Friday, August 29
I was comparing notes with a couple of friends on how much bandwidth we use each month. I'm on slow-but-steady ADSL; they are on fast-but-limited cable. They boasted of high speeds - 700KB/sec downloads (that's bytes, not bits). I pointed out that I couldn't live with their pathetic monthly download limits.
What do you download?, they asked. Three gig seems plenty to us.
I pointed out that I download fan-subbed anime, since this is often the only way to get the less popular or older series - they simply aren't available to buy in English, neither dubbed nor subtitled. And my favourite site for finding new fansubs, AnimeSuki, often lists as much as a gigabyte of new anime a day.
Fair enough, they say, knowing well the depths of my addiction.
A gigabyte a day. Having said that, I became curious, and went and actually added the numbers up:
Sunday was busy - 1.8GB. Lots of fansubbers working on their projects over the weekend, perhaps.
Monday - 3.4GB. Yikes! I mean, wow! That's a lot! Presumably just a blip; that doesn't happen every day.
Tuesday - 4.8GB. Holy transatlantic cows, Batman! Where did that come from?
Wednesday - 1.3GB. Ah, a return to normalcy. But shortlived -
Thursday - 7.1GB. Nooo! My line's not fast enough! I can't download that much in a day!
Fortunately, people have started to collect the episodes of various series so that you can download four or five or ten episodes at once. Unfortunately, that means that a single click commits you to a twelve hour download. It's like being on dial-up again.
Now, you'll have to excuse me, as it's time for Kodocha.*
Posted by: orange haired boy at Friday, August 29 2003 11:04 AM (4TVTH)
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