One of the first things I did when I came home was to start BitTorrenting a copy of Ubuntu because the 6 year old desktop at home was just too old to run XP efficiently. I decided to put Ubuntu on it so that my parents could use a simplified OS that very few viruses are coded for. To my surprise, once I started to torrent, everything slowed down. I have no recollection of my internet speed at home slowing down this much before. Something seem fishy so I used CNet’s Bandwidth Meter Speed Test to see how fast the connection was. To my surprise, I was getting speeds of around 45KBPS to 60KBPS.
Uhhh why the hell am I getting 56K speeds from having CABLE??
Thanks for raining on my birthday, Comcast. Let me have my torrents back.
UPDATE: Once my torrent for Ubuntu finished, my internet speed went flying back up to normal. Coincidence? I think not.