Monday, January 19, 2009

torrential speed

i have been critical of my internet speed since time immemorial. this is a far cry from the time i patiently waited for around 30 minutes the Archie comics website to load. i was around 8-9 years old then, and my mom's office computer was running on the then-popular dial-up speed. so when our pc finally graduated from running on dial-up, i was ecstatic. i thought PLDT DSL would finally be the milk and honey my lost nation was craving for.

so how has it been? well, it's not spectacular. but it's not totally inadequate either. but you know the feeling when some pages take too long to load, and limewire just kills your productivitiy ---- frustrating. but (and i'm using a term i recently learned), yawat na yan. i think it means it'll do.

i'm already over and done with envying people who have incredibly fast internet speeds given by way way better internet service providers, but i was left dumbfounded (hey i know little about the other side, ok?haha) when i was, as usual, looking for torrents to download off isohunt and i saw the comments for "Heroes episode 6" which read:


Comment Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:46 am Score: +2

Real - thanks, uploader!

Getting DL speeds of 30-40 - which is quite good for me. snore


Comment Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:41 am Score: +3

It good! Great speed! 70-90 kBs.


Comment Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:17 pm Score: +3

it's good. great speed 230-240 KBs, downloaded in 30 Min.


WTF?! i happy enough as it is if i'm getting download speeds at 11kb/s! MY DL SPEEDS HAVE NEVER REACHED 15KB/S! It takes a day for me to downloaded a single episode, that is if i leave the PC on for the night!!!

i ticks me off that i have to settle with 3rd world download speeds. and i'm only ranting about it now because i never really thought of downloading episodes via torrent. i only got into it after some of my classmates told me about it.

the grass is greener on the other side!

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