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Saturday, April 10, 2004
 
Verizon DSL is pissing me off...
If you are one of the 4 or 5 people who actually look at this site, you might have noticed a drop-off in postings. My apologies.

My internet connection via Verizon DSL has been hiccuping for 3 weeks, or so. For the past 24 hours it has been kaput... until a few minutes ago.

When I called to complain, they made me run through a 20 minute check list to make sure that I had actually turned on my computer and plugged it in to the wall. And once they had determined that it really was a network issue, they refused to help me because my machine was only running with 77% "resources free". (They insist upon 80%)

When I told them that their logic was like "refusing to fix a pothole in the road because my car has broken headlight..." they apologized and hung up.

On Monday, I will begin investigating a cable modem.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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