RE: 55 minute download

From: Schuyler Grace ^lt;>
Date: 09/01/04-04:51:49 PM Z
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The problem is that a lot of folks still can't get/afford a high bandwidth
connection, and on a dial connection, these attachments could easily take
anywhere from five minutes (at the very best) to an hour to download. If
this message was the first one received since the last time messages were
checked, that would keep all the newer messages bottled up until it got done
downloading (ah, I remember my dial-up days well). Remember, these photos
were 16,000,000 bits (2MB) total (roughly), and some phone systems are doing
well to provide 9,600 bits per second.

Another (and probably more serious) problem is that the attachments could
have contained a virus or worm, which could have infected the machines of
those opening the attachments. So, even if the attachment opened in two
seconds, it would have taken even less time to infect your PC.

The solution is to find a free place on the Internet--there are plenty of
hosts out there--to park pictures and put a link to them in your e-mail.
That way, no viruses (virii?) get spread around, and anyone can stop the
download if it takes too long.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy King []
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 3:25 PM
Subject: Re: 55 minute download

With regard to Ryuji's comments about the "unsubscribe" requests, I
don't really believe he is that naive.

But what is the big deal about the attachments? They downloaded on my
system in less than two seconds. If your ISP requires 5 - 55 minutes
it might be time to consider changing provider and joining the rest
of us in the 21st century. Just a thought.


>From: Katharine Thayer <>
>Subject: Re: 55 minute download
>Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2004 10:47:49 +0000
>> Heck, why would they see the instructions not to send attachments
>> any more than they see the instructions about how to unsubscribe?
>For some reason I always thought that those deliberately
>misdirected/misformatted unsubscribe requests are signals that tell
>"we've had this thread for long enough."
>Ryuji Suzuki
>"You have to realize that junk is not the problem in and of itself.
>Junk is the symptom, not the problem."
>(Bob Dylan 1971; source: No Direction Home by Robert Shelton)
Received on Wed Sep 1 16:54:00 2004

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