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Joshi
09-05-2006, 07:31 AM
I've heard many great things about the Internet, thinking of getting one myself, sounds like a good deal, may even make myself one of those inter-web pages!

Okay, so, I've just started a new job and just moved into a new apartment and I want to get the internet installed. So my questions to all UK based forumites (although chime in wherever you're from just to hear about your ISP experiences), which do you think would be the best provider and why? Also who are you with and are you happy with the service?

I'm basically looking for something fairly priced (I'm thinking cheap, but I could go higher for better service or connection) which has a fairly high usage allowance (although unlimited would be preferable, I don't think 2 Gig's is enough), with a connection of anything including and above 2Mb (although 8 sounds nice, but I can live very easily with 2... maybe even 1).

Now, I'm not getting you to do all the work, I am looking myself, but with my internet access limited at the moment to at work when I should be... you know, working, I could sure use your help.

Thanking you in advanced (because I'm cockey that way), Your Friendly Neighbourhood Moderator.

;)

Fealiks
09-05-2006, 08:20 AM
I've heard good things about bulldog, but also I think Sky are doing a TV/ Free broadband package. I'm with ntl: and they're pretty slow and limited, but it does the job.

Of course, the "Interet" is just a rumour, probably doesn't even exist...

Joshi
09-05-2006, 08:23 AM
I wanted NTL (my parents are on it and it's unlimited usage) but they don't operate in my area. I'll check out bulldog. I have no use for Sky digital so I see no reason to go to them for broadband.

Das Mole
09-05-2006, 06:00 PM
Dude get AOL it pwns all other ISPs.

^ I find my statement to be funny in more ways than one.

Joshi
09-06-2006, 03:49 AM
AOL is the bane of all existance... well not true, but it's sure as hell annoying. I won't step anywhere near it.

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 06:11 AM
Good to hear you didn't sink that low, at least...

Joshi
09-06-2006, 06:19 AM
What do you mean 'at least'?

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 06:34 AM
AOL, or not, who cares? As long as you're not using their ****ing annoying "clients" everything's o-kay.

Joshi
09-06-2006, 07:13 AM
Nah, I don't have anything AOL on my computer, there tends to be a stigma amongst those with an @aol.com at the end of their e-mail addresses so I steer clear.

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 07:24 AM
What do you mean 'at least'?

*looks at Joshi*
You know quite well what I mean.

;P

Joshi
09-06-2006, 07:49 AM
If I knew I wouldn't be asking now would I?

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 08:45 AM
Is aol.com your email domain?

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 09:07 AM
If I knew I wouldn't be asking now would I?

But if you knew and wouldn't want to admit that you knew, you certainly would ask!

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 09:15 AM
"Hätte, wäre, wenn, nu hör' ma' uff zu flenn'."


*belly-punches McC-ann-oy...twice*

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 09:18 AM
Do you mean punching my belly or punching with your belly?
Because I you meant the former, your fists'll get stuck and if you meant the latter, well, let's just say we'll see who's got more mass...

Joshi
09-06-2006, 09:57 AM
Is aol.com your email domain?

No, I'm a gMail user, never used AOL in my life.

But if you knew and wouldn't want to admit that you knew, you certainly would ask!

Right, but knowing about something like that doesn't come close to the humiliation of someone revealing what it is to the world... so why don't you just do that... if you even know what it is and didn't just make it up.

Although for the record, I actually do have no idea what you're on about... unless this really is about the fact that I use Photoshop and you think the Gimp is better... which would be just a little weird.

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 09:59 AM
In both cases I'd compensate through speed, although there's no way I would ever want to have more bodily contact with you than with my trusted fists, McOink.

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 10:14 AM
Right, but knowing about something like that doesn't come close to the humiliation of someone revealing what it is to the world... so why don't you just do that... if you even know what it is and didn't just make it up.

But if that were truely the most humiliating action for me to take, you would have never suggested it! However, since you did suggest this course of action, you just want to remove your head out the noose I've prepared (so to speak)! Ha, gotcha!

Although for the record, I actually do have no idea what you're on about... unless this really is about the fact that I use Photoshop and you think the Gimp is better... which would be just a little weird.

Oh, little Joshi tries to set up a distraction! Noted as futile...

although there's no way I would ever want to have more bodily contact with you than with my trusted fists

The sweat-talk from last night sounded a bit differently...

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 10:19 AM
:dozey:

Joshi
09-06-2006, 10:39 AM
But if that were truely the most humiliating action for me to take, you would have never suggested it! However, since you did suggest this course of action, you just want to remove your head out the noose I've prepared (so to speak)! Ha, gotcha!

Oh, little Joshi tries to set up a distraction! Noted as futile...


So it's not that then, okay then, in that case I have no idea.

Now since curiosity is a greater force than fear of abject humiliation (for curiosity can kill cats, and possibly other small things) I'd say I would suggest it, no matter how humiliating.

Either way, the public doesn't know so for now, my humiliation lies in limbo.


The sweat-talk from last night sounded a bit differently...

Pillow talk is done through sweat now? Learn something new every day.

Ray Jones
09-06-2006, 10:42 AM
Aaaaah-ha!!!

DrMcCoy
09-06-2006, 11:44 AM
Now since curiosity is a greater force than fear of abject humiliation (for curiosity can kill cats, and possibly other small things) I'd say I would suggest it, no matter how humiliating.

Or you just want to bring me on a wrong track! Because that's what I would do if I were in a similar situation and since we two aren't that different, that must be it!

Pillow talk is done through sweat now? Learn something new every day.

Yep, if you were there, you would know that we sweated like hell... :naughty:

Fealiks
09-06-2006, 01:02 PM
The sweat-talk from last night sounded a bit differently...
Bar the obvious chav ones, that's the worst retort you could possibly use... its basically a slightly tweaked version of the following

Chav--> :moped <OY, DICKED! UR MUM!)
Some Random--> :indif: <...You suck, man)
Chav--> :cool: <Thats not what ur mum were sayin last nite) :lol:
Random--> :mad: <What?! DUDE! THAT F*CKING SUCKED!) *Belly-Punch*

Heheh... look at 'em go!

And don't you mean sweet talk? You silly man, you. You are very silly man!

Also, Joshi, McCoy was not referring to anything inparticular, he was just pointing out that you are... like... a wolly or something. BUT! You had a guilty consience, meaning you really did something or something. Are you really a ladyboy?

Joshi
09-07-2006, 03:52 AM
Okay, why is everyone under the assumption I did something? McCoy said 'blah blah blah at least' and I called him on it. Have none of you realised by now that I'm dangerously paranoid?

And McCoy, if we two aren't that different you would tell me.

DrMcCoy
09-07-2006, 08:36 AM
Okay, why is everyone under the assumption I did something? McCoy said 'blah blah blah at least' and I called him on it.

I'd rather you called me directly... :naughty:

Have none of you realised by now that I'm dangerously paranoid?

That doesn't mean I'm notthey aren't after you...

And McCoy, if we two aren't that different you would tell me.

"That different" doesn't imply "completely twins-like similar"...
But it does let me see through your (not that smart, I must unfortunately say) plot...

Ray Jones
09-07-2006, 08:39 AM
K.I.T.T.! Get me outta here. Quick!!

Joshi
09-07-2006, 08:47 AM
I'd rather you called me directly... :naughty:
So you're the reason the MPAA exist!



That doesn't mean I'm notthey aren't after you...
I never said they weren't


"That different" doesn't imply "completely twins-like similar"...
But it does let me see through your (not that smart, I must unfortunately say) plot...
As apposed to yours, which is so obviously riddled with genius. :rolleyes:

Ray Jones
09-07-2006, 09:39 AM
He-lloow??!!?

Joshi
09-07-2006, 09:55 AM
What, did you have a stroke?

Ray Jones
09-07-2006, 10:08 AM
K.I.T.T. is not answering. Maybe my clock has no net coverage.

Joshi
09-07-2006, 11:03 AM
Perhaps he's busy (http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=-3382491587979249836&q=jump+in+my+car).

DrMcCoy
09-07-2006, 02:43 PM
So you're the reason the MPAA exist!

Eh?

I never said they weren't

*shrug*

As apposed to yours, which is so obviously riddled with genius.

Exactly.

Fealiks
09-07-2006, 05:28 PM
I've noticed your posts are getting more and more half-arsed, McCoy... you seem to just quote posts about three times and write one word after each quote. Just a little observation :)

Joshi
09-08-2006, 03:56 AM
It's because he has no argument.

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 04:18 AM
No, five little words: No sex!

Joshi
09-08-2006, 05:55 AM
You mean letter's, right?

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 06:16 AM
No, I mean *words*, even sentences, if you want.




No. Sex. Har. Har. Har.

Joshi
09-08-2006, 06:21 AM
Indeed :¬:

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 06:22 AM
I feel clever today.

DrMcCoy
09-08-2006, 07:56 AM
It's because he has no argument.

I do have arguments!

No, five little words: No sex!

Now you're threatening me with sex-withdrawal? Is it because I destroyed that one pillow? I've already said I'm sorry, dammit!

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Now you're threatening me with sex-withdrawal?
No. I was merely stating that your behaviour is totally explainable due to the fact that you a) never had, b) are not having and c) will never have *any* sexual experiences for the rest of your useless existence. There would be a chance with your third next reincarnation, but that will be a worm, and these don't have sex, they just split.

:dozey:



























Har. Har. Har.

DrMcCoy
09-08-2006, 09:12 AM
No. I was merely stating that your behaviour is totally explainable due to the fact that you a) never had, b) are not having and c) will never have *any* sexual experiences for the rest of your useless existence.

You seem to know me pretty well... Or claim to, at least...
Pff...

There would be a chance with your third next reincarnation, but that will be a worm, and these don't have sex, they just split.

Actually, (earth)worms do have sex. Moreover, they are hermaphrodite, meaning they stuff and get stuffed at the same time... Do your homework next time you try to insult me... ;P

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 09:23 AM
they stuff and get stuffed at the same time
I consider this a Lik-Ter-Elbow move. A painful one, too.

Joshi
09-08-2006, 09:58 AM
How did we get from my isp search to earthworm sex?

And McCoy, you don't have arguments, you have statements which you hope will shut everyone up but only cause us to laugh incontrollably... possibly at you.

DrMcCoy
09-08-2006, 10:10 AM
I consider this a Lik-Ter-Elbow move. A painful one, too.

Errr, what?

How did we get from my isp search to earthworm sex?

Magic!

And McCoy, you don't have arguments

I do!

you have statements which you hope will shut everyone up but only cause us to laugh incontrollably... possibly at you.

Bozo was laughed at at first, too... ... ...

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 10:22 AM
Have you ever tried to stuff yourself?

DrMcCoy
09-08-2006, 10:36 AM
No.

Joshi
09-08-2006, 10:48 AM
I do!

By the powers invested in me, by the State of LucasForums, I now pronounce you and Ray, Husband and Blimp, you may not kiss each other.



Bozo was laughed at at first, too... ... ...

And I still stand by my claim that all clowns should only ever be looked upon with pity and not merth... you on the other hand, don't deserve my pity.

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 10:53 AM
Now, let's have a clean, open and balls out match to the death.

Two go in, one comes out.

(Damn, where is itchythe if you need him?)

Joshi
09-08-2006, 10:58 AM
Divorce already? And you two were such the happy couple!

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 11:05 AM
It was just random sex, excitement and adventure and such. And still is!

DrMcCoy
09-08-2006, 11:06 AM
:(

Ray Jones
09-08-2006, 11:09 AM
Pille, you dumbnut! He's addressing Mr. Samurai and me. :dozey:



Err and, we need to slow down on the sex talk, eh?

Might be we get our own "special" forum address elsewise, huh?

Fealiks
09-08-2006, 11:57 AM
If someone asked me if I'd ever tried to stuff myself I'd jokingly say "yes", but McCoy didn't, presumably because he obviously has and he (and his guilty conscience) thought (as any of us would if we had a consience that guilty) that saying "yes" would seem like a final answer to everone else and his secret would be out.

Damn, I'd make a good psychologist, wouldn't I?

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If you were about to answer that, you're such a bad sport... hang your head in shame!

Joshi
09-11-2006, 03:49 AM
So.... any suggestions to my rising internet dilemma?

Ray Jones
09-11-2006, 04:51 AM
Sorry. Me got no internet at home.

DrMcCoy
09-11-2006, 05:02 AM
>_> <_<

/still lives with his parents who switch off the router when they go to sleep

>_<

Alien426
09-11-2006, 05:46 AM
I just found out, that my provider has a UK site (http://www..1and1.co.uk). It seems to be for hosting only, though. I would recommend them, especially since they won the award for best cost/performance ratio in a comparison of providers by my German gaming mag GameStar.

My company switched to Arcor and they suck. You can by thankful that they don't operate in the Kingdom.

AOL for poor Joshi...

Joshi
09-11-2006, 06:03 AM
Doubt it, I might for got Tiscalli, but it all depends on certain factors.

Alien, the page you linked cannot be displayed.

My company depressingly has a 2Meg line... it's a huge company and they only have 2Megs, how does that work when 8 is so cheap these days.

Alien426
09-11-2006, 06:32 AM
Alien, the page you linked cannot be displayed.
Must be problem on your end. It's working perfectly here. Have you installed the latest drivers? Please format your hard disc and try again.
You could also try the redirected URI with session ID and stuff (http://order.1and1.co.uk/xml/order;jsessionid=1565C662F1434ACD7641350AEF194C72. TC33a)...
My company depressingly has a 2Meg line... it's a huge company and they only have 2Megs, how does that work when 8 is so cheap these days.
Eight? You islanders are weird. We have 1, 2, 3, 6 and 16. My company has 6 MBit/s.

DrMcCoy
09-11-2006, 07:14 AM
Alien, your URL had 2 dots: http://www..1and1.co.uk/ instead of http://www.1and1.co.uk/

Joshi
09-11-2006, 08:40 AM
I think we have 1, 2, 8 and 16. I'm not sure if we have a 4 or not, or a 6 for that matter.

I thought it might be a problem on my end (my works internet filter finally working) untill McCoy pointed that out.

Ray Jones
09-11-2006, 08:52 AM
Ho ho ho, someone's calling for caning.

Besides that I saw offerings for 20MBit/s already. Maybe that's because I live in Berlin, where chicks are always horny. The guys too, btw. We *need* massive DL rates because of the porn.

Joshi
09-11-2006, 09:00 AM
Oh, you can download boobies faster than I can... I'm so jealous.




I wish that were sarcasm.

Alien426
09-11-2006, 09:13 AM
Alien, your URL had 2 dots
Still works for me. In Firefox (which I think Joshi uses) and even in IE.
I thought it might be a problem on my end (my works internet filter finally working)
So, does it filter sites only or will it filter content like this ****ing word, too?

Joshi
09-11-2006, 09:23 AM
I did use Firefox, but now I have a job and they only use IE here (although I'm yet to find out whether I can install my own stuff on this computer considering I'm the only one using it, not as if I need a license for Firefox), so there ya go.

And as for our filter, technically it filters nothing it, it doesn't really work (if it did, I doubt I'd be talking on here). It's meant to filter out a whole bunch of crap but we've found it to be very ineffective against... well everything.

The IT guy here told me that during the world cup the internet went down here and they had to go through our France sites in order to stay connected, much to the dismay of those who wanted to listen to the match online as France actually does have a working filter.

Oh well, can't complain.

DrMcCoy
09-11-2006, 11:24 AM
Still works for me. In Firefox (which I think Joshi uses) and even in IE.

Err, I'm using Firefox (1.5.0.6 (or, more specific, Debian-1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.6-4)) and it doesn't work, it gives me the "Firefox can't find the server at www..1and1.co.uk."...

Fealiks
09-11-2006, 01:04 PM
The filter at my school is so annoying.. it filters out everythinh... my teacher tried to get us on the BBC website and it said "This page, [http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/revision] has been blocked by the RED filter. Please contact your administrator if you think that this page should be removed from the filter list." <- pasted. ****ing technician... such a retard. He pinned the admin password onto my IT teacher's bulleitien board last year. I laughed so hard...

Alien426
09-11-2006, 02:10 PM
Err, I'm using Firefox (1.5.0.6 (or, more specific, Debian-1.5.dfsg+1.5.0.6-4)) and it doesn't work, it gives me the "Firefox can't find the server at www..1and1.co.uk."...
Just stop using warez (http://www.bash.org/?7659). I'm using "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8.0.6) Gecko/20060728 Firefox/1.5.0.6" and it's... wait a second, at work it was working, but now at home it's homing, erm, I mean, it doesn't. Maybe the Squid did something...

DrMcCoy
09-11-2006, 02:41 PM
I'm sure the DNS at your work "fixed" it for you (which is, IMHO, a vile thing to do)...

Fealiks
09-11-2006, 03:17 PM
Poor you...?