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Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 2) 343

by justthinkit (#47771493) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?
Ok, I downloaded NetSpeedMonitor and ran some tests.

Netflix on "auto" quality settings, watching "Weeds" for a minute, translates to 60 GB/month (per 1 hr/day). We quickly dialed that back to the middle setting.

YouTube is about one-tenth of that, for regular quality video. HD was triple the regular amount (but it will depend on what you watch). So, 6 GB/month (per hour watched/day) for standard quality. 18 GB/month (per hour watched/day) for High Def. YMMV.

Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 2) 343

by justthinkit (#47770805) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?

In Sandvineâ(TM)s 2014 Global Internet Phenomena Report, the group found that people exhibiting cord-cutter behavior -- those people who had a significantly high amount of streaming media consumption -- the average consumption amount was 213GB per month.

[Source]

That is our household in a nutshell -- cord cutters. The teens watch zero TV. Same for my spouse. I use TV mainly for sports, and new Top Gear episodes. No ISO downloads, no torrent use at all.

Honestly, I'm a bit surprised by our usage. I'll probably install some program to track it for a while and figure out who and what are the biggest users.

Comment: Re:What are you downloading? (Score 1) 343

by justthinkit (#47770271) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do About Repeated Internet Overbilling?
Riiiiight

From that page, "Google says that the video site reaches almost one out of every two people on the Internet."

"one of every two" -- so, every other household uses YouTube. When it hits 51%, that would mean the average household uses YouTube.

Comcast's "20 or 25" as an "average" figure is...unlikely.

Comment: If edits were allowed (Score 1) 133

by justthinkit (#47768859) Attached to: Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage
You could edit your civilized +5 post, turning it into a troll fest. Yet still having the same +5 rating. To deal with that, /. would have to throw out the ratings for any edited post. Then those mod points would be wasted. More mod points would be needed. Users edit their posts once a minute. SkyNet would be the result.

Comment: You lost me (Score 1) 257

by justthinkit (#47732687) Attached to: When Customer Dissatisfaction Is a Tech Business Model
You lost me. What is free in this case? Customers are paying massive fees for lousy service -- please explain where the free is.

Note: this is not about the Comcast-advertisers relationship. But if it was, it is safe to say advertisers are not happy with Comcast.

To sum up, no one is getting anything for free in this case, and no one is happy (except Comcast, because they are a monopoly provider in the markets they dbi). So this is a monopoly issue, not a "sucker, you're the product" issue.

+ - CDC caught in scientific fraud->

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justthinkit (954982) writes "With a full headline of "CDC caught in scientific fraud, perpetrating vaccine violence against blacks in shocking eugenics cover-up", the waiting begins. The evidence is coming from a whistleblower, and will be "made public in mere days." The story continues with "MMR vaccine causes autism"...and the CDC knew it. For 12 years. So are Slashdotters still going to say vaccines are harmless? This is almost sacred ground for some."
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