[rescue] blue iMac and Verizon DSL

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Tue May 23 21:53:32 CDT 2006

Steve Sandau wrote:
> I just received a 333MHz blue iMac from someone on a local Freecycle 
> list. She was giving it away because Verizon told her that it didn't run 
> a new enough operating system to be compatible.
> Can anyone enlighten me as to what is up with this Verizon deal?

Simple.  Verizon DSL "tech support" are drooling imbeciles.  With the
exception of the one time the first DSL bridge (well, actually, it'as a
router that I've configured as a bridge) they sent us failed, we have
yet to have a Verizon DSL outage that wasn't Verizon's fault, and we
have yet to have a Verizon DSL outage in which Verizon DSL tech support
did not, during the course of figuring out that the problem was on their
side of the local loop, manage to blow away our authentication
information and have to totally reset it.  (On at least one of those
occasions, I actually *told them* what was wrong.  Naturally, they
didn't believe me.)

 Phil Stracchino                     Landline: 603-886-3518
 phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net         Mobile: 603-216-7037
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