Reason #618 to work at Yahoo: fast network connections.
Just for kicks, I decided to use the BroadBandReports.com speed test to check the speed of the Internet connection as seen by my notebook.
Roughly 80Mb/sec. Not bad. Not bad at all...
Posted by jzawodn at August 31, 2005 05:54 PM
Impressive-now if only more servers had that kind of upload bandwidth you'd be set...
By the way, that screenshot should be the model for Firefox stability-over 20 tabs and still going strong.
> my notebook [...] 80Mb/sec
No WIFI? Or do you use WIFI Speed Spray?
(I can't believe this is #1 for "wifi speeds" @ Google - how useless.)
So how do Yahoo engineers get an idea of how real users (on kbps speeds) feel about Yahoo websites? ;-)
> So how do Yahoo engineers get an idea of how real users (on kbps speeds) feel about Yahoo websites?
Dedicate most of that bandwidth to downloading pr0n ;P
>that screenshot should be the model for Firefox stability-over 20 tabs and still going strong.
You'll know when it crashes... the amount of unfinished work you've lost. :)
Not with session saver:
Has saved me from a many Firefox/OS/power/etc. crash.
I often have multiple windows open, with many tabs.
Umm, isn't that kiloBITS? So you're really getting roughly 10 MB/sec. Not that that sucks or anything...
Yes, thats awesome. I love downloading things on my colo boxes.. 100mbps is awesome.
What, you don't have gig-e? The pipes're a whole lot fatter than that ...
Sad but true. My notebook has gig-e but I appear to be plugged into a 100Mbit switch. :-(
Just teasing. Don't think there are actually any (or many) gig ports outside production.
Damn! You had my hopes up... :-)