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interesting test

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Post by Kilmatead » 2011 Nov 06, 10:15

You only discovered this now?  It's been the de-facto standard test for... well... years now.  I reckon it's the reason schools like to have children wear uniforms - so there's no slagging the underclasses for their poverty in competitive clothing.  For the rest of us, it's just a humiliating way for Romanians to show off their "three digit" results to my rather pathetic "one digit result" when I pay my ISP 5 times as much as they do.

I do so fondly remember my 300-baud I had 25 years ago though... I'm not sure why at the moment, but at the time it was cutting edge... and I so dreamed of 1200... then 3200... then I embraced my Rip Van Winkle years and stopped caring...

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Post by fgagnon » 2011 Nov 06, 12:59

' been using it for decades, too. :shrug:

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Post by nikos » 2011 Nov 06, 16:45

i was never too bothered with download speeds it has to be said. I can even manage with dialup if push came to shove

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Post by IneedHelp » 2011 Nov 10, 11:27

Kilmatead wrote:For the rest of us, it's just a humiliating way for Romanians to show off their "three digit" results to my rather pathetic "one digit result" when I pay my ISP 5 times as much as they do.
I plead guilty:
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Post by nikos » 2011 Nov 10, 14:40

you made this up in paintshop, didn't you?

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Post by IneedHelp » 2011 Nov 10, 14:41

Phothoshop's my tool of trade, but you can check the image location: http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538851345.png

Here's a more recent result:
http://www.speedtest.net/result/1584016892.png
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Post by Kilmatead » 2011 Nov 10, 21:13

nikos wrote:you made this up in paintshop, didn't you?
Unfortunately, I believe the lucky bastard.  I tried to tell him that the rest of the world sees Romania as a backwater country with nothing more than French-drains for septic-tanks, but they do seem to have decent, if slightly OTT, fibre-optic nonsense.  Guess they go through a lot of porn there.  :shrug:

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Post by IneedHelp » 2011 Nov 10, 21:30

The speed is good for foolish things like downloading at once a dozen video files from YouTube... or just one at 20MBytes/s.
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And then there's RapidShare...

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