Bitcoin Pain

With the Bitcoin network chain problem requiring a full re-download of the chain, this meant that my 150GB network limit was used up in 24 days, because of 85GB of upstream Bitcoin traffic. So for now I’ve stopped my client.

As I opted for reduced network speed verse overage fees, the family is making do with 64bps, which is dial-up internet really. Strangely enough mobile devices are less effected due to light weight apps, but computer based web surfing is almost out of the question.

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Jedlas 2013-04-09 17:33:42

I have been through this many times, one thing that greatly helps is going into your browsers options and disabling optional things, such as in Firefox images and javascript for a start. Even turning just images off helps a ton.


Simeon 2013-04-09 22:50:49

Cheers for the tips.

My ISP just rang and asked if I’d like to upgrade to 500GB a month for only $20 more a month. It’s temping to get back to normal, but nice to have a forced internet ‘pause’…