Posts Tagged ‘Rants ‘n Raves’

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When VR isn’t VR

Posted: , By Patcoola

A lot of virtual reality (VR) content on the Internet is in fact not VR. YouTube the biggest source of free VR videos currently does not support VR content. However, YouTube says they are working on it and they do currently support headsets. Many VR applications are not VR at all, meaning your headset is just a monitor. Many VR content on the Internet is flat head tracking or stereoscopic 3D.

In order for VR to be true VR, the content has to meet two requirements. First head tracking, VR has to have some ability to look around. The second requirement is side-by-side (SBS) 3D also known as stereoscopic 3D. Having both head tracking and stereoscopic 3D is what makes VR an immersive experience.


Rant: Reasons I hate Apple’s Computers

Posted: , By Patcoola

*The following is a rant, everything in this rant is written as is. You may post a comment on my rant, but do be advised, your comments may not be approved by a moderator.

*I also refer to Macs as Apple’s or Apple computers because Apple officially changed it’s company name from Macintosh to Apple.

*Warning this rant is five pages long!

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Questionable

Posted: , By Patcoola

*November 28, 2011
See [Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate]

Although I haven’t done any formal tests cause of the difficulty to maintain the strict and limited test conditions for data accuracy, I have started rechecking my own usage.

My informal checks have shown a growing concern over Northwestel’s current data tracking. I was ensured by Northwestel that they will fix the problems I have reported before and for a short time it seemed that they have been fixed till a month ago when tool started becoming unstable.

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Northwestel’s DSL Classic Faster Than Advertised

Posted: , By Patcoola

Recently Northwestel quietly increased the upload speed of their DSL Classic Internet service.

The upload speed was increased from 256Kbps to 384Kbps.

The increase had also changed the services download speed as well.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool is Inaccurate

Posted: , By Patcoola

December 2010, Northwestel actively encouraged Internet subscribers to check their Internet usage during the holiday’s using Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool. During this month I have noticed that the amount of data I used was not the same as on the Internet Usage statement provided by Northwestel.

Over the years I have learned to schedule, plan and track my own Internet usage from the client side. I have been using network traffic analysis software to track my exact Internet usage for months now and have conducted an independent test.

Purpose:
To demonstrate the inconsistency’s of Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool.

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Northwestel Neglects Customer Service for Internet Troubles

Posted: , By Patcoola

Over the past few months Northwestel customers have been taking advantage of Tigarus Solutions free customer support. The common complaint against Northwestel has been that they are refusing to help their customers connect to the Internet. Customers of Northwestel have claimed that Northwestel employees have refused to provided solutions/support and have been stating that customers should contact computer technicians with their computer problems.

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