The ULTIMATE Watercooler Thread

r00igev@@r

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Following up from the famous iBurst Water Cooler thread https://mybroadband.co.za/forum/threads/iburst-watercooler.212861/page-23 this is a place to meet to shoot the breeze about:
- international submarine cable failures
- FNO networks going titsup
- going crazy because of lockdown
- any other topic
We have a watercooler that can be adapted for various liquids as well as a tape deck that plays mostly eighties music.
 

r00igev@@r

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Arrived at the watercooler to discuss why we should use binary and not decimal for measuring line speeds. As an example, iBurst was a 1 Mb/s service that was 1024Kbps.
So I disagree with @ginggs that it was decimal.
 

ginggs

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Have you ever looked at what size your operating system reports for a 1TB hard disk???? The buggers short change us there as well.
Disk /dev/sda: 55.92 GiB, 60022480896 bytes, 117231408 sectors
Disk model: INTEL SSDSC2CT06
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
:mad:

And compare sizes of 8GB USB, SD or CF cards and they're all different, and none of them are big enough to hold the contents of an 8GB RAM module (8589934592 bytes).
 

ginggs

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Arrived at the watercooler to discuss why we should use binary and not decimal for measuring line speeds. As an example, iBurst was a 1 Mb/s service that was 1024Kbps.
From:
The decimal SI definition, 1 kbit/s = 1000 bit/s, is used uniformly in the context of telecommunication transmission speeds.
 

Yster21

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1 kibi = 1,024
1 kilo = 1,000

This has been sorted out more than a decade ago. Most of us just never caught on.
 

ginggs

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In other news, I'm very much enjoying my temporary 200/20 speeds:
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Thanks Cool Ideas and Vumatel!
 

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In other news, I'm very much enjoying my temporary 200/20 speeds:
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Thanks Cool Ideas and Vumatel!

And I can surely not complain about my 1000/100 speeds:



Speedtest by Ookla

Server: Coreix Ltd - London (id = 8066)
ISP: Cool-ideas
Latency: 141.58 ms (0.14 ms jitter)
Download: 937.92 Mbps (data used: 1.6 GB)
Upload: 105.46 Mbps (data used: 97.5 MB)
Packet Loss: 0.0%
 

r00igev@@r

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So at 4pm on Thursday 23/4 there is a lockdown meeting on the Jitsi at this location: https://meet.amastelek.com/watercooler
The purpose is to see how many people can join the virtual watercooler. If you have a lockdown story/nightmare to share then you have an audience. @ginggs please attend and not in your PJs.
 
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