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  #2452039 1-Apr-2020 10:24
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shanes: Have heard that the lockdown is purely to keep people inside while Downers are racing around installing 5G towers

 

 

I'd heard that it was to keep people inside while they change the batteries in the birds. That is, of course, completely ridiculous; they're really upgrading them all to wireless charging.


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  #2452050 1-Apr-2020 10:41
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Behodar:I'd heard that it was to keep people inside while they change the batteries in the birds. That is, of course, completely ridiculous; they're really upgrading them all to wireless charging.

 

That explains the weird bird behaviour at the moment.

 

Their batteries are getting flat with no-one to replace them.


 
 
 
 


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  #2452052 1-Apr-2020 10:43
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I think they are just keeping their heads down right now in case someone blames them for Covid 19?

 

 


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  #2452066 1-Apr-2020 10:50
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Behodar:

 

I'd heard that it was to keep people inside while they change the batteries in the birds. That is, of course, completely ridiculous; they're really upgrading them all to wireless charging.

 

 

That must be why birds sit on power lines.


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  #2452105 1-Apr-2020 11:12
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So actually, this isn't a worm, its a bird charging power point

 

 

 





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  #2452107 1-Apr-2020 11:16
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rb99:

 

So actually, this isn't a worm, its a bird charging power point

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually, that bird isn't charging as they only have hold of the "ground" cable :)

 

 


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  #2452113 1-Apr-2020 11:18
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networkn:

 

I've heard it was a secret plan by Cloud providers to increase uptake :)

 

 

I think that might be backfiring on them a bit, seems they might not be as scalable and flawless as they make them out to be... and with the many vendors involved in even simple stuff, what would have taken the old inhouse guys hours to do, is taking many many days to accomplish... 


 
 
 
 


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  #2452221 1-Apr-2020 12:08
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shanes:

 

networkn:

 

I've heard it was a secret plan by Cloud providers to increase uptake :)

 

 

I think that might be backfiring on them a bit, seems they might not be as scalable and flawless as they make them out to be... and with the many vendors involved in even simple stuff, what would have taken the old inhouse guys hours to do, is taking many many days to accomplish... 

 

 

My on-prem customers are happy right now :)

 

I must admit though, I do really like Teams :) To be fair to them, some providers are seeing 770% increase in demand, and they are still (mostly) up, even if they are a bit shaky.

 

It's probably not reasonable to expect that level of instant scalability :)

 

 

 

 


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#2452337 1-Apr-2020 15:09
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shanes:

 

...what would have taken the old inhouse guys hours to do, is taking many many days to accomplish... 

 

 

I think that's the best joke I've seen today! 😀


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  #2452339 1-Apr-2020 15:14
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My daughter did a stealth-visit to my "home office" (aka the spare bedroom) either late last night or early this morning:

 

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  #2452483 1-Apr-2020 17:53
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Behodar:

 

shanes: Have heard that the lockdown is purely to keep people inside while Downers are racing around installing 5G towers

 

 

I'd heard that it was to keep people inside while they change the batteries in the birds. That is, of course, completely ridiculous; they're really upgrading them all to wireless charging.

 

 

Yep, I managed to take this picture while hiding:

 





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  #2452584 1-Apr-2020 19:44
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Nice One Covid....

 

 

I feel your pain. My husband and I were supposed to be off on our cruise today! I joked for ages that they'd probably cancel the cruise as a April Fool's Joke. I guess the joke's on me now...!


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  #2452591 1-Apr-2020 20:28
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Yep, I managed to take this picture while hiding:

 

 

 

Wow!

 

A docking station for seagulls, wonder who thought of that?


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  #2452603 1-Apr-2020 20:34
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Someone tell me this lockdown is all just a big joke!

 

 

 

 


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  #2452612 1-Apr-2020 20:51
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Someone tell me this lockdown is all just a big joke!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really wish it was and really wish that folks new it wasn't.





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