[CrackMonkey] Cables wars
duncanpa at engr.orst.edu
Sun Aug 27 20:56:02 PDT 2000
On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, Morgan wrote:
> Last friday I came close to danger, close to bandwidth, close to a real
> freaking connection at last. Yes, the man came to install cable. Which
> ain't much of a big deal to all you goddamn Yanks with your T-1000 pipes
> sucking down gallons of pure porn each morning, distributing bandwidth
> to all and sundry, even beggars because hey, everyone could use a few
> hundred megs of extra bandwidth, eh?
Yeah, except once you have the bandwidth you just find other ways to
make your downloads take hours. Take my roommate, for example. He
spends his time, and our bandwidth, downloading DiVX movies (after
purchasing a copy of the original on DVD, of course).
The real plus is being able to play Quake 3 without wanting to
> But thats not the important consideration, anyways - the important
> consideration is that it would let me LAUGH AT THE BRITISH! And
> capitalise randomly, but thats just the icing on the cake.
You mistakenly assume you actually need a reason to laugh at the
British. I know I don't, and you shouldn't either.
> Ultimately, however, it's evident that the British get the last laugh -
> the cable guy wouldn't do the installation because our house constituted
> a "Class One Occupational Health and Safety Risk" - which I think means
> "You haven't done your dishes in over a month, and I think there could
> be things living in there - I'm outta here".
Apparently US cable technicians are more lenient then -- the dishes in
my sink had a fairly well-evolved ecosystem when I got my real
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