35 posts • joined 19 Sep 2011
One of the Shell companies wasn't called Telstra by chance?
Father rings Telstra coz' his email client no longer connects, webmail works however.
Round and round on Support. Reboots, different client....no joy.
Buys Premium support annual subscription.
"Thank you, your receipt number is.... and try this as a mail server address.."
"Memphis" Raines would have been impressed.
The longer they survive, especially after they stop being utterly dependant on earth for everything, the more people with money, ideas, ambitions, and product to sell, will be interested.
Which Cola will have the first decent billboard on Mars?
Which fast food chain will have the first outlet?
Nah... Piratebay will be first to set up a data centre...
Whatever time Turnbull thinks he can save by doing FTTN and whatever cash he thinks he can save will be lost in 'robust free and frank discussions' with Telstra.
SO most likely we'll end up with a more fragmented service, costing more and later than otherwise. (If it doesn't actually cost more up front, it will in the future, either directly out of our pockets or as the copper replacement programme is run.
My cynical side would suggest the 'upgrade' was to install the 'Liberal-Conservative' module in the Management decision support system in anticipation of the upcoming 'free and frank discussions' on changes to NBN arrangements.
But that would require me to GAS*
So its probably just some really old copper somewhere disintegrated as it got exposed to oxygen as someone opened a pit somewhere for the first time in 60 years,
GAS - give a shit.
Started with this stuff - NetWare 2.11. 'Had Windows 1.0' sitting on one of the volumes for that new fangled GUI 'Excel' Spreadsheet.
NDS / then eDirectory scaled nicely into multi million entries...
GUI on a server? Whats the point if you're just going to brick it up in a recently refurbished comms room for future admins, auditors, "transformation' project teams and archeologists to fret over?
But we grow old, our hair falls out (or goes grey if lucky) and we deal with Foggy Fake Farms. (That's virtualised servers in Data Centres charged out by the photo , email address or whatever, for you young PFY.)
When I were a lad CLI didn't exist, 'cos you don't need an acronym for the only way to do something.
Try to tell that to the young people today, they won't believe you.
By the time the majority of us actually have to make a choice between the NBN connected ISPs, the plans and prices are bound to be different anyway..
Bit more ISP consolidation coming up then?
Also very interested to see what happens with the VOIP only providers (MNF, PennyTel etal.) and if they change offerings.
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