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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson decide to go on a camping trip. After dinner and a bottle of wine, they lay down for the night, and go to sleep.
Some hours later, Holmes awoke and nudged his faithful friend.
"Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see."
Watson replied, "I see millions of stars."
"What does that tell you?"
Watson pondered for a minute.
"Astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets."
"Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo."
"Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three."
"Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful and that we are small and insignificant."
"Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow."
"What does it tell you, Holmes?"
Holmes was silent for a minute, then spoke: "Watson, you idiot. Someone has stolen our tent!"
So our cable provider in the area who provides internet and tv to our home and internet down at our (Mom and Pop) office emailed us yesterday to tell us they were going to shut off everything at 1:00 am and have it up at 5:am. So we let everyone know that uses our resources down at the office (some overseas) that this was going to happen and went to bed. This morning our home internet AND tv was down. We thought well bless their hearts they're running over and went to a phone based tether for the morning coffee. I went to the office and my wife who is a fighter pilot tech stay behind to get ready and call the internet people. She called me about 9 to tell me that the provider tech said no, it's just you at your house and it will be 2 days till it's back up. My wife railed them up one side and down the other for this including the fact that we are a "such and such provider disciple" and will not recommend your such and such service to anyone etc etc. and came to work. We both fumed all day down at our office as we went about our business. I even went home at lunch to give everything another reboot as stranger things have happened to no avail. Late today my wife ran over to get a check from a customer then went home. At quitin' time I got a call from my wife and home saying she had it all working. Seems our Labrador who has a bed in the "data center" corner of the spare room in our residence managed to work the wall wart for the provider amp loose enough with her back side over time, presumably, to power down the amp giving us signal. I didn't see that. She did. Boy I love her.
This seems like an interesting story. I love a great rant! I also despise cable providers. I truly want to read this story.
Regrettably, I've enjoyed a few Guinness...perhaps a couple too many? On a possibly related note, the lack of paragraphs in the story has overwhelmed me.
Good luck tilting at that telecommunication windmill. Or, is it a cell tower? Its all a bit fuzzy at the moment
Update: I just finished reading the story. I'm definitely in the "dog person" camp and specifically a fan of Labs. I'm happy that your dog is only enamored of low voltage equipment. Keep it away from the AC
AFAIK "Nutella" is searching for taste and product testers. I recommend you to apply
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
My hypothesis with this is that reading good literature has gone out of fashion.
As someone who was illiterate to the age of 8 I became a voracious reader in my early 20's.
I devoured Victorian literature and anything else I could get my hands on that I had time to read and that was considered a 'classic'.
I have been called a snob by one friend, however I think reading decent literature gave me an education that far outweighed anything I learnt at school or university.
Here's the problem - Victorian/'classic' novels or books by Dickens, Elliot, Ishiguro or Haruki Murakami are not generally considered light reads and we just don't seem to have time nowadays for a good few hours of reading.
The only way to increase your vocabulary and improve your grammar is to be exposed to more vocabulary and good grammar and literature is perhaps the best way to do this.
As a modern example - many people seem to use 'login' as a verb instead of using 'log in'. While it's a small pedantry of mine the clearer you can be the less chance there is for misunderstanding.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”