Originally posted by mswaine
[b]Well you can file this in "more info than you want to know" . I've been checking my cable speed at various times today and I keep coming up with more or less the same speed. Even peaked at 4.8 sec to download 1 meg. at one point, so I'm going to fall back on icon clutter as the reason for my slow visits to this site. The site has a wealth of information and lots of images to graze on so I guess I'll just plod along and resign myself a certain level of pollution.
"Icon clutter" has very little to do with it. Remember, net latency can be caused by only about a 3 dozen things in between your home computer and our servers.
Our ISP could be experiencing a "packet storm", someone on the shelf next to us could be hogging all of the local bandwidth (from ISP to the street). Also, our ISP is installing a new fiber optic network - I don't expect this to go seamlessly ...