Last night I tested my ADSL speed with speedtest.net, and it barely
reached 1Mbps. I rebooted my modem just in case, and then it almost
Today I ran the same test and get 14.23Mbps.
Is this likely to be due to congestion on the ADSL network?
I note these slowdowns happened about the same time a cabinet,
presumably for NBN FTTN, appeared across the road from the telephone
exchange. So wondered if maybe they are taking away upstream capacity
from ADSL to use for NBN?
On a semi related note, I have noticed recently that the Netflix android
app often struggles to connect to the "Netflix Android Server". The
Netflix network test has a red cross next to "Netflix Android Server
nw--423--423", but has a green tick next to "Internet connection". This
happens at times when the Internet connection speed is good. Eventually
if I keep trying it comes good. Sometimes it dies while watching a show;
streaming still works, but searching shows doesn't.
So far my attempts to try to debug the problem with tcpdump have
resulted in the problem disappearing. Will keep trying.
Brian May <brian(a)linuxpenguins.xyz>
While it is clear that speaking English makes you fat :
The first OECD countries in that list are USA, NZ, UK, Australia and
.. does it has an impact on the brain mass index of its leaders too?
I just read last night Mr.Morrison:
“I am up for taking action on it, not just jabbering on about it,” he
told ABC radio.
“But I think to suggest, with just 1.3 per cent of global emissions,
that Australia doing something differently, more or less, would have
changed the fire outcome this season; I don’t think that stands up to
any credible scientific evidence at all.
“The suggestion in any way, shape or form, that … the individual
actions of Australia are impacting directly on specific fire events,
whether it is here or anywhere else in the world; that doesn’t bear up
to credible scientific evidence either.”
1.3% is 1 of 76. That is as one man of a boat crew of 76 is seeing a
deadly waterfall in front, and thinking: Well, I am just one of them,
it does not matter. And, btw, I am not doing it, I really try to avoid
the waterfall but you just don't see it. And, maybe, if you ask me in
private, the deadly waterfall does not exist. But don't quote me on
Or is it the brain mass index of its population? I mean, why the heck
are you listen to this, voting for this, enduring this?
Or, in other words: Can you just stop making excuses, get up and make
your contribution, and help rowing?
Petr Baum wrote:
> On Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:11:18 AM Rohan McLeod wrote:
> Hi Rohan,
> (and everybody...)
>>>>> I have got a big box of about 25 years old CD ROM disks with scanned B/W
>>>> 3/ When I was investigating this issue I came to the conclusion that
>>>> "M-Disk"s were the best current solution;
>>>> this involves (a) buying an M-disk capable DVD R/W (most Blue-Ray
>>>> drives) (b) a supply of M-Disks (25- 100)GB
> I purchased LG GP57EB DVD Burner which claims to be M-disc compatible.
I am wondering if there is some issue with ability to write to M-Disks;
when Blu-ray is not explicitly supported ?
Compare the specs for your LG GP57EB DVD Burner
with a LG BP50NB40
this is also a USB 2.0 interface but it explicitly states Blu-Ray support .
I mention this latter device now, because I was surprised there were
Linux driver issues with Blu-Ray;
so I bought one of these at MSY for $149; tried it on a laptop which
dual boots PureOs and Win7x64.
but PureOS couldn't see it. The Linux driver issues seem to concern
Blu-ray encryption and
don't seem like they are going to be fixed anytime soon......so I didn't
bother reporting the issue to the list !
If you are interested win7x64 is currently burning 18GB to a 25GB
Verbatim BD-R SL 6x M-Disk;
in the LG BP50NB40 drive via Burn-Aware; seems to be burning about
0.5GB/ min but this is over a LAN from this desktop
> I also
> purchased 2 boxes Verbatim M-disc Bdr 25gb 5pk to use for trials. Both
> mail-orders arrived recently.
> I tried the new burner with ordinary DVD using brasero SW. It created
> small data DVD without any issues. I created 21.2 GiB .iso with brasero also
> without any issues.
> When I asked brasero to burn it and presented one M-disc in the burner it
> responded with "Please replace the disc with a supported CD or DVD". Search
> results for “M-disc” in brasero help returned: 'No matching help pages found
> in “Brasero Help”.
> I also tried k3b with the same .iso. It asked for a disc, played a bit with
> inserted M-disc and then stopped, still asking for "an empty Blu-Ray medium"
> So far no success but also no coaster...
> Any advice what to try next would be appreciated.
Sorry as mentioned above there seem to be encryption issues associated
with developing a Linux Blu-Ray driver;
although why this must prohibit writing one's own Bu-Ray or M-Disk I
have no idea !
regards Rohan McLeod
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