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anzak 09-29-04 06:19 PM

CenturyTel ISP sucks (3DMark05 related)!
I hate my ISP and unfortanitly it is the only broadband provider in my area. Since I have been sick with bronchitis for the past two days and knew that there is no chance of me going to school I set my alarm for 7:30, 30 minutes before 3dmark05 is to be released. Once 8:00 hit i jumped onto futuremark hoping to find a fast sever and sure enough I was able to download it at 60kbs from the AoA forums. With only 5 minutes remaining I get up to get another cup of coffee (soothes my throat) and when I return the download has stooped with about 2mb left! It turns out I was disconnected. Already upset because I've got to restart the download and I find i was not able to connect! I called Centurytel and they said someone had accendently cut a fiber wire! They cut the wire with only 1 minute and 18 seconds remaining! I am just now able to reconnect to the internet! Gah!

subbo 09-29-04 06:32 PM

Re: CenturyTel ISP sucks (3DMark05 related)!
Just one of the reasons I take everything from www.filerush.com bit torrent. It resumes at any point and CANNOT download broken files, since it performs an MD5 hash check for all pieces. You can also repair broken files dled from elsewhere by loading up the torrent and pointing it to the file :)

anzak 09-29-04 07:31 PM

Re: CenturyTel ISP sucks (3DMark05 related)!
Installing now! Finally!

anzak 09-29-04 07:51 PM

Re: CenturyTel ISP sucks (3DMark05 related)!
w00t! 5384!

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