I have, but not the WPA key, which is printed on the router.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10541 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Matthew Poole,

    I was puzzled as to how more money would help. They do background checks on applicants now.

    Perhaps they were using the Kiosks before. ;) hey the Police are always head hunting, guess they got a bit more than they bargained for.

    coat,
    getting.....

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Clarke, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Consultants can only be effective if the public servants they work for are any good.

    -36.76, 174.61 or thereab… • Since Nov 2006 • 164 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    Thread would not be complete without this properly hatstand effort from a name familiar to some...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Matthew Poole, in reply to Sam F,

    Thread would not be complete without this properly hatstand effort from a name familiar to some…

    Oh, dear <deity>. The stupid. It burns. Make it stop. MAKE IT STOP!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2007 • 4097 posts Report Reply

  • webweaver, in reply to Sam F,

    Thread would not be complete without this properly hatstand effort from a name familiar to some…

    Wow. Just. Wow.

    She's taking the piss, right? Satire, yeah? Please tell me she's doing a kind of Colbert Report type of thing...

    ...isn't she?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 331 posts Report Reply

  • James Francis, in reply to Sam F,

    The absolute certainty, the utter conviction, the unswerving faith. <Goes to tear hair out. #1 cut. Bugger> I've never seen this blogger before and I trust I never read her again.

    St John's, Newfoundland • Since Nov 2006 • 121 posts Report Reply

  • Sam F,

    You're welcome... no, it is not satire, and no, I won't subject anyone to another link to that site...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1609 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to webweaver,

    Satire, yeah?

    she's always been completely un-self-aware on Twitter, so no

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19518 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to James Francis,

    I trust I never read her again

    good for the sanity

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19518 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to James Francis,

    I've never seen this blogger before and I trust I never read her again.

    I've seen far, far too much of her. I have managed to blank it out, though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10541 posts Report Reply

  • nzlemming, in reply to webweaver,

    Sorry, that blogger has never been bright enough to understand satire, let alone perpetrate it.

    I can (almost) accept contrary opinions as long as the facts are kept straight but no:

    It's also been revealed that Ira Bailey (from the Uruwera 17) bribed the Ministry. In what world do people use bribery rather than just doing the right thing?

    Wut?

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2893 posts Report Reply

  • Hebe, in reply to Sam F,

    The poor silly wee lambie. I was dumb in my 20s (and some would say in middle age too) but praise the lord there was no internet to publish on and have my deep thinkings recorded forever. Reads like a pull-up-your-socks homily from a girls' school novel: Priscilla Sorts Out Politics.

    Christchurch • Since May 2011 • 2893 posts Report Reply

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