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[ale] Comcast speeds



'scuse me, chief...   Apparently you've never *had* a combination of  
acoustics & theory classes which are very math and calculus intensive.


Don't generalize, music majors who actually didn't crib all the  
science are everywhere...

--j




On Apr 3, 2007, at 4:19 PM, Jim wrote:

> Scott McDonald wrote:
>> With MRTG graphing my gateway interface, the max I've hit over long
>> times has been ~650kbit/s.  See:
>> http://twopeanuts.com/mrtg/
>>
>> But - don't forget your bits to bytes conversions on the way to
>> converting that to Mb/s...
>>
>> 690kbit/s = 5,520 Kbytes/sec = ~5.39 Mb/s
>>
>> Kinda hard to sue them for fraud (and win) when they are delivering
>> more than promised :)
>> -Scott
>>
>>
> Let's see, you either work for Comcast, were a music major in college,
> or a product of government schools (per Neal).  Check your conversion
> once again. ;)
>
> 690,000 bits/s * 1 byte/8 bits = 690,000/8  bytes
>
>
> As we learned to 'cancel' the bits cancel out the bits, but new math
> says bits/bits is equality so we just substitute 1.  That statement is
> probably only understood by someone that came up canceling and  
> married a
> teacher that had to teach new math.  :)
>
> Jim.
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