Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
578 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 183


  Reply # 1098802 30-Jul-2014 20:26 Send private message

There was a young man quite laconic
Whose Internet needed a tonic
He discovered Big Pipe
And could no longer gripe
Now his UFB ran supersonic




Sideface

Infrastructure Geek
3688 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Trusted
Microsoft NZ
Subscriber

Reply # 1098807 30-Jul-2014 20:38 One person supports this post Send private message

who really cares about UFB.  As was suggested by Dr Allan Freeth, a few years back,

"the main benefit of true high-speed broadband at home may simply be faster porn and movie downloads, and that there would be no impact on productivity"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0809/S00073.htm




Technical Evangelist
Microsoft NZ
about.me/nzregs
Twitter: @nzregs


578 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 183


  Reply # 1098815 30-Jul-2014 21:02 Send private message

Regs: ... As was suggested by Dr Allan Freeth, a few years back,

"the main benefit of true high-speed broadband at home may simply be faster porn and movie downloads, and that there would be no impact on productivity"


I'm old enough to remember similar comments about ADSL2 and VDSL  smile




Sideface

618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1098860 30-Jul-2014 22:09 Send private message

jonb:


I saw those on my street, unfortunately at the roundabout 3 houses up from mine, the diggers went down another street instead of continuing down and trenching the whole street so I missed out and theres no date for when I can get UFB :(

172 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 12


  Reply # 1098916 30-Jul-2014 22:58 One person supports this post Send private message

I will follow Big
follow Pipe where ever you may go
There isn't dial up to use
A UFB so fast it can keep me speeding and get me a ticket.
Speed for my love.

I love Big I love Pipe I love BigPipe,
when ever you launch, I'll follow I'll follow.
You always be my true true speed.

P.S Congrats for launching UFB soon.

618 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 1098932 30-Jul-2014 23:18 Send private message

Non Geeks should get UFB so they can mock their Geek friends who cant get UFB, Fibre wont transmit lightening so less chance of blown routers, and ethernet ports on computers in an electrical storm.

sxz

257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 14


  Reply # 1098995 31-Jul-2014 09:12 Send private message

UFB is awesome and Non-geeks should sign up because when you click, it should work.  Gifs? Play.  Videos?  Play.  Photos?  Loaded.  Software update?  No waiting.  TVNZ Ondemand HD?  Play.  Download a movie on IOS?, 5 minutes, not 2 hours.  3 way HD Skype without lag?  No problem.  Uploading photos to make a Photobook? No more waiting.  Uploading to facebook/instagram?  Instant.  

Because you shouldn't have to ever see this:


Non-geek don't hate computers, they hate waiting.  With UFB there is no more waiting.  Sh*t just happens.  

Actually, that could be a good new slogan.  BigPipe - where Sh*t just happens.

1 post

Wannabe Geek


Reply # 1099231 31-Jul-2014 12:29 Send private message

I need the Power of Fiber from Bigpipe 








In Detail 

http://bit.ly/GrahamGZee


47 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 1099244 31-Jul-2014 12:50 Send private message

Family togetherness
Because the family that plays together, stays together.

Disclaimer. Family togetherness can only be achieved with Ultra Fast Broadband

1814 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 225


  Reply # 1099253 31-Jul-2014 13:10 One person supports this post Send private message

Copper in the ground,
affected much by crosstalk
UFB brings change.

296 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 40


  Reply # 1099354 31-Jul-2014 14:47 Send private message

Because for the first time Kiwi's will have the chance to get a solid connection without their home wiring playing such a major role as it had with adsl/vdsl.

150 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 1099413 31-Jul-2014 15:43 Send private message

UFB isn't just for Geeks! It's for everyone and everyone can benefit from it. Why?

At home:
  • You have access to content and services you may not have been able to get before UFB like HD & UHD IPTV. 
  • Gamers love it because of the low latency and more stable connection properties.
  • Elderly have access to health services and monitoring from rather than having to go somewhere.
In business:
  • Small business no longer have to pay the earth for a fibre connection and a bloody awesome one at that.
  • Sharing and creating content between sites, customers and other business is lightening fast no matter where in the world they are.

UFB will grow and create new opportunities for New Zealanders, bringing the rest of the world closer and more accessible than ever before.
With ISP's like Big Pipe pushing the boundaries of price, uncapped data plans and services it's impossible not to benefit from UFB!



575 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 318

Trusted
BigPipe

  Reply # 1100201 1-Aug-2014 17:40 Send private message

Great entries peeps.
I know we said we'll announce winners today, but instead we're going to the pub to make our short list and will announce on Monday. :)




www.bigpipe.co.nz
https://www.facebook.com/BigPipeNZ
https://twitter.com/BigPipeNZ

371 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 116


  Reply # 1100269 1-Aug-2014 19:27 2 people support this post Send private message

BigPipeNZ: Great entries peeps.
I know we said we'll announce winners today, but instead we're going to the pub to make our short list and will announce on Monday. :)


Make a decision before getting drunk and then make a decision when you're drunk and see if the results change.





767 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 146


  Reply # 1101583 4-Aug-2014 11:33 Send private message

Sooo... didI win?

*keenly waiting*

F5
F5
F5...

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic




Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Windows 10 announced, as well as developer preview
Created by macuser, last reply by Tinshed on 2-Oct-2014 21:10 (113 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


What time will the Apple Store online be selling the iPhone 6?
Created by scotiwis, last reply by zipstacrack on 2-Oct-2014 21:29 (222 replies)
Pages... 13 14 15


Moment of Truth?
Created by BarTender, last reply by JimmyC on 29-Sep-2014 09:16 (441 replies)
Pages... 28 29 30


Can i have 2 ISP's at home?
Created by ReckITT, last reply by Lazarui on 30-Sep-2014 18:15 (49 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Samsung Galaxy S4
Created by beenz, last reply by fizzychicken on 2-Oct-2014 19:46 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Why is your nickname what it is, what are the origins of it?
Created by Presso, last reply by Presso on 2-Oct-2014 20:12 (97 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


iPhone 6 From Spark - Order Dates and Pricing?
Created by Otagolad, last reply by Yatey on 2-Oct-2014 19:53 (355 replies)
Pages... 22 23 24


Harvey Norman's Biggest Ever Retail Sale
Created by DravidDavid, last reply by joker97 on 2-Oct-2014 14:24 (30 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.