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Old 05-22-2014, 05:44 PM   #41
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Yes, the ISP could be the problem in some cases, often they are routed poorly which can slow stuff down because it ups the chances that you'll hit a slow server or switch somewhere.

I'd be interested in seeing people's ping times.
Is there a command for that? What's the syntax?
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #42
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Is there a command for that? What's the syntax?
You can use a site like pingtest.net
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Old 05-22-2014, 06:27 PM   #43
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You can use a site like pingtest.net
I got 30 ms and 33 ms with the VPN. I'm in Montreal and my ISP is in Toronto.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:28 PM   #44
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Those are good pings, mine are usually around 40ish. I haven't tested with my VPN
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:43 PM   #45
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I got 35ms and 36ms.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:47 PM   #46
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DC always ran slow on my old laptop while other sites loaded quickly on that same laptop.
On my new Chrome laptop DC is lightening fast.
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I got 33ms and 34 ms.
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:42 AM   #48
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Simply pinging DC is not the best test. That tests the round trip time of a special type of packet. Nothing more. It doesn't test processing time of the web servers and it doesn't test the time to other sites that you are making calls to when you come here (ad sites, the cdn, etc).

If there is a particular part of the loading experience that is slow you should notice that in the status bar.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #49
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It's been extremely slow here to.
I've done all the usual updates that should be done regularly.
Still hasn't helped. Some pages takes 2+ minutes to load.
It's slow to even post a reply. We wait and wait some more...
Who is your ISP?

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DC has been running faster for me since the latest Firefox update that eliminated that pesky add on bar at the bottom of the page which was taking up too much valuable screen space.
https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox

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Is there a reason why anyone should not have an Ad Blocker?
I'm just wondering why anyone is opposed to having it on their computer.
It's how the site operates and pays their bills. Ad clicks are income for DC.
It does not hurt to click an add now and again. Just to help support the forum.

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Is there a command for that? What's the syntax?
Speedtest.net by Ookla - The Global Broadband Speed Test
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:33 AM   #50
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It's how the site operates and pays their bills. Ad clicks are income for DC.
It does not hurt to click an add now and again. Just to help support the forum
This is true, unfortunately.

Although most of the conversations on this thread are beyond my mental pay grade----I've been following it.

Then, because of a chat with a neighbor yesterday with a new computer I just thought of this as a possible (just possible) reason for some computers to be slow and others not.

The first thing I did (with some help from a friend) when I got a new laptop was to "try" to remove all the bloatware that comes with a new computer. One of the tools used was DeCrapifier. But there are others that may be better or just as good.

It took a while and I'm sure I didn't get all the 'crap' off---- but it was worth it.
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