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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Aug-13 19:59:36
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Daily Mail Bites Back!


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Daily Mail invents new unit of connection speed, just to confuse its punters:
So-called ‘superfast broadband’ is any web connection faster than 30 megabites per second (mps).
(ignoring the elementary 'milli' error). Don't they employ technical proof-readers?

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Standard User gomezz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 14-Aug-13 20:44:56
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Must have been written while thinking about lunch.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Wed 14-Aug-13 22:33:47
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More likely written after lunch. Buffoons.


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Aug-13 01:00:23
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The further into it you sink, the murkier it gets.

I loved the table of examples which had GB and mps (megabites/s again?)
‘For example, if you’re a retired couple who send ten emails a week, browse the web for half an hour each night and watch six films a month, a speed of 8 mps will suffice.
But they don't watch six films from the internet a month.

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Standard User Andrue
(knowledge is power) Thu 15-Aug-13 07:38:16
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Daily Mail invents new unit of connection speed, just to confuse its punters:
So-called ‘superfast broadband’ is any web connection faster than 30 megabites per second (mps).
(ignoring the elementary 'milli' error). Don't they employ technical proof-readers?
And it only supports HTTP on port 80?

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Standard User camallison
(newbie) Thu 15-Aug-13 08:02:31
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C'mon guys - it's unrealistic to expect the Daily Mail to be accurate! Why should they change their seemingly standard editorial practice?
Standard User alwall
(member) Thu 15-Aug-13 09:00:01
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Seems about right for a rag that has its rabid punters frothing at the mouth!

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Thu 15-Aug-13 09:01:25
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Haven't seen a mainstream newspaper that does. 24 Megabytes per second ADSL anyone?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Thu 15-Aug-13 11:03:50
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In reply to a post by XRaySpeX:
Daily Mail invents new unit of connection speed, just to confuse its punters:
So-called ‘superfast broadband’ is any web connection faster than 30 megabites per second (mps).
(ignoring the elementary 'milli' error). Don't they employ technical proof-readers?


mps - should be metres per second!

are megabites units of mastication?


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 15-Aug-13 14:33:01
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In reply to a post by MHC:
mps - should be metres per second!
Fairly slow in xDSL terms then.

My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk | Domains,website and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync ~ 51.8/16.8Mbps @ 600m. - BQM

"Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant." - Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn.
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