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Psy

Member since Feb 2008 • Last active Mar 2021

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    This is all very good information. The link you recommended is telling me all sorts of numbers between 47 and 76 Mbps. I note there is know 'minimum' observed figure.

    Ofcom says 70.

    @Stonehedge line attenuation and snr are not available through our modem/router. (Standard Plusnet rebranded BT box, insert rant about why the hell I can't change the crappy Plusnet DNS servers here.) Any other way to find out? We're not in a block, ground floor of a converted house. I can see the cabling all the way from the BT box on the front of the building, through to the master socket. In fact, don't tell BT, but I've made some improvements to the cable routing myself.

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    Knowledgeable ADSL people. We're with Plusnet on a 40/10 line. I'm told we're not close to our exchange, but we get decent service. 36-38 Mbps according to Speed test.net, usually depending on time of day.

    Upgrading to an 80/20 line is a pretty marginal cost. But I've been warned off in case the line from the exchange to our flat can't support the upgrade. The connection speed listed on our modem/router (sync speed?) is 39.95 Mbps. What's people's experience? If I pay a bit more, will I see double speed? Or will I just get the same for more money?

    Plusnet's minimum guarantee is fair on our current service (and we've had to take advantage of it), but pretty low on the more expensive service.

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    18mpg around town

    Holy shitting crap what do you get up to around town? I assume drifting.

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    What model is it and how many kilomiles do you get to the imperial litre? I guess a petrol copy of my car is a good option.

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    Should have known you'd be lurking. Want to swap?

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    I'm kind of enjoying this Forester chat. But I don't live in the Australian outback like @>>>>>>. Linking in my whinge about the ULEZ and my diesel estate car. Any other suggestions for a vehicle that fits the @hugo7 'utility dad vibe'?

    Things I love about my current vehicle:

    • Two adults in the back, camping equipment for four in the boot, four bikes on the towbar, nothing on the roof.
    • Comfy seats, decent economy, need to drive to Italy in a day sometimes.
    • Far too many knobs and whistles and luxury bits.
    • Galvainised body.

    Forrester is on the right lines, but maybe too utilitarian for the motorway driving it will realistically be used for.

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    Yours is a bit newer than ours, we get a 100 mile projected range out of the 24 kWh battery, maybe about 60-80 in the real world. I would have thought that bike on the roof would cost us about 40 miles. How do you find it?

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    They're not that compact actually, it's an illusion. They're always just a bit further away than you think. The proportions are off because there's not much stuff under the bonnet.

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    Leafs are great. We love ours. It's not fun to drive, but it is an extremely practical lump of car. Mainly because running and servicing the thing is so cheap. We also have a factory subwoofer in the boot and a heated steering wheel which is surprisingly great. And 360 degree cameras are extremely unnecessary yet somehow magical.

    The only downside is the weird pluralisation of Leaf.

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    Surely these vehicles should be raised, not lowered.

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