Is your Broadband shite?

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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Dave » Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Doorstop wrote:Ah .. there's always pesky hidden downfalls to these bells and whistles deals isn't there? :D


Well I'm sure there is a quality free hub he can access to give him more than enough bells and whistles to peel his own grapes and pull his own plonk ;)
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby MacotheIsles » Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Dave wrote:
Doorstop wrote:Ah .. there's always pesky hidden downfalls to these bells and whistles deals isn't there? :D


Well I'm sure there is a quality free hub he can access to give him more than enough bells and whistles to peel his own grapes and pull his own plonk ;)


Hmmm - and it's all free you say? I never realised the internet went in for that kind of thing, but - coupled with the 10 Exabit line that John promised me for a tenner - I think I'll investigate this further.
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby BrigitDoon » Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:09 pm

Dave wrote:
Doorstop wrote:But will it peel his grapes and then wank him off?


No he needs to do that himself, with assistance from the internet he subscribed to ;)

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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:04 am

MacotheIsles wrote:Hmmm - and it's all free you say? I never realised the internet went in for that kind of thing, but - coupled with the 10 Exabit line that John promised me for a tenner - I think I'll investigate this further.


The internet was built entirely on 'that kind of thing'. How else do you get a large amounts of men to part with large amounts of money without 'that type of thing' being involved. Now that the internet is funded by not 'that type of thing' the 'that type of thing' is somewhat less expensive, free in some cases as I'm lead to believe *cough*
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby John » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:09 am

The director of Seagate, the hard drive manufacturer, once famously replied I help people "watch porn" when asked what he did for a living.
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:13 am

Was it not the case that over 70% of domain names were porn sites even as close as last year. It really took commerce and industry a long time to catch on. I suppose all those hours 'researching' would have set them back some :roll: ::):
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby cheesemonster » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:16 pm

Dave wrote:You might also consider that these 'developing' countries have an advantage of being able to start off with the technology we developed as opposed to the legacy pish we've been hampered with ;)

I don't think that's quite true. In China for example, they are building coal fired power stations and driving around in out-of-date cars that the rest of the world doesn't want. Unless of course you mean that without us they'd actually be using waterwheels and horse-drawn carts?
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Dave » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:21 pm

cheesemonster wrote:I don't think that's quite true. In China for example, they are building coal fired power stations and driving around in out-of-date cars that the rest of the world doesn't want. Unless of course you mean that without us they'd actually be using waterwheels and horse-drawn carts?


China is a developed country already, they have their own legacy issues. *dodged* 8) 8)
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Icecube » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:23 am

I'm confused [.com] indeed. Virgin upgraded me from 2MB to 10 the other day at the same price but different speed checkers return widely differing results.

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and the BBc one said I was conneted to them at 4.2megs.

Obviously I'm happy with the first one but puzzled at the others, surely a download speed canny vary so much in a matter of a minute?

edit: and yet another [broadbandhelp.com]

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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby Its_a_gamp » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:46 pm

papa lazarou wrote:Just checked again on this site http://www.top10-broadband.co.uk/speedtest/.

ISP is Talk Talk, and I use iBook G4 PPC 10.4.11 with a wireless connection.

Down 6.83 Mbps Talk Talk average 3.54 Mbps!
Up 0.77 Mbps Talk Talk average 0.47 Mbps!

Apparently my local exchange is Bridgeton and I have a line which can support up to 6Mb!!???


I just tried that speed test! First time I said I was with BT and gave them 5 stars it came back as downstream 4.98, then I reloaded the page and gave them 1 star and tried again it said downstream 2.45 the average bt speed was 2.98. When I look at my router manager it says I'm getting 5.66 (shared but nothing else is online at the moment).

Seems it depends how you rate your provider changes what speed you get??
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby nuttytigger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:57 pm

I done it too, when I said 5 stars for Virgin Media it said i was downloading at 15 Mbps but when i gave it 1 star i was downloading at 19Mbps.
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby John » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:39 pm

My broadband is being upgraded to 50Mbps on Thursday. :D
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby nuttytigger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:53 pm

lucky git
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby John » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:27 pm

Ah but let's wait and see how good the actual performance is.
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Re: Is your Broadband shite?

Postby nuttytigger » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:34 pm

thats true, we are on the 20 but usually get about 14-16meg it depends on the time of day
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