Monday, April 02, 2012


My new Verizon 4G iPad came in today. Of course I took it out for a speed test almost ASAP. On the Compost via WiFi, download speed was 15.66Mbps, upload speed was 4.93Mbps, and the ping to their server was 18ms. Over Verizon's LTE wireless network... Download 32.34Mbps, upload 12.48Mbps, ping time 39ms.

To say that this thing is *fast* is like saying the ocean is big... sorta an understatement. Just sayin'.

-- Badtux the Easily Impressed Penguin


  1. Ah, but can you flip it over and cook eggs on it? That seems to be the gist of some of the reports.

  2. Hey, that just makes it multipurpose! ;).

    - Badtux the Snarky Penguin

  3. Now, not being technologically gifted, it sounds like (a) the iPad itself is what you're crowing about, and (b) Verizon lets you send/receive roughly twice the data in the same time when compared to Compost (I love that name for them). Since I started with a 9600 baud modem, both sound pretty freakin' fast to me. Anyways, congrats. Oh, and the lovely yet talented Mrs618 just got one -- also on Verizon -- and she seems pretty happy with it here in Maine.

  4. Ah, the days of Compuserve CB Simulator on a 900 baud modem...

  5. Don't forget, the ocean is not only big, it is also very, very wet.


  6. ......... wish like hell that I even understood what you are talking about.


Ground rules: Comments that consist solely of insults, fact-free talking points, are off-topic, or simply spam the same argument over and over will be deleted. The penguin is the only one allowed to be an ass here. All viewpoints, however, are welcomed, even if I disagree vehemently with you.

WARNING: You are entitled to create your own arguments, but you are NOT entitled to create your own facts. If you spew scientific denialism, or insist that the sky is purple, or otherwise insist that your made-up universe of pink unicorns and cotton candy trees is "real", well -- expect the banhammer.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.