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DERP

MB/s vs. Mb/s

He's getting 18 megabits per second.

1024 x 18 = 18432

Divde that by 8 and you get your maximum theoriticaal speed in megabytes per second.

Or 2.3MB/s....

Yea was a derp moment.
Normally i see Mbps not Mb/s
So whenever i see Mb/s i understand it as Megabyte instead of Megabit due to always seeing Mbps as the way telcos says Megabit.

I know Mb/s and Mbps is the same but just the different way it was used confused me.

And yes i understand how the conversion works
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I ussually sit around 3.1GB/s down / 2.9 GB/s up on mine. I can't really complain, since I don't pay for it. My appartment complex has a bundled line from Cox, and each appartment gets its own modem and unique IP. No worries about max data either, as it's unlimited. It works out great, since the rent is right in line with any nearby place that are about as good as this place, and none of them have a Cox business bundle.

Then again, I got a high vacancy rate when I signed my lease since they had just opened, so who knows how much they are charging now that they are pretty much full...
Edited by Purger - 2/27/13 at 9:14am
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After living in California for 10+ years, and an Australian born citizen. We do get screwed over majorly in AUS; with almost ever think. Internet especially i pay $200 a month for ADSL+2 500GB download frown.gif
and get horrible speeds like this
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Speeds are not bad. Faster than mine and I live next to a huge American Uni.

The price is horrible. I pay $50 USD for a little less than what you get. $200 AUD ($205 USD) is cringe worthy.


How exactly do you charge more for digital content based on location?

One can always change their location with a proxy or VPN if you already have one.

Not a lot of people will do that, but my point is how can location ever be verified?

They can look at the payment method location but that would be after the payment was made and the price can't change after that.
A worthless shipping address can be faked since nothing is being shipped.
Edited by kennyparker1337 - 2/27/13 at 9:29am
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Speeds are not bad. Faster than mine and I live next to a huge American Uni.

The price is horrible. I pay $50 USD for a little less than what you get. $200 AUD ($205 USD) is cringe worthy.


How exactly do you charge more for digital content based on location?

One can always change their location with a proxy or VPN if you already have one.

Not a lot of people will do that, but my point is how can location ever be verified?

They can look at the payment method location but that would be after the payment was made and the price can't change after that.
A worthless shipping address can be faked since nothing is being shipped.

You can tell where someone is globally based on their IP address. Address ranges will be reserved by providers at the backbone and used in geographic locations, then they spread out the users onto subnets. Or simply put, certain ranges = certain geographic areas / countries.

Ninja edit there, but additionally I would be interested to see if the proxy would change the price. It really depends on which IP address they pick up at the server. I VPN and RDP into my work system from my home computer, and many of the applications will actually pick up my home system information, not my work system.

It probably isn't verified, but the number of users caught in the trap would be quite high percentage wise, because of the technical know-how to accomplish a fix, if it worked.
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Can anyone here provide a link showing where digital content is more based on location?

I just don't see it happening.

I definitely understand stores that are based in a certain location like PC Case Gear in Australia, and local brick stores.
Basically anything physical being sold.

Of course you could buy from other countries and have it shipped globally but that is expensive too.

I personally think that stock prices (price before taxes / shipping) should be the same globally.
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3 more weeks.
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So would their argument be as simple as something like "well you earn a higher wage in Australia"???
    
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Easy. Limited market, limited resources, shipping costs, taxes. Don't get me wrong, it's no excuse for how you guys are treated...it's criminal. Even us Canadian's get a nice 15-20% mark-up from the us just for being across a border. These companies will milk every cow and then sell the cow for 2x the milk they sold and repeat.
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Can anyone here provide a link showing where digital content is more based on location?

I just don't see it happening.

I definitely understand stores that are based in a certain location like PC Case Gear in Australia, and local brick stores.
Basically anything physical being sold.

Of course you could buy from other countries and have it shipped globally but that is expensive too.

I personally think that stock prices (price before taxes / shipping) should be the same globally.
digital content is more here someone posted it before for photo editing software
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Easy. Limited market, limited resources, shipping costs, taxes. Don't get me wrong, it's no excuse for how you guys are treated...it's criminal. Even us Canadian's get a nice 15-20% mark-up from the us just for being across a border. These companies will milk every cow and then sell the cow for 2x the milk they sold and repeat.

Problem is you don't pay for shipping on a digital product.
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