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SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 06:11 AM
Look at this:

Currently Active Users: 339 (2 members and 337 guests)
View Who's Online

SurferJoe46, Davoid

See? ONLY TWO OF US AWAKE!

davidmmac
19-08-2009, 06:17 AM
I'm now up :), which makes 3.

bob_doe_nz
19-08-2009, 06:18 AM
I've been awake all night. Shaddup! :sleep

limepile
19-08-2009, 06:19 AM
morning.

Jen
19-08-2009, 06:24 AM
Eight now - the morning rush has started. :p

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 06:24 AM
If more of us stayed awake (Rob - you there?) and kept the spammers out - which would require some redacting powers be allotted to us from the MODS - to those of we'uns who wouldest do so - then we could keep them at bay!

Getting better:

SurferJoe46, DUNK, R.M., Jen, limepile, bob_doe_nz, davidmmac, A Team

gary67
19-08-2009, 06:51 AM
I'm on now but only until 7 when I leave for work and won't be back on until I get home just after 4 tonight

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 07:09 AM
I'm on now but only until 7 when I leave for work and won't be back on until I get home just after 4 tonight

WHAT? Doncha have a cellphone with internet access?

Piker!

R2x1
19-08-2009, 08:22 AM
Phtttt.
The problem is not so much with the cellphone having internet access, the bottleneck is between my phat phingers and the cellphone.

GameJunkie
19-08-2009, 08:26 AM
who are these guests anyway??

nofam
19-08-2009, 09:16 AM
WHAT? Doncha have a cellphone with internet access?

Piker!

Only the rich or government-employed can afford cellular internet here Joe!!

:p

Zippity
19-08-2009, 09:52 AM
Aint youse female sheep? :D :D

wratterus
19-08-2009, 09:55 AM
They can be.

*Thinks of Rhys Darby's 2Degress ad.*

Poppa John
19-08-2009, 11:12 AM
who are these guests anyway??

Some will be Forum members who have not logged on & will then show as a Guest. Others will be Spies from Google & suchlike. I think. PJ

Greg
19-08-2009, 03:18 PM
Only the rich or government-employed can afford cellular internet here Joe!!

:p
My brother has cellphone Internet from Vodaphone, for only 10 bucks per month. Admitedly his bandwidth allocation is small, but when he gets his new phone he'll be getting speeds as good or better than mine, eg 5Mb/s download, 2 Mb/s up.

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 03:46 PM
I am only getting 2188.2Kbits/sec or 273.5Kbytes/sec and I am complaining. The problem here is that I have lousy copper in the ground and Verizon won't fix it.

Out of 4-pair, I have 1-leg of 1-pair that will hold a ring and 1-leg of a different pair that will hold a ring for about 5 times then it goes to ground. The other legs and pairs are all dead.

They won't even CONSIDER FIOS here now that they have surveyed the area and they say this park is on short notice anyway. I'd LOVE to have the 20M+ FIOS service!

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Try this if you want: http://www2.verizon.net/micro/speedtest/speedtest.asp?kb=500&t=1.947

wratterus
19-08-2009, 04:13 PM
Well, 2mbit for me, not too bad for going half way around the world, pretty much identical speeds to what you are getting over there.

Joe, go to www.speedtest.net and do a test to Auckland or Wellington, post the results back here. I'd be interested to see what kind of speeds you are getting to NZ. :)

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 04:58 PM
I dood it!

First, since I am a Vewrizon customer it made me run to San Diego - which they said is mistakenly only 50 miles away - doh! It's over 100!

Anyway, to San Diego----------down=2.87 MB/s, up=0.58 MB/s, ping =127ms

Then to ChCh I got ------------down=2.48 MB/s, up=0.58 MB/s, ping=190ms

wratterus
19-08-2009, 05:00 PM
Crikey, I do feel a little sorry for you Joe, your local speeds are pretty much the same as international, and to little ol' NZ of all places!

Thumbs down to Verizon.

SurferJoe46
19-08-2009, 05:03 PM
I agree. Here's the link:http://www.speedtest.net/result/543321046.png (http://www.speedtest.net)

wratterus
19-08-2009, 05:09 PM
http://www.speedtest.net/result/543327065.png

There's mine from Motueka (Near Nelson) to San Diego.

http://www.speedtest.net/result/313686310.png

And one to Auckland (350 miles give or take).

All on good old copper combined with a grossly overcrowded exchange. :(