Re: It doesn't matter..
it depends what side of the border!!!
1045 posts • joined 6 May 2010
do you mean the 'SamKnows white box' ??
quote "The Whitebox does not directly improve your internet. It provides you with the data to help you improve your internet performance."
It is version 8 now, and needs the right software etc... maybe you need to call samknows??
or try https://www.thinkbroadband.com/tools and try the 'Broadband Quality Monitoring'
Please note that speed test website use a special connection, so will only show your 'independent speed' .. if it is less that your rated speed, their are line prblems, so you can get an engineer...
there are some good tools here https://www.thinkbroadband.com/tools
'Broadband Quality Monitoring' is very good, it continuously monitors your boadband..
TBB's speed test is more complex than most!! many websites only use one 'thread' TBBx1) to access, giving lackluster results..
the 6 thread gives more the proper figure..
LOL you have not seen some on QUORA!!! examples...
"When was the last time all living humans were on Earth simultaneously?" HUH???
"Does a voice recorder record my real voice?"
"where can I get a yoda plush toy?" - cannot just type that into google????
"What standard is used to measure the signals of the human mind?"
"Is there possibility that we're inside of a Matrix? As shown in Matrix movies?"
there was an answer to this, but I think they may be on drugs... :O
oldversion to the rescue!!
I have been using version 12.04 for decades, it even works ok on win 10 up to march 15, when work had to go lockdown... I use a *reliable* windows at home, guess which!! :)
I am sure if plummer can release his stuff or better us oldies would love it... :)
AFAIK Bill was only 'the boss' and I do believe that the last bit of code he touched was of the win95 variety...
And then he was trying to get his team of coders to get his 'vision' shoe horned into the already creaking mess..
WHY he thought an 'representation' of an app should be a large block I dunno..
ok for a 4 or 5 inch screen, but on a decent 15in monitor it would take up a large amount of screen space!
and then it took 6 months to realise that people did not like it!
Theory?? I think you need this one..
"If something is possible in theory, it should be possible, but often it does not happen in that way:
In theory, the journey should take three hours, but in practice it usually takes four because of roadworks"
as is often said, theory is totally different from 'practice'
note that 'speed of light' is not about light... it merely means you got there faster than light would have...
all of this is STILL based on a 50 year or older theory!! when we ** properly ** get into space, we may find something totally unusual happens!!
until then, its just stupid presidents and limited budgets keeping us down here... >:(
LOLOLOL... :D :D
I found a link that *may* explain the 'quantum computer' problem..
it can do something a normal computer would take 10000 years to do - BUT!! it all has to be cooled to absolute zero, meaning it is very big..
these are usually math problems, etc.. we will have to wait for them to do something 'worthwhile', like Turing's pattern recognition machine that helped the war effort..
and until we can get 'room temperature superconductors' it will not be useful in mainstream computing!!
'man will never fly'
'man cannot survive speed in excess of 20 MPH in this new-fangled automobile'
'we will never travel faster than light' then how did UFOs get here??
the problem with most scientists, is that they will not believe anything except **absolute** truth.. they only have 'theories' ... It may be ststisicall prossble that life is on other planets, it is *only* a theory until an alien walks up and shows them their spaceship...
what is the USE of fusion power ?? we can then stop polluting the planet with carbon and radioactive waste..
I remind people that the current 'quantum computer' is covered with SOOOO much chatter, when AFAIK it is not really more advanced than the original 'turing computer' ... It can just do millions/billions more computations in a very short time...
GO ON, geeks, do explain it ...
the speed and quality of mobiles depends on where your Cell tower is and what large buildings are in the way...
on O2 at work in Hampton hill, my cell tower is about a KM away past Fullwell station - I get good reception in the high st, but when I go in the building, it drops to zero (even Hscd and Edge is very low!) due to all the buildings and station in the way!!
On THREE, there is good reception due to its tower being on the high street...
so they need to build more towers... and people need to decide whether they complain about towers or lack of signal!!
so be a **good** friend to your non-technical friend, I am sure they will get you a pint or two (or similar units of gratitude! :) ), as what they understand by the main sentence is
' ..easily fixed by fling flin minn only nnnng and attaching douubie roood.. simples (is he selling insurance??) '
You have to remember that FREE things come with the service, and are made to a PRICE, NOT performance...
"...easily fixed by flipping to Modem only mode and attaching a decent router. Simples :-)"
I dunno about 'up north' but down in Surrey and Middlesex the boundaries tend to vary whether you are talking about council borders, parish borders or 'postal sorting office' districts..
This is further confused by a large borough taking the name of a town within it..
the worst is the 'laziness' of people calling a HUGE borough like
'London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames' *just* 'Richmond' when referring to a small town within it..
(LBRUT is more than 22 sq miles in area, and about 40 miles end to end!)
More confusion when people turn up to Richmond station, and are then told they meant Ham, a small town near Kingston!!
And of course there some companies say they are in 'London' for snob value..
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