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Originally Posted by Big-Pete View Post

mad.gifmad.gif who on earth uses Mbps
how big is that?!?!?
i know how big 1MegaBYTE is 1024KB!!! but megabit!? no frickin clue!!
first chance i get im switching to fibre optic.

The reason internet companies use bits instead of bytes is because most don't know the difference so when you multiply something times 8 it sounds bigger and in this case, faster.
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post #22 of 37
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The reason internet companies use bits instead of bytes is because most don't know the difference so when you multiply something times 8 it sounds bigger and in this case, faster.

Yup. Personally I don't see why they don't use nibbles.
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You should be happy...1.2 mb/sec is fast
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You should be happy...1.2 mb/sec is fast

Agreed. Some people just don't understand. Maybe I should bring up the horror storied of dial-up. Btw, "dial-up" should be replaced with *'s as its a pretty terrible thing to say.
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post #25 of 37
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Originally Posted by sammkv View Post

You should be happy...1.2 mb/sec is fast

yeah i know but i want more! i cant wait till this contracts up, straight to fibre!!! 100mbps shudders bandwidth!!!!!
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Agreed. Some people just don't understand. Maybe I should bring up the horror storied of dial-up. Btw, "dial-up" should be replaced with *'s as its a pretty terrible thing to say.


I had dial-up until about 5 years ago. Got a whopping 0.5kb/s download, most of the time it was in bytes. Thats why I'm willing to pay for the best service I can get in my area (I also don't have cable TV so that helps on the expense).
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i thought bit-torrent didnt matter on speeds but rather it depends on the the seeders/leechers


no?

Well it doesn't matter what you're connected to, if you have a 500GB/s but the other end only has a 1kb/s connection, you're never going to see anything faster than the slowest speed for that connection.
    
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The reason internet companies use bits instead of bytes is because most don't know the difference so when you multiply something times 8 it sounds bigger and in this case, faster.

Yup. Personally I don't see why they don't use nibbles.

i wish they would do this, at least then it will be a)more entertaining to say and b) i get to laugh at people trying to say numbers over 10000
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i wish they would do this, at least then it will be a)more entertaining to say and b) i get to laugh at people trying to say numbers over 10000

i got a twelve mega nibbles connection

\giggles
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i got a twelve mega nibbles connection
\giggles

MY NIBBLES ARE OVER 9000!
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