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    Erm, maybe its a typo or something, but your download speed looks faster to me.

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    Erm yes, you're right. I got it backwards. Oops.
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    Hmm... that's odd indeed.
    MTU Settings? Try to check/fix those and probably also reset your modem to factory default settings. That download speed is already very good though. And with that upload speed, I would probably just leave it as is. That's server world for you

    As for my Internet history... I was kind of dragged into it kicking and screaming. I was completely into BBS for many years before that, having ran two as sysop. The internet was invading my so far beautiful world and I really hated it

    It was in 1995 that I first connected to the internet from my home. It was in 1992 I think that I first got contact with it on the university. During these 2 or 3 years I was forced to work on it (there was high demand for HTML coders and, despite all, I was curious about this markup language), but when coming home I would simply get back into my BBS world only to see my subscribers slowly dwindling away and many other BBSes losing their sysops.
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    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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    Oh my, you've just broken a traditional rule.
    Congratulations!

    My connection sucks

    TEST_DATE: 09/04/2008 10:11 PM GMT
    DOWNLOAD_SPEED: 750.4 kB/s
    UPLOAD_SPEED: 70.4 kB/s
    LATENCY: 25 ms
    DISTANCE: ~ 600 km
    Last edited by Elysia; 04-09-2008 at 04:16 PM.
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    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Just TELUS dwks!

    Pun intended

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    Hmm... that's odd indeed.
    MTU Settings? Try to check/fix those and probably also reset your modem to factory default settings. That download speed is already very good though. And with that upload speed, I would probably just leave it as is. That's server world for you
    Well, like I said, it isn't my connection. I seriously doubt they would listen to anything I said, especially if it had phrases like "MTU settings" in it.

    DISTANCE: ~ 600 km
    Pick a closer server, if there are any. I tried a server that was really far away and my speed went way down.

    Just TELUS dwks!
    It would be funny if it was actually serviced by Telus. I don't know if it is or not.

    Anyway, here I am on a different internet connection. This one's better. See attached.
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    North Americans showing off. bah!
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    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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    Don't feel too bad Mario. My connection is pretty slow even by my own country's standards. I even used dialup up to two years ago.

    http://www.speedtest.net/result/257478686.png

    And other people in the world beat the U.S. (which I am aware is only part of North America, thanks) at all sorts of things, including broadband internet penetration, by the way. So many Americans still use over-the-air analog televisions that our government has to launch a significant readiness program to prepare people for the time when domestic analog broadcasting ends. The world did this decades ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Pick a closer server, if there are any. I tried a server that was really far away and my speed went way down.
    I would if I could. No closer server, or if there was, not much closer.
    And testing servers inside your own country boosts speed more than trying one outside.
    Last edited by Elysia; 04-10-2008 at 12:49 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    but if nobody else was sharing your bandwidth, you would be going that fast.
    I doubt that that is the case. In stead I think it has to do with the fact that DSL speeds degrade sharply with increasing distance to the phone exchange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    And testing servers inside your own country boosts speed more than trying one outside.
    Why would that be an issue? Servers are pretty dense around the world and most requests pass through domestic servers anyway. Do you know where the servers for the sites you visit most often are located?

    I doubt that that is the case. In stead I think it has to do with the fact that DSL speeds degrade sharply with increasing distance to the phone exchange.
    That was not the point.

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    All I know is I tried 3 different servers and the one in my own country yielded better results than those off-country, despite being farer off into the distance.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen View Post
    That was not the point.
    Ok. I thought you were suggesting that not reaching advertised speeds was due to other users on the networks as an only factor. My bad, probably.

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    Yep, speed can degrade on several factors, including how many are using a single line (typically fiber or cable), how far it is to your station (DSL), slow servers, speed throttling, etc.
    DSL is especially horrible since the speed degrades sharply with distance. ADSL2+ is supposed to max out at 24 mbit / 1 mbit, but can go way lower if the distance to the station is a far way off. So they may state correctly, or advertise correctly, but due to how it works, you might not get everything, but it isn't the ISP's fault.
    It's a terrible world...
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Its false advertising IMO, same as HDD's that advertise 500GB when in fact they only have 465, but they choose to use fuzzy math and say they have 100 billion bytes, thats a 100 gigabyte, which it isnt. Same with ISP's, they advertise the maximum theoretical speed, even though 99&#37; of their lines wont sustain that speed.
    Last edited by abachler; 04-10-2008 at 08:15 AM.
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