View Poll Results: How fast is your net?

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  • T1 (1.5M)

    7 28.00%
  • DSL/Cable (768K)

    8 32.00%
  • DSL/Cable (256K)

    5 20.00%
  • Dial-up (56K)

    3 12.00%
  • Dial-up (23K)

    2 8.00%

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    Maybe I infected you. Two days ago my temperature was like 40...
    "The Internet treats censorship as damage and routes around it." - John Gilmore

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    I think it's such a dumb marketing scheme to advertise bandwidths with "bits". It then gets confusing because people will abbreviate it to just a "b", and then you have no idea where Mb means megabyte or megabit. To make matters worse, most web browser use "bytes" when displaying download speeds, so to find out if you're getting the maximum bandwidth, you'll have to do division/multiplication by 8.

    For the record, my bandwidth is 190 kilobytes/second.

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    Heh, I agree with you, joe. There is a difference between kb and kB though. It's even worse when you're using forumlae where differences between capital and their lower case relatives make all the difference, t for time/temp, and T for time/temp. And it's even worse when different subjects you study use different cap-types for the same variable ... and people talk about common standards I won't even go into the different alphabets they use (again making reference to the capital/small letters - small and capital 'd' and 'delta' ... sigh). I doubt even wchars have enough variables to define all the variables around!

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    videotron cable
    600 kbps dl
    128 kbps ul

    is there a difference between kbps and kb/s?
    my friend says he thinks one of them is bits and the other one is bytes.

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    No. There's no difference.
    "Per" and / mean the same thing.
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    I just upgraded to FiOS which is 2.5 Megabytes/second (20 Megabits) down and 1 Megabytes/second (8 Megabits) up. Not a bad upgrade, I'm enjoying this awesome speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxorator
    No. There's no difference.
    "Per" and / mean the same thing.
    Actually, there is a difference. kbps is kilobits per second and kb/s is kilobytes per second. Remember, 8 bits to the byte. Now if it were written as KB/S (notice the capital 's'), then it would translate as kilobits per second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pobega
    I just upgraded to FiOS which is 2.5 Megabytes/second (20 Megabits) down and 1 Megabytes/second (8 Megabits) up. Not a bad upgrade, I'm enjoying this awesome speed.
    lucky you. I have fios, but the highest they offered us (for a reasonable price) was 15 up and 2 down.

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