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Old Jan 9th, 2004, 05:14 AM   #1
 
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Yes, it's true! The twenty-first century has just now arrived on my isolated island paradise!

I had my name in first...and I will be the very first in my rural area to get ADSL. No more slow, crappy dialup!! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Watch out, all of you! If you thought I was wordy and long-winded before...then you aint seen NOTHIN yet! [img]graemlins/lmao.gif[/img]

Ever since I posted my very first reply to a thread here at ehmac (a couple of years and almost four thousand posts ago), I've been crippled by a dog-slow internet connect that runs at 33mbps or slightly better. And one that disconnects me every seven or eight minutes, BTW. I write all of my stuff offline, while disconnected.

Sometimes all this long-winded vitriol dissappears when I reconnect. Probably one out of every five times!

Not any more!

Two weeks from now, I will be smokin fast and there will be no lost rants!

Fasten your seatbelts and prepare yourselves. Ehmac will never be the same.

Total mayhem is coming your way! At lightspeed!

Trust me on this.

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Old Jan 9th, 2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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Kudos, Macnutt, in your new "arrival". I would have used another expression other than "dog slow" to describe your modem speed, but since I know you like dogs, I shall let it slide. Trust me on this....
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dog-slow internet connect that runs at 33mbps or slightly better
faster than 33 mbps?
wow.... must be a special CIA version of ADSL
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Old Jan 9th, 2004, 09:38 AM   #4
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Congrats macnutt!

The problem with those wonderful hi-speed connections, is that it opens up a whole new world of high bandwidth consuming sites...you may actually end up spending less time here.
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Voluminousity does not correlate with quality but at least you'll not have the frustration of the disconnects. There again, you'll be open to DOS attacks so best use a router with NAT (which will allow all of your machines to be connected).
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macnutt, you mean 33 kb per second not MB. 33 kb is about 4 kilo bytes per second, or dog slow
Dr G would be able to expound on the speed of dogs.

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Old Jan 9th, 2004, 12:08 PM   #7
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Problem: If Macnutt sends ErnstNF a Personal Message with his new high speed ADSL modem, and I send off one of the doxies at the exact moment Ernst receives this PM, will the doxie reach Macnutt before the PM reply? Keep in mind that the doxie will be running east to west (thus into the wind) and it is winter time. Calculate this based on the fact that a doxie is able to run for 10 hours each day at 379.3 kph LESS than Mach 1.

The first correct answer shall win a doxie puppy.
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It'll take "aboot" a day for the doxie to reach macnutt assuming its able to swim as fast as you imply it can run (>800 km/hr!). So the answer depends on whether ErnstNF gets around to replying to the PM. He might make macnutt sweat it out for a few days (knowing that the doxie was in flight). There again, it's possible that macnutts new DSL line will have the reliability of a Bush administration intelligence report and the PM may take a couple of days to permeate through to SSI.
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And assuming the ehMac server can handle the increased MJoules and opposite spinning electrons Macnutt will be throwing this way...
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