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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2014, 08:37:52 am »


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Re: What's your internet speed?
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #27 on: May 19, 2014, 09:01:13 pm »
I decided to try again now that I'm home from University:



Thats about a third of the speed I get there, but it's still eight times faster than I expected, but then again, I did it at midnight.  During peak hours, my meter usually reads ~1Mbps (the connection is shared among five people, some of whom are severely addicted to Netflix)!
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2014, 02:04:19 pm »
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #29 on: July 28, 2014, 10:33:56 pm »
I have the fastest internet ever.



EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #30 on: July 29, 2014, 06:01:26 pm »
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EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

I would blame this on the Flash-based nature of the test…honestly, no true test of internet speed should depend on how quickly/smoothly one's CPU is capable of rendering their silly, overly-flashy Flash UI. >:(

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2014, 11:40:07 am »
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EDIT: Well, I took the test on a faster computer, and my results improved:

I would blame this on the Flash-based nature of the test…honestly, no true test of internet speed should depend on how quickly/smoothly one's CPU is capable of rendering their silly, overly-flashy Flash UI. >:(

If the flash interface bothers you, there is a CLI version of the speedtest.net service.  See https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.  It appears it could eliminate any lag caused by the flashy interface (though that's probably negligible for most people).
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2014, 03:19:16 pm »
Hehehe:  :D


I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2014, 12:16:45 am »
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2014, 05:45:57 pm »
Hehehe:  :D


I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P
Now that's ludicrous
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2014, 01:58:21 am »
Hehehe:  :D


I happen to live right next to a fiber-optic line now.
This is going to be really fun :P

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2014, 01:43:04 pm »
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Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2014, 03:44:05 pm »
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Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P





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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2014, 12:52:39 am »
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P





 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Hehehe :D
The sad and ironic thing here is that, frequently the wifi here is far too slow to even be usable.  There's so many people transferring massive amounts of data that the routers are just a bottleneck.
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2014, 06:17:37 pm »

From Dial-up to this :3
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2014, 08:46:54 pm »


Not far beyond dial up...

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2014, 10:03:02 am »
Quote from: xracecar
Now that's ludicrous

Indeed…compared to most of the rest of us, greenfox has gone to plaid! :o :P





 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Hehehe :D
The sad and ironic thing here is that, frequently the wifi here is far too slow to even be usable.  There's so many people transferring massive amounts of data that the routers are just a bottleneck.
Sorry to hear that..

Like the turtle and the rabbit. so fast at times, but slow and steady wins the race.  :D

With all the internet movie, and video these days there will need to be major upgrades
to the system. Or it's just going to bog down at times.
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #42 on: October 11, 2014, 04:37:36 pm »


Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

Download:
You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

Upload:
You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2014, 05:30:11 pm »


Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

Download:
You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

Upload:
You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2014, 08:34:04 pm »


Not far beyond dial up...

Yeahh..... ...... .....

Download:
You: 11.5Mbps
My Dial-up: ~41.1Kbps*

Upload:
You: 11.7Mbps
My Dial-up: ~30Kbps*

1Mbps = 1000Kbps

* Note that while you have 52.6Kbps modems and all that fun stuff you'll never actually connect at that speed even if your right next door to your ISP, the highest connection I ever got was 50.00Kbps on one occasion.
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.



Hmm tested it again and now it's a bit slower...maybe I somehow remember dial-up being faster in those ancient days of CIS....which I remember more fondly than AOL...of course I'm also using a crappy PC with WiFi that cuts out every few hours...so it seems slow to me. *shrug* 
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2014, 08:36:11 pm »

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why)

I'm guessing because it means bigger numbers that look better?

Anyway, I was on this earlier on:

That was attempt #3 at the test. #1 and #2 didnt finish, and were crawling along at 0.14 and 0.08mb/s respectively before stopping.

Now ~that~ is slower than dialup :p

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #46 on: October 11, 2014, 10:55:19 pm »
Download 109.15 Mbps  Upload 4.55 Mbps and Ping at 12 ms.
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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2014, 12:27:47 am »
Mb (megabit)= 125 or 128Kb
MB (megabyte) = 1000 or 1024kb (I really find the 1000/1024 thing annoying. I don't know why people use the 1000)

Fun fact! They use megabits per second for networking (I don't know why) which is actually 1/8 of a Megabyte.

It's 1/8th because binary
1byte = 8bits

As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2014, 11:36:57 am »
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As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

Firefox also uses powers of 10 instead of powers of 2 for downloads and such, and some *nix command-line utilities even provide a switch that displays "SI" units instead of binary ones.  Also, there's a way of distinguishing the two: kB vs. KiB, MB vs. MiB, GB vs. GiB, etc.  The former are the SI variants (i.e. power-of-ten), the latter the binary ones.  Technically, the binary terms are different, too, not just the symbolic notation: "kibibytes", "mebibytes", "gibibytes", etc., but personally I find those silly to write/speak aloud and just say/write the "SI" forms when I want to wrte the full unit names, and use binary prefixes otherwise.  The main exception is if I'm talking about HDD capacity (because yes, hard disks are measured with powers of 10 for duping^Wmarketing reasons).  Yes, I'm inconsistent like that, because I'd rather not cause confusion for people who aren't pedantic and/or aren't familiar with the "proper" terms for the binary units. <.<

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Re: What's your internet speed?
« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2014, 01:09:08 pm »
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As for why people use 1000/1024 its basically marketing vs binary which is why your Hard drives never have quite as much as they're advertised to have.

Firefox also uses powers of 10 instead of powers of 2 for downloads and such, and some *nix command-line utilities even provide a switch that displays "SI" units instead of binary ones.  Also, there's a way of distinguishing the two: kB vs. KiB, MB vs. MiB, GB vs. GiB, etc.  The former are the SI variants (i.e. power-of-ten), the latter the binary ones.  Technically, the binary terms are different, too, not just the symbolic notation: "kibibytes", "mebibytes", "gibibytes", etc., but personally I find those silly to write/speak aloud and just say/write the "SI" forms when I want to wrte the full unit names, and use binary prefixes otherwise.  The main exception is if I'm talking about HDD capacity (because yes, hard disks are measured with powers of 10 for duping^Wmarketing reasons).  Yes, I'm inconsistent like that, because I'd rather not cause confusion for people who aren't pedantic and/or aren't familiar with the "proper" terms for the binary units. <.<

See also this, particularly the mouseover text. :P


Honestly I want to say it's in part do to the progression of technology, it's no the 80's anymore and relatively speaking everyone has an avg connection speed of 10Mbps. Programming something to display downloads in the power of 2 is pretty much a lost cause in this day in age. That aside computers are continuously shifting to be more "user-friendly" in hopes to sell that one idiot a computer because numbers like 1099511627776 are more scary than 1000000000000.

The only people now who are going to ever going to use powers of 2 with any relevancy are advanced users, such as low level programmers. Or that one guy serving as entertainment as he posts his flaming rant on newegg about his HDD not haveing exactly 350GB's etc.
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