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How Much Is 5 Gigabytes (GBs) Of Internet Usage?

Posted: , By Patcoola

Did you know, 1 gigabyte of data could equal 1.024 gigabytes. Please check with your service provider if they measure data in decimal or binary units. I will explain how much internet usage 5 gigabytes (GBs) per month provides you.

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Video Compression for the Web

Posted: , By Patcoola

Learn about video compression best practices for hosting your videos on your website. Bit Rates, Resolution, Frame Rates and Buffering.

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Understanding and Reducing Buffering

Posted: , By Patcoola

Buffering is the act to downloading a section of an Internet stream (Broadcast) in advance, this is often not seen, but many people do see a waiting for buffer event, this occurs when the stream does not download faster than the broadcast playback.

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Fake Albums in Torrents

Posted: , By Patcoola

For many people torrenting music with BitTorrent is the norm, but did you know that not all albums in the torrent are real.

A Torrent can be a huge collection of albums made by a single artist/band, you can literary download a copy of everything that artist/band made, but you can also download albums that don’t exist.

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Northwestel Shuts Down Navigo Wireless Internet Service

Posted: , By Patcoola

Northwestel pulls the plug on their Navigo Wireless Internet service January 31, 2012.

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Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool Still Inaccurate

Posted: , By Patcoola

On February 2011, I have conducted an independent test of Northwestel’s Internet Usage Tool to prove any inaccuracies and inconsistencies. The final results of the detailed one month test showed a big inconsistence in Northwestel’s ability to display accurate daily usage, however, at the end of the month Northwestel calculated less data usage than my local tracker by a small amount. A Northwestel representative confirmed that the lower usage reported was because Northwestel rounds the Megabytes down.

Months after Northwestel ensured me that they are working to fix the problems with their usage tool and for sometime it appeared that they have done so, but not for long. The last few months of this year have sparked my suspicions of large overheads. A new test has been conducted to prove Northwestel is reporting more data than what has been used.

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