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Oz A2Kers: Broadband advice needed rather urgently.

 
 
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 15 Aug, 2009 09:02 pm
@dlowan,


I rather must the wee Felix, too! Smile

Must get onto it!
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 08:28 am
@msolga,
My IP company threatened to throttle me today!!!



A rather unnerving email arrived:

Subject: Throttle Warning

The body of the message was less alarming:

Quote:
Dear Customer,

Re: Customer xxxxx dlowan

Thank you for your continued interest in our Chariot Internet service.

This is an automatically generated email to advise you that you
have 20% or less of your peak download limit left until the
end of your monthly billing period (27/08/2009)

At the end of your allocation your peak service
will be throttled to 64 kbps.

Yours faithfully,
Chariot Internet

25/08/2009






I appreciate the warning....but is there not a more gentle way to put it?


Is throttle the general term?
dyslexia
 
  1  
Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 08:31 am
@dlowan,
well Debbie, that sounds better than being throttled by a snake.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 08:36 am
@dyslexia,
Indeed....but nonetheless a rather alarming term!!
dyslexia
 
  1  
Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 08:49 am
@dlowan,
well Debbie, I have read posts by another fellow on this forum that seems to think that being throttled can be a sexually exciting event. perhaps you and i are just exhibiting our puritanical heritage along with freudian suppression. actually with my COPD I feel throttled pretty much 24/7.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Tue 25 Aug, 2009 10:17 am
@dyslexia,
If you keep calling me Debbie, you WILL be throttled.

I think throttling to heighten orgasm is a fairly well known technique.

I doubt if it much resembles being crushed and eaten alive by a python, or having COPD (though I am very sorry to hear you feel that way.)

I find its use in the ISP business odd.
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Reply Thu 27 Aug, 2009 06:54 pm
@msolga,
Are the 20 days about up yet? hamburgboy and I have been getting fretful without our MsOlga.
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2009 06:31 pm
@ehBeth,
Aw, really? Surprised
That's so nice, ehBeth.

After 7 days with no internet & no phone I'm happy to announce I'm back! WOOHOO!

Just spent something like half an hour on my cell phone with a very patient fellow, ironing out the the final glitches.

Now I'll untangle myself from all these cords around my ankles & go make a coffee to celebrate. Phew.

Ms Broadband, that's me!!! Very Happy

(I feel rather different .... a bit classier, rather uppity, I must say!)
Dutchy
 
  1  
Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2009 06:44 pm
@msolga,
Hi msolga, how nice to see you back, hope all works well for you. Enjoy yourf weekend.
msolga
 
  1  
Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2009 07:15 pm
@Dutchy,
Thanks, Dutchy.

You have a good one, too!
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dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Fri 28 Aug, 2009 08:07 pm
@msolga,
Lol!!!!

All banded up and ready to go, eh?
dadpad
 
  1  
Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 01:12 am
@dlowan,
strike up the band!

BTW Dlowan my ISP calls it "shaping" rather than throttling. Much classier i feel.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:27 am
@dadpad,
dadpad wrote:



BTW Dlowan my ISP calls it "shaping" rather than throttling. Much classier i feel.



Yet more euphemistic.

"Dwindling peaking and pining" perhaps?
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msolga
 
  1  
Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 03:48 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
Subject: Throttle Warning


Sounds a particularly thuggish ISP to me!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 07:18 am
@msolga,
nothin' like an uppity broad!

so good to see you again. Yes, we missed you. Bunches.
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 29 Aug, 2009 06:01 pm
@ehBeth,
Smile
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