VyprVPN can't handle the truth. They can't handle gigabit fiber speeds either.
Look - I think they actually have a pretty good product. For the most part I can VPN at pretty good speeds. But a 90% haircut on throughput at home is a little hard to swallow. Even harder to swallow is the fact that they refuse to admit that they can't handle it. All they do is offer apologies as if that will change the numbers I'm observing.
Not realistic. I think my next step will be an AWS-based roll-your-own kind of service or maybe I'll just go back into research mode but right now I'm feeling really disappointed. The technology is there to be secure from the home, but the providers aren't keeping up.
On VPN I can download from the BBC in London faster than I can access Savage Love. Pretty sad really.
No one likes a know-it-all. I know, because I’ve been one all my life. I’ve been ostracized, bullied, harassed, taunted, excluded and even beaten up by people in the course my life. I learned early on to hide myself because even average people will seek to destroy things they can’t understand. Lack of understanding leading to fear. Correctly predicting the future scares people.
When Michael Moore predicted a loss for Hillary Clinton in this year’s election - many vilified him. I agreed with him and said little. He’s written and spoken about his observations at length, but the nutshell version is that the people in rural America are stuck. There are diminishing economic opportunities in those regions, and they have no idea why. My experience is that they will accept any explanation that doesn’t involve their own culpability. My insulated liberal friends did not want to hear what I was saying. I crave social acceptance and let it go. It never feels good to be right when t…
So, I traded in an iPad today. It was an original vintage 64GB version that I took on my honeymoon. It was a great piece of hardware that had reached the end of its useful life to me. I mean, sure - I could have saved it for my 5 month old son to "enjoy" in a year-and-a-half when he is allowed to have "screen time". (Incidentally, that is a bitch, because I love screen time. I live for screen time. Now I just let him drool on me instead.)
So - Target has this great deal where I can trade in the old hardware for a $200 credit. Fantastic idea. I would have bought something else from them right then and there had they had anything I was interested in purchasing. (Seriously. They were down to 2 iPad 2's and dust bunnies.) SO, I took the gift card and walked out happy.
Then I learned that there's a way to turn that $200 exchange card into a $200 Amex. I thought. "OK. I'll do it. Then I'll take my Amex and run over to Google for a N…