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View Poll Results: How fast is your internet connection speed?
18.0-19.0 M 3 3.06%
19.0-20.0 M 7 7.14%
20.0-21.0 M 11 11.22%
21.0-22.0 M 10 10.20%
Elsewhere, missed in DC, below 18 M 10 10.20%
14.4kbps or less to 19.2kbps 2 2.04%
21.6kbps to 26.4kbps 1 1.02%
28.8kbps to 36.0kbps 3 3.06%
38.4kbps to 52.8kbps 14 14.29%
better than dialup 37 37.76%
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Old 2003-05-06, 11:15   #1
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Default How fast is your internet connection? (focus on dial-up)

OK, usually when surveys ask for you internet connection speed, they give you options like dial-up, ISDN, DSL, T1, LAN, etc. I'm going to try a different focus. I only care about the speeds of different dial-ups. If you have a faster than dial-up connection, then the vast majority of webpages load up in a couple seconds no matter how much faster you go, so to this poll all faster than dial-up are the same. And I figured this poll would dovetail with another thread Xyzzy has going.

I get 24kbps or 26.4kbps where I'm living now, but I guess that's one of the tradeoffs of living on a rural road. :( No DSL of course, so I would need a satellite connection to get any better.
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Old 2003-05-06, 11:17   #2
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Perhaps a follow-up poll will be made if a lot of better than dial-up votes are cast.

Oh, and you should probably vote with your home connection speed, not work or school, unless you think that that would be appropriate.
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Old 2003-05-06, 13:00   #3
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And no cable either? How dreadful.
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Old 2003-05-06, 14:30   #4
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Apparently some areas of the country are a bit behind the times... The server that hosts this forum is real old, but it seems to do okay I guess... Here is a picture of it I just took...

http://www.teamprimerib.com/jpg/screenie.jpg
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Old 2003-05-06, 14:38   #5
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Really? I could have sworn that was the switchboard for the entire Frederick County in Maryland .
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Old 2003-05-06, 16:08   #6
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Quote:
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Apparently some areas of the country are a bit behind the times... The server that hosts this forum is real old, but it seems to do okay I guess... Here is a picture of it I just took...
Oh great. Get rid of avatars :( and stick in a 64KB image that dialup users must wait for 10 - 20 seconds to download on the dialup survey post.

I love the irony. :)

Cool picture. Looks like it was built before I was born. What machine is it?

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Old 2003-05-06, 20:46   #7
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Oh great. Get rid of avatars :( and stick in a 64KB image that dialup users must wait for 10 - 20 seconds to download on the dialup survey post.
:)

I have no clue what that previous picture is, but I think the one below will be recognizable... (BTW, the guy in the chair is G. Woltman and the guy standing is S. Kurowski!)

http://www.teamprimerib.com/jpg/pdp11.jpg
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Old 2003-05-06, 23:23   #8
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I have no clue what that previous picture is, but I think the one below will be recognizable... (BTW, the guy in the chair is G. Woltman and the guy standing is S. Kurowski!)
Looks like a Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11/20 complete with DECtapes, two disks, and an IO cab of somesort.

Ah! The good ol' days. What am I talking about? Today is a great day since I've gone from PDP-11's, PDP-10's (all three flavors, KA, KI (a dualie in a master/slave configuration), and KL including a tri SMP configuration -- Yes Dilbet, SMP before anyone knew how to implement it correctly), to today: VAX and Alpha VMS. :)

If you are into computer history check out http://simh.trailing-edge.com. It's the Computer History Simulation Project.

btw - VMS clusters *rule* (Yes I am an ex-DECie and a VMS bigot. Get over it.) :D
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Old 2003-05-11, 06:04   #9
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I knew it was a PDP-11 as soon as I saw the LINKtape drives - I learned programming on an 11/70.

I finally tossed my last tape for those drives a couple years back....

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