[Bloat] DSLReports Speed Test has latency measurement built-in

Simon Barber simon at superduper.net
Mon Apr 20 22:56:00 EDT 2015

One thing users understand is slow web access.  Perhaps translating the 
latency measurement into 'a typical web page will take X seconds longer to 
load', or even stating the impact as 'this latency causes a typical web 
page to load slower, as if your connection was only YY% of the measured speed.'


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On April 19, 2015 1:54:19 PM Jonathan Morton <chromatix99 at gmail.com> wrote:

> >>>> Frequency readouts are probably more accessible to the latter.
> >>>
> >>> 	The frequency domain more accessible to laypersons? I have my doubts ;)
> >>
> >> Gamers, at least, are familiar with “frames per second” and how that 
> corresponds to their monitor’s refresh rate.
> >
> > 	I am sure they can easily transform back into time domain to get the 
> frame period ;) .  I am partly kidding, I think your idea is great in that 
> it is a truly positive value which could lend itself to being used in 
> ISP/router manufacturer advertising, and hence might work in the real work; 
> on the other hand I like to keep data as “raw” as possible (not that ^(-1) 
> is a transformation worthy of being called data massage).
> >
> >> The desirable range of latencies, when converted to Hz, happens to be 
> roughly the same as the range of desirable frame rates.
> >
> > 	Just to play devils advocate, the interesting part is time or saving 
> time so seconds or milliseconds are also intuitively understandable and can 
> be easily added ;)
> Such readouts are certainly interesting to people like us.  I have no 
> objection to them being reported alongside a frequency readout.  But I 
> think most people are not interested in “time savings” measured in 
> milliseconds; they’re much more aware of the minute- and hour-level time 
> savings associated with greater bandwidth.
>  - Jonathan Morton
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