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General Chat Thread, T'internet on train in General; On East Coast train to London heading down for BETT and Wifi is ok but intermittent. Not sure your 3G ...
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    On East Coast train to London heading down for BETT and Wifi is ok but intermittent. Not sure your 3G card would be any better though!
    JIm

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    I feel like Alice in Wonderland!

    Here I am on a train with MAINS electric !!!!

    (I'm on my Vodaphone 3G dongle - just left Warrington - next stop the Big City!)

    How things change!

    I remember being cutting edge with a Tosh 4000 series laptop and carrying spare set of batteries (2 in fact) so I could last the journey from Banbury to London and everyone looking at me wondering what it was ) -

    Now I'm the hick from the sticks.

    Do they have drop down screens - there is a set of controls between the seats but I don't want to press anything in case I get charged!
    I think I've just had my first tilt!!!!1

    Si

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    Getting 1.1Mbs according to speedtest
    Or course I'ver had a couple of dropouts.

    Down side of this is that one of my schools is emalling me a spreadsheet so I can sort out the page breaks

    regards

    Simon

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    I wish to complain to Mr Vodaphone.

    His 3G service don't work in tunnels

    Mind you - I don't understand why we went in a tunnel - I thought it was all flat down south

    regards

    Simon

    PS GPS doesn't seem to work on trains so I only know where I am to 1700 metres (well I'm actually in seat 53 coach B but you know what I mean!)

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    Yeah, just ordered myself a T-Mobile dongle with 3 month pre-paid so I can use my personal laptop at work during breaks and when our wonderful filtering service blocks support sites

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    time to sign off and try to find our leaders!

    regards

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    time to sign off and try to find our leaders!

    regards

    Simon
    He was doing one of Edugeek's favourite past-times when I spoke to him on the phone at around 4:20pm

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    Talking

    Eating Pizza?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eduabncs View Post
    Eating Pizza?
    No, its that word that we don't like to mention as it gets certain members really excited and drags threads off topic and onto matters of starch, perfect seams on them, what type is best, shape of the sole plate etc......

    To assist with keeping on topic, if you go down the East Coast (which I often do due to being exactly the same distance by train to either side!) you get free wifi on the East Coast in 3rd class or 1st class, but due to pricing being craaaazy on that side for some reason I am using the West Coast, going standard down and back for work but will give 1st a go on the trip home on Sunday to sunny Yorkshire.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post

    Do they have drop down screens - there is a set of controls between the seats but I don't want to press anything in case I get charged!
    the controls between the seats no longer do anything - sorry :-)

    When Virgin first started planning the Pendolinos (>10 years ago???) no-one had an iPod so the idea of building a music player into the train like they did on planes kind of made sense. Now everyone has iPods etc, so no-one was using the entertainment systems and they're all disconnected

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    Found them and back online direct from Stand G89 - come on down!

    Simon
    ANd we havbe balloons!

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