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#1201769 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 30 April 2018 - 12:54 PM



NBN boss blames slow speeds on ... copper ... OMG shock horror!

But I see he is still running with the FTTP would have been too expensive bullshit.


#1201610 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 20 April 2018 - 11:25 AM


The (maybe) good news here is that the local drab olive box is only about 80 metres down the road.

Mine's across the road and one house down. Still drops 4Mb on that epic journey. ;p


Doesn't mean the copper runs direct to you. Could run up one side of the street then back down your side before going to your premises. This is one of the many problems with FTTN, the copper paths where laid out for ease of installation and to meet voice only requirements, not to bee useful for a data system that suffers major speed reductions with increased length.


In worst cases some people can see a node over the road or just around the corner, but their premises connects to a different node a km away. They lost the node lotto, big time.

#1201040 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 23 March 2018 - 11:21 PM

#1200336 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 02 March 2018 - 11:07 AM

Warning definitely not safe for work or kids.

#1199805 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 09 February 2018 - 04:02 PM

This is a pretty good channel actually.  Gotta love the videos where they pull stuff apart so you don't have to (which is what most of his videos are) - this one about a special modding project.


Trouble is has removing the roof has removed a massive amount of stiffness from the frame, making the thing a bit of a death trap. Monocoque chassis rely on the pillars and roof for that stiffness.

#1199750 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 07 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

Ye just watched it myself, pretty amazing shit.

Currently it seems the core rocket ran out of ignition fluid so could not light all rocket motors, so a 300MPH landing on water kinda broke it.

There is a live feed from the Tesla now up and running.



And a looping feed of an Interview With Elon Musk post Heavy Falcon test.

#1199244 Intel's Spectre BIOS Fix Causes Crashes On Broadwell, Haswell Systems

Posted by aliali on 18 January 2018 - 05:19 PM

One of the Windows 7 updates for this also caused boot BSODs with some older AMD systems, That patch has since been removed and updated to fix the problem.

BSOD is 0x000000C4.



#1199212 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 17 January 2018 - 11:04 AM

To try and give a chuckle among all this bad news;

Have you ever considered what the sheet music would look like for the lead singer?

Imagine if a cover band's singer hadn't heard it.


Probably pretty weird I would think.



Same goes for 4 Non Blondes - What's Up.

Just hand them the music, and wait for the "Hold on, How many octaves?"

Speaking of which, one of my fav versions of this song is a got talent cover (Spain I think).


Rather good IMO.

#1198910 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 08 January 2018 - 08:16 AM


Moody Blues star Ray Thomas dies aged 76




RIP Ray and thanks for the amazing music. I still occasionally listen to "On the Threshold of a Dream".

#1198708 What Did You Watch Lately ?

Posted by aliali on 30 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

Will be giving this a try tonight



Looks totally weird and fucked up. Should be good.


(probably NSFW).

#1198590 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 23 December 2017 - 08:04 AM

Not related to Joh then?

In case you aren't joking she was his widow.

#1198452 how crap is this government ?

Posted by aliali on 18 December 2017 - 02:37 PM



Merry Xmas from scomo, budget cuts!

Gotta love


We now have the lowest level of welfare dependency of working age Australians in almost 25 years.”

Well derr, if you make it more difficult for people to get welfare then of course welfare dependency drops. Given what the charities are seeing in the increase in demand for their services all the aresholes have done is move the problem, not fix it.

#1198440 i see dead people

Posted by aliali on 17 December 2017 - 01:01 PM

rory o'donoghue won't be back  (unlike aunty jack, for now)


farewell thin arthur


Oo bugger, that's one that will be missed by some of us.

Perhaps time to fish out my AJ DVDs and re-watch some classic comedy

#1198102 My leg and the last 2 months

Posted by aliali on 29 November 2017 - 11:15 PM

Jesus, dude. That looks fukin' horrible scary. Glad you're on the mend!

Gah not wrong, sodding hell that's some super scary nasty shit there TMFP.


All I can say is hope the recovery goes well dude.

#1198036 NBN - Is it too expensive?

Posted by aliali on 26 November 2017 - 06:18 PM


"Would FTTP have been a better product?", I would honestly say I dont know.

It would have to be. Not only is it more reliable and cheaper to run, but allows for far more products to be delivered over it.

The only negatives to FTTP as implemented by NBN that I can think of are the CVC costs (which also affects MTM of course) and the stupid decision of the ACCC to enforce 121 POIs which of course made it harder for smaller RSPs to go national.


Would NBN v1 have run into the same problems as NBN v2?  I dont know

Would have had the same issues RE: skilled technicians, primary contractors hogging the profits etc, but definitely wouldn't have had all the issues dealing with node cut over and poor Telstra documentation, degraded copper, copper paths being designed for voice transmission not broadband delivery, access to power for the nodes, the complete mess of trying to integrate so many different technologies in to their systems, etc etc.