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tonybro    371
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Nice, Neil. Looks to be a nice place too!

:-)

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The Guru    1,458
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Top photos as usual Neil, good to see the badgers are still around. What is the Internet connectivity like out there?

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neilm    852
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The farm is connected to a rural WiFi network from the village on the next hill. Although there are occasional drop outs we generally get 14Mbps down and 2Mbps up. Both twice as fast as we get here at home in Essex :)

@Tony: yes, we love the place for its tranquility, beauty and facilities. You do need to like the quiet life though!

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tonybro    371
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2 hours ago, neilm said:

The farm is connected to a rural WiFi network from the village on the next hill. Although there are occasional drop outs we generally get 14Mbps down and 2Mbps up. Both twice as fast as we get here at home in Essex :)

@Tony: yes, we love the place for its tranquility, beauty and facilities. You do need to like the quiet life though!

Still looks busier than where I used to live in Scotland! :-)

Murrayhill.jpg

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The Guru    1,458
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The quiet life suits me completely. Give me dark skies and a fast broadband connection and I'm happy :)

Tony I'd never have moved from there! 

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tonybro    371
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2 hours ago, The Guru said:

The quiet life suits me completely. Give me dark skies and a fast broadband connection and I'm happy :)

Tony I'd never have moved from there! 

You could see millions of stars! I only moved because work asked me to look after Shell in Manchester but then gave me Shell Aberdeen to continue with! I wasn't happy. The only problem would have been broadband - as I worked for BT they extended ISDN2 out from the neighbouring exchange to me (and work paid for it!) so I had voice and 64kbps or 128kbps bonded! Those were the days...

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The Guru    1,458
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Halcyon days indeed. I wonder what broadband speed they get up there now? I'd have played bloody murder with them over that!

We're off to Shropshire in a few weeks so hoping to have awesome stars as we did a couple of years ago.

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Michael_Mcr    70
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7 hours ago, tonybro said:

You could see millions of stars! I only moved because work asked me to look after Shell in Manchester but then gave me Shell Aberdeen to continue with! I wasn't happy. The only problem would have been broadband - as I worked for BT they extended ISDN2 out from the neighbouring exchange to me (and work paid for it!) so I had voice and 64kbps or 128kbps bonded! Those were the days...

That brings back fond (?) memories of working for Scottish and Cumbrian COOP and getting electronic tills into some very remote stores for the first time, to replace the old mechanical cash registers ( i kid you not.. )

We had a specialist team from BT shadowing us, who had the skills to run ISDN lines into remote villages invisibly - so they could lift and replace cobbled streets etc.

I have equally fond (?) memories about trying to teach store managers about swiping credit cards through readers to enable On-Line Authorisations ....

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Michael_Mcr    70
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Oops, yes, back on track - Very nice pics Neil. I do find it amazing how well recent camera phones handle low light situations through such tiny lenses.

I once stayed in a mountain village in Florence, called Reggello and it was similar with stunning views and night time entertainment in the main Piazza.

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