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  2. At our age.. cars may be an investment for the wife.. but not for us.
  3. I am an engineer, and I understand redundancy at the levels used in aircraft and nuclear plants. so let me give you my opinion. The MARKET.. not PLDT.. provides redundancy in this case. How do I know? Because YOU are up and running again with " Magic Data from Smart / Sun" and because I am operating just fine wth [email protected] Because we both have the good fortine that the TOWERS used by Smart and Globe were.. for us.. not knocked down. Others are not so lucky as many towers ARE out. Before Odette.. PLDT was the darling of the market.. because they were delivering Internet s
  4. SkyMan

    240 Volt Receptacle Types?

    Speaking of Woolf,,, He mentioned putting a whole house GFI type breaker on his VECO house here. That might be what you're looking for. It trips if there is a difference in current on the 2 hots. I believe he also stated where he bought it if you search the posts.
  5. Topper

    Dogs

  6. Philippine encounters I’ve actually encountered: come around corner and… ~ there is a group of goats sitting in middle of road completely blocking it. ~ there’s a ox pulling a cart completely blocking road. ~ the road ends; you have to go off the side of the road and down into the creak and then back up another side. ~ coconuts drying in the sun completely block road. ~ big pile of debris, may or may not have "deep construction" sign in front of it completely blocking your lane. …. Does NOT pay to drive your motor fast in Philippines.
  7. cookie47

    Service Providers

    Yes we do Have PLDT fibre @50Mbps(and very good it is).However with no power to fire up the modem it was a lost cause. However you made me think.... I suppose I could have investigated if PLDT was in fact available (and I mean not down), and I was able to Power the modem with another source maybe I could have achieved something but I didn't go down that path.I sorta enjoyed my life brief sabbatical without the internet..Plus the amount of wires down I suspect no go....? Sent from my M2003J15SC using Tapatalk
  8. Salty Dog

    I'm So Old That...

    FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - (an old husband's point of view) The missus bought a Paperback, down Shepton Mallet way, I had a look inside her bag; T'was "fifty shades of grey". Well I just left her to it, And at ten I went to bed. An hour later she appeared; The sight filled me with dread... In her left she held a rope; And in her right a whip! She threw them down upon the floor, And then began to strip. Well fifty years or so ago; I might have had a peek; But Mabel hasn't weathered well; She's eighty four next week!! Watching Mabel bump and grind;
  9. Salty Dog

    Relationships

    It was the happiest day of his life. Arrived at church. wife waiting at altar. Walked up the aisle. Kissed her on the cheek, smiled and closed the lid...
  10. Salty Dog

    Wives Do The Funniest Things

    I text my wife this afternoon “ Darling, I had a bad accident at work this morning and fell from great height, Sarah kindly rushed me to the hospital, the doctors have examined me and tested me, they have xrayed the damage in my legs and say I may never walk again, and will possibly stay in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.” She text back “Who’s Sarah?”
  11. I like your style...HAA Firstly thanks for the advise and article which I found interesting and you do make a good point as the food poisoning symptoms are very similar.I doubt it though and as we have had no power (with no refrigeration our diet had been rice /potatoes and tinned food (fish and what they try an call here corned beef).. Particularly around that time. I haven't always checked my blood pressure daily pre Covide as an article I read suggest that one can get paranoid about the results and thus it can rise unnecessarily ,a bit like white coat syndrome....Note this is Onl
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    Things That Make You Go Hmmmm

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    Thought For The Day

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    A Thread About Nothing - Part Deux

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  16. Last year booked on EVA - flight cancelled - Qatar only one flying - yep 4 hours approx - 6:30PM one had almost 9 hours. Doha is not Dubai when it comes to amenities and the extra 6 hours gives me more cushion for RT-PCR tets results.
  17. I'll share my family's experiences with Covid. My 15 y.o. son got Covid in September when the Delta variant was spreading. He was unvaccinated, didn't get any special treatment, felt like he had a cold and was okay in five days. My wife (vaxxed with J&J) caught it from him. She felt like she had the flu. Our one and two year olds showed no symptoms and were not tested. I was vaxxed with J&J and didn't catch it. This weekend my 15 y.o. tested positive again with a home test. Monday we took him to a test sight where he tested positive. This morning (Tuesday) he has a needle in his a
  18. I just watched Risen (2016) on Netflix. I found it to be an interesting take on a biblical event.
  19. Salty Dog

    LinC Library

  20. Yeah, I tried again myself and got the same random wait times as before. I think it relates to the number of people waiting so it changes when people give up.
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    NFL 2021

  23. SkyMan

    Cable Racing

    2nd track like a figure 8. At max speed the 2 tethers relax 2-3 inches. Boom.
  24. Salty Dog

    Physicists Called this Impossible

    Check out KiwiCo and get 50% off your first month of ANY crate at https://www.kiwico.com/xylafoxlin 💸 Support me on Patreon: https://patreon.com/xylafoxlin Derek's First Video on Blackbird: https://youtu.be/jyQwgBAaBag Derek's Second Video: https://youtu.be/yCsgoLc_fzI A HUGE thank you to my friend Shane for stepping in and helping me with overnight CAD while I was overwhelmed and struggling and seriously needed to just sleep. Y'all should give him a follow, he is a very cool rocket kid! https://twitter.com/Shanepc14 Follow me on social media: 📸 Instagram: https://ww
  25. Salty Dog

    The Big Misconception About Electricity?

    Dave analyses Veritasium's video "The Big Misconception About Electricity" and how energy flows in the Poynting vector in the electromagnetic field OUTSIDE the wire instead of inside the wire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHIhg... Extra notes on simulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBycH... 00:00 - Veritasium's video "The Big Misconception About Electricity" 00:32 - Rection to the points in the video 01:11 - This is a bit MISLEADING! 02:28 - Electron drift 03:51 - Engineers use different tools and theorems 04:27 - Every electrical engineer knows this 05:17 - Ever
  26. Salty Dog

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    • to_dave007
      At our age.. cars may be an investment for the wife.. but not for us.
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      I am an engineer, and I understand redundancy at the levels used in aircraft and nuclear plants.  so let me give you my opinion. The MARKET..  not PLDT..  provides redundancy in this case.  How do I know?  Because YOU are up and running again with " Magic Data from Smart / Sun" and because I am operating just fine wth [email protected]  Because we both have the good fortine that the TOWERS used by Smart and Globe were.. for us.. not knocked down.  Others are not so lucky as many towers ARE out. Before Odette.. PLDT was the darling of the market..   because they were delivering Internet speeds far above what others could deliver.  They did this with a network of fiber cable installed on vulnerable utility poles..  because here there is no other way.  And let me tell you.. out here in the province..  if there ARE no utility poles to get that cable to MY HOUSE..  the PLDT fiber will get draped over the branches of the most convenient trees to get it here to my house (same way as my Globe Landline was installed).  I know of mountain barangays out here that had PDPT where MUCH of the distance the cables needed to be hung on trees. But then the city was hit by an Act of God..  a force majeur..  so violent that it knocked all those vulerable posts over.  I watched a video speech by the Governor of Bohol in which he stated that 11,000 utility poles were knockd down there.  11,000..  Just imagine the cost and the labour required to reinstall all of that.  If they actually HAVE the poles.. like they would keep that many in inventory. Cebu is not so much better off. The reality is..  that Cebu is a developing market.  Aside from some specific areas.. like IT Park..  that "high speed capability" that everyone loves of PLDT had to be installed on vulnerable utility poles.. because they have no choice.  And you can be sure that redundancy DID exist for some customers..  as some of the BIGGEST internet customers (in IT park) did get back in operation quickly.  But for the little guy... you and me..  and most others who just don't have the budget for it..  No redundancy.  And no protection from Acts of God either..  Why?  Not enough money.. You, and I and the other guys..  just don't PAY ENOUGH.. The market just doesn't warrant it.  It's all about MONEY.  You get what you pay for. What do you think is going on at PLDT senior management right now..  Where they are faced with the unexpected COSTS of having to make these repairs.  Like most companies.. they don't just have money laying around ready to be sucked up..  and all those technicians need to get paid..  and new cable need to be purchased.  So.. where you think that money comes from?  Senior Management must approve it.. and you can be sure that LOTS of people will not pay their PLDT bill for January. IF I was in that PLDT senior mnaagement I would definatey have to ask myself just how MUCH of my network do I want to rebuild again..  because many of my customrs will switch to other alternatives before I can possibly get the network rebuilt..  and because now I must compete with 5G as well..  which was not a force when much of the PLDT cable was installed. In fact much of the PLDT network was installed in a rush to get ahead of 5G..  to drive a stake in the ground to TAKE as much of the market as possible. So.. bottom line..  PLDT was installed in a rush as well as could be done in a third world country..  and it WAS great while you had it.. then God decided to knock it down.  Now man.. with his $$$..  must decide IF and WHEN and HOW to rebuild it... and how much of it.  And since the initial installation took years.. i expect the reconstruction will take many months or more..  if they even do it.  Tough luck.. Send your complaints to God.. or the President of PLDT (along with your bill payment).
    • Dutch
      Price wise, about the same if you stick with common brands like toyota, honda and such. However, if you buy brand new they do throw loads of extras, e.g. 5 years of free service. The asia exclusive models like say the yota fortuner might appear cheap, but you get what you pay, a budget landcruiser. I don't see how a depreciating asset can be an investment though, the only thing I notice is that cars depreciate in value a lot slower in PH. And... if you scooped up the right models before the shortage hit, you could probably sell with a profit right now,  but those are not ordinary circumstances, and it's going on all over the world right now. During normal times though, cars lose value, fast.
    • SkyMan
      They will send you a big check, tomorrow....
    • SkyMan
      Speaking of Woolf,,,  He mentioned putting a whole house GFI type breaker on his VECO house here. That might be what you're looking for. It trips if there is a difference in current on the 2 hots. I believe he also stated where he bought it if you search the posts.
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      Thank you Cookie for the information on Mactan Island, it sounds like no power or internet yet.  The Expat had to leave because the brother in-law in the compound was threatening to kill him, plus he had some minor I think health issues that needed to be addressed.
      Now this same brother in-law is blocking people from visiting his wife within this compound, he can't even contact the PNP or Municipality because nobody seems to be up and running.
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