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>> No. 27783 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 11:18 am
27783 Shoveling cash onto Elon's pile
Anyone else?
I'm currently using EE's 4G, capped at 1Tbyte/month and getting 80M down, 40M up. Starlink's £90pm instead of £70, and still no fixed IPV4, skulking behind CGNAT. Boo.
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>> No. 27784 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 11:45 am
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Where do you live? Somewhere very rural?
>> No. 27785 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 11:56 am
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Not wildly rural, but openreach can deliver a sporadic 100kbps and have no plans to upgrade, and cable will never reach here. FTTP would involve probably 10km of trenching, and I can't really justify that when 4G is adequate.
>> No. 27786 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 12:33 pm
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I don't know what the fuck any of that nerd speak nonsense means, but why not just pay as you go for £35 and hotspot it off a cheap phone? It might get hot and explode I guess.
>> No. 27787 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 1:53 pm
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I've got the grownup version of that. EE 4G router widget (which has proper ethernet sockets, so I can plug switches in, rather than pissing about with wifi - I need to reach far enough that wifi would get complicated). £70 per month contract rather than PAYG, as PAYG comes out far more expensive.
Tethering to a phone just doesn't work well, long term. Proper routers just keep working.
>> No. 27788 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 2:04 pm
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Ddn't Elon Musk recetly offer the opportunity for regular people to place satellites in orbit?
What's stopping anyone from creating their own information network?
>> No. 27789 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 2:13 pm
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It's hard-with-a-capital-HARD, and expensive, need a few tens of billion. Even with EE's gouge-tastic prices, it's cheaper to buy a SIM...
>> No. 27790 Anonymous
10th February 2021
Wednesday 2:53 pm
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That is, a global satellite network is hard and expensive. Rolling out a wireless or fibre network between places you care about, is a much lower bar to aim for.
>> No. 27791 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 3:02 pm
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This is only a bit related as people were talking about pay as you go and sims and I don't want to start a whole thread for it.

Is it possible to just pick up a pay as you go SIM in a shop these days and pay with cash? Completely understand it's not possible during the pandemic at the moment, but it seems like this option is being phased out in recent years and is forcing more people to sign up with names and addresses. I barely use my phone, I just want an easy to get SIM I can top up with a tenner once or twice a year and continue my hermit life.
>> No. 27792 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 3:04 pm
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I did it in 2019, I don't think it's changed since.
>> No. 27793 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 3:38 pm
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No idea if they've had any success, but the police have been whining about it.


I imagine even if the big networks decided to voluntarily sign on to tighter controls you'd always be able to get a SIM from a convenience store for one of those networks that the ethnics use.
>> No. 27794 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 5:17 pm
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>Police inspectorate says ban would help combat county lines drug operations

Well that's some fucking stupid reasoning. This just seems like a weak excuse to get more information on your average joe.
>> No. 27795 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 8:37 pm
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There's an ongoing battle between govts wanting to make it more difficult to hide your comms and people hiding their comms.

The Trump Insurrection seems like it was predominantly organized over Telegram, wrong'uns will use the platform more now since they were all banned from Twitter, and Amazon deplatformed Parler. Telegram incidentally, has long been the platform of choice for this Conservative Govt when they want to communicate, but not leave a paper trail.

I remember a bunch of chatter a few years ago about governments trying to make decent (currently uncrackable) cryptography military grade and there was a bit of a legal cunt-off about it all.

Following the recent Myanmar Coup, China flew a bunch of IT experts into Myanmar and the internet was shut down shortly after. People switched to proper decentralised messaging apps like Zello and Bridgefy, and China subsequently shipped in a bunch of RF signal jammers disguised as seafood [citation needed].

It's definitely a pain in the bum for coppers to have to deal with burner phones, and it is definitely worth their time to make it akward for people to anonymize their comms.

Personally, I refuse to communicate in any manner other than semaphore or mental telepathy for the previously stated reasons.
>> No. 27796 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 8:56 pm
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>It's definitely a pain in the bum for coppers to have to deal with burner phones, and it is definitely worth their time

It isn't, but god forbid we do something that actually works and doesn't perpetuate the pointlessness of the war on drugs.
>> No. 27797 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 9:01 pm
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The war of drugs is pointless. But it's easier to shake down the local weed dealer than to get the local oligarch to fork out some readies to pay fair taxes.
>> No. 27798 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 9:23 pm
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It's even easier to legalise it all.
>> No. 27799 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 10:17 pm
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And let the organised crime groups get away with people trafficking and modern slavery?
>> No. 27800 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 10:24 pm
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Human trafficking is more difficult following legalization and regulation. It doesn't go away, but the Sex Workers in Holland have a Trade Union for example, and instead of drug and sex trade being 100% illegal, it becomes mostly illegal and makes things more competitive and less attractive to career criminals.
>> No. 27801 Anonymous
15th February 2021
Monday 10:29 pm
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Should say 'mostly legal' obviously.

I'm not so sharp these days what with the whole lockdown dementia and all.

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