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    Default Why is PM the slowest forum?

    PM is deadly slow and has been for months. All the other forums I follow are very fast most of the time. I have Verizon wireless and FIOS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyhlucas View Post
    PM is deadly slow and has been for months. All the other forums I follow are very fast most of the time. I have Verizon wireless and FIOS.
    All the readers are dim short-bussers?

    Nah, it's fairly fast for me, must be your white-collar Apple device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyhlucas View Post
    PM is deadly slow and has been for months. All the other forums I follow are very fast most of the time. I have Verizon wireless and FIOS.
    It might be you and not "everyone". I've no problem.

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    It's almost always been perfectly fast here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Hoffman View Post
    It's almost always been perfectly fast here.
    I'm with Conrad. It's usually fast, but occasionally it's half-fast.

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    I have no problems, it's very fast! As much as I pay for internet, over $110 a month, it better be fast!

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    ''Why is PM the slowest forum?''

    Because that's how we like it.

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    If it gets too fast, you don't have time to think.

    Tom

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    Everything seems slow when you're young.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyhlucas View Post
    PM is deadly slow and has been for months. All the other forums I follow are very fast most of the time. I have Verizon wireless and FIOS.
    Its something on your end. Not The Forum itself.

    Try Opening it in another browser. I recommend BRAVE. It has sped up all my online travels.
    Try clearing your cache.
    Try restarting your machine.

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    Apple device. Firefox browser. No collar. Acceptably speedy.

    Any chance you're waiting for swamped ad servers instead of site's actual content?

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    Clear your temp files. Clear recent history. Clean out unneeded storage. It's fast for me here in California. Nothing much else is OK here, but PM works.

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    The loading of the adds.

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    If you are using Apple, then Little Snitch is well worth the money.

    Even over a 4g phone connection PM is okay speed-wise with a little filtering ...

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    Works fine for me except I was getting a run of V-bulletin error pages off and on. I haven't had any of those the last couple weeks.

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    On my computer, just as fast as everything else.
    On my phone using wifi - incredibly slow, but ONLY PM
    On my phone using cell service - just as fast as the computer

    No idea what to make of that, never bothered to look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelP View Post
    Everything seems slow when you're young.
    As someone who first accessed the internet many decades ago through a 2400 baud modem "slow" is a relative term.

    PS: Yesterday a friend was complaining about the slow wifi on his phone and thought it was the whole internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    As someone who first accessed the internet many decades ago through a 2400 baud modem "slow" is a relative term.
    Yah but.. when it was an ASR-33 and BBS - internet still a hoovermint experiment or not-et-even?

    We were moving only text, and TERSE text - VERY - with lots of mnemonics, "TTY codes" and such at that.

    Now it is 80% advergarbage - and in full motion video, yet..



    Sub 2/10 second typical PM page-load time, 25/25 coax.

    Zero adverts, though. Not dealt with on-box with a browser wasting resources.
    Simply never connected to at all, per /etc/hosts and privoxy.

    Gary?

    - what does "top" show you as to whom is eating local resources?

    - what does tcpdump -I <the active NIC> show as to whether already infected, or buried under attempts at making it so?


    NNN

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottl View Post
    As someone who first accessed the internet many decades ago through a 2400 baud modem "slow" is a relative term.
    You didn't doo the "climb to the roof top, attach the Hollerith cards to the pigeon, and release" data xfer method ?
    Last edited by digger doug; 03-24-2020 at 07:18 AM.

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    [QUOTE=digger doug;3512759][QUOTE=Scottl;3512676]As someone who first accessed the internet many decades ago through a 2400 baud modem "slow" is a relative term.


    You didn't doo the "climb to the roof top, attach the Hollerith cards to the pigeon, and release" data xfer method ?
    No, but I remember getting up on a horse and galloping to the next county or State to deliver a message....


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