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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Finally have fibre connected after all sorts of hurdles and over 6 months. They wrote down the wrong contact number for the job. Arranged a meeting, they didn't turn up. Arranged another meeting, they didn't turn up. Another sales guy was wandering down the street, so he got things rolling again. The guys got the cable ducting to the house. The guys to do the install didn't turn up and left us waiting for them for a day. Finally it has happened, sort of.

    Plus side: Download speed increased 2.5x. Upload speed increased 10x. The upload speed was the biggest bugbear with daughter uploading high quality HD video for school. Should be more this year with tertiary education.
    This is exactly the reason I don't have fibre, they keep offering a Free Upgrade but I cant be arsed with what I know will be a giant fuck around
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Finally have fibre connected after all sorts of hurdles and over 6 months. They wrote down the wrong contact number for the job. Arranged a meeting, they didn't turn up. Arranged another meeting, they didn't turn up. Another sales guy was wandering down the street, so he got things rolling again. The guys got the cable ducting to the house. The guys to do the install didn't turn up and left us waiting for them for a day. Finally it has happened, sort of.

    Plus side: Download speed increased 2.5x. Upload speed increased 10x. The upload speed was the biggest bugbear with daughter uploading high quality HD video for school. Should be more this year with tertiary education.
    This is exactly the reason I don't have fibre, they keep offering a Free Upgrade but I cant be arsed with what I know will be a giant fuck around

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Is it worth it?

    They have it in town and reckon it will reach us this year sometime but some local people that have it reckon for all the hassle they were better off with what they had.

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    Yes. Real world downloads/watching crap will be little different as the main bottlenecks for me are the international links. Locally uploading stuff will be a huge difference, but only because the copper was being throttled. Nothing will work in a power outage though, unless I hook up a ups, where the old copper connected phones would keep going on the telcos generators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    This is exactly the reason I don't have fibre, they keep offering a Free Upgrade but I cant be arsed with what I know will be a giant fuck around
    Yeah, I did go in with both eyes open knowing it would be a battle. Particularly when the fibre connection they put in is at the opposite end of the section to where they can get access to the house sub-floor. They had to cut through the drive and dig right across the section and round to the back half of the house. Anywhere else they'd have to tunnel under 15m of concrete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Yeah, I did go in with both eyes open knowing it would be a battle. Particularly when the fibre connection they put in is at the opposite end of the section to where they can get access to the house sub-floor. They had to cut through the drive and dig right across the section and round to the back half of the house. Anywhere else they'd have to tunnel under 15m of concrete.
    Tunnel under 15m of concrete yep I can see that turning into a cluster F@&K first shake you get down the as you and Miss Gadget sit down for dinner and it would be like saying hello from either side of the Grand Canyon
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Yeah, I did go in with both eyes open knowing it would be a battle. Particularly when the fibre connection they put in is at the opposite end of the section to where they can get access to the house sub-floor. They had to cut through the drive and dig right across the section and round to the back half of the house. Anywhere else they'd have to tunnel under 15m of concrete.
    Having seen some of the fibre "installs" at my mates places I have to say the standard is very rough and not happening at my house.

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    I like extra roasts

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    Freaky! Ever seen the movie Black Sheep?
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    No but it sounds like some OZ,y porn movie ?
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    Nope Kiwi black comedy about sheep and genetic engineering. Quite funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Nope Kiwi black comedy about sheep and genetic engineering. Quite funny.
    Funny you say that ...this came from a stud farm !!
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    Line breeding getting a bit too close.

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    Hmmm remember the speights ads with the guy carrying the sheep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erniec View Post
    Hmmm remember the speights ads with the guy carrying the sheep.
    I duno about the speights ad but I charged the cocky rate & a half for shearing it seen as how it had an extra leg in all....
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    Won three very nice Penn rods on TM asked sister in law to pick them up ...phone rings Lisa calls out Billy (8) nephew ...is on the phone he wants to talk to you ......it's important !!

    Well bugger me Billy uses about as many words as VC a lot of time less.. it goes like this

    Hello bill ....
    Bill ...Joe your rods broken!
    Me ..oh how bad
    Bill..bad
    Me ..oh so is it in two bit etc
    Bill ..no
    Me what's the damage
    Bill ..it's missing a eye
    Me ah
    Bill yeah it's no good the middle of the eye is missing ..mum says it will be ok but I know you need to know your rods broken ...( the biggest sentence he's every said to me! )
    Me really shit it's broken
    Billy ...Yip
    Me ..damn
    Billy yeah but you can fix it eh..
    Me yeah
    Bill good
    ....silence .........crickets ....crickets ...
    Bill ...can I have the small rod ...you have that reel on top of your shelf it would fit ...please !

    Me ...yeah bill that would be great ...
    bill ..thanks ....Joe ...when are we going fishing ?..

    My heart melted and got choked up any time the weathers good Bill!!

    Bill ...I'm ready
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