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Why do internet providers advertise in bits and not bytes?

#91Worknofun370Posted 8/8/2014 8:29:04 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
That makes it a bit better but most still have no idea what a megabit is and will think it's another name for megabyte.


IDK man, I just randomly asked a few friends, each one knew exactly what it was (none are in computers). I also learned about that in basic computer class in grade school 15+ years ago.

Of course, completely anecdotal and doesn't prove anything. But I'm not as sure that knowledge is as rare/uncommon as you think it is.
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#92SinisterSlayPosted 8/8/2014 8:29:46 AM
Worknofun370 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
That makes it a bit better but most still have no idea what a megabit is and will think it's another name for megabyte.


IDK man, I just randomly asked a few friends, each one knew exactly what it was (none are in computers). I also learned about that in basic computer class in grade school 15+ years ago.

Of course, completely anecdotal and doesn't prove anything. But I'm not as sure that knowledge is as rare/uncommon as you think it is.


I just asked a programmer what a megabit was and he didn't know.... I'm a little scared right now...
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#93Worknofun370Posted 8/8/2014 8:29:50 AM
Goldninja posted...
That's it? That's quite a chunk of change.


You're going to have to support that claim, cause I'm not buying that at all.
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#94chronotrig100Posted 8/8/2014 8:32:24 AM
I think its a little misleading with my ISP because all they put for an abbreviation is M. So like the package I have now gets me 12M download and 1.5M upload. A capital m by itself could refer to either for me.
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#95Worknofun370Posted 8/8/2014 8:33:37 AM(edited)
chronotrig100 posted...
I think its a little misleading with my ISP because all they put for an abbreviation is M. So like the package I have now gets me 12M download and 1.5M upload. A capital m by itself could refer to either for me.


Now that is an example of an ISP being misleading.
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#96SinisterSlayPosted 8/8/2014 8:33:19 AM
chronotrig100 posted...
I think its a little misleading with my ISP because all they put for an abbreviation is M. So like the package I have now gets me 12M download and 1.5M upload. A capital m by itself could refer to either for me.


That's really misleading.
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#97OreoBoy206Posted 8/8/2014 8:34:17 AM(edited)
SinisterSlay posted...
OreoBoy206 posted...

Yeah that's odd, it might be a possibility that Canada rates the fuel economy the way you describe but in USA the vehicle is attached as explained in the link below..

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-economy/28004-epa-fuel-economy-explained1.htm
Link^^^


Oh look, its MPG is down to 41.
http://www.dodge.com/en/dart/
And it's still lying as it gets 35 at best like every other dodge for the last 10 years.


The 41 MPG HWY rating is for the 1.4L engine and the link you posted from fueleconomy.gov shows that the 1.4 Dart comes very close to that. Everyone will not get the same exact MPG because everyone doesnt drive the same.. Some people have a heavier foot, while some lay off the gas and coast along and many other variables apply as well..

The 2.4L is rated at 35 MPG HWY on Dodges website and again the link you posted from fueleconomy.gov shows the 2.4L coming very close to the 35 MPG HWY rating.

http://fueleconomy.gov/feg//bymodel/2014_Dodge_Dart.shtml
#98SinisterSlayPosted 8/8/2014 8:36:54 AM
OreoBoy206 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
OreoBoy206 posted...

Yeah that's odd, it might be a possibility that Canada rates the fuel economy the way you describe but in USA the vehicle is attached as explained in the link below..

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/fuel-economy/28004-epa-fuel-economy-explained1.htm
Link^^^


Oh look, its MPG is down to 41.
http://www.dodge.com/en/dart/
And it's still lying as it gets 35 at best like every other dodge for the last 10 years.


The 41 MPG HWY rating is for the 1.4L engine and the link you posted from fueleconomy.gov shows that the 1.4 Dart comes very close to that. Everyone will not get the same exact MPG because everyone doesnt drive the same.. Some people have a heavier foot, while some lay off the gas and coast along and many other variables apply as well..

The 2.4L is rated at 35 MPG HWY on Dodges website and again the link you posted from fueleconomy.gov shows the 2.4L coming very close to the 35 MPG HWY rating.

http://fueleconomy.gov/feg//bymodel/2014_Dodge_Dart.shtml


Oh, good catch.
Also, pathetic... My 2007 Eclipse 2.4 gets 38 city and 42 highway, even more on American fuel. And I drive like an idiot with my pedal to the floor half the time.
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#99Worknofun370Posted 8/8/2014 8:39:21 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Also, pathetic... My 2007 Eclipse 2.4 gets 38 city and 42 highway, even more on American fuel. And I drive like an idiot with my pedal to the floor half the time.


I just hit 72mpg highway on my Honda.

Of course that Honda is a motorcycle, but still! :)
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#100Ticking_DeathPosted 8/8/2014 8:41:45 AM(edited)
Why do internet providers advertise in bits and not bytes?


The same reason hardware manufacturers advertise storage space at base 10 instead of base 2. It's dishonest and misleading as **** but not illegal to why not take advantage of people who don't know better?

Because they're scumbags.

Thread took 18 posts to degenerate into car comparisons. gr8 thred m8 i give u 8/8
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