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    are internet connections at uni really fast?

    i was talking to a mate on msn while he was downloading songs by the second lol
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    Mine was fairly fast - I've got a 2Mb connection now and I'd say that the uni connection was just slightly faster.
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    There will be hell to pay with my Accommodation Office is Internet connection is not fast enough for my taste. I will not accept anything where it takes more than 2-3 seconds for a page to load, regardless of time of day or network bandwidth useage. This is the year 2007 in case you hadn't noticed. Super Broadband 24/7 for all is the way forward - and don't tell me unis can't afford it. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    There will be hell to pay with my Accommodation Office is Internet connection is not fast enough for my taste. I will not accept anything where it takes more than 2-3 seconds for a page to load, regardless of time of day or network bandwidth useage. This is the year 2007 in case you hadn't noticed. Super Broadband 24/7 for all is the way forward - and don't tell me unis can't afford it. :rolleyes:
    Your trolling is boring me now.
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    There will be hell to pay with my Accommodation Office is Internet connection is not fast enough for my taste. I will not accept anything where it takes more than 2-3 seconds for a page to load, regardless of time of day or network bandwidth useage. This is the year 2007 in case you hadn't noticed. Super Broadband 24/7 for all is the way forward - and don't tell me unis can't afford it. :rolleyes:
    It's okay, you don't have to accept it. You can always ask for your internet to be disconnected if it bothers you that much.
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    There will be hell to pay with my Accommodation Office is Internet connection is not fast enough for my taste. I will not accept anything where it takes more than 2-3 seconds for a page to load, regardless of time of day or network bandwidth useage. This is the year 2007 in case you hadn't noticed. Super Broadband 24/7 for all is the way forward - and don't tell me unis can't afford it. :rolleyes:
    You will be taking what you are given, like all the other thousands of students have and will do.

    As more adventurous rightly pointed out, if you don't like having the internet you can disconnect it.

    Halls are not your own personal palace, if you accept the place then you accept what you are given. There was/is always the option of private accommodation. Nobody owes you anything.
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    (Original post by xX_JIMI_Xx)
    are internet connections at uni really fast?

    i was talking to a mate on msn while he was downloading songs by the second lol
    10 Megabit

    100 megabit if you're crafty... :ninja:
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    everyone does it!

    The connection in swansea halls was somewhere aroud 10mb i would guess, download speeds of over 1mb/sec
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    (Original post by more adventurous)
    Yes, at the beginning of every lecture the lecturer reads out a list of all the people who have looked at porn since the last lecture, and they are made to stand at the front of the lecture hall, where they have tomatoes thrown at them.
    Yeah, up here we have a weekly '******'s parade' along the seafront. The said pornography fans are made to walk for a mile and a half in their underwear carrying banners proclaiming their shame whilst both students, townspeople and the local clergy look on in silent disapproval.

    They are then excommunicated by the university chapel, and their degree certificates are stamped with a large red 'X' upon graduation. You actually couldn't read a word on my friend Bob's for all the red ink.
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    (Original post by Libertin du Nord)
    Yeah, up here we have a weekly '******'s parade' along the seafront. The said pornography fans are made to walk for a mile and a half in their underwear carrying banners proclaiming their shame whilst both students, townspeople and the local clergy look on in silent disapproval.
    so they get 9/10 of the uni out there then?



    Christ, what fun the accom people would have had looking at my internet :p:
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    He might be trolling, but I did think about this. :p:
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    The connection at uni is almost guaranteed to be a lot faster than home connections, most if not all have fiber-optic connections via JANET.
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    could we get in trouble for browsing perfectly legal but by some peoples standards, "unacceptable" political websites/forums?
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    (Original post by abrp)
    could we get in trouble for browsing perfectly legal but by some peoples standards, "unacceptable" political websites/forums?
    Thinly disguised "I'm coming out as a fascist" post?
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    (Original post by Proton Boy)
    Thinly disguised "I'm coming out as a fascist" post?
    :laugh:
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    Would they still know which sites you go on if you access it via proxy server?
    or are those just to disguise your ip from the website?
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    As said already, if you're in a uni hall or student house, you've got a good chance that the only internet available will be though the uni server (eg; renet at bristol). To sign on you need to sign away your rights, tick the box saying that you won't do bad/illegal things and bring the uni into disrepute. If you do, you face being disconnected at the very least and have to pay to be reconnected, you could be fined and you could be disciplined internally within the uni, or with the help of the authorities.

    The onus is on illegal activities. What you do in your own time, porn, gaming, watching movies, is all perfectly legal unless it infringes on someone elses rights. Of course its all down to the disgression of the unis, some might impose strict censorship and discipline people, but bristol did none of the sort.

    Things that are illegal, copyright abuses, file sharing, child porn, hacking, that sort of thing, is all illegal and you can easily be prosecuted. With all traffic going through the uni servers, if you were to do something illegal, there is a very good chance you will be caught, warned, and if you continue, they will take action. They will have lots of evidence which can eaily be used for conviction. A close friend of mine file shared about 5 albums. Resnet disconnected him straight away and warned him that if he continued, they would take further action. He didn't care about being disconnected and having to pay £15 to be reconnected, what he was worried about was having the evidence of his actions being forwarded to the record companies and him being prosecuted and getting a criminal record which could further see him being chucked out of uni.

    The uni bandwidth is normally huge. At Bristol i enjoyed being able to download films off Alluc (at about 350-700mb a time) in a few minutes. There was however usage limitations. At Bristol they were having problems with 10% of the users using up 90% of the bandwidth, they stopped that by bringing in peak usages at different times of the day. 1am-6pm was unlimited, as far as i can remember, but 6pm-12pm was capped at 5gb per week, so, watching a few films after six, every day of the week, was a good way of getting yourself relegated onto the peak bandwidth user area, where the connection speed was only about 1mb, so its pretty much impossible to anything other than check emails or do general surfing, but that was only till the end of the week, which wasn't too bad when, for instance, you exceed it sunday night, and have to wait till monday morning before you can finish watching whatever it was.
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    How many people have ever been threatened about downloading music off Limewire/Morpheus/Soulseek while at your uni Chocoholic? That action taken against your friend sounds very severe as nothing of the sort ever happened at Sussex as far as I was aware. Most of my friends downloaded large amounts of music while on campus using Resnet (Sussex Uni residential internet) and none were even given so much of a warning, despite a brief preamble about it in a rule booklet we were given. I'd think most universities would have better things to do with their time. How many people in the U.K. have even been prosecuted by record companies for p2p sharing?
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    At my uni, its not monitored... but we have a download limit.

    It would never be monitored by your tutors!" It woudl be monitored by the IT department or residences lol!

    Also - as regards porn - youre 18 ffs, its hardly a crime (well - if its normal porn anyway). They dont care what you do as long as its not illegal.
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    How many people have ever been threatened about downloading music off Limewire/Morpheus/Soulseek while at your uni Chocoholic? That action taken against your friend sounds very severe as nothing of the sort ever happened at Sussex as far as I was aware. Most of my friends downloaded large amounts of music while on campus using Resnet (Sussex Uni residential internet) and none were even given so much of a warning, despite a brief preamble about it in a rule booklet we were given. I'd think most universities would have better things to do with their time. How many people in the U.K. have even been prosecuted by record companies for p2p sharing?
    I only know one of my friends that was personally warned, but i have heard of friends of friends who have been disconnected for similar actions. The fact of the matter is that p2p sharing is banned at bris, he took the chance and was caught after streaming only about 5 albums worth of music. We all signed a disclaimer before signing on to the contract. The IT department would be perfectly able to prosecute my friend. You get a chance to rectify your ways, if you don't, they are perfectly able to get you prosecuted or take their own internal action.

    Resnet at bris has its own computer department. There are people there who are monitoring the usage and possibly abuse of the system almost all the time, they aren't simply spinning around on their computer chairs eating donuts. They have programs which monitor usage, type of usage, etc. If you're downloading large amounts from dodgy sources, chances are that the administrators will take a little extra interest in you, and if it is sus, take action. Sure, if you've compressed and emailed your friend a copy of Legally Blond 2, chances are you probably won't be caught.

    What the administrators is doing isn't severe, its the law, you're breaking it and they are perfectly within their rights to prosecute you or get you prosecuted. Obviously its different at Sussex, you're a smaller scale, less academic uni, you've got less funding so its simply not possible to have people monitor internet usage daily.
 
 
 
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