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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's annoying me today
Last post by Jose M -
Youtube have apperntly decided that what I really want in my life is youtube icons so large that you can only fit eight whole ones on a page.  Whatever has posessed them I have no idea, it's horrific.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Yet another tech thread
Last post by tricky -
Could be the speed of the Nas, rather than the network. Drop some files to Dropbox. Then to the nas. If it's slower it's the speed of the Nas ... They are often a bit sh!t on throughput because they have crap processors.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Yet another tech thread
Last post by Russ -
We've got a WD MyCloud NAS in the living room, plugged directly into the router, and a couple of laptops and a desktop that we use around the house. Mrs Shady won't use the NAS for storing her work on, as she says it's to slow for transferring files to and from it. I have heard talk of gigabit switches being able to solve this problem. Can someone tell me wtf they are, whether it would, how much, where to buy, how to install etc. Thanking.

Depends what the throttle point is. Your home router should be running at the very least at 10MBps which should be ample. I doubt it's a switch problem on a home network; more likely it's an issue with the wireless network. Have her connect her laptop to the router with a wired connection and see what the transfer speed is like.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Yet another tech thread
Last post by JimShady -
Vodafone broadband coming into the flat via cable (fibre) .... which goes into the Vodafone router on the sideboard. Then we connect from our devices to that wirelessly. Except for the NAS which is sat on the sideboard next to the vodafone router, and is connected via an ethernet cable. Oh, also the TV. That is plugged directly into the router too.

This is our router: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2p6_wg_tlU

Our general wifi speed is fine. 40-50 Mbps on the wireless.

I've just been doing some research and have made 2GHz and 5GHz channels in our wifi. Did a speed test but hasn't made any difference. Will try transferring some files tomorrow and see if it's affected that.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Yet another tech thread
Last post by JimShady -
We've got a WD MyCloud NAS in the living room, plugged directly into the router, and a couple of laptops and a desktop that we use around the house. Mrs Shady won't use the NAS for storing her work on, as she says it's to slow for transferring files to and from it. I have heard talk of gigabit switches being able to solve this problem. Can someone tell me wtf they are, whether it would, how much, where to buy, how to install etc. Thanking.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
Last post by Russ -
Not a former player, but apparently Karanka is one of the favourites for the Cardiff job. Hope he doesn't, I quite like him and I don't want to have to wish for him to get relegated. Can they not just hire some sh!t old knacker like Pulis?
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Election 2019
Last post by RC -
Many years ago, i did a work favour for a bloke who worked in KFC. As a thankyou, he told me never to eat in the local one. Every saturday, before they opened, the manager used to have a big piss in the chip fat to cheers from the other staff

Maybe he’s moved on now

Wouldn’t that cause an explosion of burning oil all over his knob?

Perhaps that’s why he moved on.....
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Election 2019
Last post by Chicago -
The morale of the story is that fast food is disgusting and the workers aren’t paid enough to care.  I don’t know for the life of me why anyone would want to go there.

I haven’t for years and probably might live longer.



Chicago: Puritan. 
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Election 2019
Last post by karlmark -
Many years ago, i did a work favour for a bloke who worked in KFC. As a thankyou, he told me never to eat in the local one. Every saturday, before they opened, the manager used to have a big piss in the chip fat to cheers from the other staff

Maybe he’s moved on now

I used to be the night porter for Burger King in Reading. Very hard and dirty work cleaning all of the equipment after the store closed in order to get it ready for the next morning. I was supposed to filter the fry vats every day by using a horrible hand-operated pump machine.
I wasn't paid enough to be bothered to do that, so most nights I'd just wipe around the edges of the vat so it looked ok.
There was a test to see if the oil in the fry vat needed changing: if you put a fry basket into the oil and couldn't see more than a quarter of an inch, then it needed changing. Let's just say that rule wasn't really adhered to. One time when I eventually cleaned out a fry vat, I found fossilised onion rings and God knows what else in the gunk.