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Comments on news posted 2013-02-02 11:32:10: Please stay in the comment section below until authorized personnel give you the green light to leave. . ..

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CaptainRR
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Blue Rock, OH

1 recommendation

Have a nice weekend all!

Big game Sunday and stay warm beer or coffee? Both!



state
stress magnet
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join:2002-02-08
Purgatory
kudos:6

1 recommendation

It's dangerous to go alone!




Westofhere

join:2005-04-07
West Coast

Go Ravens!

Destroy the fortywhiners!



FFH
Premium
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

3 recommendations

Re: Go SF

Go SF, beat the Ratbirds.



state
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3 recommendations

Go commercials. Overshadow the whole game.



FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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said by state:

Go commercials. Overshadow the whole game.

All those companies that pay HUGE fees to advertise on the SuperBowl lose big time with me. Every time a commercial comes on I switch channels.
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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.


state
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I like to laugh, so if there's not a wardrobe malfunction going on somewhere, I'm gonna watch the commercials. It's the one time of year that I can stand advertising.



FFH
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Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

1 edit

Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

I got a letter from Comcast today saying they upped the speed of their Performance tier to 20/4. But speed tests show that with the speed increase, the Powerboost feature appears to be gone as well.


Comcast letter



Speed test


And some proof that Powerboost is gone:

DiffProbe release. January 2012. Build 1008.
Shaper Detection Module.

Connected to server 64.9.225.166.

Estimating capacity:
Upstream: 4533 Kbps.
Downstream: 22360 Kbps.

The measurement will take upto 2.5 minutes. Please wait.

Checking for traffic shapers:

Upstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 4442 Kbps.

Downstream: No shaper detected.
Median received rate: 21914 Kbps.

For more information, visit: »www.cc.gatech.edu/~partha/diffprobe

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A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury.


jkj860
The Final Frontier

join:2002-01-10
Valparaiso, IN
reply to state

Re: Go SF



YukonHawk

join:2001-01-07
Patterson, NY
reply to state

Same here.


Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT
reply to FFH

Re: Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

said by FFH:

I got a letter from Comcast today saying they upped the speed of their Performance tier to 20/4. But speed tests show that with the speed increase, the Powerboost feature appears to be gone as well.

Why does every provider in the US cap the upload speed at 4-5Mbs?

chomper87

join:2012-02-22
Clearwater, FL
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
·CenturyLink

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Why does every provider in the US cap the upload speed at 4-5Mbs?

Not all of them.

DemonicLlama
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Potomac, MD

My random thoughts

I don't care what other people say, Dredd was a good movie. Go Ravens!!!


biochemistry
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join:2003-05-09
92361

Why are laptop keys so darn hard to put back on?

If I wanted to clean the keyboard on my old windows 95 gateway computer, it was literally just a snap. Pull the keys off, clean and press them back on. With my modern gateway laptop, it is a huge pain in the ass to even put one key back on. They aren't simply snap and you're done. You have to finagle a piece of plastic that is attached to and swings on the back of the key with another free piece of plastic back onto the board itself.



IowaCowboy
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Buses are packed

I tried to get a bus to Riverdale Shops in West Springfield (MA) but it was standing room only so I grabbed a bus to Holyoke Mall instead. After repeated ankle injuries, my days of standing on moving buses are over. Trains are not that bad as they ride on a smooth track but standing on a bus when it hits a pothole can put me back on crutches.

Buses tend to be busier in the beginning of the month and on the weekends.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.



anon anon

@charter.com
reply to Rekrul

Re: Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

said by Rekrul:

Why does every provider in the US cap the upload speed at 4-5Mbs?

Because you can't do much more than that with single channel bonding.


Rogue Wolf
Mourns the Loss of lilhurricane

join:2003-08-12
Troy, NY
reply to state

Re: Go SF

Go do something else. Ignore pointless sports events.

Expand your moderator at work


squirrel83
cheers

join:2005-05-02
Honolulu, HI

Vodafone brings fiber optics to the Shard, gives you signal

Vodafone brings fiber optics to the Shard, gives you signal high above London

How do you bring mobile signal to the top of the tallest manmade vantage point in Western Europe? It’s something you may never have considered before, but mobile signal doesn’t travel upwards quite as well as it does across, making the 72nd floor of a modern skyscraper a bit of a stretch. That is to say, it’s a stretch unless you employ the right network of hidden tech…Which is exactly what Vodafone’s done with The Shard to give our customers a strong, reliable signal. Even at the very peak of London’s skyline.

‘The View from The Shard’ is the name for the two viewing platforms that sit at the peak of London’s newest and biggest skyscraper. They’re huge, panoramic platforms on the 69th and 72nd floors, boasting a 360 degree view of London and the surrounding area. And by ‘surrounding area’, we mean ‘the country’ – the scope of the platforms is so vast that on a clear day you can see for 40 miles. We’ve even heard talk of some people being able to see all the way to the ocean.

And on a slightly cloudy day in January? It’s no less impressive:

»blog.vodafone.co.uk/2013/02/01/s···e-shard/
»www.engadget.com/2013/02/02/voda···e-shard/



tmpchaos
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Hoboken, NJ

(topic offline) Our new law

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stated reason was: political- feh



Scatcatpdx
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join:2007-06-22
Portland, OR
reply to Westofhere

Re: Go Ravens!

Go Me
I do not care much for football. Sunday is my day of defiance against (American) football.



mustang50
Premium
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Roseville, MI
reply to FFH

Re: Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

Feel lucky..at least you got a speed upgrade in the northeast..the rest of us just got a price increase,

Expand your moderator at work


Scatcatpdx
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Reviews:
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reply to Rekrul

Re: Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

I am pulling this out of my head but most broadband is asymmetrical. Putting more bandwidth to downloading than uploading making the connect more efficient. Unless one running a server one dose need much bandwidth for uploading. One could have a symmetrical connection but it will cost you on bandwidth so instead of down/up of 20Mbs / 5Mbs one is left with 14.5Mbs in each direction.

Expand your moderator at work

hussle87
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Sykesville, MD

1 recommendation

Superbowl

Are you guys ready for a Harbowl. Go ravens.



jkj860
The Final Frontier

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Valparaiso, IN

SuperBaugh! Go 49ers



IowaCowboy
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Just bought a Nintendo 3DS yesterday

I bought a Nintendo 3DS XL yesterday at Best Buy. Spent a couple of hours playing it. I also bought a Copy of New Super Mario Bros 2 and the first night of playing it I made it to World 6. I guess 20 years of playing various Mario games paid off. I also downloaded a few Game Boy games that I have not played since I was hospitalized in 1998.

I bought the larger 3DS and holding it can be a challenge with my big hands as it was designed for users who are primarily children but adults find it fun as well. It could also be health issues that make it hard to hold as well (I have a mild case of Cerebral Palsy and my hands are swollen from excessive salt intake).

I still have my original Game Boy, I also have the Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, and DS lite. I have been playing video games since 1990 when I was 7 years old. At 29 I still enjoy the Mario games. I am not really interested in bloody, violent video games. The only violence in video games I'm used to is Mario stomping on a Goomba and Koopa, Mario throwing Bowser into lava or Piranha Plants spitting fireballs at Mario.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.


Happydude32
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reply to Westofhere

Re: Go Ravens!

While I don’t really care who wins the Super Bowl, as I have no intense love or hate for either the 49ers of the Ravens, I would like to see Baltimore win for two reasons. 1) Ray Lewis 2) The Blind Side was a good movie. However, I do think the 49ers will win. Kaepernick’s arm and legs will carry their offence and I don’t think the Baltimore offensive can match the SF output.
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Dale Jr, Riding Daddys Coattails Since February 18, 2001!



KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
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join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK
reply to Rekrul

Re: Comcast dropping Powerboost with some speed increases

Because then you could actually use your connection for more then just pure consumption.