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Comment Re:No workarounds? Really? (Score 1) 197

"Do they enter random text or put in URLs where they shouldn't?"

A (somewhat) common thing to do is have a form field hidden with CSS. Spam bots rarely, if ever, parse CSS ... so you hide a "Website" or "ICQ" form field (who uses ICQ anymore, anyway?) and if it's filled in you ignore the submission entirely.

Or, you have a form field labeled "Leave this field blank." Spam bots will usually fill in all available fields so, again, if it's got a value you just ignore it.

Comment Re:Temporary boost in download speed? (Score 3, Informative) 515

I'd mod you up, but I feel compelled to reply ... since I'm amazed nobody has mentioned this.

I just signed up for Time Warner 'net myself, and when the dude was checking the signal he mentioned something about how there's a 25Mbit "boost" that people get at random. I didn't get a chance to ask many questions about it, but he said that it wasn't just an ISP-level cache ... you're actually given 25Mbit of bandwidth for a breif amount of time. That could very well be what we're seeing here, as the numbers seem to align.

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