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Get ISP line speed over time

Recently I switched over from NextGenTel to Get as broadband supplier, and upped my subscription plan to 18mbps/4mbps (double upload). However, even though this was over double the bandwidth NextGenTel could offer, Get have yet been unable to deliver according to what’s promised/sold.

Below is a chart, updated several times a day, showing what the current line speed amounts to.

Well, for now it does not look vey good (18mbit equals 2250KBps) – I get under half of advertised download speed. Their tech support team is currently working on it, so hopefully they will be able to resolve the issue soon….

To test this, the following unix command is being used:

FTP_PASSIVE_MODE=yes /usr/bin/fetch -o /dev/null ftp://ftp.uninett.no/FreeBSD/releases/i386/ISO-IMAGES/8.1/FreeBSD-8.1-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img

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The wait

[…] The fact is that new MacBook Pro 15in is a gorgeous notebook to use. You can show me better benchmark results, without doubt, but in the real world this machine boots up quickly, runs smoothly, responds to commands instantly, operates quietly and performs slickly. It looks stylish in an understated way, and heads will surely turn when you place the machine on a boardroom table. In emotional terms, it’s the computer equivalent of stepping into the Cannes sunlight on a hotel balcony facing the sea while wearing a casual Armani suit, no tie. You’re telling yourself “I paid way too much for this” but you love every second of it.

Why, thank you, The Register Hardware, the wait has now become outright unbearable.

Perhaps this week?

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The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items

I decided to make the topic the error message, since it’s what people often are searching for when experiencing a problem :-).

Problem scenario: You’ve downloaded a file from t3h intranetz on your Snow Leopard MacBook, and opens the file (possibly a PDF or DMG file) using the Mac. Then you try to copy the file to your SMB/CIFS network share (Samba/Synology/QNap/ReadyNAS/{your NAS device here}), but get the following dreaded and dumbfounding error message:

The operation can’t be completed because you don’t have permission to access some of the items.

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