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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

It's too bad we can't all have Riverbed WAN accelerators. When you have one of the Steelhead boxes on each end of your connection, it is freaking magic. Your WAN connection starts acting like a LAN connection. Unfortunately, Riverbed owns that market and they make you pay dearly for their intellectual property.

How often do you see this happen in a market segment?


They're so undervalued it's insane. We've made sure to hold on to some shares, but their performance is awful compared to the competition. They've been dropping steadily for over 2 years and it's hard to figure out why. confused.gif Yeah, I know they've had some management snafus, but frankly the tech is so good it really shouldn't have that much of an impact.
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This is the Free version (Lite) of paid wi-fi here. I'm trying to save money... :mad: :rolleyes:

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They're so undervalued it's insane. We've made sure to hold on to some shares, but their performance is awful compared to the competition. They've been dropping steadily for over 2 years and it's hard to figure out why. confused.gif Yeah, I know they've had some management snafus, but frankly the tech is so good it really shouldn't have that much of an impact.

Yeah, I agree. I suspect it's one of those cases where the forecasts made by analysts just haven't been fulfilled by reality, so the stock gets punished. I also suspect that everyone else keeps saying: "It's just caching & compression, how hard could it be?" and they think Cisco or Sonicwall is going to include it in their boxes for 1/10th the price. However, Cisco & Sonicwall (and many others) *do* have it in their boxes - it just doesn't work nearly as good as Riverbed!!

This is the line that gets me: " Riverbed’s 24,000+ customers include 97% of the Fortune 100 and 95% of the Forbes Global 100."

Look at their latest 10-Q: $200M in cash and another $225M in short-term investments - but they are only making 2 cents a share in EBITDA in Q3 and losing 13 cents a share YTD. I just don't get it.
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My mobile LTE service on the Note 3 

 

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I've been happy enough with my fiber op connection.

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Oh man, I feel bad for you DF. :/ It must be torture uploading your Youtube videos on that connection. Maybe you should start making shorter rants hehe.

If you feel bad for me after seeing those numbers you'll want to bro hug me and send me chocolate after you read what I have to post next

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I'm paying 50 bones a month for that crap connection. Understand why I think the Canadian ISP's are all evil now?
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I can actually upload a short 5 minute video faster on my iPhone then I can on my home connection. How F'ed up is that.
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Yikes. Sounds like you need a mifi device. Of course, the issue with mifi is that they charge you an arm & a leg if you go over your monthly allocation.
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On the brighter side of darkness, while I'm forever waiting for something to come down or go up, I tend to consume more tea. At least I'm hydrating... :rolleyes: 

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This is the Free version (Lite) of paid wi-fi here. I'm trying to save money... :mad: :rolleyes:

Well, that explains why you do so much writing. It's probably quicker for you to send things by snail mail than to post it on the internet!

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All this talk about broadband reminds me of a time back around 2004, when Comcast had a bunch of commercials lambasting AT&T's then-fastest service, which was 768 kbps down (this was what my family had--we had literally just gotten broadband around the beginning of June*). The Olympics were going on that summer, so the focus of the commercials (aired during the games, in fact) was to demonstrate how much better streaming video highlights would be on their service (which maxed out at 2.5 Mbps down, I believe) versus AT&T's. Looking back now, that's so incredibly lame it's ridiculous. Yeah, I'm going to switch to your service just so I can watch Olympic highlights for two weeks every two years. By the time you made it out to my house to switch me over, the damn games would already be over!

 

There's your pre-YouTube world, right there. It was also the first time I ever actually got to explore the Internet. We had had dial up service since December of 1998 (when we got our very first computer), but we had only one phone line, which we needed for business. Since we couldn't tie up the line all day, while all my friends were doing fun stuff like IM'ing and downloading music off Napster, I was offline. Looking back on it now, apart from those things and message boards (like Head-Fi!), what the hell did people even do on the Internet back then?

 

*Up to that point, we had (gasp!) AOL. You know those stories about how hard it is to cancel an AOL account? They're true. They actually disconnected from my father after about 40 minutes (or he just hung up in a state of part amusement, part astonishment, part frustrated rage; I can't remember). He called them back and pretended he was a Mormon going on a religious journey in Africa, where he wouldn't need his service. They apparently couldn't say anything to that, though they did ask if anybody else would be left behind who might use the account. When he told them no, they finally--mercifully!--allowed us to cancel.

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Originally Posted by DigitalFreak View Post
 

If you feel bad for me after seeing those numbers you'll want to bro hug me and send me chocolate after you read what I have to post next

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I'm paying 50 bones a month for that crap connection. Understand why I think the Canadian ISP's are all evil now?
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I can actually upload a short 5 minute video faster on my iPhone then I can on my home connection. How F'ed up is that.

I think it would go faster for you if you snail mailed me video tapes for me to convert to digital format, and upload via my work.

 

I do feel sorry for you though. Do you have plans for national gigabit networks? 

 


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Looks like a nice coffee machine - all I can say from experience is that not all Nespresso machines/pods are made equal - I have tried some that produce coffee as good as the best cafe coffee, and others that produce completely ordinary coffee.  My guess is the only variable the machine can make is the boiler and therefore the water temperature, maybe the connecting plumbing.  The coffee grinding and compacting is already taken care of inside the pods.  

 

On a smooth sequeway the gorrillapod looks cool as well.  I wish they would make something exactly like that but with those alligator clip sort of things you find on helping hands.  Wouldn't you know it such a thing already exists:

 

 

 

Holy crap, I bought my Nespresso Lattissima+ yesterday. At first I wanted the silver version but upon inspection in the store, it was just too boring and it didn't give its pictures justice. The black one was even more boring. I would've picked the red one if it would've been there, but it seems outsold everywhere. The color's not as important as getting good (n)espresso in the morning, so I picked the white one which was pretty much as good looking as the red one. I just hope it keeps that whiteness to it.

 

My god, the coffee.. sorry, (n)espresso. Heavenly. The milk based (I'll just call it espresso from now on you coffee aficinado j*rkoffs) espressos are magical. It's really, really good and something I'd expect from a good barista. Now, everyone knows that a Nespresso machine can't really compare to a good barista, but those are few and far between here in Stockholm in my experience, unless you want to go to crowded hipster coffee bars where an espresso costs a small fortune, and you involuntarily have to toeflirt with some tall man with glasses who for some reason insists on saying "Me too, me too..." (CK) when he talks to his friend. No thanks, I'd rather enjoy mine at home in peace and quiet.

 

This machine lets me. The espressos and lungos, and milk based drinks it makes are just fantastic and really on par with good coffee houses here in Stockholm. The macchiato is the best I've had so far, and the cappuccino is just as good as the best cappuccino I've tasted in town.

 

What's even better is that not only was the machine on sale for $231, there also was a money back deal from Nespresso that I get $100 back if I buy a lattissima or maestria before 15 january 2014. I'm considering putting those $100 on my nespresso account so I can buy capsules with it - you can choose to get in your bank account as well, but I'd just rather have free capsules instead. So, the machine cost me a whopping $130 and was it worth it? Hell yeah.

 

http://www.amazon.com/DeLonghi-Silver-Lattissima-Nespresso-Capsule/dp/B005IOME0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1386135783&sr=8-2&keywords=nespresso+lattissima+plus


Edited by Coq de Combat - 12/3/13 at 11:23pm
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post
 

 what the hell did people even do on the Internet back then?

 

The internet was all about IRC and DC at that time for me. LOL

 

We had our first dialup modem back in '96 and I've pretty much been online ever since. In the 90's I was pretty much only doing IRC online, and of course, downloading music in snail speed (yay, 33.6k - took me half an hour to get one mp3). Other than IRC, some obscure forums, I really don't remember if there was anything in particular I did. Oh yeah, I played Quake, online, through a 33.6k modem, pretty much without lag as well. I don't know how they pulled that off, but it's been a known fact that Carmack sold his soul to the devil back then.

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 looks like we are posting internet speeds so I'll join, it's decent I guess but it is still slow and quite unstable........ (That may be due to my router though since I'm on wifi atm)

edit: I retested and got a different score, any ideas?due to this ping spikes while gaming :( 


Edited by veyrongatti - 12/3/13 at 10:09pm
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A now 4D printing, print object that will auto-evolve based on their environement.

 

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Originally Posted by Tangster View Post

 

 

Well, that explains why you do so much writing. It's probably quicker for you to send things by snail mail than to post it on the internet!

 

Formerly, I had an internet connection so speedy I was :tongue_smile:suspicious. I still wrote letters just as much...

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