Anna May Wong, who is widely regarded as the first mainstream Chinese-American actress in Hollywood, auditioned for the role of O-Lan in β€œThe Good Earth,” but did not get the part because the producer tasked with casting did not find her β€œbeautiful enough” for the role. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
About the Trojan Room coffee pot at the University of Cambridge which is said to be the inspiration for the first webcam. In 1991 it put a live picture of the office coffee pot on peoples desktops pc’s of the local office LAN so people wouldn’t make a wasted trip. bbc.com/news/technology-2…
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Cuba has an illegal underground network of computers mimicking the internet essentially making it the worlds largest LAN party youtube.com/watch?v=FFPjJ…
Vegetables as different as cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and kai lan are all artificial cultivars of the same species: Brassica oleracea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Power-line adapters turn your home’s electrical wiring into a high speed network and use that to transfer Internet data instead of LAN cables. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pow…
StreetNet- the local network that replicated the internet in Cuba- was started because a bunch of gamers wanted to play together over LAN. youtu.be/FFPjJM6yYS8
Chinese actress Lan Yan's stage name is Crazybarby en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
France had a nationwide LAN in the 70s that lasted until 2012 using VDTs. nytimes.com/2012/06/28/wo…
The Creole word "lagniappe", pronounced "lan-yap", is a word that means something extra given free by a seller when purchasing something. An example is getting 13 donuts when you buy a dozen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lag…
In 2011 Dreamhack in Sweden (Worlds largest LAN-party) built together with Cisco and Telia an internet connection with speeds up to 120 Gigabits per second. wired.co.uk/news/archive/…
A Rocket Festival, Bun Bang Fai, is a merit-making ceremony traditionally practiced by ethnic Lao people. The Rockets come in various sizes, the extremely large as well as extremely expensive and extremely dangerous; Bang Fai Lan are nine metres long and charged with 120 kg of black powder. youtu.be/m1J1WpJVjnQ
The CSIRO, Australia's leading research organization developed Wireless LAN csiro.au/Outcomes/ICT-and…
Playing Diablo 3 in a South Korean Lan Gaming Center grants XP or Magic Find bonus. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PC_…
Sang Lan, a gymnast paralyzed in the 1998 Goodwill games has filed lawsuits totalling 1.8 Billion dollars and has now gone from "beloved Smiling Angel" to being ranked in an online poll of China's Top 10 Most Disgusting Figures wantchinatimes.com/news-s…
Today I learned that Harry Pyle, an engineer who worked on what many consider the first PC at Datapoint, not to mention the first commercial LAN, also worked on the home automation system for Bill Gates' mansion legacy.com/obituaries/san…
The cracks in the sidewalk are added to allow flexibility for thermal expansion youtu.be/pH7VfJDq7f4?t=18…
Within hours of its release in 1993 the video game DOOM was banned from numerous university networks as a rush of players overwhelmed their systems with deathmatches en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doo…
Counter strike was a mod of half-life created by two programmers which was released in 1999. Due to the popularity of the mod, sales for half-life went up and, subsequently, the two friends were hired by valve who also acquired the game’s intellectual property. wikipedia.org/wiki/Counte…
During the 1990's Joe Rogan paid $10,000 per month to have a T1 internet connection installed in his house in order to play Quake without dealing with lag youtube.com/watch?v=bVBDi…
Wi-Fi doesn’t stand for anything; it’s a made up word. "IEEE 802.11' didn't have much of a ring to it, and the industry association wanted a catchy name. They came up with wi-fi, and that's what's been used ever since.” scientificamerican.com/ar…
A small group of people is remaking the classic 1994 video game, Descent, into the up to date UDK engine. preparefordescent.com/abo…
The Wheel of Time book series took 23 years and 2 authors to complete en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/App…
Australian prisoners can have personal computers in their cells. justice.vic.gov.au/wps/wc…
Europeans will have a mock Mars mission with 6 men spending over 500 days in a 1000 sq ft pod. telegraph.co.uk/science/s…
Bell is essentially providing Canadians with Dialup speed!

With a 20GB Cap your effective bandwidth is 0.064Mbps or 65Kbps. Which is just slightly above 56K ratings of modems.

 1Mbps=0.125MB/s (8 Mega*bits* per Mega*byte*)
          =0.000122 GB/second
          =0.4395 GB/Hour
          =10.547 GB/Day
          =316 GB/Month (30 day month)

So for each Mbps you should be able to download 316GB/Month in theory.

If you invert this you get a factor of 0.0032:

So for every GB of bandwidth they give you, your effective bandwidth is 0.0032Mbps.

Bell gives you 20GB (from last I looked), so 20*0.0032=0.064Mbps /1024 means: you have an effective bandwidth of 65kbps

Welcome back to the dial up days folks! What you could download in the early 90's is essentially the same as what you can download today.

So remember to find your effective bandwidth, multiply the number of GB they give you by 0.0032

(To find how many GB you should have multiply your Mbps by 316)

Examples:

      CAP     EFFECTIVE MONTHLY BANDWIDTH (30 DAYS)
      2GB     6.4Kpps    (typical Cellular plan)
     60GB     129Kbps   (fairly common cap, especially with Cable)
    120GB     384Kbps    (Higher End caps with many providers)
    250GB     0.8Mbps    (Tech Savvy's low cap, considered quite generous)


     SPEED        THEORETICAL MONTHLY CAP (30 DAYS)
     56Kbps        31GB  (Dial-up Speeds)
     512Kbps      158GB (Introductory Speeds)
     1Mbps        316GB (Often categorized as the minimum speed to be called "high speed")
     5Mbps       1580GB (Planned CRTC minimum available download speed, Typical DSL speed)
    10Mbps          3TB (High End DSL speed, Readily available Cable Speed)
    16Mbps          5TB (Premium Cable speed)
   100Mbps         32TB(Older LAN speed, some countries offer this with fiber optic)
      1Gbps       316TB (Gigabit, typical LAN speed these days)

TL;DR - With the default cap essentially you can't download anymore than you could've (in theory) 15-20 years ago. (Of course then you'd have to have your phone line dialed in all the time, so there has been some improvement)

edit: Here's a fun new calculation, at 5Mbps, you are paying $4.40 an hour (at full speed) for your overages (based on $2/GB Overage)

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