We have lift off!

Posted by Moikle on Feb. 4, 2012, 12:16 p.m.

Yay, I got home from work today to find the virgin media man setting up our new network.

I AM NO LONGER TIED DOWN WITH AOL! (and their 1-3Mb/s broadband)

This blog is not short, most of the content is just not written in it. (Modit: Noted.)

edit from the future

this is now, same package :(

less than 1% of what it is supposed to be, and it has been like this for a week so far

Comments

JuurianChi 12 years, 5 months ago

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I AM NO LONGER TIED DOWN WITH AOL!
Yeah! Awesome! Fight the Power!

Alert Games 12 years, 5 months ago

thats a fast download speed you got there…

Toast 12 years, 5 months ago

32? Jesus, when I finally witnessed 16 a few months ago I sharted

Eva unit-01 12 years, 5 months ago

Doesn't it depend on the server you're downloading from that determines the actual DL speed?

Cause last time I checked, Speedtest.net lets it all hang, so I often get up to 10mbps on Speedtest, and an average of 1.5mbps on Steam.

Toast 12 years, 5 months ago

Anyone remember picking up those free AOL cds you could get pretty much everywhere as a kid and then being like HAHAHAHA I DONT EVEN NEED THIS

JuurianChi 12 years, 5 months ago

Yeah, those were fun.

I used to have a collection that dated back to 1997, but I left it behind when I moved.

Eva unit-01 12 years, 5 months ago

Lool, I remember having all those AOL discs. Then we finally subscribed to them, and I remember getting called about an extra account I made, so I could bypass my mom's administrator stuff she set up on the main account.

I was like… 10 maybe.

Good times, good times.

Moikle 12 years, 5 months ago

Heh, I had parental controls on AOL when we first got it, I could get around them by opening internet explorer instead of the shitty AOL browser.

Rob 12 years, 5 months ago

…so where exactly can you download at 32MB/s from? I'd imagine in 99% of cases you would be limited by the other side capping you, rather than your connection.

Astryl 12 years, 5 months ago

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…so where exactly can you download at 32MB/s from? I'd imagine in 99% of cases you would be limited by the other side capping you, rather than your connection.

That's the case on most servers. Which is why the practicality of owning a military-speed connection won't benefit you. Unless you're running a server.

But that's a nice download speed. Perhaps you'd be 'capped' on some download servers, but nothing's stopping you from doing high-bandwidth tasks concurrently on that connection.