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    I've found that the only way to effectively deal with my internet problems is to kill myself.






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    hmm... maybe my question was too difficult.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    hmm... maybe my question was too difficult.
    Pick the one that matches your upspeed and downspeed the closest. Web services and stuff like proxies may also have to configure itself to upload your items to the internet in the most economical way.

    And modem potential is better advertising, but if nobody else was sharing your bandwidth, you would be going that fast.
    Last edited by whiteflags; 04-08-2008 at 02:50 PM.

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    Hard to do since these ADSL connections are asymmetric and my upload speeds are less than half the donwnload speed. I'm just not used to them since I've always used symmetric cable modem connections and only recently switched to ADSL.

    But I guess it's most of the time asking about download speeds, unless i'm configuring something that will act as a server... thanks.

    What about this thing with ISP announcing I have a 12Mb ADSL when my speed is in fact 500Kb/200Kb? I see this everywhere. Not just with my ISP.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Usually Mario, when they ask you for that speed, they're looking for your downspeed. By the way, most Cable internet (if not all) is asymmetric as far as I know... just look at my down speeds and up speeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    By the way, most Cable internet (if not all) is asymmetric as far as I know... just look at my down speeds and up speeds.
    They are indeed. But only marginally when compared to ADSL which has an usual ratio of 2:1 in favor of downstream. Cable modem have rather more close ratios of 1.3:1 and even 1.2:1
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Or even 6:1 (1779:311 measured, I think the official number is 2MB/512KB which is 4:1)

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    Mine is nearly 23:2.
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    Different experiences then. I've ran through two version of DOCSIS; 2.0 and 3.0, during about 7 years of cable access. Both offering very close ratios.

    Maybe an european thing... or specific to this country service. Even though the same was true of my Australian experience - I believe DOCSIS 2.0.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Different experiences then. I've ran through two version of DOCSIS; 2.0 and 3.0, during about 7 years of cable access. Both offering very close ratios.

    Maybe an european thing... or specific to this country service. Even though the same was true of my Australian experience - I believe DOCSIS 2.0.
    It's hard to say with cable, but it's quite possible that they are throttling it the same way the throttle the up-speed on FIOS in the US. I know for a fact that with the same line, Verizon can offer either 15d/2u or 15d/15u for different prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    It's hard to say with cable, but it's quite possible that they are throttling it the same way the throttle the up-speed on FIOS in the US. I know for a fact that with the same line, Verizon can offer either 15d/2u or 15d/15u for different prices.
    Actually you just reminded me of an important thing... I've always requested for static ip access. That almost surely explains it. Hmm...
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Weeeeee....I scored quite well.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/257046236.png
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    Weeeeee....I scored quite well.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/257046236.png
    Oh yeah?!?!

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/257060781.png

    17 Mbps is... somewhat more than I used to get. When I started using computer networks, I used a 2400 bps modem.

    It's actually funny how I don't really notice a difference in speed of almost 7400 times. Gives you an idea of how much "bloat" is inherent in the Internet. 2400 bps used to be juuust fine. Then again, I wasn't downloading videos or music like everybody does today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    When I started using computer networks, I used a 2400 bps modem.
    Had to get the Ma Bell's permission to hook up my 300
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Okay, this is just weird. My upload speed (6798 kb/s) is over four times faster than my download speed (1684 kb/s)!

    (In case anyone's wondering how a dial-up user got such high values: this isn't my connection. It's a public wireless one.)
    Last edited by dwks; 04-09-2008 at 02:54 PM. Reason: Swapped speeds around
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