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by Jim Foster
Tue, Oct 23 2012, 10:01 AM
Forum: IKE Forum News
Topic: slow forum....
Replies: 22
Views: 5659

Re: slow forum....

Mike

The other day I posted on the WSIKF thread regarding my inability to get on the IKE Forum using our Verizon MIFI.

Whatever the problem was, it is gone now, since you went to a different server. I am using the MIFI for this post

Good going.........
by Jim Foster
Sun, Oct 21 2012, 07:46 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 12723

Re: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013

There are many places to stay in Long Beach and in nearby Seaview and Ilwaco.

This may help someone.

http://funbeach.com/hotels-motels-and-cottages/

Also, I know that Theresa at the Kite Shoppe may be of some help.

http://www.thekiteshoppe.com/

Jim
by Jim Foster
Sun, Oct 21 2012, 12:52 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach
Replies: 24
Views: 4327

Re: Kite Party 2013 - March 9-10 - Huntington Beach

Lynn and I plan to start flying at Huntington Beach on Wednesday before KP and fly there every day through Monday or perhaps Tuesday afterward.

This will be our tenth year. Always a fun time.
by Jim Foster
Sat, Oct 20 2012, 09:53 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 12723

Re: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013

Wednesday we are headed north to our home in Walnut Grove. I'll give it a try then. We will be in Pismo Beach starting November 7th. That's where I talked to the Verizon guy. He seems very knowledgeable. If I have no success getting on in Walnut Grove, I will get more info from my guy then, and let ...
by Jim Foster
Sat, Oct 20 2012, 09:20 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 12723

Re: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013

We are looking forward to KP as always. It will be good to see you Mike. Certainly one of the best events anywhere. I don't visit here as much as I used to because when we are using our Verizon MIFI, it still will not get to your server. It pings, but will not enter. My Verizon guy thinks there is s...
by Jim Foster
Sat, Oct 20 2012, 06:12 PM
Forum: 2013 Kite Festivals
Topic: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013
Replies: 77
Views: 12723

Re: WSIKF 2013: August 19-25, 2013

This was our tenth year at WSIKF. In those years we have had two full weeks of sun and wind. Most years there is a day or two of some rain or light wind. We always stay for the entire time. With the Festival being a full week, one can usually be assured of many days of great flying. The past two yea...
by Jim Foster
Tue, Feb 28 2012, 10:45 PM
Forum: Quad Line Kites
Topic: Frayed bridle damage
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: Frayed bridle damage

I haven't seen damage there before. Has anyone else? Yes. I had to replace a vertical section on one of Lynn's kites just the other day. It was badly worn in the loop section. I keep several vertical and horizontal sections with my parts. It only takes a couple of minutes to replace a section. No n...
by Jim Foster
Sat, Feb 11 2012, 11:20 AM
Forum: Club Discussion
Topic: very quiet...
Replies: 15
Views: 2347

Re: very quiet...

Lynn and I are looking forward to seeing some of you at KP in March. We are currently in Chula Vista, CA flying most every day. It's really too bad that you folks don't get to fly much, but there is light the end of your tunnel

Hang in there, and fly when you can. :up:

Jim
by Jim Foster
Thu, Jan 12 2012, 12:11 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

We dumped our land line many years ago. But I guess we don't use the phone very much. Even with lowest family plan minutes on our cell phone, we never come close to using our minutes up. Jim, Magic Jack also makes a device with it's own processor that doesn't need to be plugged into a computer. You...
by Jim Foster
Wed, Jan 11 2012, 09:19 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

We have internet over the TV cable service here at Laguna Woods. In order to connect to the internet, they supply a modem. The cable hooks to the modem, the modem connects to your computer via a cable or a WIFI modem. Since it was quite a run, with two sliding glass doors, to where we had our deskto...
by Jim Foster
Wed, Jan 11 2012, 07:09 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

Guess what folks......... This afternoon when I was trying the air card, I moved my laptop to the patio in hopes of a better cell connection. In doing so, I unplugged the power cord, and our Magic Jack. We got the magic Jack a year ago when we gave up our land lines both here at the condo and at our...
by Jim Foster
Wed, Jan 11 2012, 04:25 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

Just to give it a try I hooked up the AT&T air card. Only one bar of service. Connected to the internet quickly, speed test shows 2.65 Mbps. Went to YouTube and tried several videos ranging from 1 min yo 8mins. No stoppage at all. Videos downloaded and played in 360p or 480p just fine. I Hooked ...
by Jim Foster
Wed, Jan 11 2012, 03:36 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

Yes, Mbps. Current reading is 3.57. That may well be the problem. The next time we are somewhere with faster service I'll do some speed checks and try You Tube. We have an air card, but the cell service here at the condo is not very good. I'll try the card somewhere else as well. Thanks for the help...
by Jim Foster
Tue, Jan 10 2012, 09:25 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

I'm still having the same problem from time to time. Not as bad as it was, and it seems to be only YouTube. I spent some time going to auto racing, RC boat and aircraft video sites as well as myspace videos, with no problem whatsoever. I posted on the Rev forum as well as GWTW. Several others have b...
by Jim Foster
Mon, Jan 09 2012, 07:54 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

Here's the HTML 5 info for youtube: http://www.youtube.com/html5 Briefly, HTML 5 is a newish web standard that include the ability to show video without Flash. Let us know if it works. Oh, thank you, thank you, thank you. On one longer video the download stopped and I refreshed and it loaded the re...
by Jim Foster
Mon, Jan 09 2012, 11:51 AM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

I have tried with Lynn's laptop. It is exactly like mine, set up exactly the same, on the same network, same result. I have an air card, but cell service here at the condo is not the best. Next time out I will take my laptop and try the air card. Last evening I watched three Rick Steves travel shows...
by Jim Foster
Sun, Jan 08 2012, 09:39 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

I am trying at a low resolution, not HD.

I know that an ISP can "Throttle Down" selected web sites, so I gave them a call and they assured me that they do not do that for YouTube or any other site.

Very strange indeed.
by Jim Foster
Sun, Jan 08 2012, 09:17 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

The strange thing is that it is only YouTube. Every other video site I have tried works just fine.
by Jim Foster
Sun, Jan 08 2012, 08:37 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

I've had Google Chrome on this machine but never used it before. I gave it a try and got the same result I get with Firefox or Internet Explorer.
by Jim Foster
Sun, Jan 08 2012, 08:21 PM
Forum: Videos
Topic: YouTube slow
Replies: 28
Views: 4660

Re: YouTube slow

Toshiba Satellite A505 64 bit, Firefox 9.0.1 Adobe Flash Player 11.1.102.55

Cable internet with our WIFI we have had for several years.

Current download speed 3.35 Mbps

I'll try Google Chrome.

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