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I just travelled roughly 10 years back in time. How? By crossing the border from the Netherlands to Germany. My mobile connection jumped from constant 4G to H / Edge / no connection at all, The wifi, where present is slow af. And I can't pay by card anymore as I'm used to. And most of all: The loading speed of DevRant is so slow with this data connection that I wanna rant about it itself, but I can't, since I don't have any goddamn connection >_<

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  • 9
    I would laugh, but in some parts of the UK you'd be lucky to get any mobile signal at all...!
  • 7
    Yeah we are spoiled in the Netherlands
  • 8
    @MisterArie veeery true. Even the NS (train) WiFi was decent today
  • 5
    @CoffeeNcode well thats impressive xD
  • 7
    @MisterArie I was able of streaming YouTube o.o' I was just as surprised as you were
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  • 7
    @linuxxx yeah, yeah, I know. The things you do for family
  • 6
    @CoffeeNcode No I mean the ns fast WiFi part xD
  • 8
    Well booze is cheaper in germany right? And the beers are supposed to be good. So even with less internet it should be fun.
  • 5
    @linuxxx yeah, that amazed me too xD usually I can't even connect half of the time. Fun fact: they have a spelling error in their connection error message
  • 4
    @MisterArie beer is nice there, and so is the wine my brother is bringing 😁
  • 3
    @CoffeeNcode I just poured myself a glass of wine. I had it with retarded clients and coworkers for this week.
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  • 5
    @CoffeeNcode finally somebody can relate to my pain xD it gets as worse as not getting connection for a few kilometers once you go rural
  • 3
    @ThatPerlDeb I am experiencing that right n
  • 5
    @ThatPerlDeb also, it's really sad how the German definition of "rural" apparently is "10mins outside of a city" -.-
  • 2
    Could you bring me a gift?
  • 4
    @Codex404 sure. Does it start with A? ;)
  • 3
    @CoffeeNcode ill let you surprise me ;)
  • 3
    Welcome to Germany! Where mobile internet is not a thing. Well basically all of our internet connectivity sucks. :P
  • 6
    @Semmel Deutschland, wo das Internet noch Neuland ist 🙄
  • 4
    Wifi is a hot issue in Germany. If someone does shit over your Wifi with your IP being logged, then guess who will face legal trouble. That can go as far as a police squad breaking in and confiscating anything that looks IT related, and you'll never get it back in working condition. On a bad day, they might even shoot your dog.
  • 5
    @Fast-Nop actually, they recently mitigated that court ruling and owners of hotspots only have limited liability for what happens on their network now
  • 2
    I live like 10 minutes away from the Germany-Netherlands border and I receive more dutch radio stations then german ones.
    I can also confirm that I always have 4G once I step over the border. Maybe I should move 🤔
  • 1
    @CoffeeNcode yeah they did - theoretically. However, the law doesn't really matter because the authorities do whatever they want. House searching as means of intimidation are completely against the law, but the requirement of juidicial decree has always been a farce in Germany. Judges sign off anything without even reading.

    Here's what happens in Germany despite basically no base of proof: https://ccc.de/en/updates/...

    A house searching because they donated to an anonymous email service where some totally unrelated suspected had used such an email for an incriminated website.

    Obviously, it would be insane to unlock one's Wifi in such a country. I even go so far as to avoid German hosting. No matter what state form Germany had, but freedom of speech has no tradition. Instead, it has been seen as "problem" that "needs" to be dealt with.
  • 2
    @Fast-Nop let old, conservative idiots run a country and that's what happens.
  • 1
    @Fast-Nop these indeed are dangerous tendencies, and I read those with a great amount of worry. I understand why it can make people cautious. I had actually read about it before, though not in this detail. It's shameful to my home country that this happens. However, my conclusion is not to try avoid being persecuted by adjusting one's behavior, but to be civically disobidient if need be (greetings to Snowden, here), and to contact the courts if at all possible. I'd like to think that the division of power (Gewaltenteilung) is not yet dead in Germany. But it needs to be defended from those finding it inconvenient. And if that's the own government, so be it.
  • 0
    @CoffeeNcode well if you ask me you should really just try to enjoy yourself
  • 2
    @MisterArie that depends on what you define to be "enjoying yourself", but in general, you're right. feel free to do what you like, as long as it doesn't hurt others
  • 0
    @ilPinguino There is no difference between any of the parties, be it the conservative CDU, the social democratic SPD, the economy liberals FDP or the eco economy liberals The Greens. The only ones not yet tested are the far left from The Left and tha nationalistic right wing AFD because they havn't yet been part of a federal government coalition.

    You can elect faces in Germany, but you have no say about the politics and laws that those faces make after the election.

    @CoffeeNcode I have my Wifi downloacked, too, because.. yeah civil obedience court yadda yadda, but really, why would I take that effort just so that a random smartphone zombie can zone out even more?
  • 1
    @CoffeeNcode indeed, enjoy yourself and don't hurt anybody. But if someone feels hurt try to solve it
  • 1
    @Fast-Nop I have no idea what you mean with that last comment, but I think we have vastly different worldviews. I refuse to believe everything is bad by default, and that's the impression I'm getting from you atm. I'm not going to let people / authorities walk over me, but there's no need to paint the world completely black by default
  • 0
    @CoffeeNcode btw, fun story from my childhood.. I grew up with the telephone being tapped by surveillance - in Western Germany, not in the East. We had some opposition going against out of area training of allied military forces, and they feared that violent activities could be going on. Back then, you could hear the taps being activated in the analogue line.

    Anyway, we knew that, and sometimes, we would call each other with a secret code that was total BS, just to give them headaches.

    Caller: "Hi, got a problem, my milk has gone bad."
    Callee: "Oh shit.. yeah get out some milk cans quickly, I think four of them."
    Caller: "Ok will do so, thx bye!"

    Imagine the poor agents who tried to decipher the nonsense. ^^
  • 2
    well I'm sorry that happened to you,bit I stand by my previous comment
  • 1
    Well, at least they released this "beauty" here:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...

    But you must have a Connection to report that you don't have one.....
    🤦
  • 1
    Lmbo. As much as I feel your pain, the "border police says hi" tag got me dead!
  • 1
    Try travelling to India sometime.
  • 1
    More wine?
  • 2
    Slovakia: 4G everywhere even in woods and wifi is actually decent but not 100% secure.
  • 1
    @hash-table wow. that would have been an amazing exit :p
  • 1
    @AkaMao yeah... logic ^^ also, welcome DevRant! 🙃
  • 2
    @suprano they happened to walk by in the train as I was typing this rant, and I thought I'd give them credit 😁
  • 2
    @MisterArie had some, that night xD
  • 3
    @Haxk20 that's pretty amazing
  • 5
    I am from Germany and I don't understand something on your rant...

    What is this mobile connection you are all talking about?
  • 1
    @git-fuckyou its something widely available in the netherlands. You can call people and use internet without using a wired connection.
  • 2
    @Codex404 what the heck... I need a wifi-cable for this!
  • 2
    @git-fuckyou get on your horse and visit the netherlands sometime.
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