|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 01:09|
my brother has DSL. And its really fast!
So, when I use his computer I bring over some
cd read and write disks and its downloads galore
at such places as YouTube, Tucows, Turbosquid,
and a few other sites as well.
I practically up all night...just downloading videos
over at YouTube.
a 300mb download on my computer and with AOL took well
over almost 2 days and I was using a download manager with resume capability. On my brothers DSL it took only 10
I saw the chart of the average megabits per second broken down for each country. I expected Japan to number 1.
Yet, I didn't expect Greece to be last and the lowest. Yet,
see that tiny pixel near the bottom and at the end...
well, thats for: San Jose, USA, power mousey hole. I have the slowest connection of all. That even a chicken will safely cross the road a hundred times before I ever get connected.
My abysmal AOL.
Yet, I have a book or two at my side to read when its trying to connect or even accessing a site. So, I get some good reading in too.
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 01:30|
|60+ Mb per second! im lucky it i get the 2.2 im supposed to get.|
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 04:46|
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 04:55|
|Wow - 300mb in 10mins!!|
That's fast for even broadband!
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 05:21|
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 07:49|
|oh yeah, skypenguin. |
when I come over to spend time with my brother
he assumes and expects me to spend some time on his computer. If I don't...he thinks something is wrong.
He is the one who introduced me to YouTube videos and a few other sites too.
My whole family has offered me a one or 2 year plan for DSL internet connection for Christmas. But that would be my most and major Christmas present.
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 12:23|
|I've noticed that a lot of websites don't even let you download at the full speed you can manage (though with my current host, I've been going at my maximum speed of 250kb/sec to download backups)|
If I had 60Mb/s download speed, perhaps there'd be no difference because most websites won't be fast enough to serve at that speed.
Also, my computer just about copes at 250kb/sec - if it had any more data hurtling down the line, I wonder if the processor could handle it anyway?
I still feel jealous, because they'd likely have good upload speeds in Japan too. It might be because I'm uploading over wireless, but I'm with Ntl/Virgin like Jay, and I get a maximum upload speed of 20-5kb/sec when the router is really in a good mood, but usually more like 5-8kb/sec. How does that compare to other ISPs? Maybe I should plug my laptop into a cable just to test.
Hey, hang on. Maybe the internet speeds in the US aren't that different from in Japan - but the apparently smaller value is caused by Power Mousey bringing down the average with his snail-AOL?
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 13:22|
|You have to bear in mind that in Korea (and I presume it's similar in Japan too) the vast majority of people live in a few large cities. This means a small network will connect almost the entire population, and so is very cheap. Compare this to America which is a far larger country with people spread out, so connecting people is far more expensive.|
The Korean government also invested lots of money in it's technology companies, especially robotics, which is also why they are more advanced.
|Posted : Saturday, 01 September 2007, 17:54|
at least my snail-AOL didn't bring
the whole Internet down to a stand still.
Like that one guy in that video.
|Posted : Sunday, 02 September 2007, 12:14|
|He he - I wonder how long it would take to watch a 20 minute youtube video on dial-up|
AOL said they would give us a free speed upgrade to 2mbps by april, but that just has happened, and it's September.
|Posted : Sunday, 02 September 2007, 12:52|
He he - I wonder how long it would take to watch a 20 minute youtube video on dial-up
Probably about 20 hours .
|Posted : Sunday, 02 September 2007, 13:26|
|The rate youtube is slowing down, it'd probably take 20 hours to watch a 20 second youtube clip.|
|Posted : Sunday, 02 September 2007, 17:21|
I tell you it takes a long time to load up.
Just imagine if I want to download it from keepvid site.
Lets find out....
okay...I have a video thats 24 seconds. I went to keepvid and pasted the link to download. The size is 920 KB.
So, depending upon the transfer rate and other factors
I downloaded the video and it took less or under 5 minutes.
After I renamed the video to some other name and with the extension of .flv I can now play and watch it in the FLV
But, if I just let it load and watched it on YouTube
spinal is right. They load very slow and especially with
This clip of 24 seconds took a few minutes(or more) to load. Imagine what a clip of just 5 or 10 minutes would be like?? Probably take an hour or two at the most.
|Posted : Sunday, 02 September 2007, 18:59|
|It's been so long since I've used a dial-up connection, I've forgotten how bad it is. The bit that I do remember is the part when you are logging in. The modem used to sound like a Sinclair ZX Spectrum loading a game casette.|
|Posted : Tuesday, 04 September 2007, 07:08|
|Posted : Tuesday, 04 September 2007, 08:48|
|Posted : Monday, 17 September 2007, 10:41|
Japan might not be so far ahead for much longer!
Virgin's trying out 50Mb/s!
|Posted : Tuesday, 18 September 2007, 16:30|
But it's 50Mbps!
It's almost fast enough to justify the price
This if nothing else might inspire me to get a job one day.
Still, I don't think my computer could cope with downloading anything that fast anyway though.
But mind you, 1.5Mbps uploads would be nice!
|Posted : Wednesday, 19 September 2007, 09:31|
|The price should drop eventually. We just have to wait for all the rich buggers to drive the price down.|