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3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Posted by Eric on 3 April 2001, 02:30 GMT

We're happy to announce yet another set of milestones reached by ticalc.org. In the past few days we've reached our 200,000,000th request and broken the 3-terabyte barrier of data transfer. Full webserver statistics can be found on (drumroll, please) the Web Server Statistics page! Thanks to all our visitors and we hope to set many new records in the future.

 


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Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
MicroLITH Account Info

calc
Something doesn't click here.

Data transferred: 3.015 Tbytes (31.730 Gbytes)
Average data transferred per day: 2.130 Gbytes (4.532 Gbytes)

Are we using incorrect terminology here?

31.73 GB != 3.015 TB

1024 GB = 1 TB

31 GB is more like, .031 TB

and 2.1 GB cannot equal 4.5 GB

I do suggest you check your terms here, sounds like you're mislabeling GigaBITS and GigaBYTES, maybe even TeraBITS =]

     3 April 2001, 06:06 GMT

Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
fiz
(Web Page)

You're right.

But you may also be confusing the "." for a "," in the states because it is a period in some countries.

but that still doesn't explain the mislabeling...

     3 April 2001, 06:21 GMT


Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
J22 Account Info
(Web Page)

You missed a very important part there:

(Figures in parentheses refer to the 7 days to 03-Apr-2001 00:07).

So ticalc.org served 31.73 GB just over the last week. 3.015 TB is the total data transfer, ever.

Glad I could clear that up!

     3 April 2001, 07:58 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Pandrogas  Account Info
(Web Page)

Holy Crap Batman! TiCalc.org is huge!

     3 April 2001, 14:19 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Alex Quick  Account Info
(Web Page)

Notice on the chart that shows downloads by the hour how it peaks around midnight, then goes back down. its cuz we are calc geeks that would rather play on our calcs than go to parties lol.

     3 April 2001, 16:34 GMT

Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Vejita  Account Info
(Web Page)

Wrong time zone you crazy ticalc.org viewer.

-Corey(Radlegs)

     3 April 2001, 19:55 GMT


Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
fatbastard83

Actually I play with my calc at parties. The last party I went to I had out my calc with my blood alcohol calculator program on it. Everyone wanted me to figure their BAC. But then I kept drinking and didn't care anymore.

     3 April 2001, 23:16 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
nova Account Info
(Web Page)

Enough with the milestones. Nobody really cares about the milestones, and i cant see why you make such a big deal out of them. Your incessant 'bragging' is become way too redundant.

     3 April 2001, 21:39 GMT


Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
doniguan  Account Info
(Web Page)

when are you going to update the arcives?

     3 April 2001, 22:09 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Vejita  Account Info
(Web Page)

Haha, have you seen all those abandoned files in the uploads folder lately? Who names their files like that?!

-Corey

     3 April 2001, 23:56 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
(Web Page)

I wonder who it was that created these, uh, interesting filenames:

tilecp (THIS is the FINAL upload! please forgive me!).zip

tilecp (no, THIS is the final one.... i'm an idiot....).zip

     5 April 2001, 20:53 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Tom DuPont  Account Info
(Web Page)

Bravo! It's hard to believe that a website dedicated to calculator games could be so popular...it just goes to prove that there are a lot more losers like me out there. Somehow I still think that we all aren't taking advantage of all the features this site has to offer. Some examples of service that I don't get enough use are reviews, articles, IRC, and Awards, all of which are found it the community section. I think that TI-calc should try to promote that section more. The would ensure that TI-Calc will hit another 200 Million Requests.

     3 April 2001, 23:55 GMT


Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
lord_nightrose Account Info

This site isn't *dedicated* to calculator games. There's just a lot of them, and that's almost all that ever gets put up.

Hey, wait a minute. I guess it is. Never mind.

     4 April 2001, 20:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Ted Burton  Account Info
(Web Page)

You were right the first time. It is not dedicated to *games*, but rather to calculators (specifically, of the Texas Instruments graphing variety) in general. It just so happens that the most popular programs *are* games, and therefore are the first type of program associated with the site.

     5 April 2001, 01:24 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
David Phillips  Account Info
(Web Page)

That means the server uses on average 25.87kbytes of bandwidth. Not bad.

     4 April 2001, 05:19 GMT

Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Jim Haskell  Account Info
(Web Page)

I can imagine in 10 years someone digging this up somehow and laughing at a "mere 3 terabytes" =)

     4 April 2001, 05:52 GMT


Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
lord_nightrose Account Info

Quote from Bill Gates, circa 1985:
"800 kilobytes should be enough memory for anybody."

Ah, how times change.

     4 April 2001, 20:04 GMT


Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
(Web Page)

I'm fairly sure that he actually said "640 kilobytes," referring to the maximum amount of RAM the original IBM PC could have.

btw, here's another interesting quote from the past:

"...you should be able to find a [2.4 kbit/s] modem that serves as a long-term investment -- one that you can use into literally the next century." -- PC Magazine, 1991-03-26

     4 April 2001, 21:23 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
cajunguy  Account Info
(Web Page)

2.4 kb/s? I can't begin to imagine how slow that is. I have cable (roughly 1483.6 kb/s on a test just now performed) and it can still be slow at times! (sorry for those that still have 56k, and think i'm a big loser for complaining about Cable).

     5 April 2001, 21:53 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
cajunguy  Account Info
(Web Page)

Wow... just re-ran the test, and I got 1665.3 kb/s for my Cable. Then I ran it again, and it said "Infinity kb/s". Hmm... somehow I highly doubt that...

     5 April 2001, 21:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Olle Hedman  Account Info
(Web Page)

Sounds like you try with a too small file.
to test speeds about 1M/s you should try with a transfer of at least 20-30M

     6 April 2001, 12:25 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
lord_nightrose Account Info

yeah, I was quoting PC Mag too... I just couldn't find the issue so I guessed on the number... thx for the correction.

     6 April 2001, 21:03 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: 3 Terabytes Transferred, 200 Million Requests
Daniel Bishop  Account Info
(Web Page)

You're welcome.

btw, here are a few more bad predictions from the past:

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876.

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?" -- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a "C," the idea must be feasible." -- A Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962.

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible." --Lord Kelvin, president, Royal Society, 1895.

"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high
schools." -- 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy." -- Drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.

"I think there's a world market for about five computers." -- Thomas J Watson, Chairman of the Board, IBM.

     7 April 2001, 01:40 GMT

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