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(KWHN 1320)   During NBA Finals Game 5, fans in the arena used more then 182GB of bandwidth, including 394,000 social media posts. Did anybody actually WATCH the game?   (kwhn.com) divider line 47
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2014-06-17 12:53:55 PM
They were all busy retweeting @haveheatfansleft's posts.
 
2014-06-17 01:16:42 PM
While I'm sure there were plenty of people taking pictures and posting them on their site of choice, I'm willing to bet that press row was responsible for a hefty chunk of that 182GB. Making the assumption that 182GB translates into 394k posts on social media is kinda silly.
 
2014-06-17 01:24:02 PM
Half of that traffic was probably Supercampion.  ;)
 
2014-06-17 01:31:10 PM
They were actually all Instagram pictures of the stadium concessions.
 
2014-06-17 03:36:21 PM
The last 2 minutes are the only important ones anyway
 
2014-06-17 03:36:30 PM
It wasn't Coach Spo looking up basketball coaching on Wikipedia?
 
2014-06-17 03:36:43 PM
Watch the game?  You said NBA right?  That sounds awful.
 
2014-06-17 03:36:47 PM
Sure I watched the game.  It streamed just fine.
 
2014-06-17 03:37:22 PM
Did anybody actually WATCH the game?

Okay I'll bite...

Dwyane Wade looked like he spent a lot of time watching.  At least when playing defense.

/I'll see myself out
 
2014-06-17 03:37:46 PM
Apparently, not anyone there in a Heat uniform.
 
2014-06-17 03:39:29 PM
Half was Pornhub. Watching Miami get raped.
 
2014-06-17 03:40:56 PM
Ex-Texan, you owe me a keyboard.
 
2014-06-17 03:42:34 PM
That's when I was catching up on Orange is the New Black.

/crap someone already beat me to the rape joke
 
2014-06-17 03:42:38 PM

Gonz: They were actually all Instagram pictures of the stadium concessions

boobs.
 
2014-06-17 03:43:58 PM
Maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, but 19,500 fans and 394k posts means an average of 20 posts per person. I would say that would be highly improbable
 
2014-06-17 03:44:13 PM
Large pictures = Fat Texans?
 
2014-06-17 03:44:18 PM
dammit...I forgot the boobs

cdn.niketalk.com

I must be coming down with the flu
 
2014-06-17 03:44:53 PM
Also, Who would buy a phone to get a Lebron App?
 
2014-06-17 03:44:53 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Half of that traffic was probably Supercampion.  ;)


*looks at this month's cell phone bill*

*head explodes*
 
2014-06-17 03:47:18 PM
They were all watching the World Cup.
 
2014-06-17 03:52:09 PM

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: dammit...I forgot the boobs

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I must be coming down with the flu


The medical term is "Titilitis"
I myself have a full-blown case of titilitis.
 
2014-06-17 03:53:07 PM
More THEN, subby?
 
2014-06-17 03:57:35 PM

Combustion: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: dammit...I forgot the boobs

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I must be coming down with the flu

The medical term is "Titilitis"
I myself have a full-blown case of titilitis.


Take one of these and call me in the morning.
www.elitelakeballs.co.uk
 
2014-06-17 04:00:19 PM
What's this NBA thingy you speak of?
 
2014-06-17 04:00:28 PM
img.fark.net
Related...
 
2014-06-17 04:00:33 PM

Devo: Also, Who would buy a phone to get a Lebron App?


LeBron.
 
2014-06-17 04:01:56 PM
Why is "bandwidth" used in that context instead of data?

It seems to me that MB or GB of data are a quantity, like gallons, while bandwidth is more of a volume of flow, like cubic meters per second.

Are they pretty much interchangeable now?

Not trolling, just dumb.
 
2014-06-17 04:05:36 PM

Devo: Also, Who would buy a phone to get a Lebron App?


That app works for about 36 minutes and then completely disappears from your phone.
 
2014-06-17 04:06:23 PM
You know, this article is going to sound quite antiquated in less than a decade. It won't be long until 182GB is about normal for one family, or even one person, to use at an outing - uploading hi-def pics and video, live video chat, etc.

Think about how much data was used in the 2004 NBA finals, and extrapolate that to the 2024 finals.
 
2014-06-17 04:08:17 PM

tylerdurden217: Devo: Also, Who would buy a phone to get a Lebron App?

That app works for about 36 minutes and then completely disappears from your phone.


But you leave it running anyway because you paid so much for it.
 
2014-06-17 04:09:34 PM
 
2014-06-17 04:12:47 PM
Well since one family might have used 8GB while little kids not interested in game watch Disney movies - not that much.
 
2014-06-17 04:15:44 PM
182gb?  That's all?
That could have been done by 3 teenage girls...
 
2014-06-17 04:15:53 PM
it's not 182 GB of bandwidth, it's 182 GB of Data.   spankings for the Fark Headerman.  Bandwidth is the speed of the data.
 
2014-06-17 04:16:16 PM

tylerdurden217: Devo: Also, Who would buy a phone to get a Lebron App?

That app works for about 36 minutes and then completely disappears from your phone.


That's the old model of phone. The new model comes with an IV port. The app runs real smooth. Travels well too.
 
2014-06-17 04:19:04 PM

airsupport: Why is "bandwidth" used in that context instead of data?

It seems to me that MB or GB of data are a quantity, like gallons, while bandwidth is more of a volume of flow, like cubic meters per second.

Are they pretty much interchangeable now?

Not trolling, just dumb.


see above.   Bandwidth is how fat the 'pipe' is for data to flow.  like a hose, the fatter it is, the more water can pass thru it per time. google fiber = very fat 'pipe'.  dialup = very narrow pipe.  remember, wider is better. (;
 
2014-06-17 04:23:06 PM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Half of that traffic was probably Supercampion.  ;)


Was he watching the game or mocking what he assumed was the plot of Raw?

MORE WADE MEMES NEEDED!
 
2014-06-17 04:29:19 PM
Just like concerts,  the band you've been waiting to see for years and paid top dollar to see comes on the stage and up goes your 4" cell phone to record video and take pictures.  Nothing like watching a show through a 4" screen.

Put the phone away...you'll feel better.
 
2014-06-17 04:42:26 PM

Linux_Yes: Bandwidth is how fat the 'pipe' is for data to flow.


Never underestimate the bandwidth of a 747 filled with media.

("308000 lbs / 655 g * 5 TB / 7 hours in Tbps" says 338 Tbps for example NYC-LON run)

Latency is a real biatch but it sure can move a lot of data.
 
2014-06-17 04:49:29 PM
I hate social media

/don't tweet this
 
2014-06-17 05:12:56 PM

eventhelosers: Well since one family might have used 8GB while little kids not interested in game watch Disney movies - not that much.


Correct.

Now that parent is a farking tool spending all that money on a seat at the NBA finals just to have a kid not watch it, yet data gets gone through fast.
 
2014-06-17 05:17:27 PM

dj_spanmaster: That's when I was catching up on Orange is the New Black.

/crap someone already beat me to the rape joke


And now I'm hating myself for even considering a rape joke.
 
2014-06-17 05:55:35 PM
more then [sic] 182GB of bandwidth [sic] (data)

That's like almost four Blu-Ray discs.


And learn to spell, dude.
 
2014-06-17 06:49:01 PM
During NBA Finals Game 5, fans in the arena used more then 182GB of bandwidth, including 394,000 social media posts. Did anybody actually WATCH the game?

Are you telling me someone is monitoring the number of social media posts made from inside the stadium? So they are monitoring the traffic that goes through their wifi?

Also, maybe people are watching youtube/netflix while waiting for the game to begin or waiting in line or waiting in the parking lots to suck down that much bandwidth. The game is only a tiny fraction of the process of watching the game, there is a lot of standing around, sitting around and waiting.

They spun the story as social media when it is probably a testament to the amount of dead time it takes to attend a game when you are an average joe and have to wait and wait for things.
 
2014-06-18 08:19:41 AM
That's actually nothing. My family of five uses around 170GB of data per month. It shocks me that it did not scale higher.

//not bandwidth pile-on  ...
 
2014-06-18 09:40:01 AM

Linux_Yes: airsupport: Why is "bandwidth" used in that context instead of data?

It seems to me that MB or GB of data are a quantity, like gallons, while bandwidth is more of a volume of flow, like cubic meters per second.

Are they pretty much interchangeable now?

Not trolling, just dumb.

see above.   Bandwidth is how fat the 'pipe' is for data to flow.  like a hose, the fatter it is, the more water can pass thru it per time. google fiber = very fat 'pipe'.  dialup = very narrow pipe.  remember, wider is better. (;


Thank you, Linux!  What a great operating system you are.  So helpful.
 
2014-06-18 12:52:39 PM

Clemkadidlefark: I hate social media

/don't tweet this


That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
 
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