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I went to download something this morning and I was downloading at a paltry 6MB/s and change. (about 50MBits/s)
Normally it's closer to 25MB/s (200MBits/s)
I spent 20 minutes dealing with my ISP - between furbling through their automated system and troubleshooting with the rep (a very pleasant and competent woman. On an unrelated note I always feel good about getting Indians versus Americans on tech support. For some reason they tend to know what they're doing more of the time, in my experience and I'm used to their accents anyway so they aren't hard to understand over the phone. I think that puts me in the minority with respect to that opinion though)
Anyway, after going through the motions of restarting the modem, and checking my wireless LAN for any interlopers, I finally rebooted my machine. I figured I might as well. I kind of enjoy it, since it starts windows so fast.
All of the sudden my download speeds are back up to where they're supposed to be, but my upload speed is now averaging about 1.7MBits/s. Far worse than what it was before the reboot, and obviously not even close to reflective of my ISP's connection speeds with this package.
What the heck, Microsoft? Your "security" updates *always* elephanted. Just stop trying.
We run RTX from Interval Zero on a windows 7 machine to convert it to real time for some printers and it's kind of a pain to manage. The programming is probably above my skill level, but it's always good to keep an eye out for these things.
That's very indirect. DOS and the Windows NT line have pretty much nothing in common. NT shares more of its heritage with, if anything VAX/VMS due to David Cutler, one of the star developers of it, being snatched up by Microsoft to design NT internals.
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?
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I've worked with quite a few Indians - like, Indian nationals over here on a work visa.
It's probably selection bias just because of the type of people who can get work visas in the US, but nearly to the person, every one I've had the pleasure of working with has been ruthlessly competent - and that's praise I don't offer lightly.
So that probably contributes to my biases toward Indian nationals in IT, whether it's tech support or software development.
I'm not sure if it's politic to just air my biases like that in polite company, but whatevs. I favor working with Indians as a rule.