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Have you checked the Microsoft Action Pack? It is not as feature rich as MSDN, but it's cca £300 / year and includes most MS software. And then (for testing) there are cloud services where you can select the target machine (incl. OS and software), rent it for a few days, and delete it afterwards.
Google's score is slightly below a six-year-old human's IQ of 55.5, but more than double Siri's IQ of 23.9. By their measure, Siri is not as smart as Microsoft's Bing or Baidu, which have respective IQs of 31.98 and 32.92. All AI's IQs are significantly less than an average 18-year-old's 97 IQ.Oct 3, 2017
hmmm, maybe the google.co.uk is a bit smarter than google.com?
btw, that makes Sander's IQ = 83.25 by his own admission (2/3x = 55 => x = 82.5)
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I have a cable internet provider, and the cables are run above ground. One time, a truck somehow snagged the wire going from the pole across the street to my house, ripped it completely off and dragged it a couple hundred feet down the road where the repair crew found it.
More recently, my cable was incredibly sporadic. It would work for a couple days solid, then would be up and down every few minutes. No rhyme or reason -- temperature, sun, rain, nothing seemed to correlate.
And of course when the cable guy showed up, it was working fine. None-the-less, the guy replaced all connectors, splitters, etc., on the outside of the house -- these things aren't even in an enclosure, and why I even need a splitter when the cable goes to one location in my house is beyond me, the only thing I figure is that I need a a single connector to bridge the wire coming from the pole to the wire in the house.
However, once all that hardware was replaced, I've had rock solid connectivity.
Ouch, we've had that once. Internet had been flaky for weeks. Called the internet provider and they found a knack in the cable. Had to break open the entire street to fix it.
Underground cables don't break so fast, but when they do they're not so easy to replace