My manager (IT Manager) messaged me a screenshot of speedtest.net results from one of our DC's that showed there is 33 ms ping times, and that I should look into this. I login the DC, pull up command line, ran a continuous ping to 18.104.22.168 with solid 3ms ping times. I sent him a screenshot of the command prompt and said ping times look solid to me, and speedtest.net does not give accurate results of network latency from a computer as the built-in ping utility from windows.
The idea that you would create a business that never makes money and get rich buying and selling that worthless business to higher and higher bidders sounds insane. But all of the US economy is built on that.
Just think of the age of the industrial revolution. America is the "IDEAS" country. So much of our money is based on "Ideas" ie; My company will make huge profits in the future (Amazon), My company's product will be in everyone's pocket in under two years (Apple), My brand will be a household name very soon (Coke-A-Cola, Dell), Our service will become a verb in every language on earth (Google).
It's the future of these ideas that generates interest, investment, and wealth for those who invest. Just think of all the millionaires Coke-A-Cola made for people who have no idea how to blend the drink or manufacture it or even distribute it.
Yes, but also a system of "someone way down the line has to make it come to fruition." There is a system where 90% of the people involved only deal with the ideas, not making the ideas a reality. That's not saying it is bad, but it's important in understanding how the American economy functions.
This is my friend Bohdan. He's one of the people who pre-purchased a ticket for MangoCon 2020 that got postponed because of COVID. So everyone almost got to meet him. He was working in Dallas in 2019 and we hung out a bit. He's a software engineer based in eastern Ukraine. He recently opened a bar and was interviewed on CNN talking about the war.
Currently having my mind BLOWN by this crazy, Siberian throat singing album my neighbor let me borrow. It's kinda metal-esqe, very heavy, but it's just voice and traditional folk instrumentation. And it's a studio album, so their use of reverb and other effects add to the uniqueness. NYTT LAND!!!
My wife and I were out to lunch one day and within seconds of one another, we got phone calls that appeared to be from her number.
It was hillarious. Of course, we didn't answer.
I raise holy hell with vendors who do that shit! How fucking dare you call me pretending to be my own number!!!
I guarantee if I get a call from my wife's number or my own number (has also happened once), and it is a vendor, I will be reporting them all over the place... oh, and not doing business with them ever again.
Besides, I only have once car, I don't need six warranties.