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Old February 7th 11, 10:55 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Mark Carver
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Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

--
Mark
Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.

http://www.paras.org.uk/
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Old February 7th 11, 11:03 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Bill Wright
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Mark Carver wrote:
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

There's a few quid's worth in there. If that was round here it would be
an empty cabinet by now.

Bill
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Old February 7th 11, 11:51 AM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Rick
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"Bill Wright" wrote in message
...
Mark Carver wrote:
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

There's a few quid's worth in there. If that was round here it would be an
empty cabinet by now.



I grew up and are really poor area when I was a kid, the red telephone boxes
contained a coin box, a handset connected with nothing more brown curly wire
and a usually intact set of directories, yet they were very rarely
vandalised, then came the 'Never Had It So Good' era of the 1950s and
everything seemed to go so terribly wrong, what happened?

  #4  
Old February 7th 11, 12:23 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
The Natural Philosopher
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Rick wrote:

"Bill Wright" wrote in message
...
Mark Carver wrote:
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it
looks like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such
a pathetically insecure installation ?

There's a few quid's worth in there. If that was round here it would
be an empty cabinet by now.



I grew up and are really poor area when I was a kid, the red telephone
boxes contained a coin box, a handset connected with nothing more brown
curly wire and a usually intact set of directories, yet they were very
rarely vandalised, then came the 'Never Had It So Good' era of the 1950s
and everything seemed to go so terribly wrong, what happened?


Socialism.

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Old February 7th 11, 01:47 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Sheila
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"Mark Carver" wrote in message
...
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

--
Mark
Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.

http://www.paras.org.uk/


I would go with "Virgin Media for such a pathetically insecure
installation". It may have been visited by vandals, but I am not totally
convinced. Three observations, VM contractors have been known to use force
to gain access to cabinets, no attempt has been made to vandalise the
contents and some feeble attempt has been made to secure the doors.

Sheila


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Old February 7th 11, 01:56 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Gaius
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In article ,
lid says...

Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?


That picture tells you all you'd want to know about VM.

Linked cable ties "securing" a door - FFS. BT's customer service may be
the pits, but at least their engineering hasn't sunk to that level.

Yet.

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Old February 7th 11, 03:36 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Graham.
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"The Natural Philosopher" wrote in message ...
Rick wrote:

"Bill Wright" wrote in message ...
Mark Carver wrote:
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this
morning it looks like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a pathetically insecure installation ?

There's a few quid's worth in there. If that was round here it would be an empty cabinet by now.



I grew up and are really poor area when I was a kid, the red telephone boxes contained a coin box, a handset connected with
nothing more brown curly wire and a usually intact set of directories, yet they were very rarely vandalised, then came the
'Never Had It So Good' era of the 1950s and everything seemed to go so terribly wrong, what happened?


Socialism.


I remember phone books in call boxes.
Sometimes in the front of the book there was a map showing the local
area and if I was lost, once or twice I...
Hangs head in shame
It was just the one page M'lud not the whole book.

--
Graham.

%Profound_observation%


  #8  
Old February 7th 11, 03:43 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Graham.
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"Gaius" wrote in message ...
In article ,
lid says...

Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?


That picture tells you all you'd want to know about VM.

Linked cable ties "securing" a door - FFS. BT's customer service may be
the pits, but at least their engineering hasn't sunk to that level.

Yet.


The primary locking mechanism seems to rely on a pair of granny's knitting needles.

--
Graham.

%Profound_observation%


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Old February 7th 11, 04:39 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
Stephen
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vandalised VM roadside cabinets are unfortunately a common sight these days

Stephen

"Mark Carver" wrote in message
...
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

--
Mark
Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.

http://www.paras.org.uk/



  #10  
Old February 7th 11, 05:16 PM posted to uk.tech.digital-tv,uk.telecom.broadband
ian field
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"Sheila" wrote in message
...

"Mark Carver" wrote in message
...
Photographed this on my walk to work this morning:-

http://www.markyboy.net/vmbox.jpg (850k)

Last week, the daisy chained white cable ties were half way up the
cabinet, holding the door closed, quelle surprise this morning it looks
like this. Curiously the vandals haven't ripped the guts out (yet)

I don't know who's the dimmest. The vandals, or Virgin Media for such a
pathetically insecure installation ?

--
Mark
Please replace invalid and invalid with gmx and net to reply.

http://www.paras.org.uk/


I would go with "Virgin Media for such a pathetically insecure
installation". It may have been visited by vandals, but I am not totally
convinced. Three observations, VM contractors have been known to use force
to gain access to cabinets, no attempt has been made to vandalise the
contents


That'll be because it was copper thieves who lost interest at first sight of
the fibre-optic cables.

On the news today - copper prices at an all time high.


 




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