Friday, 9 September 2011


  1. Ah, I guess I'm responsible for this one. Brilliant reuse of the the xkcd comic though, can't believe they were so topical!

    Mind you I'll never forget a comment I heard during a networks lecture at uni -- never underestimate the bandwidth of a truck full of video tapes!

  2. P.S. It's not often the word verification is longer than the comment!

  3. Well, I learnt something I didn't know about our Virgin Media Traffic management policy...


    When does it apply? 3PM - 8PM
    Fair use amount 400MB
    Level of speed reduction 75%
    Duration of speed reduction 5h

  4. oops, sorry about that. It seems weird to have such a small upstream limit. Downloading limits I can kind of understand but uploading seems weird.

  5. The 400MB limit's just because we're on a cheap package at the moment.

    I don't mind them limiting the upload speed - but I don't see why they have to limit the download speed at the same time. It must just be easier to implement.

  6. You'd have had a real problem with my recent downloading of 6Gb YES Gb in 4 trenches. That really tied up my exchange for hours 'cos my download speed max's at 1.2Mb