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Do you have broadband? I mean real broadband?

by Jimmy Jazz / October 28, 2005 5:13 PM PDT
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Drool...so much
by dirtyrich / October 28, 2005 10:15 PM PDT

por- *cough*, mus- *cough*, I mean, my pages would load a lot faster.

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But a 2 hour movie in .5 seconds...???
by Steven Haninger / October 28, 2005 10:51 PM PDT

I know some folks who can "speed read" but who'd be able to watch that movie?;) And if they scatters some commericals in it, I'll bet it takes at least a full second.

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(NT) (NT) There's a new course in speed viewing.
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 4:42 AM PDT
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(NT) (NT) And I remember using a 300 baud modem
by C1ay / October 28, 2005 10:55 PM PDT
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Same here...and with a cradle for a handset
by Steven Haninger / October 28, 2005 10:59 PM PDT

In fact, as I look at it across the room, the download I started in '89 is almost complete.:)

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(NT) (NT) and how many kbytes came down on the '89 connection?
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 4:43 AM PDT
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Yeah, I remember acoustic couplers too ...
by Bill Osler / October 29, 2005 4:58 AM PDT

Running interactive BASIC using a TTY, punched paper tape and an acoustic coupler at 300 baud was 'high tech' back in the early 70s at my high school.

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Downloading with a satellite modem here
by TONI H / October 28, 2005 11:01 PM PDT

I can pull in a 700MB file in seven hours....that's 100MB per hour....

BUT it will still depend on the amount of traffic at the site where the file is coming from and what they can transmit. If I'm the 'only' pulling a large file, I can actually get that 100MB in an hour...more realistically, it will take two hours or more for that same 100MB.

UPLOADING a file to my website or somebody else is a whole nuther set of times and can easily be double or triple or more, even when the other end also has a satellite modem that they are DOWNLOADING with.

For every download, there has to be an upload side to it and normally uploading is restricted by the ISP involved to save on their bandwidth. So download speeds are unrealistic no matter what method you are using.


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That seems a bit slow although, considering where I think
by Kiddpeat / October 29, 2005 4:48 AM PDT

you live, it's probably the only way to go. I'm thinking Knoppix (about 700megs) came down my DSL in under an hour, but I could be misremembering that.

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No, you're right
by C1ay / October 29, 2005 5:37 AM PDT
I'm thinking Knoppix (about 700megs) came down my DSL in under an hour, but I could be misremembering that.
I have DSL and I've downloaded Knoppix several times in an hour or less. At peak network times it might take an hour and a half but that's rare.
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