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Jun 26, 2010

இ Dead Slow Tortoise Speed

Not very sure it's because of the Waka Waka from South Africa that 'vuvuzela-ed' the internet speed. Obviously the sound pressure of 120 dB would not slow down the internet speed but certainly would deafen the ears. In actual fact the sound of Vuvuzelas (learned the word from foongpc's Random notes #13) has attracted the whole world to logon the internet and more or less can safely say it's most likely one of the prime culprits. Made a few complaints to TM regarding  the dead slow speed of the 1.0M package and was advised by the technical team to run a test and lodge a complain which I did. Based on the results I need to choose the time to surf and go online as not to clash with World Cup matches at least until early July to re-monitor again. Would I be jumping into conclusion way too soon? Anyone has other findings or answers why the internet speed was crawling like tortoise? Check this out for comparison:

Disclaimer: *'The speedometer is valid for Streamyx and Business Broadband users only'

Test 1. TM Speedometer 2.0.5
Date: 26June2010 @ Time: 00:33HRS (click to enlarge pix)
Download Speed: 164 kbps (21 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed : 294 kbps (37 KB/sec transfer rate)

Test 2. TM Speedometer 2.0.5
Date: 26June2010 @ Time: 13:26HRS (click to enlarge pix)
Download Speed : 1775 kbps (222 KB/sec transfer rate)
Upload Speed: 464 kbps (58 KB/sec transfer rate)

Test 3. SpeedTest (Independent)
Date: 26June2010 @ Time : 13:45HRS (click to enlarge pix)
Download Speed : 1333 kbps
Upload Speed : 410 kbps

For those not screaming with TM Screamyx services can check it out using this independent speedtest and would like to hear from you on the results. BTW do you have any idea where we stand in the speed ranking as at today? The country with the multimedia super corridor  is placed at No.106 for downloading and No.90 for uploading according to and which country is world's Top? Anyonghaseyo 안녕하세요 salute to South Korea who scored No. 1 for both downloading & uploading speed. Whoa! Impressed with our friendly neighbours Cambodia and Vietnam who are ahead of us..

Use to determine the quality of your broadband Internet connection. Streaming media, voice, video communications, and online gaming require more than just raw speed. Test your connection now to get your rating.

Since on the subject of tortoise how about some tongue twisting in Cantonese? Have fun..
三元一斤雞, 三元 一斤龜,
saam1 maan1 yat1 gan1 gai1, saam1 maan1 yat1 gan1 gwai1
你話啦, 雞貴過龜, 龜貴過 雞?
nei5 wa2 la1 gai1 gwai3 gwo1 gwai1, gwai1 gwai3 gwo1 gai?

[$3 one catty chicken, $3 one catty tortoise] (1 catty = 0.5kg)
[You tell me chicken cost more than tortoise or tortoise cost more than chicken?]

Often hear people say '38' 三八 [sanbā] relating to a person whose IQ is below average and 王八 [wángbā] has got some connection to tortoise right? Did it occur to you that you have been saying them too? Bananaz is real curious and would appreciate your comments how and why these two words came into being.

EM Banana parachute

33 Bunchesஇ:

wenn said...

sam pat in hokkien means silly ..

Bananazஇ said...

wenn இ yeah but why 38 and not 83 or 78? if its 3+8=11 (cheh kai) to mean lousy but then its good for black jack..haha tQ.

Garfield said...

at my place, the internet connection is much more faster at mid night, and day time, it is slightly slower...

Tekkaus said...

Streamyx sucks....but still ahead of the others. :p

[SK] said...

errr, i don't think i am really being affected by the world cup, am still able to surf net as normal speed..

[SK] said...

guess it's because there are lots of mamak stalls at my place, and people would rather go watch the matches at mamak rather than at home.. hmm, that could be the reason don't you think??

[SK] said...

hahaha, playing tongue-twister?? ok ok, i got a few here for you to have fun..

gam ji yap sat yim saat gam gan gap jai

街頭有隻雞, 街尾有隻龜, 你話街頭嗰隻雞貴過街尾嗰隻龜, 定係街尾嗰隻龜貴過街頭嗰隻雞??
gaai tao yao jek gai, gaai mei yao jek gwai, nei wa gaai tao go jek gai gwai gwo gaai mei go jek gwai, ding hai gai mei go jek gwai gwai guo gaai tao go jek gai?

shu ji ji ju ji ji ju si chi ji ju yu ji shu ji

Merryn said...

so it's world cup related? sigh.. i tot why lah.. coz few weeks back my internet was down, once they've fixed it, it's not as fast as it used to be... so i'll take it it's becoz of the world cup :D

[SK] said...

hmmmm, no idea why we say 王八 and 三八.. but slightly googled about that, there are really lots of sources from where these terms come from, though nobody can really verified the original source.. but too bad, all those explanation are in chinese, you would not be able to read.. hehehehe!!!

Cloudia said...

Aloha from Hawaii

Comfort Spiral

suituapui said...

Ya...also slow here! And gets disconnected frequently. Really a nuisance having to connect again and again!


Oh my G, Cambodia & vietnam oso ahead of us?

reanaclaire said...

my streamyx okay.. so far so good in my area here.. maybe not many ppl log in my area.. :)

Bananazஇ said...

Garfield இ so area and time plays an important factor here tQ.

Tekkaus இ something you wanna scream aloud but cant do without screamyx haha tQ.

Merryn இ not confirm as yet but the number of people online could slow down the internet connection speed like our traffic got peak and off peak time tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

[SK] இ haha what a new Canto tongue twister copy past them and let the 'CU Vocal' read to me. Only by listening also got problem already how to read even worst what lah ji ju ju ji..haha.

Oh really you place not affected by World Cup perhaps not many 'bookies' staying around your area.

38 and wangba can be found googling maybe can try over my end and seek help with CU Vocal or MDBG tQ.

Bananazஇ said...

Cloudia இ Aloha from a 'tortoise' country tQ.

suituapui இ oh you got problem in Sibu lots of bookies staying around your area or what haha tQ.

MODERN ROBINSON CRUSOE இ yeah very malu huh even Thailand is also ahead..tQ

reanaclaire இ Ipoh mali not affected at any time at all. Sometimes my download speed is 41 kbps compared to 1700kbps mostly at 7-9am. The test took me more than 20 mins to complete when its merely less than a minute at 1700kbps tQ.

Kelvin said...

I never know why tortoise is called 王八...

Ghosty Nana said...

tortoise is wang ba??
i thought 38 is busybody. no?

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

I think I've lost my ears to the vuvuzelas already!! Now I can really say I'm deaf!!!

CH Voon said...

i think bolehland is very slow compare to others country. so far, i think bolehland is the slowest compare to Uk, Oman, Ukraine, Spain and etc.
last time i paid 14 pound in Uk and the internet is more than few MBytes comparee to bolehland rm66 only 512kbytes.

please dont convert... cause in UK earn 2000 pound and 2000 rm in boleh lan... assume it is same.

cleffairy said...

Streamyx is at it's best after 12am. :(

bluedreamer27 said...

this is what we usually do when i was working as a Technical Support in an Internet Service Provider (At&T)
i direct the customer to visit a speed tester site or download a software for them to monitor the speed.

bluedreamer27 said...

the speed also depends on your location from the main server...

Hard disk capacity may also affect the speed

even some radio active device and weather condition

bluedreamer27 said...

have a great day bananaz and happy blogging

manglish said...

u think we shud be ashamed of our internet speed? hahaha

Ai Shiang said...

I think 400++ kbps upload speed is quite ok though. If you're not playing games and all. although ours, we use to complain that it was slow too. We have changed from ADSL to ADSL 2+. Because they both cost the same. ADSL is 512kbps and ADSL2+ is 3Mbps, what a difference huh?

Besides, did you surf on those popular webs? Perhaps that slow you down too?

Bananazஇ said...

Kelvin இ just 'googled' [wangba] was used in the Song Dynasty but now sort of on a negative note.

Ghosty Nana இ yes wangpa is tortoise on another 'nottie' version some even add the 'egg' to make it worst. 38 is like those names given to a person not 'enough a dollar or dumb or slightly stupid' kind of thing.

CH Voon இ no doubt about it bolehland is 'slow' but still can tolerate the speed but with faster internet of course makes work faster. What is not nice is the 'tai chek kong' [Cantonese] boasting about the multimedia corridor bla bla bla but did not walk the talk and still wanna send another joker to space *sigh*.

Bananazஇ said...

Keats இ same here listening from the TV is already deafening wonder how they take it live?

cleffairy இ so your area is 'smooth' flow after midnite on a non football day I presume?

blue இ thankz for the input noted the criteria of a smooth connection. Yeah have seen the connections a few times it was login to different parts of the country too.

Bananazஇ said...

manglish இ not ashamed of the internet connection speed but very malu-ing with bolehland opening its mouth big 'tai chek kong' wanna be the silicon valley of the East and what nots. Only 'kong' but no action.

Ai Shiang இ wow 3Mbps that's fast. My package is 1Mbps upgraded from 512kbps a few years ago. Never play any games but love viewing YouTube and most of the time needs buffering intermittently. You can imagine the frustration with a recorded speed of 41kbps, the YouTube video hardly moved and even gmail cant load up.

Merryn said...

Bananaz dude! I've got an award for ya!

Go grab it when you are free ok?

RoseBelle said...

Now that you write about it, I didn't think much about the slow connection even here in the U.S. I think it's because a lot more people are using the net because of the World Cup. Internet connection is fast for me in the early morning hour from 7-9AM and then it slows down.

Pete said...

Streamyx speed, Aiya, complain until don't know what to complain liao......lousy broadband!

Bananazஇ said...

Merryn இ aiyo kena tagged will take some time to accomplish the task occupied with some urgent matters. tQ.

RoseBelle இ the speed is US is not that fanstatic registering a single digit in Mbps. Waka waka may have caused 'traffic' jams haha. Prefer to surf in early morning too. tQ.

Pete இ apa nak buat Screamyx made all of us scream like mad haha..tQ.

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