Pgoodwin1 reacted to JaneWMCC in Cityfibre Entanet Executive caught with his pants down!
ISPA Awards 2019 Nomination - Internet Villain Award - Entanet
Congratulations CityFibre Entanet!
After careful consideration we have decided to nominate CityFibre Entanet's Head of Marketing for the 2019 ISPA Internet Villain Award.
Having uploaded hundreds of explicit pornographic images to our favourite motorcycle website and openly commenting on his sexual preferences, Mr Darren Farnden (aka DazF) has clearly displayed a complete lack of consideration or respect for any women or children visiting the website.
However, it seems Mr Farnden has been caught with his pants down, he'd obviously forgotten that sometime earlier he'd used the same website to boast about his job title and posted a link to Entanet's website! He's clearly shown a complete disregard for the reputation of Cityfibre Entanet and lack of respect for his colleagues.
Considering Mr Farnden's position, we're sure you'll agree his behaviour is shocking and inappropriate. Having tarnished the reputation of the industry he truly deserves the title of 2019 ISPA Internet Villain.
We look forward with anticipation to the ISPA Awards in July. On behalf of myself and the ladies at WMCC UK, we wish you the very best of luck.
Pgoodwin1 got a reaction from CA3LE in Stuttering and cpu usage
I’ve got one work PC at home that uses gobs of CPU%. It’s a Win7 Machine. I believe a significant portion of the issue was caused by one (or more) of the Windows updates last October - December. In my particular case, I hadn’t used the PC in a few months, so when I fired it up, there were a dozen or so SW (Windows and Office) updates that were “waiting to install” and the windows update services we’re eating up over 50%. The machine was consistently running between 75% and 100%. When I’d move the mouse or drag a window, it would flatline at 100%. Out IT guy helped the installation process by “focusing my computer on the install process”. Not sure what he did, but I believe he ended some processes in Task Manager. Not sure which ones.
i went online and found quite a few discussions about high CPU usage people were having after the 4th quarter Windows and Office updates. Found another article that said a corrupted mouse driver was causing the high CPU usage. Seems there’s a lot of possibilities.
Im a Mac user so I can tell you the safe way to go about correcting things. On a Mac, if you boot up in Safe Mode, it clears out issues. Perhaps on a PC it does something similar.
my work IT guy said it was probably time to upgrade my 8 yr old Win7 pro laptop to a new one. It’s still running at 25% cpu usage just sitting there doing nothing. My 10 yr old work desktop PC running Win7 pro however sits at 5-10% CPU sitting there doing nothing. Seems like the laptop could be “fixed”.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Slow internet
... you should see my email. I have dozens, maybe hundreds of these. I usually just ignore them. When I do respond, they never respond back.
This is a quick search of my inbox for "internet slow" ... these are recent, within the last month. And this is only the ones caught by those specific keywords. lol
Gotta love this one...
"I want my internet fixed it's slow!" -- talk about shooting the messenger. Often they're far more rude than that.
... the last one caught my eye...
Awwww man! That was just a nice guy who wanted my help. His email got caught up with the others. I'm sorry Harsh! [emailed him just now and shared this topic]
I don't know why some people always think that I have some control over their speed. If I did, everyone would be at least as fast as I am!
I also get angry people wanting me to fix their bills. Again, if I had control over that, your bill would be $0.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Slow internet
I got your messages too...
I get messages like this almost daily.
Please keep in mind, TestMy.net is a third party speed test and is not affiliated with your ISP. We're here to help you.
Just like you I'm an average consumer. When I was 15 in 1996 I wanted to see how fast my internet speed was and I couldn't find a proper tool so I started to build what would become TestMy.net in 2002. I build TestMy.net so that people like us have a testing platform outside of ISP control.
I'm sorry you're having ongoing issues with Hughes, it's a common theme around here. I rarely meet any satellite user who's truly happy. I assume where you live you have little options, right? Can you get a 4G connection yet? Maybe with the right equipment a cell connection might help. How much data are you transferring monthly?
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Jsdennis in Show off your SLOWEST internet speedtest
97% slower than the national average. Now THAT is something to boast about, at least as it regards "SLOWEST." ?
Broadband just doesn't get much slower and still be properly called "broadband." 95% slower than the national average.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to dasho in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly
Internet only, no phone, TV, etc $91.00
They get a bad rap, but I've had them for 20 years and have only had 1 problem with "regular" service. That was 6-7 years ago they were doing line work in our neighborhood and my speed dropped for a few hours then went out for 30 minutes.
Even with storms they've been incredibly reliable. We live on the Southwest Gulf coast of Florida very close to the water. After Hurricane Charlie in 2004, Wilma 2005 and Irma 2017, internet was never down or was back on within a day.
With a 10 year old, 13 year old, myself and my wife using a 4K LED smart TV, 3 flat screen 1080p LCD TVs, 2 Kindles, 3 Android phones, 1 iPhone, Xbox 360, Xbox One, 2 gaming PCs and who knows what else, the 1 terabyte a month data allotment has been gone over a few times. In my opinion they need to bump that up a little since I believe my situation is becoming more common. I had never thought about it before I bought one, but a 4K 65" LED Smart TV eats quite a bit of bandwidth.
And remember, FIGHT TO REINSTATE NET NEUTRALITY!!!
Pgoodwin1 reacted to JasonP71 in Cox Communications San Diego, Ca
I have Cox Gigablast and this is what I am getting:
:::.. Internet Speed Test Result Details ..:::
Download Connection Speed:: 258071 kbps or 258.1 Mbps
Download Speed Test Size:: 200 MB or 204800 kB or 209715200 bytes
Download Binary File Transfer Speed:: 32259 kB/s or 32.3 MB/s
Upload Connection Speed:: 14593 kbps or 14.6 Mbps
Upload Speed Test Size:: 12 MB or 12288 kB or 12582912 bytes
Upload Binary File Transfer Speed:: 1824 kB/s or 1.8 MB/s
Timed:: Download: 6.501 seconds | Upload: 6.898 seconds
Tested At:: https://TestMy.net
Test Time:: 2018-07-20 07:13:28 Local Time
Client Location:: Spring Valley, CA US https://testmy.net/city/spring_valley_ca
Target:: San Francisco, CA https://testmy.net/multithread
TiP Measurement Summary (Download):: Min 219.47 Mbps | Middle Avg 262.17 Mbps | Max 271.57 Mbps | 9% Variance
Client Stats:: https://testmy.net/quickstats/JasonP71 https://testmy.net/compID/1601687249
User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/67.0.3396.103 Safari/537.36 [!]
Pgoodwin1 reacted to Sirwriter in Wireless router - 50+ clients - devices
I had a similar experience a few years back. At the time I was using Charter internet and nothing else. It was Doc sis 3.0 And I used a Motorola modem and a Netgear router, both set up for Doc sis 3.0 . I was experimenting with several Insteon products, including a handheld remote whereby I could establish several "scenes" with my stereo set up. That included dimming lights, setting up a on the amp, choosing background (pop, rock, concert hall, outdoor stage, etc. At the time there were 4 channels download that could be linked together to give me a pretty powerful signal one the amp with built in equalizer, and two preamps throughout the house, which was a sprawling ranch style. At the time I had a test bed desktop which was where I loaded the software for all the Insteon products. I tried Wi-Fi extenders without much success. I was pretty much top of the line with my modem/router set up, and an engineer suggested a Net gear 5 port Gigabit Desktop powered switch. The idea was to lower the power consumption by better than half. I did that, changing the location of several control spots, including the Inspiron software control center. The difference was incredible. I was running 3 lines of 1 gig internet to TWO inexpensive test beds, and dropped my overall consumption to a point where I had more power that I actually needed. It took a little experimentation. The Wi-Fi on the motherboards was insufficient to carry a strong enough signal from one end of the house to the other. I threw together another test bed, and split the load. I bought two PCIe Wi-Fi transmitters and the entire set up was the best thing I ever built. With Docis mating together, I often had download speeds
in excess of 80 t0 90 Mbps. One thing: The house was 27 years old at the time and had had Dish, DirecTV, and just plain internet. The
cables from the box outside looked to be about the same age. I replaced all the cable from beginning to end. There were no less than 18 splitters and plugged in antenna amps throughout the attic. Not one of them had a terminator cap on it, and before I cleaned it out my noise to signal ratio was 59%.After replacing the cable it dropped to less than 25.
I wish you the best of luck.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Give Reporting Include and Exclude Functions
I'll keep this in mind when I start on the database searching improvements. Development on that will start shortly after the new beta is released.
What I was planning on doing is having it aggregate the user agent information. So it will search through your result details, group the user agents and allow you to do more detailed searches. You'll also be able to select multiple identifiers. So you can select "Android & iOS" for instance or select the inverse to see only desktop and laptop results.
If you want to be part of the beta group, vote "Yes" on this topic >>
It's an old topic from the last beta of the version you're using today... a fresh beta is coming soon.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to CA3LE in Wrong result ID given
Looks like there was already a result in the database with the same testID. It won't allow an overwrite of the same ID. It's supposed to check for that, I'll look and see why it didn't. Maybe I turned that off at some point and didn't realize... Even with that check disabled it's extremely rare to conflict with other testID's.
It's like 36^9 combinations, but I have seen it before and you just confirmed it again. I'll make sure that's not an issue for you in the future.
1.0155996e+14 that's a lot of combinations. 1.3537087e+16 combinations if I switched to cAsE sEnSiTiVe
Better go buy a lottery ticket.
Pgoodwin1 reacted to OldHippieDude in Post your speed and how much you pay monthly
Can you believe I'm happy, given that DSL is my only means for broadband way to Hades out here in the woods! Haha .. I'm only in the lowest 94% echelon, compared to my server's average. But, it's a helluva lot better than Windows 95 and AOL dial-up! Well, somewhat improved.