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Old 05-10-2019, 09:04 AM   #81537
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From AT&T, not using the ZTE Mobley anymore, they switched over to the Harman Spark (an OBDII connector that is the wifi/data modem).

https://www.att.com/plans/connected-car.html

If you need it, this is a great plan. I have the original one and it works great, throughout my travels. Only Oregon posed any issue with "dead spots". Otherwise, I stream constantly on it.
Thanks for the heads up this time, Carl. I'm driving to Topeka today and donít have time to read all the fine print. Other than slowing after 22Gb are there any restrictions on this?

I guess I donít need to hurry before they cancel THIS plan, like they did the sweet deal you got, but I donít want to miss out. Since Iím a late night streamer the slowdown wonít affect me much.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:21 AM   #81538
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Thanks for the heads up this time, Carl. I'm driving to Topeka today and donít have time to read all the fine print. Other than slowing after 22Gb are there any restrictions on this?

I guess I donít need to hurry before they cancel THIS plan, like they did the sweet deal you got, but I donít want to miss out. Since Iím a late night streamer the slowdown wonít affect me much.
None that I'm aware of. I've streamed tons of data (over 50mb) on many months and that 22Gb issue is likely only if you're sitting in one place and there is congestion. Although while in TX I didn't run into any real streaming problems but the tower was within view.

This will all become moot when 5G gets saturated and there will be bandwidth galore for all, but that's a few years down the road till that happens.

You will need to get the Harman Spark ($80 or pay monthly) and if you don't have an ODBII port, you'll need to pick up some adaptor at Amazon that provides power. I got one for less than $20 as I like to keep mine powered via USB unless I'm traveling in the car itself, then I plug it into the ODBII port.

Others have complained in other threads about the old Mobley timing out and shutting down after n-hours, but I've never run into that and it just seems to work for me. I'm not familiar with this Spark device so it may or may not have issues like that. If it did, you simply have to unplug/plug it back in or whatever to make it work again but like I said, I haven't experienced that with my device.
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Yes, guilty, I was the classic geek always had my pocket protector with pen, pencil & the RPG template handy!

And, since I only spoke "Geek", there were very few that understood me..
RPG!!! This subject had me thinking abut all of the languages I learned over the years. I completely forgot about RPG!! What a "fun" language. As I recall, I think it was Dvorak, said about Basic, that it causes brain damage. I had the same opinion of RPG. Not to offend anyone, of course.
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I cut my teeth on an ibm mianframe in 1975, and am equally paranoid.

It was 1974 for me on an IBM 3060 Remote Terminal.


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If memory serves: The workhorse printer in that era was an IBM 1403 series...

But did you know, it was part of a set of computers. Namely, the 1401 processor, 1402 card reader/punch, and it is paired with the 1403. That must have been around 1969.

In my early days, security was by "Ignorance & physical possession".

Same time frame, 1974, punched many a card. Cards came in those cardboard boxes with an open top. Remember well, punching cards, running them through the sorter, finishing up and tripped when walking with the box! Yep! Remember the punched card well


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Ever wonder about, what Old Geeks talk about?

Well, yes! We have all heard your stories.


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Yes, guilty, I was the classic geek always had my pocket protector with pen, pencil & the RPG template handy!

And, since I only spoke "Geek", there were very few that understood me..

Some things never change!


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Has anyone ever used, or even seen these???

Maybe I can find someone that I can talk to...

Most definitely and as stated, don't drop a box of them.
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Freddie Starr passed today. He was, without doubt, the funniest comedian in Britain through the 70s and 80s. We've just been watching a few of his shows on YouTube. Many of you probably have never heard of him but I'm sure you would enjoy his absolutely side splitting and manic performances.
Here's a link to one of his shows.
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Many others can be found (look for his madhouse show)
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Who plays Words With Friends? There are so many versions, I don't know which one will connect w/ my actual real-life friends.

Yahtzee is the same, & cribbage, too, I think. Cribbage was my dad's game from Navy days, & I'd like to learn how to play.
Cribbage is a fantastic game !!
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Has anyone ever used, or even seen these??? http://www.irv2.com/forums/attachmen...1&d=1557493391
If I had a dime for every one of those that I used I probably could have retired several years earlier !!
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It was 1974 for me on an IBM 3060 Remote Terminal. Same time frame, 1974, punched many a card. Cards came in those cardboard boxes with an open top. Remember well, punching cards, running them through the sorter, finishing up and tripped when walking with the box! Yep! Remember the punched card well Most definitely and as stated, don't drop a box of them.
Those were the days my friend
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I especially like the headline below the newly found purple potatoes, don't you?
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Old 05-10-2019, 07:28 PM   #81545
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I especially like the headline below the newly found purple potatoes, don't you?
Did you strategically place that large potato so the headline would read, "Pros and Cons of Fun"? There is no con to fun!!! That's why we have GCs!
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Did you strategically place that large potato so the headline would read, "Pros and Cons of Fun"? There is no con to fun!!! That's why we have GCs!


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[QUOTE=Wayne M;4766954]It was 1974 for me on an IBM 3060 Remote Terminal.


Same time frame, 1974, punched many a card. Cards came in those cardboard boxes with an open top. Remember well, punching cards, running them through the sorter, finishing up and tripped when walking with the box! Yep! Remember the punched card well

The college ran our batches at night, on a IBM/360 mod 40. I would key punch, late after school, then rode my bike to the computer lab to get my revisions ran that night. We used Basic, PL-1, and PL-C this was 1972-73.
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"
Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la"
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You know what Wayne? Your singing really isn't that bad over this internet thing
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Those were the days my friend
We thought they'd never end
We'd sing and dance forever and a day
We'd live the life we choose
We'd fight and never lose
For we were young and sure to have our way
La la la la la la
La la la la la la
La la la la La la la la la la"
Ear worm! Thanks, I think!
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