Some RDS mathematicsWednesday, October 13, 2004
It’s time to do some low profile text based browsing for a few days. Well not really text based but no big Internet downloads for János for a while because he’s been a bad boy lately. A bad, bad, bad downloader boy…
Why? Well, let’s do some simple RDS mathematics here. For 29 bucks you get 12 gigs of traffic each month. And yeah, 300 minutes for your calls in the Romtelecom network and 3000 minutes for your calls in the RDSTel network which I’m just wasting every month, since I know a total of 3 RDSTel numbers and they’re not people I call that often. That’s not too bad but if I look at my traffic monitor it says 6.5 GB. And the date says October the 13th. Whoops! A simple calculation will show that when you have 12 gigs of traffic per month you can do about 400 megs per day. 13 * 400 is 5200 megs and that means I’m ahead with more 1 gig and I have to wait about 2 or 3 days for my cable modem to cool down by downloading the 3 CDs of the latest version of Mandrake Linux from the linux.ro FTP because traffic with linux.ro and a few other sites under the RDS umbrella (of which the other notable one is Linkmania gaming site) do not add up.
Fortunately time will pass quick as this weekend I’ll be partying like mad at the TMBase festival. Yay!