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I live in Sunnyvale,  California. As the name would imply, the weather is usually pretty warm, especially considering the drought right now. It's the heart of Silicon Valley so I see a lot of major tech companies with headquarters around here, but we still can't get gigabit Internet but 30 down and 10ish up isn't that bad. 

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Toronto, Canada (suburban area)

It just turned spring. 

Cellular service on LTE is -110 to -125

Pizza and McDonalds is really far, so is wallmart and Costco. 

The kids at my local school are all assholes salty homophobic or silent. 

 

ISPS:

Since I'm in Toronto, I get a lot of ISPS. For example, we have Rogers, Bell, Telus, Mobilicity, Wind, chatr, etc. They usually provide good coverage except for wind, which is horrible.

All of these carriers provide LTE service except for Wind, which provides 5mb of HSPA+.

 

Internet on the other hand is extremely well. You can get anywhere from 10/5 to 1000/1000.

Most lines are unlimited internet.


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I'm from Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and still live here. It's pretty cold, 15c on an average day in the spring, summer, and fall, and usually -30c in the winter. It's near Toronto and it has a population of 80000 people and its a small city with no tech stuff -.- The internet is quite choppy as well.It's quite an average town with lots of sporty people and no real techies ;(. There are lots of forests and fields which are nice.


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Auckland, New Zealand

 

It doesnt really get very cold here, and normally doesnt get that hot the city is well known for '4 season days'.

The CBD is nice, with a beautiful waterfront. The food in the city is great.

Internet is great - ranging from 15>200 Mbps - and all fixed line internet is Unlimited.

People are really friendly, and we have a diverse culture - racism and sexism is extremely low here.

Beaches are as close as a 10 minute drive from the city. You can drive an hour up north and have beautiful golden beaches, or you can drive 4 hours south and you can be snowboarding.

 

Downsides?

Its really expensive living here - for a lot of people cost of living is at least 50% of their income.

Our public transport is mostly broken, so most people drive.

Being so isolated, we are restricted to the range of products we can get here - and shipping anything bulky here is very expensive - normally more than the actual item is worth. 

 


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I live in Houston, Texas. Pretty nice here, Internet monopoly but we still get decent speeds. Weather is usually beautiful but it tends to change a lot, cold one day and then very hot the next. One thing that's consistent is that it's always humid. Drivers are pretty nice here too, some crazy ones but most are nice. Beautiful landscape once you get out of the city some. I live in the suburbs but it's still too much city for me. Everything is flat her in Houston, but once you go a bit further west there starts to be a lot of hill country, and tons of acreage and open land. Further east you go the more pine (and rednecks) there are, and it stays as flat as Houston. People are generally nice here, especially small town people, city people are uh, dumb is the word?

 

That's all I can think of lol


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17 minutes ago, Jarsky said:

Auckland, New Zealand

 

It doesnt really get very cold here, and normally doesnt get that hot the city is well known for '4 season days'.

The CBD is nice, with a beautiful waterfront. The food in the city is great.

Internet is great - ranging from 15>200 Mbps - and all fixed line internet is Unlimited.

People are really friendly, and we have a diverse culture - racism and sexism is extremely low here.

Beaches are as close as a 10 minute drive from the city. You can drive an hour up north and have beautiful golden beaches, or you can drive 4 hours south and you can be snowboarding.

 

Downsides?

Its really expensive living here - for a lot of people cost of living is at least 50% of their income.

Our public transport is mostly broken, so most people drive.

Being so isolated, we are restricted to the range of products we can get here - and shipping anything bulky here is very expensive - normally more than the actual item is worth. 

 

I'm in Wellington, which is like Auckland but cheaper, smaller, friendlier, prettier and our coffee is better ;)


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Well how do I start this , oh yes I am from Iraq :)

So I am from Iraq but I didn't live there only for 4 years until I moved to UAE "Dubai" and lived there for 10 years, YEP 10

Then I want back to Iraq and lived for 2 years 2010 to 2012 and then I and my family decided to go to The UK and from 2012 until now I live in The UK, Manchester.


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2 hours ago, Rangaman42 said:

and our coffee is better ;)

 

Thems fighting words! :o

(I agree about the rest though....)


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Well, I'll go along.  

I was born in Germany, grew up in Dallas, Texas, and now live in a tiny town about an hour out of Minot, North Dakota.  I never thought I would have to drive at least an hour to get to Best Buy or Wal-Mart, but hey.  

How is this small town?  It's okay.  You get to know most of the people pretty fast.  Everything is pretty relaxed.  For the most part, you can leave your doors unlocked.  (Though, go towards Williston, and it's a lot of meth heads).

Minot, for being a small "city", it sure has a hell of a lot more computer stores than Dallas did... or at least I noticed.


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25 minutes ago, Jarsky said:

 

Thems fighting words! :o

(I agree about the rest though....)

Its true though! Also $3 for a long black ;) none of this $5 flat white nonsense. Also, its not raining here atm.


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8 hours ago, Belgarionbg said:

I don`t perceive 100mbps up/down as fast, for example the people in Romania next to us have gigabit net for the same (or less?) money, so yeah.

But still... here is some stats for the last few months

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And no, almost all of this is not from tv series, movies or music. It`s anime, a lot of it. xD (and some x-rated stuff хD)

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I would be truly happy if our average monthly salaries were not around 280€, haha. :( 

Do you have monthly up and down limits?  If I exceed 1 TB per month, NTT threatens to cut my internet.  I try to keep it to 100-200 GB per month.

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12 hours ago, xentropa said:

Do you have monthly up and down limits?  If I exceed 1 TB per month, NTT threatens to cut my internet.  I try to keep it to 100-200 GB per month.

Nope. No limits whatsoever. Don`t you see the statistics screenshot?

Here, one from the older days when I was very addicted to HQ porn.

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As you can see from the hardcore upload numbers there were many people on my wave... Nowadays I`m more into hentai hence the lower traffic overall. хD

The missing months are caused of restoring windows image.

 

ps. These numbers are gigabytes...

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I'm from southern NH which is the the north eastern US, It's not bad, not too hot, not too cold but we only have three seasons, winter, pothole and construction season. It's pretty hilly and home to Mt. Washington, where the fastest wind speed on Earth was recorded in 1934 at 231 miles per hour(371 Km/h).


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I was brought up in one of the most impoverished places in the UK and now I live in another one of the most impoverished places in the UK. But eh, I have a decent flat so it's ok.

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I grew up in a small farming town (1000 people) in Minnesota, USA. It was horrible. Boring. Smelled like poop if the wind brought in the smell of manure from the neighboring farms. Once I turned 18 and was able to move out, I did.

 

Now I live in the west suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul. MUCH more to my liking. Less racism, less sexism, more to do, and I can actually get internet with speeds better than 1mbit! lol

 

Minnesota in general is great April - October. The other months there's far too much snow and cold for my liking. 

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18 hours ago, xentropa said:

Do you have monthly up and down limits?  If I exceed 1 TB per month, NTT threatens to cut my internet.  I try to keep it to 100-200 GB per month.

Ah yes...talktalk...somehow with a 8/0.8 connection, I managed to get 1.2TB done in one month...talktalk decreased my internet speed to 6/0.5...fuck me but at lease I have fiber now with 70/18 which before, was 76/18...think downloading my whole steam library and some 4k streaming caused 3TB of data used last month...they must love my family :D 


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On 4/17/2016 at 1:30 PM, Fluffinator said:

Arizona - The sun is actively trying to murder you and your entire family.

whats the weather like? im looking to move there next year for college. 

I live in south texas for now and its usually about 80-low 100's , don't really mind it since i walked to school for about 5 years :P (just got a car last week and its amazing) 

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33 minutes ago, PeloyGeek said:

whats the weather like? im looking to move there next year for college. 

I live in south texas for now and its usually about 80-low 100's , don't really mind it since i walked to school for about 5 years :P (just got a car last week and its amazing) 

Most of the year it's around 80 degrees however in the summer it's usually low 100's to 110 so pretty much the same as Texas. What School? 


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16 minutes ago, Fluffinator said:

Most of the year it's around 80 degrees however in the summer it's usually low 100's to 110 so pretty much the same as Texas. What School? 

Idk? maybe ASU or another networking school my teacher told i could get a schoolarship to.

 

Really looking more into comp engineering or networking, comp science i feel like there is too many people already going into, and i can learn that on my own a bit faster than school :P 

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2 minutes ago, PeloyGeek said:

Idk? maybe ASU or another networking school my teacher told i could get a schoolarship to.

 

Really looking more into comp engineering or networking, comp science i feel like there is too many people already going into, and i can learn that on my own a bit faster than school :P 

I go to ASU it's nice professors are very knowledgable very large school, get a tour if you can.


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21 minutes ago, Fluffinator said:

I go to ASU it's nice professors are very knowledgable very large school, get a tour if you can.

I probably can't, which sucks but how is it? also if ur down to msg and tell me a bit more about the school it'd be great

 

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I live in Northern New South Wales in Australia, because of our location we get lumped into the Gold Coast region of Queensland, mostly for tourist reasons I guess, since it's a tourist destination. Shares similar weather to parts of Florida I guess. Humid most of the year with temps from the high teens (Celsius) to mid 30's. It can get cold when we have winter which lasts only a few weeks usually in August. As I said we're a prominent tourist destination, with plenty of world class beaches (Which play host to the Quiksilver & Roxy Pro surfing competition in March every year.), there's also endless amounts of bushland to explore & get lost in there's also several themeparks. They shoot a lot of movie & TV show stuff here, especially since Warner Brothers have a themepark/studio here called Movieworld. There's also a fair bit of farmland here, which grows mostly sugar cane.

 

Again like Florida, we have a huge ageing population, it's a popular place for the elderly to retire.

 


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I live in Pennsylvania currently. We have a lot of Amish and Mennonites here, and as you can imagine, we also see many horse-and-buggies which I so passionately hate.


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