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djohns
Re: Wireless Internet
goldhiller wrote:

I've been thinking about using the barn roof for a ski slope. Long gabled metal roof & steep pitch. Build a take-off ramp at the bottom and ya got a ski jump. Wax skis well and run a sprinkler to make ice in the winter and added lubrication in the summer. The lodge could be inside the same building. Whaddya think? If I build it....will they come? :D

Just make sure you have a large cleared off area for the AIR-MED
helicopters to land . :D

A. Spruce
Re: Wireless Internet
djohns wrote:

Just make sure you have a large cleared off area for the AIR-MED
helicopters to land . :D

You forget, Goldie lives in the backwoods sticks. He would just dig a hole and bury any of the unfortunate types that didn't read the WIFI clause print when they'd signed the ski rental agreement. (WIFI = We Incourage Fatal Injury)

Debra
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goldhiller wrote:

Each extra $6.95 ? One of my clients has 4 college age kids (each has their own LT). Nuff said.

that's kinda how I feel about it too but I could either go dsl with crappy service and mondo billing errors every month or just keep track of how many $6.95 charges I get each month.

canuk
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As far as Wi-fi goes, my cable company requires me to register every computer that's going to be using my account. Each extra computer is $6.95 a month and I have been charged when someone outside of my home used my wireless because the computers identifiers weren't registered on my account.

Eh ???
debby .... what the heck does the IP give for that $6.95 per month .... it shouldn't matter how many computers are in your home .... they should only be charging for the connection/modem to the residence .... the fact you have a wireless router inside the home with mulitpule computers is none of their concern .... geez .... talk about extra dipping.

Debra
Re: Wireless Internet
canuk wrote:

Eh ???
debby .... what the heck does the IP give for that $6.95 per month .... it shouldn't matter how many computers are in your home .... they should only be charging for the connection/modem to the residence .... the fact you have a wireless router inside the home with mulitpule computers is none of their concern .... geez .... talk about extra dipping.

I know so I keep a close eye on it.

Goldhiller,
you don't need ice or water to have a ski jump on your roof. there's a membrane you can lay up there which will give you a ski slope year round. The same membrane has been marketed for skate rinks. Somewhere around me, they had one of these ski slopes, I think they had that same "fatal injuries" clause. lol. I haven't heard about them in a few years.

goldhiller
Re: Wireless Internet
canuk wrote:

Eh ???
debby .... what the heck does the IP give for that $6.95 per month .... it shouldn't matter how many computers are in your home .... they should only be charging for the connection/modem to the residence .... the fact you have a wireless router inside the home with multiple computers is none of their concern .... geez .... talk about extra dipping.

Canuk,

You just dont' get, my friend. It's not about what they can do for you, but what you can do for them. Like those $6 each aspirins in the hospital. Oh. Forgot....youse guys got that socialized medicine goin' on. You prepay for that so never see the itemized list. :D

goldhiller
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Debby,

You can prevent these multi-dipping charges pretty easily if you know how. Get a wi-fi router that will clone a puter's MAC addy (the one MAC addy you have registered with the ISP)....if the router you have now that won't do this easily.(yours probably will if it's only a few years old) Then .....all who connect thru that router look like the same source. Might be too late now if you've already registered all those other puters.....unless you tell 'em that they broke or you sold 'em or they moved out. Your ISP is simply preying on people's lack of knowledge concerning these devices and how to configure them. Lambs to the "legal" slaughter.

All this redundant charging stuff from ISPs annoys me no end when I hear about it. You're paying for access at connection speed X for a month at a crack.....and how or IF you use it is not for them to determine (unless you're engaged in illegal activites as generally understood such as kiddie porn, etc.). Whether you use that access for 10 minutes one day a week or 24/7/365......it's your subscription and you paid for it. Betcha if you don't use it at all for a month...they won't refund a dime of what you paid for that month's service.

Same as for the fee we pay to have a phone hang on the wall and access to local service. Whether we talk 10 minutes a week or all day, everyday...it's the same fee/charge.....and they cannot dictate how much anyone uses that before whacking them with extra charges. And they can't tell me that I can't allow others to make calls on our phone. That sorta leash on the charging practices thanks to organizations like CUB.

goldhiller
Re: Wireless Internet
A. Spruce wrote:

You forget, Goldie lives in the backwoods sticks. He would just dig a hole and bury any of the unfortunate types that didn't read the WIFI clause print when they'd signed the ski rental agreement. (WIFI = We Incourage Fatal Injury)

You got that straight, buddy. I don't own a backhoe, but my neighbor does. We be friends. He'll let me borrow most anything for a couple brewskis. Dagburned revenueers better not come around these parts, neither. (spits wad of Skoal onto ground) :D

canuk
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Like those $6 each aspirins in the hospital.

Geez ... you guys get the screws put to you every which way:eek: :D

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Dagburned revenueers better not come around these parts, neither. (spits wad of Skoal onto ground) :D

... or them WiFi cops sniffing around for WiFi bandits.;) :D

goldhiller
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canuk wrote:

Geez ... you guys get the screws put to you every which way:eek: :D

... or them WiFi cops sniffing around for WiFi bandits.;) :D

Yeah....them, too. :D

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free!
-P.J. O'Rourke :D

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