Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Bail out result ...

Here's proof that Detroit still just doesn't get it.
They are announcing the new Cadillac Escalade going hybrid! The 10 ton behemoth Drug Dealers' special is now into green! Now you can save gas while transporting your cocaine cash across the border. And they've dropped the turrets and the bulletproof rear glass too.
Sawed off shotgun or AK47 optional.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Today in History ... December 9

1994 U.S. President Bill Clinton fired U.S. Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders for reportedly suggesting that masturbation be taught in schools.

Of course Bill knew of a better way to ease one's tensions.

Is Telus throttling?

Have you experienced the same thing as me? Basically an ultra slow or none existent or erratic internet connection with during certain hours?
I know that between the hours of about 8 to 10 am, and again in the afternoons from about 3 to 6 pm, my internet connection virtually disappears.
A year ago when I complained that I had no obligation to honour my contract as Telus was not providing the high speed services agreed on, they gave me a brand new Siemens modem. I spent over two and a half hours on the phone with a technician in Singapore trying to get it to work, That guy finally gave up (refusing to let me speak to a supervisor) and I had to reinstall my old modem and router myself! I began checking my speeds online, ( and found them incredibly slow. I can also connect to a neighbor's network with Shaw Cable so I had an instant comparison ... my Telus speeds were 1900 kilobytes per second while the Shaw connection was 13,000 kbps!
So after almost a year of suffering poor connections, I complained again, (probably my tenth email to them and hundredth phone call) they sent a technician to install the modem, a very nice young man who installed it, and boosted me to the so-called 'extreme' speed.
But now I suspect that Telus is 'throttling'. This is when your internet service provider purposely slows one connection to enhance another. Companies are doing this now and it is an issue with the powers that be. I think Telus slows down the speeds of personal customers to favour the corporate customers in the mornings and evenings.
So I am left with an 'extreme speed' internet service that is like rotary dial-up. And stuck into this deal with Telus for another year of frustrating internet, trying to get help results in endless answers to a mechanical voice, which then simply disconnects to leave you to start over! I have 5 pages of transcripts from Telus Ecare technicians transferring me from one to another and never solving anything at all, except to say that my speed is good, "for Telus." Implying that even the techs know it is lousy.
If you are sending info over the web, or a web designer trying to upload content to a website, you have to consider anyone BUT Telus for this job - my internet speed with Telus on the tested site is now 5100 kbps. At the same site within 1 minute after switching to my neighbor's Shaw cable connection my internet speed was still 13,000 kbps!
Draw your own conclusions.

My two cell phone contracts are up for renewal too. Hmm.

Friday, December 05, 2008

Coalition of Bozos

So The Three Bozos lust for power takes precedence over sensitivity to the public electorate.
In the recent election the public was nervous and voted accordingly. They WANTED a minority Conservative government. Voters HOPED they were sending a message to all parties to show us at least a little leadership and perhaps some cooperation. Didn`t work.
So now we have the fuzzy Dion, a `leader` rejected by his own party, who needs a translater for English, telling us he can now be Prime Minister!
And we have Layton, whose role can only be defined as the Basil Rathbone character whispering into the King`s ear, and playing the important sidekick.
Worst of all, treasonous Duceppe! Sworn to undermine Canada at every turn and hate everything Canada is! The separatist who carefully omits telling Quebeckers what separation will really mean.
This is truly a deal with the Devil that Canadians see right through as the polls are showing already. And it looks like, whether we like Harper or not, another election would backlash right through these greedy pretenders and result in a Conservative majority.
What would happen if this so called coalition gets their fingers into Canada? Well, Mr Ignatief is already considering himself King and assumes whatever he says as 'the Word' so Dion will fumble himself into a one line note in Canadian history. Mr Layton will get to proclaim Tuktoyaktuk as a nuclear free zone closed to American aircraft carriers. Mr. Duceppe will get agreement from the other two not to tell anyone the truth about separation and not to interfere in the coming referendum.
Good deal for Stephane, Jack and Gilles.
Quick, someone throw a pail of water on these tumbling idiots!