A watched pot never boils

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Jim, Oct 1, 2003.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Ever notice that a download happens a lot faster when you're not
    watching it? I know, but this is ridiculous. My downloads are suddenly
    jumping from 1-2% complete to finished! I'm not complaining, but I
    wonder if they're downloading correctly or if I'm getting a fragmented
    download? I'm on one right now that has managed to make it to 10%
    complete. We'll see if it keeps on or if it too magically reaches 100%
    while I'm not looking. Seriously, I've never noticed this before. Does
    this happen to anyone else?
    Jim, Oct 1, 2003
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    trout Guest

    Well, we could have a robust chat about Heisenberg's Uncertainty
    Principle; but I'd actually just like to ask you to use a different
    number, as I've been using "2" for some time now in this
    newsgroup. You might do a newsgroup search to see which ones are in use.
    trout, Oct 1, 2003
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  3. Jim

    Jim Guest

    taken. I'll make the necessary adjustments. Thanks for letting me
    Jim, Oct 1, 2003
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    trout Guest

    trout, Oct 1, 2003
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    philo Guest

    when i first got into computers maybe 4 years ago...
    my girlfriend gave me her old p-1 that had win95 with IE2 on it...
    not knowing anything...a friend of mine told me to download IE5...
    which must have been about a 3 hour download...
    but he told me i had to stay there and watch it in case anything went wrong
    (not that i would have been able to do anything about it anyway)
    so like a dummy i sat there and watched it for the whole 3 hours...
    and thought i was really taking a chance when i took a brief lavatory break.

    well fortunately the downoad worked fine...
    but that 3 hours sure seemed like forever!!!!

    the most i ever downloaded on my modem connection was 100 megs

    i tried for three nights in a row and finally got it all on the 3rd try

    and *no* i did not sit there and watch it<g>
    philo, Oct 2, 2003
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    Kenny Guest

    I downloaded a 250MB karaoke file on a 56K dialup connection. Took me days
    and when I finally got it discovered it was in French!!
    Kenny, Oct 2, 2003
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    Petit Alexi Guest

    If you're using IE try moving the mouse around in the IE window when you're
    download. This assigns a higher priority to IE and makes the downloads a
    bit faster.

    Also, I notice you're using an ancient version of Outlook Express. Have
    you got it patched up? Do you use anti-virus software?
    Petit Alexi, Oct 2, 2003
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