An hour? No. But you didn't do what I asked.
Actually, I did. I opened up my network monitor and opened up a video. Amazingly hard task apparently.
Heh. 256 meg machine, full-quality Hulu video.
Yeah, and? The video played back choppy but that didn't mean much since that was due to the CPU. All I cared about was network throughput which was just as much as on the other machine at 512. I'm sorry, but XP handles just fine with either amount of memory on the network traffic.
Where are people getting 22mbps over cable? Or is it fiber?
No, it's cable. Cable modems support up to 30mbps. For example here a link from what I have with Time Warner: http://www.timewarnercable.com/centraltx/Products/Internet/rrpremium.html
Introducing Road Runner Turbo with PowerBoost. All the features and functionality of Road Runner super-charged with up to 22 Mbps of download speed and up to 2 Mbps of upload speed.
Comcast has 25mbps+ cable speeds in some cities as well.
And why do your parents need that kind of bandwidth? Email? Web Browsing? YouTube? Torrent Seeding?
Downloading and all sorts of things. Why wouldn't they need that speed? My parents aren't computer illiterate dumbasses so they can do with it whatever they please I guess.
And if the extra 256MB keeps XP from paging, it may get you close to 2x.
Possibly, but you are hardly going to get a ton of paging going on at 512 megs that is going to make that big of a difference. If my parents computer can max out at 22mbps with all the crap that is running on it, then you'd have to be doing some seriously memory hogging to get it to get as bad as the stupid stats in the article.
The blacklist MUST be public. If it isn't then yes political speech can be restricted. Frankly it all ready is in much of the EU anyway.
What exact good is it going to do to have a public blacklist when it's illegal for any citizen in the country to verify that the site is legitimately blocked? Do you even think through the shit you type?
Who gets 22mbps from a cable modem?
People who have cable service that gives them 22mbps? Such a thing isn't that extraordinary.
I've been writing software for 14 years and I too had to search Google for information on supported wi-fi chipsets and what appropriate tools to use. According to your logic I'm a hack.
Nope, unless you were trying to use your title of software engineer as some sort of boasting about how much knowledge you have.
Work smarter, not harder, and be careful of your speling.