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Internet is broked

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:30 pm

This might only be academically interesting, but it's sure enough to freak me out just a little bit.

http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/190196/ ... -at-530am/

The Internet Traffic Report is showing that packet loss – which is (I’m paraphrasing here) data sent over the the internet that fails to reach its intended destination – has sharply increased since early this morning, from a usual loss yesterday’s 24% to around 36% as of 2pm today, EST. A general rule of thumb is that the higher the packet loss, the slower the internet.


A Twitter search on "packet loss" reveals that a lot of nerds are really taken aback by this.
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Re: Internet is broked

Postby Detritus » Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:43 pm

Yeah, the Elkhorn server must be completely down. The Internet Traffic Report show zero traffic, zero response, and 100% of packets being dropped.

It's a huge surprise, I agree. Who knew there was an important server in Elkhorn?
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Re: Internet is broked

Postby gargantua » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:29 pm

Detritus wrote:Yeah, the Elkhorn server must be completely down. The Internet Traffic Report show zero traffic, zero response, and 100% of packets being dropped.

It's a huge surprise, I agree. Who knew there was an important server in Elkhorn?

I blame the new water meters.
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Re: Internet is broked

Postby Walter » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:11 pm

This hasn't affected the speed of my boob googling to a noticeable degree.
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Re: Internet is broked

Postby Sandi » Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:25 pm

Apparently it is over, or at least not affecting me.

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It drops off some if I select a site farther away ( NY ), but that is normal. These tests are over rated, but give a general indication of line quality on the first, and internet path to server on the second.
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Re: Internet is broked

Postby Mad Howler » Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:20 am

In retrospect, I find this thread (observation) pretty interesting.
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