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by bender
30 Jan 2018, 23:06
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

I have been wrestling with Internode for months now with congestion issues. They got me to do a whole series of ping/ookla speed/tracert tests over several days during peak hours. Then would take a week or 2 to do respond. They would increase the capacity slightly and ask if it fixed the issue. It m...
by bender
24 Dec 2017, 10:49
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 373
Views: 106726

Re: Star Citizen

I saw the news about SC, and saw on reddit that the PTU was open to everyone. So I downloaded it last night. My experience so far has been sub par. It took a few mins to startup. Then it took over 5 minutes to load into the PU. When I loaded into the spawn room, I appeared in the bed and was glitchi...
by bender
24 Nov 2017, 19:33
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

AFAIK ISP's don't pay a fee for node backhaul bandwidth which is one of the reasons why NBN is so lackadaisical when it comes to upgrading node backhaul as there isn't any money in it for NBN only additional costs. An increase from 700mbit to 800mbit sounds low for additional CVC bandwidth but give...
by bender
23 Nov 2017, 11:26
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Internode contacted me the other day, telling me they had upgraded my node or exchange capacity (they said exchange, but does that make sense?) from 700mbit to 800mbit. They wanted me to let them know if it fixed the issue. I have been running tests every night since then. It has made some differenc...
by bender
04 Nov 2017, 19:45
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

@boars, glad you FINALLY got your net sorted. 5 months is just unacceptable. I have been in contact with internode support. They say that they have verified my 'source of connection is congested'. The good news is that there is apparently a planned backhaul upgrade. Its just waiting for the higher u...
by bender
13 Oct 2017, 11:42
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Treloar wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 00:08
Would changing your DNS settings change your 1st hop :?:
I tried that, but all the hops were identical (I remembered to flush my DNS cache). I think I'll just log a bunch of tracert's at various times of the day and send it to internode support, see where that takes me.
by bender
12 Oct 2017, 21:42
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Just got the NBN (FTTN). I ran a speedtest this morning: http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6699316977.png Which is real nice compared to my former connection (ADSL2, which wasn't bad btw): http://beta.speedtest.net/result/6697898521.png But now with the NBN, in peak times my ping shoots up: http://be...
by bender
20 Sep 2017, 20:07
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Video Editor
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Video Editor

ChainsawMcP wrote:
20 Sep 2017, 19:33
bender wrote:
19 Sep 2017, 23:10
If you dont mind a bit of setup, bender can work well for simple video editing.
FTFY
haha, I had to read that several times before I spotted it :D
by bender
19 Sep 2017, 23:10
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: Video Editor
Replies: 10
Views: 2731

Re: Video Editor

If you dont mind a bit of setup, blender can work well for simple video editing.
by bender
18 Sep 2017, 22:14
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Starting to think Internode is on it's way out... all my pings the last month have been up 50ms to game servers with fluctuating pings. As Internode was bought out by iinet, who was taken over by TPG supposedly.... I think I am going to get the short end of the stick sooner or later :( I am on ADSL...
by bender
02 Sep 2017, 16:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Ah, OK. I was wondering why you would only be getting 46mbps/16mbps. I just realised speedtest doesn't include packet overhead in its measurements.
by bender
01 Sep 2017, 14:03
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

Straight line it is only about 250 to 260 metres, but I don't have any idea where my actual line goes of course. Will check again tonight during peak time though to see what impact that has. Thats interesting, you should theoretically be able to get 100mbps at that distance. Were you able to get th...
by bender
01 Sep 2017, 00:22
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

NIce, do you know approximately how far you are from your node?
by bender
28 Aug 2017, 16:38
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Game of Thrones (Season 7) - This thread is dark and full of spoilers
Replies: 254
Views: 44092

Re: Game of Thrones (Season 7) - This thread is dark and full of spoilers

Yeah, it felt like they were tying up all the loose ends and linking everything together for the big war with the ice king. Now there will only be a couple plot lines to follow, rather than the 5+ in previous seasons. I didn't actually realise this was the finale, I thought there would be 8eps. It f...
by bender
24 Aug 2017, 22:32
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

The problem I see with smaller providers that report good speeds and ping is that they may be initially good, but once the word gets around, they get a bunch of people churning to them and they cant expand infrastructure fast enough to cover the increased loads. They end up just as bad or worse than...
by bender
25 Jul 2017, 00:59
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 373
Views: 106726

Re: Star Citizen

Wow, they are only going to have 5-10 systems on release? I thought they might cut it down to 20-30, but 5-10... CIG seem to be using the excuse for not having the patcher in 3.0 as we would have to download the whole game anyway as so much has changed, so an incremental patcher wont make a differen...
by bender
15 Jul 2017, 21:47
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 30644

Re: Scott Ludlam resigns over failure to renounce dual citizenship

brimlad wrote:
15 Jul 2017, 09:48
... though given he took leave last year I'm guessing Scott will have a break and assess if he wants back into the political life.
Yeah, I expect that he will just wait for the next election if he wants back in.
by bender
14 Jul 2017, 23:29
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Australian Parliamentarians a nest of dual citizenries
Replies: 106
Views: 30644

Re: Scott Ludlam resigns over failure to renounce dual citizenship

From my understanding the idea behind the law was to make sure there were no conflicts of interest with foreign countries and that the politicians have allegiance to the head of state. Technically the head of state for both countries is the same - the Queen. I guess the wording of the law is clear a...
by bender
04 Jul 2017, 18:42
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 373
Views: 106726

Re: Star Citizen

The thing is I don't think Chris knows what he wants himself, he has stated numerous times he wants a mix of Call of Duty, Battlefield, GTA5 and ARMA set in space and those games have VASTLY different game mechanics. Thats because Chris wants nearly everything he possibly can (this is his masterpie...
by bender
04 Jul 2017, 18:21
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Death Note Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Re: Death Note Movie

When I first started watching the trailer I was thinking it was a netflix series (hype), but then realised it was a movie (deflating balloon sound). If this was a 10 episode series going over 2-3 seasons, I think it would do really well. I'm not so sure about a movie. It seems to me the basic concep...
by bender
03 Jul 2017, 00:47
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 373
Views: 106726

Re: Star Citizen

This is what kills a lot of these grand projects, the dev teams spend so much time pissing about with assets and having feature circlejerks and somehow never seem to actually do any of the important shit. It fucks with my head that these guys can be this far in and we know basically NOTHING about h...
by bender
30 Jun 2017, 16:50
Forum: Movies, TV, Books and Music
Topic: Death Note Movie
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Death Note Movie

Just saw this



Not sure about this. The original was so good, will be hard not to compare it. I think casting Willem Dafoe as Ryuk was a good fit, but not sure about the rest.
by bender
08 May 2017, 16:14
Forum: The Hobby Corner
Topic: Video editing software
Replies: 7
Views: 3478

Re: Video editing software

A less straightforward alternative is to use blender, but it does take a bit to learn.
by bender
05 May 2017, 21:35
Forum: Tech Chat
Topic: The NBN thread
Replies: 400
Views: 95796

Re: The NBN thread

I have no idea what is going on. To me it feels like they've gone and hooked up the very easiest parts of the area and then thrown the rest in the too much effort basket. That is what NBN should have done in the first place. Focus on the things they can get connected easily and quickly. Means they ...
by bender
24 Apr 2017, 15:07
Forum: Simulators
Topic: Star Citizen
Replies: 373
Views: 106726

Re: Star Citizen

... it's a conflict that cannot be resolved without an arbitrator Yes it can. The 2 papers I link to originally go into detail exactly how it can work. I have been trying to provide a simplified overview of how, but it seems to me you are more interested in arguing your own point of view, ignoring ...