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# 206167 12-Dec-2016 19:56
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I'm not sure what Chorus were thinking when they did this video...

 

https://player.vimeo.com/video/194592857

 

Got "The Gig?"






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  # 1686671 12-Dec-2016 20:14
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I don't have the gig, no, because there's no UFB due in my street until 2019.

 

If it were available now I most certainly would have the gig.

 

One question though: Is it a gigabit, or a gigabyte? The email was a bit confusing. /s


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  # 1686674 12-Dec-2016 20:18
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bit


 
 
 
 


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  # 1686681 12-Dec-2016 20:33
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lol.

 

 

 

i'll try not to nitpick that one..





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  # 1686696 12-Dec-2016 20:39
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I get what they were trying to achieve and it's great to try and educate your RSPs, but somehow I found it so condescending and almost like a school education video. 





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  # 1686709 12-Dec-2016 20:52
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 That is a Cringe Video .

 

This is a Wholesaler -> Retailer Video so I would expect they would get technical wording right.

 

Have a listen from 1:30 -> 1:51. 900 Meg? Does she say 900 Big the third time she says this?

 

 

 

 


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LennonNZ:

 

 That is a Cringe Video .

 

This is a Wholesaler -> Retailer Video so I would expect they would get technical wording right.

 

Have a listen from 1:30 -> 1:51. 900 Meg? Does she say 900 Big the third time she says this? 

 

 

I have to admit I heard the same thing - and I replayed that 3-4 times...

 

It's pretty Cringey - to say nothing of how at least one large ISP isn't calling it Gig... (Or gigabit, or gigabyte(!), or 1Gbps)

 

I have to suspect the fact checking on this carefully sidestepped many of the very smart people I know that work at Chorus.

 

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Calling it the gig..

 

Reminds me of .............  

 

 

Lets drop those giga-bars right now...


 
 
 
 


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LennonNZ:

 

Calling it the gig..

 

Reminds me of .............  

 

 

Lets drop those giga-bars right now...

 

 

 

 

I'm not kidding, this is the single best internet ad ever made.





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I wish people would stop talking about "modems". ARRGRGGGHHHH!!!!!! We aren't in 1999 any more! At least call them a 'gateway device' or something similar because admittedly Router/Wireless Access Point/ATA isn't that catchy.


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I wish people would stop talking about "modems". ARRGRGGGHHHH!!!!!! We aren't in 1999 any more! At least call them a 'gateway device' or something similar because admittedly Router/Wireless Access Point/ATA isn't that catchy.



It's definitely a modem for UFB, the UFF guy who scoped out my place for UFB told me that I'd get a modem from my ISP and I could connect my own router to it if I wanted to........... aarrgg.

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  # 1687484 14-Dec-2016 07:19
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chevrolux:

 

I wish people would stop talking about "modems". ARRGRGGGHHHH!!!!!! We aren't in 1999 any more! At least call them a 'gateway device' or something similar because admittedly Router/Wireless Access Point/ATA isn't that catchy.

 

 

IAD

 

 




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  # 1687488 14-Dec-2016 07:42
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LennonNZ:

Calling it the gig..


Reminds me of .............

Lets drop those giga-bars right now...


One of them was parody sadly enough the other wasn't. Someonr earnestly wrote a script for the product manager to read. Where was the little voice in someones head going "seriously. Do we need to do this"







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LennonNZ:

Calling it the gig..


Reminds me of .............

Lets drop those giga-bars right now...


One of them was parody sadly enough the other wasn't. Someonr earnestly wrote a script for the product manager to read. Where was the little voice in someones head going "seriously. Do we need to do this"





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