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    Eskom stage 2 load-shedding for the weekend

    The Gizzu ups and Octotel are still up, so good for that I guess.
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    Eskom stage 2 load-shedding for the weekend

    I'm in the Cape but power is still going off in 5 minutes. Time for the 1st test of my Gizzu mini UPS.
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    Xbox Game Pass for PC price hike for South Africa

    It's probably saved me a fair bit of cash so far from buying hyped-up games, playing them once and finding that they are not to my taste.
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    Lockdown extension will only delay infections, won’t reduce cases – Expert

    The Chinese are now calling the shots it seems. This sounds really creepy to me: https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/china-is-a-friend-indeed-to-sa-in-fight-against-covid-19-46714245 [Edit] Spelling
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    Here are the results Bitrate before downgrade (a/v): 1080p Stereo from Microsft Edge browwser: 128 / 4870 4k Dolby Digital (Netflix app): 192 / 10000 4k Dolby Atmos: (Netflix app) 448 / 16000 Bitrate after downgrade (a/v): 1080p Stereo from Microsft Edge browwser: 128 / 3010 4k Dolby Digital...
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    I'll test again in a bit and post.
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    Current bitrates using the same TV episode, Altered Carbon S1: E1 1080p stereo (Microsoft Edge version 83) 4k Dolby D+ (Netflix App) 4k Dolby Atmos (Netflix App) Let's see what damage they've done tomorrow.
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    Naah, wait and see first. It might not be too bad.
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    It should still stream at the same resolution but at a lower data rate. This is probably going to mean a reduction in quality but we don't know by how much yet. To check your Netflix quality settings on Windows 10 press CTRL-ALT-SHIFT-D together. There is a similar sequence for Macs but you'll...
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    Netflix reduces bitrate of streams in South Africa

    Checks if they've done anything already: 4k and Dobly Atmos still working.
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    Free Vumatel fibre speed upgrades

    Hey Octotel, did you guys see this?
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    Here’s how much money drivers tip petrol attendants in South Africa

    When I don't pay by card I usually say "keep the change" and will hand over say R140 for a R135 bill.
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    Octotel (Octofail) - You Have Been Warned!

    I'm satisfied with the performance as well and also on 100/25. No sign of any slowdowns during "Netflix" hours.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    For those still waiting consider where you want the fibre to terminate. I'm told that moving the box later will incur a new installation charge. This is what it looks like: It needs to be close to wherever you want your router.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    Working well for me. I'm with Atomic Access.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    Much lower results than anything else I've tried: Downloading Wolfenstein Youngblood now from the Bethesda launcher at 80Mbit/s for example. [Edit]: Just played a few minutes of Youngblood and the game is just as cringeworthy as Layman Gaming said it is. Just as well i got it for free.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    Speed Test
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    I've got Elite Dangerous updating and a bunch of Steam games downloading/updating at the moment so the speed test "only" shows about 60Mbit/s down. I'll post one when the downloads are paused or done. I can still watch Youtube at 4k while other downloads are going on.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    My connection is live. Working as advertised.
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    Muizenberg Fibre

    Hehe. I've been hassling them a lot already. :cool: According to the ISP: "If I were a betting man I'd bet they [Octotel] don't get round to provisioning the ONT till next week." I have a big list of apps and games that I want to download or update. It's probably going to take several days and...
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