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  Reply # 238309 23-Jul-2009 16:04 Send private message

I get nightly builds of 20 linux distros.

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  Reply # 238321 23-Jul-2009 16:35 Send private message

This topic is funny...

Its the same question that is argued time and time again....

Those on the left, stanch people supporting unrestricted, unlimited downloads...
And those on the right, believeing such downloads are generally always illegal and pirated, and that unlimited downloads are not needed and uneconomic...

I used to moan and advocate for unlimited downloading...but the arguement is true, that the majority of downloadid conent is pirated and as such illegal.

Regardless, that is not the reason for these plans being throtled...its simply economic, to make the plans viable and still useable to the majority.
The big difference between these Big time pans, as opposed to plans in the past such as Go-Large, is that Telecom has been honest and sraight up, stating it will throtle certain services in order to maintain the service and keep it viable.

That deserves credit alone.
I much prefer an ISP to be honest, and only provide what they can, rather than promise to provide something they can't, or later have to change.




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  Reply # 238328 23-Jul-2009 16:53 Send private message

ronindanbo:
Adamal: Far out, I thought my record of 170gb one month was pretty high hahah




you should see Telecoms top ten usage list :)


Yea? Have you got a link to it? :)

And I'm by no means squeaky clean. What annoys me is the people who try to support things like P2P being used for free software and complain that it gets throttled. I'm not saying that EVERYONE uses it to download pirated material, but I doubt that ALL of the people who complain about it being throttled doesn't use it to do so.

Its to THOSE people that I suggest you harden up, bite the bullet, and learn to live with the conciquences of your actions.

To those who ONLY use P2P for legitimate reasons, I'll shed a tear for you or something.

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  Reply # 238497 24-Jul-2009 06:21 Send private message

Adamal: Yea? Have you got a link to it?


Nope its internal Company info only, makes for really interesting reading, plean like Go Large and I am sure Big Time seem to be jumped on by people who want to run a cheap web server.

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  Reply # 238749 24-Jul-2009 20:34 Send private message

TheBartender: This topic is funny...

Its the same question that is argued time and time again....

Those on the left, stanch people supporting unrestricted, unlimited downloads...
And those on the right, believeing such downloads are generally always illegal and pirated, and that unlimited downloads are not needed and uneconomic...

I used to moan and advocate for unlimited downloading...but the arguement is true, that the majority of downloadid conent is pirated and as such illegal.

Regardless, that is not the reason for these plans being throtled...its simply economic, to make the plans viable and still useable to the majority.

The big difference between these Big time pans, as opposed to plans in the past such as Go-Large, is that Telecom has been honest and sraight up, stating it will throtle certain services in order to maintain the service and keep it viable.

That deserves credit alone.

I much prefer an ISP to be honest, and only provide what they can, rather than promise to provide something they can't, or later have to change.


This also backs up my thoughts. As opposed to Go Large Telecom have been straight up about when and what they are doing with Big Time.
Have I used p2p to test big time? Yup.
Does it work OK? About the same as Go Large did for me. (legit download)

Legit downloads or not you have to realise p2p traffic from an ISP point of view is dodgy. They will take steps to shape that traffic especially when they have been up front and said they will do it.

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