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    My Thoughts

    Konnichiwa !
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    hello fine gentlemen

    It's not just our hands that are looking old these days Chetly ; )
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    hello fine gentlemen

    I will wear something inspiring ; )
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    A local tradition over here... a bonfire for eastern...

    I love the flamethrower used to light the bugger ! Lol
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    Broadband in the UK

    Excellent news Arthur ! I did get a call back from Mr Jason exactly on time last night and he said that for my connection to improve so quickly it was most likely a "load balancing" problem fixed. He explained that this is simply redistributing remotely more evenly, the local traffic at peak times between several local servers. So it can be done : ) Connection has remained steady and fast with good ping, UL and DL at peak times.
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    Tom..... " come on old chap, she is healthy she is strong, it would be a fair swop ? "
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    Tom has one last Vape !
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    Broadband in the UK

    After speaking to a jolly nice chap called Jason who seemed to understand my peak time only problems, the buggers seem to have done something at last. Ping was around a constant 40ms and I only had one green bar in IL2 last night : ) First time that has happened in 3 weeks at least. I have been promised a return call from Virgins "second line" people next Tuesday at 8pm to discuss... I did get a call back last time but not within 48 hours as promised but within 4 days.
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    Broadband in the UK

    At peak time as well Nick, excellent.
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    Broadband in the UK

    Now I have ping envy ! I see the time of that test Arthur, what do you get at 8.30 pm m8?
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    Broadband in the UK

    News papers are always right of course ; ) lol
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    Broadband in the UK

    Unfortunately I was lied to. Ping was still over 100 all evening and download reached an all time low of 11Mb. Rang Virgin again while the evening speed problem was evident. This time they could see how slow things were for themselves. All of a sudden there was a recognised "power outage" in my area apparently ? I asked if this had been the case since Christmas but no one had bothered to mention it to me. I then got a "ticket" number for my complaint and told that a manager would ring me in the next 48 hours. Arthur, you can see how much fun you can have with Virgin !
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    Broadband in the UK

    Arthur, Had another great conversation with a chap from Virgin today, only half an hour this time. I have almost no idea what he said other than some apologies and something about sending binary packets to my new "superhub3.0" to improve my connection during peak demand times ? It's also possible that he said that I should "buy many rackets" which would "improve my serve"..... I'm really not sure : ( Good luck mate ; ) Nick, I hope to test things this evening with FT if he is about. I installed Sid's GTX970 today so I am, perhaps foolishly, hoping that the graphics card/ super hub optimisation combo might make a difference ?
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    Broadband in the UK

    If virgin have installed fibre in these parts it will only be to the junction box I assume ? It doesn't come all the way to my place. I pay for "up to" 200 Mb and Ookla speed test sometimes tells me I am getting 220 Mb download mid day. The chap on the phone said I could go for the top package which is "up to" 300Mb with Virgin. Arthur, I have never changed my ISP , in fact I was with NTL before they became Virgin . 90% of the time they have been great but when there is a problem it is a right pain to resolve on the phone.
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    Broadband in the UK

    Hey Nick, I have 300m of copper between me and the junction box at the end of our close. Is that excessive, as in enough to slow things down appreciably ?
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    Wanted GTX970

    Got your PM Skidders, thanks.
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    Wanted GTX970

    Hello chaps, if anyone hears of a Nvidia GTX 970 going extremely cheaply then I would like to know. A last ditch attempt to resolve my CLOD playing issues without a new comp. Could be that my CoreDuo 3.2 CPU would still struggle but it's worth a try. Cheers.
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    Wanted GTX970

    Agreed FT, I think it would fit and run fine. Will try the 780 when BB sends it. After that maybe look for the four core CPU Nick suggested. Once again thanks chaps.
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    Wanted GTX970

    Yes FT, I did indeed.
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    Wanted GTX970

    Thanks chaps, a few options to consider. I am inclined to think that my CPU is at least some of the problem. My card is a a GTX 670 btw. A new machine would be the answer of course but that will have to wait. I can run CLOD without the terrible frame rates at the lower resolution of 1600x 1080 or something like that. Normal resolution is 1920 x1200. Does that point to CPU or card or both ?
  21. Nice to here from you John Boy sir. Hope you are fit and dandy.
  22. Been away the weekend Skidders, just read this..... Bloody hell what a palava! Hope Theresa was cool and unflappable throughout ? It's a Bullock tradition that I have seen in action first hand m8 ; ) Say "hi" .
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    Honda CTX1300

    Very nice cruiser Gary !
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    Aston Martin and Spitfires

    Marc showed me that a few days ago. Aston Martin Cambridge commissioned 8 Vantage V12S cars as Spitfire 80s, all sold before completion for around £180,000 each.They are already worth considerably more than that ! Probably the nearest automotive equivalent there is to a Spitfire ? Personally I would love one ; )
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    Steering wheel

    We really should arrange one of those endurance GoKart days for real one day Col ? What a laugh that would be, two Dogz in A and E, one limping and three wishing the Trophys were bigger LOL.