November 29th, 2009

Tall ships (porthole)

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...since when did my connection get upgraded? Well, that explains the glitch last night.

I just downloaded a 4.21MB file in 6 seconds. I thought this link was only supposed to be 2Mb/s. Let's see...

Speedtest.net claims this:
Speedtest.net: Download: 6.54Mb/s, Upload: 0.79Mb/s, Ping: 34ms

Pure internet speed tests are however generally a bad way to test your connection speed, as there's far too many variables in the list. A much better way is to download something chunky from as close to you as possible, and time that. My ISP runs a public ftp server, so let's download something from it. According to my FTP client I managed a transfer rate of 7.64Mbps (I'm not sure how it worked that out), which as about what my connection is actually synchronised at.

Yay faster internets!
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Guess the Movie Meme, round 2

Hmm, flicking through old posts has made me all nostalgic... for a meme!

Guess the Movie Meme, originally found via kotukawi.

  1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
  2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
  3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
  4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
  5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search or other search functions.
  1. C minor, put it in C minor.
  2. How'd you solve the icing problem?
    Icing problem?
  3. Did I know that I just met the most dangerous dark wizard of all time? No.
  4. You're mad.
    Thank goodness for that, 'cause if I wasn't this would probably never work.
  5. I name you Prince Terrien, giant troll hunter extraordinaire. P.T. for short.
  6. Sir, what was that business with the watch? Back in the ready room, with the watch?
    It's sort of a test.
  7. Execute Order 66.
  8. Nice trick. I've seen it before.
  9. Impossible. Impossible. Nothing is impossible. Come on, Mouse. Dig! Dig, Mouse. Come on.
  10. Just smile and wave, boys. Smile and wave.
  11. PWO, is that target too small for missile lock?
    Yes, sir.
    Ok, we'll have to do this the old fashioned way.
  12. Choose your last words carefully, Telmarine!
    You are a mouse!
    I was hoping for something a little more original.
  13. I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.
  14. Why so serious?
  15. I woke up this morning and I just hated everything.

I'll screen comments for a few days, to give everyone a chance to guess