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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55900 on: April 16, 2020, 10:03:55 am »
There's a couple of ones with the RS232 cards in by the looks. Doing some research now. Looking at under £50 for a terminal server. Remember paying 5x that for the sodding switch module back in the day

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293471200714 (8 port serial)
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55901 on: April 16, 2020, 10:06:22 am »
With virgin there is no cabinet in the street, all their gear is in manholes so you get FTTP without any of the drawbacks, maybe you should educate them and then you can get speeds like mine.  :popcorn:



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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55902 on: April 16, 2020, 10:07:00 am »
It wasn't dogs. "piss in an open virgin box after the pub" is a national sport  :-DD
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55903 on: April 16, 2020, 10:36:53 am »
I just work with the voices inside peoples heads >:D

For most people who do it, hanging around and dealing with the voices in people's heads would be a job, like psychiatric nurse or minister of religion. For Bean it's a hobby.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55904 on: April 16, 2020, 10:50:08 am »
About appropriate, I'd say. The only expensive part is the 8x or 16x RS232 card, should you need it, with 68-pin SCSI connectors.

I've got one of the (original Cisco) unobtainium cables for these, but not one of the cards (and so many old 2600s and 3600s that I've forgotten exactly how many).

@bd139 If you want a 2600 for the cost of shipping, it's yours. Just need to figure out how to get it to you. I've got a bunch of stuff stacked up that I've been meaning to unload.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55905 on: April 16, 2020, 10:55:39 am »
With virgin there is no cabinet in the street, all their gear is in manholes so you get FTTP without any of the drawbacks, maybe you should educate them and then you can get speeds like mine.  :popcorn:



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Also traffic management, terrible terrible hardware and service.

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So you reported him again then?

Is that a virgin cabinet then? I certainly don't have any of them in my street, we have about 6 manholes in the footpath and all of their gear is installed in those. They had to replace a node in our street a few years ago and it was done in the manhole across the street to me.

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If you posted this comment on his YT channel, you will not be surprised to learn that he has deleted it.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55906 on: April 16, 2020, 11:08:16 am »
I just work with the voices inside peoples heads >:D

For most people who do it, hanging around and dealing with the voices in people's heads would be a job, like psychiatric nurse or minister of religion. For Bean it's a hobby.

In Italy they reported a spike of calls to psychiatric doctors due to the COVID home isolation.
The italian psychiatric associations responded: "It is normal to talk with walls, plants and animals in this situations. Please contact us only if they respond you back".
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55907 on: April 16, 2020, 11:32:00 am »
About appropriate, I'd say. The only expensive part is the 8x or 16x RS232 card, should you need it, with 68-pin SCSI connectors.

I've got one of the (original Cisco) unobtainium cables for these, but not one of the cards (and so many old 2600s and 3600s that I've forgotten exactly how many).

@bd139 If you want a 2600 for the cost of shipping, it's yours. Just need to figure out how to get it to you. I've got a bunch of stuff stacked up that I've been meaning to unload.

Thanks for the offer but will have to decline. I just got offered a couple of 2901's from work with the serial+GbE EHWIC cards and serial cables that were running the old EDI crap we had to run that got turned off a couple of years ago. Will sneak into the office and pick them up along with some other bits next week. I declined the hayes can models.

So you reported him again then?

Is that a virgin cabinet then? I certainly don't have any of them in my street, we have about 6 manholes in the footpath and all of their gear is installed in those. They had to replace a node in our street a few years ago and it was done in the manhole across the street to me.

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If you posted this comment on his YT channel, you will not be surprised to learn that he has deleted it.

Yep reported.

That is a virgin cabinet. One of the newer ones. It's only former NTL estate where they put it under the ground I think.

Bet mine was deleted too  :-DD. Will keep reposting it. YT has an API i can call  :-DD
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55908 on: April 16, 2020, 11:43:10 am »
About appropriate, I'd say. The only expensive part is the 8x or 16x RS232 card, should you need it, with 68-pin SCSI connectors.

I've got one of the (original Cisco) unobtainium cables for these, but not one of the cards (and so many old 2600s and 3600s that I've forgotten exactly how many).

@bd139 If you want a 2600 for the cost of shipping, it's yours. Just need to figure out how to get it to you. I've got a bunch of stuff stacked up that I've been meaning to unload.

Thanks for the offer but will have to decline. I just got offered a couple of 2901's from work with the serial+GbE EHWIC cards and serial cables that were running the old EDI crap we had to run that got turned off a couple of years ago. Will sneak into the office and pick them up along with some other bits next week. I declined the hayes can models.

So you reported him again then?

Is that a virgin cabinet then? I certainly don't have any of them in my street, we have about 6 manholes in the footpath and all of their gear is installed in those. They had to replace a node in our street a few years ago and it was done in the manhole across the street to me.

EDIT:
If you posted this comment on his YT channel, you will not be surprised to learn that he has deleted it.

Yep reported.

That is a virgin cabinet. One of the newer ones. It's only former NTL estate where they put it under the ground I think.

Bet mine was deleted too  :-DD. Will keep reposting it. YT has an API i can call  :-DD
I also have reported his site to the the authorities and told them that he has 240 videos all about the same topic and that 2 of them blaming the Grenfell Tower fire on 5G and how its been covered up because he say it had a 5G station on its roof. Even states in one of them, about the aluminium cladding being bombarded with microwave energy from the 5G transmitter causing it to catch fire. Suggesting that people should try some aluminium foil in a microwave and see what happens  :palm: :palm: He needs stopping.

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You could be right about the Virgin network in street cabinets, I just remembered that our street was cabled for Telewest and when they went bust, Virgin brought them up, so it isn't a Virgin installation after all, sorry  :o
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55909 on: April 16, 2020, 11:58:01 am »
There's a couple of ones with the RS232 cards in by the looks. Doing some research now. Looking at under £50 for a terminal server. Remember paying 5x that for the sodding switch module back in the day

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293471200714 (8 port serial)

Looks like the synchronous ports. Cabling for those is either stupidly expensive or if you're lucky and in the right spot they throw them after you.


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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55910 on: April 16, 2020, 12:18:13 pm »
There's a couple of ones with the RS232 cards in by the looks. Doing some research now. Looking at under £50 for a terminal server. Remember paying 5x that for the sodding switch module back in the day

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293471200714 (8 port serial)

Looks like the synchronous ports. Cabling for those is either stupidly expensive or if you're lucky and in the right spot they throw them after you.

That particular one is X.21 ports - straightforward cabling for those, standard D types. It's the later compact sync ports where Cisco used a proprietary/obscure subminiature connector to fit cables onto a WIC where you pray you get the cables for free.
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55911 on: April 16, 2020, 12:19:26 pm »
The Chinese have solved that problem for around a tenner I think.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55912 on: April 16, 2020, 12:37:18 pm »
The Chinese have solved that problem for around a tenner I think.

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=tenner

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55913 on: April 16, 2020, 12:48:12 pm »
Look up monkey, ton, pony, bullseye, bluey, squid, wedge, quid as well :)
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55914 on: April 16, 2020, 01:08:21 pm »


Your comment is gone. Can I add the image link of your comment in a comment of mine?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55915 on: April 16, 2020, 01:14:53 pm »
yeah knock yourself out.

I'm talking to a friend who works at google as well at the moment. He's trying to work out who to escalate it to.
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55916 on: April 16, 2020, 01:19:09 pm »
Look up monkey, ton, pony, bullseye, bluey, squid, wedge, quid as well :)

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55917 on: April 16, 2020, 01:22:41 pm »
yeah knock yourself out.

I'm talking to a friend who works at google as well at the moment. He's trying to work out who to escalate it to.

Done.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55918 on: April 16, 2020, 01:27:00 pm »
Pet hates, No. 1 in a list of 7000:

Adjusting coaxial cable strippers.

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55919 on: April 16, 2020, 01:29:44 pm »
yeah knock yourself out.

I'm talking to a friend who works at google as well at the moment. He's trying to work out who to escalate it to.

Done.



Nice one  :-+

Pet hates, No. 1 in a list of 7000:

Adjusting coaxial cable strippers.

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I never found any of those that ever worked. I used to pull a lot of 10base2 years ago and ended up just doing it by hand with a stanley knife  :palm:
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55920 on: April 16, 2020, 01:36:54 pm »
Pet hates, No. 1 in a list of 7000:

Adjusting coaxial cable strippers.

[attachimg=1]

I never found any of those that ever worked. I used to pull a lot of 10base2 years ago and ended up just doing it by hand with a stanley knife  :palm:

OTOH, that book is fine  :D
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55921 on: April 16, 2020, 01:45:20 pm »
Some cunt has decided that cutting tiles, bricks or concrete all day is the best thing to do when everyone is stuck at home. There's probably up to a hundred or so homes enjoying his racket. :palm:
 
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55922 on: April 16, 2020, 01:46:51 pm »
Some cunt has decided that cutting tiles, bricks or concrete all day is the best thing to do when everyone is stuck at home. There's probably up to a hundred or so homes enjoying his racket. :palm:
OK, please explain?
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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55923 on: April 16, 2020, 01:49:00 pm »
OK, please explain?
I'm not sure what I could explain?
 

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Re: Test Equipment Anonymous (TEA) group therapy thread
« Reply #55924 on: April 16, 2020, 01:50:48 pm »
It wasn't dogs. "piss in an open virgin box after the pub" is a national sport  :-DD

"Only mad dogs & Englishmen..."    ;)

I just work with the voices inside peoples heads >:D
For most people who do it, hanging around and dealing with the voices in people's heads would be a job, like psychiatric nurse or minister of religion. For Bean it's a hobby.

What is the difference between hearing voices that aren't there and not hearing voices that are...?

One is just the usual side effect of growing older, while the other is politics. :palm:

In Italy they reported a spike of calls to psychiatric doctors due to the COVID home isolation.
The italian psychiatric associations responded: "It is normal to talk with walls, plants and animals in this situations. Please contact us only if they respond you back".

I talk to myself all the time; sometimes you just need a correct answer.  :-+

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