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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] a brief note on "delta compression"

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] a brief note on "delta compression"
Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 18:23:11 -0400

In lists.arch.users, you wrote:
> On Mon, May 03, 2004 at 05:03:18PM -0400, Aaron Bentley wrote:
>> 2. 50 is a pretty good number with tla--devo--1.2 over 1MB/s DSL.
> Does knowing the rough connection speed help the calculation at all?  If so,
> perhaps it could be made an optional .arch-params parameter (it would be only
> a hint of course, since both ends of the connection matter, but for those of
> us using a 56K dialup, the maximum speed is all too obvious :-).
> I think for my usage, 50 is way too low, BTW, but I don't have any hard data
> to back it up.  Hmmm, maybe I ought to do some timing (it's just annoying
> because it's _always_ excruciatingly slow, and I'm really measuring which way
> is more excruciating).

Heh. What about people that are sometimes on a T1, and other times on a
9600 Baud connection?  My uh, "friend", tends to hop around just like

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