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Wednesday, 09.Jul.2003

19:50 - knowledge as a function of boredom

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So, macklinr and I were talking, and he brought up the question of my downstream bandwidth. I lost serious geek points when I had to answer, in a sheepish voice, "I don't know".

Hence tonight when I got bored (didn't take long), I endeavored to find out. I've calculated my effective downstream to be something in the neighborhood of 1Mbps. That was using an ftp connection through a vpn tunnel (only big enough file I could easilly get at). I'm guessing when you strip off all the overhead that involved, we are probably getting something like 1.2Mbps down. upstream is about one tenth that, at something like 120Kbps.

Not too bad. I guess we're getting our money's worth.. particularly the way I use it, I'm going to make damned certain we get our money's worth. :)

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From:elentar
Date:23:28 09.Jul.2003 (UTC)
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You could also go to www.dslreports.com and use their java tester. I usually do it a few times and average the results, but it's pretty cool. Seems accurate, too.

-Elentar
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From:lograh
Date:8:36 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)
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damn.. the java install on the laptop has something funky with it.. I'll try it on Ox's computer tonight (if he's around).
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From:macklinr
Date:8:16 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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I don't really think that any friendly question I ask will jepordize some geek points. You were ignorant of that specific fact, but you went to rectify that. That's cool. If you were some punk-ass wannabe "l33tboi" then...well, fuck, I doubt I'd hang out with you in the first place, heh.

(I'm on a "Gauntlet" theme with the subject of my comments)
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From:lograh
Date:8:35 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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yesyesyes, I caught the theme of the subject.. shouldn't it have had my colour in there somewhere also? like, Yellow Photographer.... or something?
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From:macklinr
Date:8:43 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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New school vs. old school. I'm talking the 25 cent coin-ops back in the Day.

Word to your potions.
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From:lograh
Date:8:48 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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oh yeah.. *way* back then..
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From:macklinr
Date:9:50 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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Here's where you lose geek points ;)
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From:ox_number_10
Date:9:11 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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The True Gauntlet. The one were you blow $20 trying to see if the game does end after level 100.
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From:macklinr
Date:9:50 10.Jul.2003 (UTC)

Re: Photographer Needs Geek Points Badly!

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Hell Mother Fuckin' Yeah
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