[quotemsg=11146879,0,117741][quotemsg=11137780,0,1360040]Thusly, Ian's example is prime as it illustrates that an ISP advertised 20 Mbps connection reaches downloads of around 2.5 MB/s. So silly.[/quotemsg]
You've lost me completely. Are you saying you're mentally unable to convert between
Mbits and Mbytes? What's the problem? Just divide by 8. I've been naturally familiar
with binary, hex and such stuff since the early 80s, it's second nature to me, and that
was in the pre-mobile era; these days, I would expect bits & bytes to be taught in
schools from an early age. My post was meant to convey that the download speed I
personally observe is exactly what I expect it to be, and basically maxed out too.
I have no issue with ISPs using Mbits/sec in their advertising. If a reader can't convert
between such numbers and MB/sec, that's their problem.
What I do dislike however is the way the upload speeds one has are so much lower
than download speeds, which for a properly functional net link is not good. And the fact
that upload speeds are often missing from ISP PR, or hard to find on their product pages.
No, I am not saying a I cannot translate. I am simply stating that I wish (in vain) that there was more uniformity in data measurements. Written data is measured in KiB (I think), hardware space is written in KB (I think), and transport speeds are written as Kbps. The issue the former two (albeit I may have them backwards as listed) are the stranger being that you gain large discrepencies the larger the volume of data since one measures 1 KB as 1,024 Bytes, where the other does so as 1,000 Bytes.
The point is that translation is a matter of math, which is no concern, but it is more of, as I said, just plain silly that they have no deisre to standardize these measurements.