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Thread: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I was a grad student, with a nice income. I lived in the better areas of Helsingborg and Lund. The housing was circa-1950 US.
    OK buddy, Swedish people can't heat their homes. People have to sleep in jackets.


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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Then your experience disagrees with my experience. The only places in the USA worth living in are Chicago and New York City. Maybe San Francisco as well. And that's because those are our most European cities.... they're walkable, have good subway systems, have public areas like parks, etc.
    This appears disconnected from reality.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    OK buddy, Swedish people can't heat their homes. People have to sleep in jackets.

    I lived there from about 2000-2003, traveled Europe and saw the same.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    break up the telcom and cable industries into smaller parts, and watch competition solve the problem. oh, and one other thing :

    DO NOT LET THE ****ING ****ERS RE-CONSOLIDATE IN 20 DAMNED YEARS, CAUSING THE EXACT SAME PROBLEMS TO HAPPEN AGAIN
    Foolish plan that would only lead to slower connections and a doomed infrastructure. The internet requires a large seemless common/shared infrastructure. Government does not have what it takes to maintain that, they just can't pay what it takes to get the people with the expertise and it takes billions per year.

    I'm all for regulating these companies in a sane fashion, but breaking them up is just plain shooting ourselves in the foot.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I lived there from about 2000-2003, traveled Europe and saw the same.
    I was born there, lived there for 5 years, have grandparents, aunts, uncles, many friends, cousins, etc all over Sweden and I've never had to sleep in a jacket, never noticed that there was anything different about their heaters compared to ours.

    But carry on.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Then your experience disagrees with my experience. The only places in the USA worth living in are Chicago and New York City. Maybe San Francisco as well. And that's because those are our most European cities.... they're walkable, have good subway systems, have public areas like parks, etc.
    There's your problem right there - you actually like living in those ****holes called cities. I guess someone has to be good with living in the hive, just glad it's not me.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    This appears disconnected from reality.
    I'm gonna throw Miami Beach in there as well. I lived there for a few years and enjoyed the hell out of it. So there are some pockets of America that are tolerable.

    On the whole, though, Europe smokes the US as far as being a nice place to live. Ask anyone who isn't American.

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I was born there, lived there for 5 years, have grandparents, aunts, uncles, many friends, cousins, etc all over Sweden and I've never had to sleep in a jacket, never noticed that there was anything different about their heaters compared to ours.

    But carry on.
    What 5 years? When you were a child?

    I also have relatives in Sweden. One was quitting a career in geriatric hospitals because the system was so broken, cruel and becoming worse. When it comes to inter-generational justice, Sweden is among the worst. Don't be an old person there, your life WILL suck!

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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    I really do hope it gets fixed, but with nonsense like the Comcast/Time Warner merger, that could prove problematic. My internet works well though, regardless.

    Wasn't till recently that I learned our internet was bottom of the barrel in the developed world. If things could change so the my torrents were faster, that'd be great.

    Save us, Google, save us.

    It's important to note that tiny nations and city states having quick internet is a much easier task then somewhere like the USA. Doesn't change that our internet needs help pronto.
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    Re: Is your slow American internet acceptable to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    There's your problem right there - you actually like living in those ****holes called cities. I guess someone has to be good with living in the hive, just glad it's not me.
    Yeah because I don't like hiding from the world, I like experiencing it. I actually enjoy the company of other people. I'm not a damn hermit that spends all day with the same 3 people and 4 hours in my car by myself.

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