Go Back   EcoModder Forum > Off-Topic > The Lounge
Register Now
 Register Now
 


Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-10-2021, 01:23 AM   #11 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,287

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,731
Thanked 1,934 Times in 1,471 Posts
We had latency of seconds in Afghanistan, but not only did the signal go to space and back down, but halfway around the world.

__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 02-10-2021, 01:32 AM   #12 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 18,308
Thanks: 5,025
Thanked 6,064 Times in 4,853 Posts
Throughput does not equal latency. If speeds down are 10x the speed up you are an end user. If up is equal to down your a digital citizen.
__________________
.
The difference between science and screwin' around, is writing it down.
Adam Savage
_________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to freebeard For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (02-10-2021)
Old 02-10-2021, 01:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,543

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 29.14 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.66 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,904
Thanked 3,290 Times in 2,452 Posts
Among my most frequent complaints is lack of transparency for upload rates for internet packages. I challenge anyone to show me a webpage I can go to that declares the upload speed for a given package...

Half the reason I chose the "250 mbps" package from my cable provider was it's the lowest tier service that doubled the standard 5 mbps upload to 10. The other half of the reason is it gave me 500 GB / mo rather than a paltry 300. I can exceed 500 GB in a month. Practically none of my reason was for 250 download, cause I'd hardly notice any difference from 50. There's no amount of streaming in 4k I could do to exceed 50 mbps, and who cares if downloads take a few seconds longer.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H.L Mencken.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
freebeard (02-10-2021)
Old 02-18-2021, 11:43 AM   #14 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 812

Sport Utility Prius - '10 Toyota Prius II
90 day: 59.63 mpg (US)

The Smoke Bomb - '96 Ford Ranger
90 day: 25.97 mpg (US)

CB 750 - '00 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
90 day: 37.35 mpg (US)

Killer 650 - '07 Kawasaki KLR650
90 day: 45.83 mpg (US)

Big Booty White Girl - '04 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Thanks: 237
Thanked 176 Times in 138 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Among my most frequent complaints is lack of transparency for upload rates for internet packages. I challenge anyone to show me a webpage I can go to that declares the upload speed for a given package...
The local electric company (who rapes me on c/kWh) advertises 10,000mbps up. hahaha
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Capture.PNG
Views:	3
Size:	18.8 KB
ID:	30172  
__________________
"I feel like the bad decisions come into play when you trade too much of your time for money paying for things you can't really afford."
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to hayden55 For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (02-18-2021)
Old 02-18-2021, 11:50 AM   #15 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 812

Sport Utility Prius - '10 Toyota Prius II
90 day: 59.63 mpg (US)

The Smoke Bomb - '96 Ford Ranger
90 day: 25.97 mpg (US)

CB 750 - '00 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
90 day: 37.35 mpg (US)

Killer 650 - '07 Kawasaki KLR650
90 day: 45.83 mpg (US)

Big Booty White Girl - '04 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Thanks: 237
Thanked 176 Times in 138 Posts
I think the starlink is a good idea. 99/mo for 50-150 and 30ms latency, but it is $600 up front to get started. Big ouch. But this is good for my last city i lived in where the two internet companies announced they wouldn't directly compete with each other so if you wanted internet at any address you had once choice (bill goes up every chance they get... what are you gonna do? Cancel?)
With star link i would tell them to suck my dick im going somewhere else if they raise my bill. (price starts at 24.99 and they target to get you to 80-90$/mo for the same thing by surprise raising your bill every chance)
Its suddenlink btw
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Capture.jpg
Views:	3
Size:	29.2 KB
ID:	30173  
__________________
"I feel like the bad decisions come into play when you trade too much of your time for money paying for things you can't really afford."
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 12:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
EcoModding Newb
 
redpoint5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 8,543

Acura TSX - '06 Acura TSX
90 day: 29.14 mpg (US)

Lafawnda - '01 Honda CBR600 F4i
90 day: 47.32 mpg (US)

Big Yeller - '98 Dodge Ram 2500 base
90 day: 21.82 mpg (US)

Prius Plug-in - '12 Toyota Prius Plug-in
90 day: 57.64 mpg (US)

Mazda CX-5 - '17 Mazda CX-5 Touring
90 day: 26.66 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,904
Thanked 3,290 Times in 2,452 Posts
Speaking of internet, I have service again.

StarLink would be sweet for people who travel in an RV. If I were retired, I'd visit various national parks by day and do my internetting by night with that dish mounted to the roof.
__________________
Gas and Electric Vehicle Cost of Ownership Calculator







Give me absolute safety, or give me death!

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. -H.L Mencken.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpoint5 For This Useful Post:
hayden55 (02-18-2021)
Old 02-18-2021, 01:01 PM   #17 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,287

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,731
Thanked 1,934 Times in 1,471 Posts
I mentioned it to a mom on my caseload and she got excited until I mentioned the up-front price. One Google result showed the top 8 Internet providers, but I clicked on 12 providers in Show Low
  1. Frontier, with up to 500 Mb download, for $60--rated 1.6 stars.
  2. Sparklight, which we have. There are different packages, but they advertise 200 Mb down for $65, with a 600 GB cap. It doesn't have any reviews. I don't always have a stable connection for Zoom, but I just got 113 Mbps.
  3. Viasat for $70. 25 Mb down, 2 stars, and no cap. Allegedly you can get 50 Mb for $100.
  4. Hughes offers 20 Mb down for $70 and has 2 stars, with a 20 GB soft data cap, but they offer 50 Mb for $150.
  5. TWN may serve my area, but one does not simply check their ZIP, they must get through sales first! They offer 5 Mb down for $50, 10 Mb for $80, and 15 for $100. They don't have any reviews, but they allegedly don't have a cap, either.
Look guys, I am really good at counting to 12, that was just 5!
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 01:04 PM   #18 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,287

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,731
Thanked 1,934 Times in 1,471 Posts
I was watching the death throes of a channel that I used to enjoy. His last several videos had about 1,000 views each. He mentioned that you can stay in national parks for free for a couple of weeks.

How much would it cost to drive from national park to national park a couple of times a month?
__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 02:57 PM   #19 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 812

Sport Utility Prius - '10 Toyota Prius II
90 day: 59.63 mpg (US)

The Smoke Bomb - '96 Ford Ranger
90 day: 25.97 mpg (US)

CB 750 - '00 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
90 day: 37.35 mpg (US)

Killer 650 - '07 Kawasaki KLR650
90 day: 45.83 mpg (US)

Big Booty White Girl - '04 Toyota Sequoia Limited
Thanks: 237
Thanked 176 Times in 138 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I was watching the death throes of a channel that I used to enjoy. His last several videos had about 1,000 views each. He mentioned that you can stay in national parks for free for a couple of weeks.

How much would it cost to drive from national park to national park a couple of times a month?
Apparently the rule for the national forest is that you just have to move 5 miles every 30 days and you're good to keep camping. All free as well too. Bring what you want. Pack in pack out etc...
__________________
"I feel like the bad decisions come into play when you trade too much of your time for money paying for things you can't really afford."
  Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2021, 03:54 PM   #20 (permalink)
Not Doug
 
Xist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Show Low, AZ
Posts: 10,287

Chorizo - '00 Honda Civic HX, baby! :D
90 day: 35.35 mpg (US)

Mid-Life Crisis Fighter - '99 Honda Accord LX
90 day: 30.47 mpg (US)
Thanks: 6,731
Thanked 1,934 Times in 1,471 Posts
Sweet! One gallon of gas instead of 30 days' rent?!

__________________
"Oh if you use math, reason, and logic you will be hated."--OilPan4
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Xist For This Useful Post:
hayden55 (02-18-2021)
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com