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Old March 23rd 17, 10:17 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
Mark Lloyd[_2_]
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On 03/23/2017 04:00 PM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:

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They tend to get forgotten by the media, politicians, web designers ...
almost everyone, in fact )-:. (And it's not _entirely_ rural folk:
granted, it mostly is, but there are parts of towns [here in UK, and I'm
sure elsewhere too] that are "not-spots".)


I'm in a smaller town (about 14K population) and do have broadband now
(cable). I do remember the years when it was available only in the more
seriously overpopulated areas. I got tired of hearing people saying
"just get broadband".

BTW, the first broadband available here was Starband satellite (around
2001). It was only a little better than POTS, and became much worse and
then useless. I went back to the 48k dialup and that was a big improvement.

LTE is available here now, and possibly DSL from Frontier.

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Old March 23rd 17, 10:32 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
In message , Mayayana
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Then, of course, there are the rural people who don't
get decent high-speed. They tend to be forgotten by
urban dwellers who assume high-speed Internet and
cellphone service everywhere. Many people in less
populated areas still don't have either.

They tend to get forgotten by the media, politicians, web designers ...
almost everyone, in fact )-:. (And it's not _entirely_ rural folk:
granted, it mostly is, but there are parts of towns [here in UK, and I'm
sure elsewhere too] that are "not-spots".)


This is one way to get rural coverage. At better-than-dialup speeds.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorola_Canopy

Paul

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Old March 24th 17, 08:21 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 03/23/2017 06:31 PM, Wolf K wrote:

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We have DSL, d/l varies a lot. A 1GB file may take about 10 minutes to
over an hour. Depends on the server.


I have 50Mb download, and downloaded one of the Windows ISOs in about 8
minutes.

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Old November 27th 17, 09:55 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 23/03/2017 1:22 AM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
On 03/22/2017 08:40 AM, Wolf K wrote:

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Movies aren't novels.

I recall a review of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Saturday Review. The
reviewer just didn't get it. He thought of "film" as literature in
another medium: that he was watching a novel instead of reading it. One
of the things that annoyed him was that the dialogue was banal. Of
course it was, it was the kind of purely functional talk real people say
in real life. But long stretches of the movie had no dialogue at all,
which I think is one reason the reviewer didn't understand the movie.
Nobody was explaining it to him.

Have a good day,


There were also a lot of breathing sounds (what you'd expect to hear in
a spacesuit).

BTW, I saw that movie in a theater when it was new. I remember a scene
near the beginning where the apes were sitting around, and there was a
message at the bottom of the screen saying "our forefathers". People in
the theater seemed to think that was funny. I've seen 2001 several times
after that, and the message was missing.

(catching up on old posts, here!!)

In 1983 or 84, I paid $75 (a sizable crunch of my weekly pay) or so for
a Beta (yes, Beta!!) Video of "2001, A Space Odyssey". That tape
probably would have been viewed two or three times a year until the Beta
Player finally died in 2004. Fortunately, before that I had brought a
DVD of the film, which I still have and still watch about twice a year!
(so much other stuff to watch!!)

Some of the Classic Revival type Cinemas still show it, usually, late on
a Friday!

Daniel
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Old November 27th 17, 10:10 PM posted to alt.windows7.general
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In message , Daniel60
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On 23/03/2017 1:22 AM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
On 03/22/2017 08:40 AM, Wolf K wrote:
[snip]


Movies aren't novels.

I recall a review of 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Saturday Review. The
reviewer just didn't get it. He thought of "film" as literature in
another medium: that he was watching a novel instead of reading it. One
of the things that annoyed him was that the dialogue was banal. Of
course it was, it was the kind of purely functional talk real people say


I agree totally.

in real life. But long stretches of the movie had no dialogue at all,
which I think is one reason the reviewer didn't understand the movie.
Nobody was explaining it to him.


Though to be fair, it _is_ a film that is very odd! I wouldn't say
that's a reason to knock it, though.

Have a good day,

There were also a lot of breathing sounds (what you'd expect to hear
in a spacesuit).


And about the only film, before or since, that acknowledges that sound
doesn't travel in a vacuum!
[]
(catching up on old posts, here!!)


Indeed; why?

In 1983 or 84, I paid $75 (a sizable crunch of my weekly pay) or so for
a Beta (yes, Beta!!) Video of "2001, A Space Odyssey". That tape
probably would have been viewed two or three times a year until the
Beta Player finally died in 2004. Fortunately, before that I had
brought a DVD of the film, which I still have and still watch about
twice a year! (so much other stuff to watch!!)


Blu-ray at least, should be. I've never seen it in a cinema, but I'm
told that for example the detail of the space-station (cartwheel shape)
is amazing. I think it might have been one of the first films to be made
in 70mm.

Some of the Classic Revival type Cinemas still show it, usually, late
on a Friday!

Daniel


(I know it says OT anyway, but how _did_ this get into the Windows 7
newsgroup?)
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Old November 28th 17, 07:34 AM posted to alt.windows7.general
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On 28/11/2017 8:10 AM, J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
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??

In message , Daniel60
writes:
On 23/03/2017 1:22 AM, Mark Lloyd wrote:
On 03/22/2017 08:40 AM, Wolf K wrote:


Snip

Have a good day,
¬*There were also a lot of breathing sounds (what you'd expect to hear
in¬* a spacesuit).


And about the only film, before or since, that acknowledges that sound
doesn't travel in a vacuum!
[]
(catching up on old posts, here!!)


Indeed; why?


Not much happening for me in the real world so have plenty of time for
UseNet stuff!

In 1983 or 84, I paid $75 (a sizable crunch of my weekly pay) or so
for a Beta (yes, Beta!!) Video of "2001, A Space Odyssey". That tape
probably would have been viewed two or three times a year until the
Beta Player finally died in 2004. Fortunately, before that I had
brought a DVD of the film, which I still have and still watch about
twice a year! (so much other stuff to watch!!)


Blu-ray at least, should be. I've never seen it in a cinema, but I'm
told that for example the detail of the space-station (cartwheel shape)
is amazing. I think it might have been one of the first films to be made
in 70mm.

Some of the Classic Revival type Cinemas still show it, usually, late
on a Friday!


(I know it says OT anyway, but how _did_ this get into the Windows 7
newsgroup?)


I'm just following on from where ever this thread has gone!!

Daniel
 




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