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  1. OK stop laughing , ......... Seriously got the call today advising our DU is soon, no more. (They want the copper. We've had fibre outside the gate for 5 years but being a non profitable hook-up has left us on copper till soon . our area is so bad that DSL @ 5x the cost at about the same speed and @ $4/month unlimited with an active IP address, it's been ok. oh who am I kidding. now for the big question) ** need advice on what to look at getting for fibre cable, cable modem systems to plug straight into my gaming PC + notebook. I fly mini quads too so the 5.8GHz will have to be off somehow. (no WiFi) Been using the local cafe and enjoyed the 2 to 5 GB/sec speed. (side question) why is the States showing Gb/sec all the time and not GB/sec ? is it just to make you feel as if it is faster and that dividing by 8 slows it down some how? ANyway, wishing to know what to look for in a 1/2 decent modem without 8 antennas and a cup holder. DOCSIS 3.1 or 4 link aggregation ? thanks
  2. short version - too many three letter shop name companies monitoring & slowing down my mail so should I transfer to another or b u r n and re spawn to a new crispier email like proton or something less safe? LONG VERSION - Have had an email address since the big G started (get invited times) , I had to use internet cafes etc for connection, years later decided to reinstall W7 for a new year fresh start. I decided to chose a new computers name as well and this is where it goes sideways. hak5 did a segment about crazy WiFi modem names and on a crazy whim, decided to name my PC a three letter shop name I won't type (once - head bitten off, twice shy) Who would dare go near this PC if they saw it on the open WiFi circuit? Well yes actually, any BIG country with similar three/four letter shop names. ! Krap I . I noticed my PC slowing down @ about week 3, then the sideways jackknifed, PC bricked. I had to use the libraries internet to find a solution and unhacked my PC back. Is that Haching or un-Hacking?. Re installed windows and then noticed my email and twitter account done too. I went cold for a few months and then decided to try and claim my email back. Got access and changed to a 20 digit PW. plus did every other password I have. Now I have just had to give the local police my email to send me some forms and they said the email won't work. (It works for 4000 other emails since the jackknifing) Had to give them my personal address. (Opps)(Thinks that was stupid hindsight) CONCLUSION: What I noticed is how much faster the hardly ever used email works. ~ 4x. Did a few speed tests with all my email address and my old work dog is the difference between throwing a dead Kookaburra compared to a Boomerang (aka stick) same question though should I transfer to another or respawn to a new crispier email and start will all new paper trail?
  3. OK so I have discovered a "?" hard drive (so called offline ) on my PC which starts with the at symbol and is only visible through my photo and picture viewer / editor which displays drives>folders>files. Got the usual drives including all SD cards and USB sticks along with their names listed down the left hand side but then I noticed at the very bottom of the list of all these was @00000100:\ . I right clicked >properties and got message this drive is off line. This Drive shows up nowhere else; file manager, Drive manager or disc management. This is usually an air gaped windows 7 PC unless I am trying to get a game working.. Last time I went online was to get a new GPU up to date. Any ideas
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