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Old February 12th, 2010, 03:09 PM   #7421
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #7422
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #7423
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Interesting statistics;

one way:

In the United States, the average commute distance is 26 km, and takes 26 minutes.
In the Netherlands, the average commute distance is 18 km, and takes 28 minutes.

Trying to find some explanation;

due to the suburban nature of the U.S., commuting distances are longer. The quest for affordable housing increases this distance in some areas of the U.S. (specifically west coast).

It is remarkable though, that the Dutch average commute distance is significantly shorter, while the commuting time is slightly longer. This is partially because of cycling, which has a low average speed, and a higher usage of trains. The average one-way train journey in 2002 was 67 minutes and 45 minutes for a bus.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 06:22 PM   #7424
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The ultra-fast internet at work (uche)...
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Old February 12th, 2010, 06:28 PM   #7425
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is it allways like that at work?
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Old February 12th, 2010, 06:50 PM   #7426
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Old February 12th, 2010, 06:53 PM   #7427
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Apart from a few local fiber-optic networks, I don't think anything over 80 mpbs is even offered in the Netherlands from the regular providers. Between 10 and 20 mpbs is most common.
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Old February 12th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #7428
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Look at this!
T-mobile, mobile internet, slowest connection ever!
Only good thing about this is an opportunity to use it far from home, for instance in a vehicle.



Some short period of time later.


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Old February 12th, 2010, 07:54 PM   #7429
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This is from work. I'm honestly surprised it's as low as it is because it seems like the internet is pretty damn fast whenever I use it.

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Old February 12th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #7430
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #7431
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Don't forget to shovel off your roofs if you've got another storm coming. Sometimes too much snow can cause a cave in, and then you're royally screwed.
The Majority of the snow usually melts , if you give a few days of sun with the combination of the heat rising out through your roof.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:44 AM   #7432
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Half melted snow is much heavier, thus a much bigger threat to your roof than dry snow.

I was in Bayern, Germany in 2005 where as much as 4 meters of snow was accumulated, and the army was called in to clear roofs because several houses had collapsed roofs.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:36 AM   #7433
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Apart from a few local fiber-optic networks, I don't think anything over 80 mpbs is even offered in the Netherlands from the regular providers. Between 10 and 20 mpbs is most common.
In Lithuania at least a few companies are already offering 200Mb/s (some say they could do 1Gb/s but there is no demand for that atm) covering most of the larger cities' population. Most would offer 50-100Mb/s in a standard package.

In UK a standard package would be 10Mb/s... or 20Mb/s if you're ready to go for an "advanced" package and are among the lucky ones where fiber cables cover your area. BT recently anounced introduction of 40Mb/s fiber-optic broadband though.
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:45 AM   #7434
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And here is my result (Virgin Broadband, UK)

I have a 10Mb/s "fiber optic" service (which is only fiber to the hub station, not to my house as it normally should be).

It does actually work at 10Mb/s ... but only for the downlink. Uplink is limited to 512Kb/s... welcome to the 90's (and forget about uploading your road videos to Youtube)
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Old February 13th, 2010, 02:57 AM   #7435
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Old February 13th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #7436
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Interesting statistics;

one way:

In the United States, the average commute distance is 26 km, and takes 26 minutes.
In the Netherlands, the average commute distance is 18 km, and takes 28 minutes.

Trying to find some explanation;

due to the suburban nature of the U.S., commuting distances are longer. The quest for affordable housing increases this distance in some areas of the U.S. (specifically west coast).

It is remarkable though, that the Dutch average commute distance is significantly shorter, while the commuting time is slightly longer. This is partially because of cycling, which has a low average speed, and a higher usage of trains. The average one-way train journey in 2002 was 67 minutes and 45 minutes for a bus.
Us Northeaster's are starting to turn European , cities are building bike lanes , and more Rail and more Euroish styles of Housing LOL
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Old February 13th, 2010, 06:18 AM   #7437
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Old February 13th, 2010, 08:10 AM   #7438
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We in Canada tend to pay more to get less when it comes to telecom (especially for cellular services). However, rather than getting insanely fast download speeds, I'd like a higher upload speed
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Old February 13th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #7439
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Old February 13th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #7440
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