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    There is a chain of AYCE sushi places around here run by an extended group of Micronesians. They left an isolated tropical island to sell raw fish in a desert. Good place, though, I frequent the establishment.
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    My VbLessons website was just advertised on the largest Libertarian podcast in the nation, The Tom Woods show.

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    I'm super stoked about that.

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    Congrats!!! Just remember who was here for you when you make your millions Don't forget the little people.
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    Checkout the about page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Good place, though, I frequent the establishment.
    I misread "though" as "although".
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    I misread "though" as "although".
    That works, too.
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    Too many hours between the last post and this one.

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    Very happy about the performance of VBForums after whatever fixes the IT guys made.

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    It has been super quick.

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    Yeah, it's hard to complain about the recent performance. Partly, the change to VBF came at about the time I went from slow internet to fast internet, so I saw a boost above and beyond the forums.
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    Happy Holiday to all !!

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    Thought I'd share my Christmas picture,

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    I've lost a little weight, it's been a good year.

    Merry Christmas

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    Chocolate?

    CHOCOLATE?!!?!

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    Oatmeal.
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    Chicken and dumplings and fried okra
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    Got up at 1:00 AM to wander the neighborhood leaving plates of fudge on neighbor porches. Some know who does this, some don't. I don't get to all of them, either. Good way to get rid of the excess, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    Very happy about the performance of VBForums after whatever fixes the IT guys made.
    They just needed to wind-up the rubber band again.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker
    ...I went from slow internet to fast internet...
    Do tell. Fiber? What kind of bandwidth do you have now?

    I'm currently obsessed with making my intertubes go as fast as it possibly can. Spent the last few weeks teaching myself computer networking skills (something I've been neglecting my whole life under the misapprehension that it was boring and expensive, which it isn't).
    Bought a Mikrotik smart router to beef up the WiFi signal and handle all of the new firewall and network separation that I want to implement. Plus a local hardware DNS server to block out the more unpleasant and nefarious internet content (not least of which is advertising).

    The Wifi is the biggest obstacle for me though, I'm in an arms race with my neighbours in this leafy suburb. On a bad day I can see as many as 30 other nearby WiFi networks, stomping all over MY spectrum!! So the Mikrotik will basically allow me to completely overpower all over those losers. Brute force for the win.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Fiber??? I get plenty of that.

    You misunderstand what I meant when I talked about going from slow to fast. Before this, I was using carrier pigeons to carry the packets back and forth. Now I have copper.

    There are places in this valley where you can get fiber direct to your house, but I'm not in one of those places. I was told that I could get "up to 100 Mbps", but what they meant was that there were places where that was possible, and you could get that if you were in one of those places. I wasn't. So, I get 40 Mbps. That's a LOT faster than what I was getting, but it's only fast in a relative sense.

    When I first got WiFi, I saw two or three other people out there, some of which were not secured. Now, it's over a dozen. I suspect it won't get higher than that. There has to be a saturation level when you have slightly more than 1/house within range, and I don't think I have more than about a dozen houses within range.
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    40 MBit per home is actually pretty damn good if you share the upstream trunk with fewer neighbours.

    I'd happily trade a good internet connection for having fewer actual people around here, when the next family is a single layer of brick away it grinds your gears after a while.
    You can't even go outside to let rip a good boxing-day fart without appearing in the community newsletter the next week. I didn't even light it this time.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    40 MBit per home is actually pretty damn good if you share the upstream trunk with fewer neighbours.

    I'd happily trade a good internet connection for having fewer actual people around here, when the next family is a single layer of brick away it grinds your gears after a while.
    What use to drag my internet connection was both of my kid's Windows 10 laptops and their smartphones, including my wive's phone, all connected to the internet at the same time. I've remember reading somewhere that Windows 10 calls home around 5,000 times a day, and many of these connections remain to record what the user is doing online until they turn off their computer.

    I fixed this problem by blacklisting all Microsoft URL's and their third party partners, but for Microsoft, I only block them 6 days a week, but allow Win 10 to connect to them on Sundays to check for security updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Porter
    I've remember reading somewhere that Windows 10 calls home around 5,000 times a day, and many of these connections remain to record what the user is doing online until they turn off their computer
    5000 times per day is about once every 17.3 seconds. Multiply that by the number of Windows users in the world currently online and I think it would become obvious that this kind of traffic would be unsustainably huge, especially if there were a persistent connection.

    You don't have to believe things that you read online (including this post!). You can gather your own information.

    There's a free open-source tool called "wireshark" (among many others) that will allow you to see all the traffic on your own home network (coming or going) and judge the situation for yourself.

    However, do remain skeptical, that's a good trait to have.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    5000 times per day is about once every 17.3 seconds. Multiply that by the number of Windows users in the world currently online and I think it would become obvious that this kind of traffic would be unsustainably huge, especially if there were a persistent connection.

    You don't have to believe things that you read online (including this post!). You can gather your own information.

    There's a free open-source tool called "wireshark" (among many others) that will allow you to see all the traffic on your own home network (coming or going) and judge the situation for yourself.

    However, do remain skeptical, that's a good trait to have.
    More than 500 hours of videos are uploaded to YouTube every minute. That's about 8 hours of videos per second. I think the internet can handle it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    40 MBit per home is actually pretty damn good if you share the upstream trunk with fewer neighbours.
    What do you think I am, an elephant?

    Upstream is not 40Mbps, it's more like 2.

    I'd happily trade a good internet connection for having fewer actual people around here, when the next family is a single layer of brick away it grinds your gears after a while.
    You can't even go outside to let rip a good boxing-day fart without appearing in the community newsletter the next week. I didn't even light it this time.
    HA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya
    I think the internet can handle it.
    Yes, the internet can, for sure. But can the average home network?
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Upstream is not 40Mbps, it's more like 2.
    Yes, I understand how ADSL works, I meant the total bandwidth... nevermind.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    I can't say that I really understand it. I'm not even quite sure how much I'm paying for this change. I'll have to wait to see the bill to figure that one out. They think I have a leased router. I think I don't have a leased router. I can't ask them, because if I'm right, they'd want to charge me for the new router they gave me. If they're right, then I can get a cheaper router and save about 20%. I think I'm right, but I'll know in a couple months (the first month is...hard to calculate).
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    For some reason, people just don't seem light hearted, lately.
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    I have noticed some unusual hostilities lately.

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    Send me their names, I'll take care of them for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes4dbt View Post
    Send me their names, I'll take care of them for you.
    Well this Shaggy Hiker fellow and his accomplice wes4dbt are a just a few.

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    It's a new year, but it feels kind of old to begin with.
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