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  1. That chalk board is not actually one formula... it's many of them all on a board (some of them I understand, some others I recognize and others I don't even know of). And it's not modern math, it was all the work of a guy trying to explain how a womans brain works
  2. The survival rate and the actual risk factor doesn't matter from a legal 'risk mitigation' perspective if (and when) someone actually gets sick or dies. At that point the only real determining factor in whether compensation is claimable or not is whether the persons involved in the supply chain for the product or service had any practicable means of reducing that risk and if so whether they'd implemented it or not. You might not agree with that... but it's how the courts (at least here) work (and thats why the QANTAS CEO made the comments he did).
  3. Yes a similar situation exists with Australian expats returning to Australia after an extended absence (they will treat you but you'll get a bill if you're not covered and there is a waiting period after return).
  4. Only ASTRA ZENICA (of the leading group of early western vaccines) is a non-profit, the others are for profit (not that there is anything wrong with that), however there is an international group set up called COVAX which has funding from a group of western nations which is (or will be soon) buying vaccine shots from for profit companies and distributing them free (or at low cost at least) to third world countries. I read somewhere that the Philippines had an allocated amount of 60 million doses (enough for 30 million people) which would cover the 'most at risk' population sector I'd think.
  5. Normally you connect a standard LAN cable between the two routers, log into the control panel of the second router, disable DHCP and enable wireless (mostly with a different wifi name and password - eg downstairs)
  6. Every router is different but our router had the login details on a sticker underneath. If it doesn't then you could try googling for a default user name and password for that model of router. Failing that you'll have to speak to PLDT for the login details.
  7. I sort of wish they were like cricket teams... we'd have a better chance of winning out here
  8. Yeah... mostly, although a tree taking out the line before the box would take you down (but not a power brown out before the box).
  9. I wouldn't be surprised to see the airlines try to bring the cases together to minimize costs, just that argument will take a while and that's without getting started. Having said that I don't see these court cases as being anything other than a delaying tactic that won't ultimately stop airlines (and long distance bus companies and hospitals and nursing homes and others) from implementing this.
  10. Home fiber (fiber to the point) which means fiber all the way to the modem) is different to ADSL and VDSL (or hybrid fibre as they call it in some places) because it doesn't need a powered 'box' between the network switching location or internet 'exchange' and the house so if the power goes down then it is less effected. A power outage at that primary distribution point will still cause your internet to go down but most larger switching locations have seriously large backup systems (often large diesel generators) and even if they don't and only have large battery backup systems then they'
  11. There are various types and sizes of fiber nodes (and ADSL DLAMS) in use, the larger ones tend to have on board battery back up but many smaller ones do not. The amount and size of the battery backup varies but it is uncommon for it to be more than a few hours. NB both a Fibre 'node' and a Fibre DSLAM have fiber to the box but the output is different, an FTTN box outputs short range and higher speed VDSL and a DSLAM outputs lower speed and longer range ADSL and/or ADSL2/2+
  12. Telstra had a monopoly of copper cable and PSTN, their copper netowork (plus some smaller coaxial cable internet networks) were bought by the federal government in umm... 2014 I think. Then a national wholesale provider (called National Broadband Network Co) was set up which resells bandwidth to retail ISPs. It runs as a business structure (a limited monopoly) and has loans from the government it has to repay and loans from private financiers it also has to repay and the conditions of operation require certain revenue targets to be met as well as an obligation to provide internet acr
  13. Fiber to the node box (then copper) called FTTN or Fibre to the curb (then copper) FTTC. Around CDO I've seen ADSL, ADSL2+, cable internet, satellite and all fiber connections.
  14. 1000 for tolls, fuel for his vehicle and half a days wages? Plus lunch while he's there? Anything less than that and it's going to be costing him money I think. Of course whether he'll come for that is a different issue...
  15. We have a choice between 30MBps at 2400php with about 130 pretty ordinary TV channels or 10MBPs at 1700php with about 120 pretty ordinary TV channels. 100 MBps has been on signs as 'coming soon' for several years now (the signs are getting rather faded). Most of the time it runs at the rated speed and we can swap up and down between speeds if wanted, it works fine most of the time and at or near the rated speeds but international web sites can be slow at times. In Australia I pay 2000 peso for 25 down and 5 up and whilst the download speed is a bit faster in the Phils the ping times tend
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