I’m on a plane.
And yeah, I know you’ve been able to write on a plane for a while now, but I’m also going to POST on a plane.
Now, the tests.
Skype/VOIP? check (even video was fine).
Bandwidth test: 1758kbs down, 215 kbps up, 178 ping.
Price: $12.95 for the 4 hour 43 minute flight.
I also tried running a long ping to Google, and so far, it’s been pretty impressive:
Ping statistics for 126.96.36.199:
Packets: Sent = 1167, Received = 1167, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 128ms, Maximum = 3789ms, Average = 201ms
The wifi doesn’t turn on (well, it turns on, but you can’t connect to the Internet) until they announce you may use electronic devices, but that’s only about 5 minutes into the flight.
You can access aa.com and a few other sites (wsj.com?) without paying anything.
I love farting on airplanes.
I’m really not sure what else to say.
Except maybe, “Hello future, nice to meet you… FROM THE INSIDE!”