Daily Archives: December 30, 2014

Another AirAsia Accident Even As Bodies Being Recovered From AirAsia QZ8501? This Is NOT Right.

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by Anura Guruge

Just SOME of the Related posts:
>> AirAsia QZ8501 transponders.
>> AirAsia QZ8501 Java Circle.

>> Maldives & Sri Lanka – Mar. 15, 2014.
4 hours in air, Sri Lanka, Cell phones … Mar. 13, 2014.
Malaysia flight 370: My Thoughts — Mar. 10, 2014.
>> Could have landed … — Mar. 11, 2014.

>> 3 month anniversary               >> 4 month anniversary
5 month anniversary               >> 6 month anniversary
>> 7 month anniversary               >> 8 month anniversary

++++ Search on ‘MH370’ and ‘transponders’ for MANY other related posts >>>>


Click to access report from U.K. “Sky News”. Google “AirAsia runway”, in NEWS, for more.


This is NOT right.

Fourth Malaysian plane accident, that I know of, in 9 months.

Something very fishy is going on.

Don’t forget that there was, SUPPOSEDLY, a warning on a Chinese blog about AirAsia 13 days BEFORE QA8501.

I definitely think something is up and Malaysian planes are being used as unfortunate guinea pigs. I am not going to elaborate on that. Read between the lines.

We now have open warfare on the Internet following the Sony hack.

I have to think, BUT I could be wrong, that hacking into airline navigation systems is probably easier! WHY? Because nobody thought anybody would try to hack them when they were being designed ’10’ years ago! All systems on planes, by definition, are old — because nobody wants bleeding edge technology on planes. I suspect that ‘somebody’, a foreign nation, is monkeying around with ‘radio’ signals in the “Java Circle“. But, this is so that they can iron out the bugs. Not saying any more.


Also PLEASE note the difference between Malaysian Air MH370 and AirAsia QA8501.

They FOUND wreckage from QA8501 within 72 hours.

6,500 hours after it disappeared we have not found even one pillow from MH370.

Don’t be duped.

Ottawa (Canada), Thanks To Its ‘Scottish Society’, Is Having Hogmanay Celebrations With Pipes, Fireworks, Paddy Kelly & Whiskey.

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by Anura Guruge

For other ‘Hogmanay’ posts:
>> 2015 Hogmanay Greetings.

++++ Search on ‘Hogmanay and ‘auld lang syne’ for MANY other related posts over the years >>>>


Click to access the ‘Scottish Society’ original.

This, with the pipe bands, Celtic Choir, Ceilidh, fireworks, ‘haggis’ & whiskey has it all. Moreover, my friend, music maestro (and all round ‘nice guy’) Paddy Kelly is playing between 9:00 to 9:50 as the ‘Stewarts Glen’. ‘Stewarts Glen’ consists of Paddy, his duo partner Pat Maher along with Ashley MacLeod. Paddy and Ashley also play with my perennial favorite group ‘The Brigadoons‘. This would be quite the night.

I like Ottawa. They celebrate “Remembrance Day” the way it should and they do Hogmanay. A slice of Scotland in Canada.

Given the amount of folks in the U.S. with Scottish ancestry I have never been able to work out why Hogmanay is an alien word in this country. When I wish folks a happy Hogmanay they just think it must be some obscure Sri Lankan holiday to some darkie deity. Yes, most never bother to Google it.

I wish ‘NH Scot‘, the folks that bring us the ‘Loon Highland Games‘, would consider organizing a NE Hogmanay. Yes, it can be at Loon, but it will have to be indoors. I will gladly volunteer my time to make that happen.

Well …

I wish you all a Very Happy Hogmanay.



“Stewarts Glen” with Paddy Kelly and Ashley MacLeod (and you should be able to work out who is who). The third member, Pat Maher, is there — but all you see is his left hand on his bass guitar, that alas, often the lot of bass players when it comes to group photos. Click to ENLARGE. Kindly supplied by Paddy.

TDS Telecom Claiming That They Will Be Providing 1 Gigabit Internet In Alton, N.H. In October 2015.

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by Anura Guruge

Other Related posts:
TDS Jamaica Call Center a Joke — Dec. 26, 2014.
It really is Jamaica — Oct. 29, 2014.
TDS outsourcing Call Center — May 5, 2014.

>> Search ‘TDS’ and for other related posts >>>>


Click to ENLARGE. What 1 Gigabit Internet would look like to me compared to the dedicated 15Mbps I have today. But, we have two Fiber lines, each 15Mbps. But I don’t ‘bond’ them. 15 Mbps dedicated just to this PC.


Click to ENLARGE. 75Mbps is already available BUT it only becomes OFFICIAL on Jan. 1, 2015. Price has gone up. $71.99/month or thereabouts without the $5/month for the modem.

TDS, as I knew they would, restored my bandwidth to what it is supposed to be: at least 15Mpbs download & AT LEAST 3Mbps upload. I am happy. I notice degradation in my bandwidth. That is when I run speedtest.net. As I also knew would be the case our very talented local TDS Internet technician could fix the problem from his office rather than having to come here. So he did that to begin with this morning around 9:30. An hour later, given that he was on his way to Barnstead past our house he stopped by to see if I was happy. I was. Happier still to see him. Ex-marine. Very nice guy. Young enough to be my grandson. He has taken care of me, very well, for four years. So we know each other.

He knew, even before I asked, that I wanted to know when I could have more bandwidth. I am an unashamed bandwidth junkie. I don’t totally subscribe to the adage “You can’t be too thin or too rich”. I know for a fact, first hand, that you can be too thin. I once, on one of my rigorous diets, got down to 132 pounds. I went from 209 lbs to 132. You could clearly see each of my ribs. My stomach went way in. My waist was about 28″. That was too thin. People thought I was very ill. Everybody told me to put back some weight. I went up to 160 – 165. Which is funnily enough where I am now though me getting down to 132 was 30 years ago. I really can’t talk about the “too rich part”. I have never even been ‘moderately rich’. But I, through work, have associated with some very rich folks. Yes, maybe there is a point when you can have too much money. I would never know. But, I am sure of one thing. You can never have enough bandwidth. More bandwidth, provided you have devices that can keep up, means you can get things done quicker. I am all for that. I want more bandwidth.

He is adamant that we in Alton, N.H. will have 1Gbps Internet in October 2015. That maybe I might even be able to trial it by August. I know that TDS has 1 Gig in some parts of NH already, New London for one I think. I am told that the Chichester data facility is being upgraded right now.

October 2015. Can I wait?


I can CONFIRM that MetroCast does support the new higher throughput ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6141 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem.

I have been talking with MetroCast and doing a ton of research the last week — ever since my bandwidth dropped. I got Internet from MetroCast for 12 years. Then I switched to TDS. MetroCast can now give me 75Mbps/5Mbps. With the two TDS lines we have 30Mbps. Rather than having a dedicated 15 Mbps to my PC I will share the 75Mbps across the house. I would still get more than 15Mbps.

It is a dilemma. TDS in the past has never lived up to their availability dates. They promised me 25Mbps 2 years ago. October is a long time. I could be dead.

The SurfBoard SB6141 is already in my Amazon shopping cart. Given that I have Prime I can have it here in 2 days.

I am going to sleep on it.

I was going to order MetroCast on January 4, 2015. I want 75Mbps to be OFFICIAL before I order it so that they can’t at some point turn around and tell me that I signed up for the 50Mbps rather than 75Mbps. I know MetroCast well. They were even a customer of mine!

I will, of course, keep you posted.

15Mpbs … 30Mbps …. 75Mbps …. 1,000MBps (1 Gig).