reply to quantumfluxx
Re: BULLSHIT Won't get any disagreements from me about future usage and how this stifles potential development on the internet. I'm not going to argue for a second that I think this kind of move is going in the wrong direction, but that's not what I was pointing out to Torobull even though you both seem to think so.
I'm a heavy user. I use Steam for my gaming platform. I use youtube for all my yuk yuks. I download a large amount of HD content every month instead of using a cable subscription, and I stream some of it. A large amount. I have over 20 TBs of storage for myself for what I want to keep.
I am very far outside of the normal bell curve. If you think that this is not a huge outlier and statistical anomaly then you are delusional and what I say is going to have no impact on you. But really it won't matter because no matter how much you scream and yell it won't change the fact that we're outliers.
The comedy point however that you will continue to argue around with Torobull is the amount of usage this generates. I'm on an unmetered connection here in the Western provinces and I average well under 100 gigs per month.
Sure there's a month or two that I'll peak because I have specific content I want to get, but those are the exception and not the rule.
Most online streams in Canada are only coming online now. The American ones are shutting down their access to Canada and they'll soon all be inaccessible. Canadian ones like CTV or CBC are all streaming at sub-SD quality.
Even with extreme piracy of HD content if you're only downloading what you're actually watching (as opposed to trying to archive everything ever created) then you're not even coming close to the 200 gig number that Torobull is throwing out.
Here's another math exercise using your numbers:
3 hours of tv per day, 1 gig per hour, 7 days per week for 30 days: 84 gigs per month
play through 4 full featured (10-40 hour games at 50 bucks a pop) steam available video games per month: 7.5 gigs (dual layer dvd) times 4 = 30 gigs per month
2 full featured movie per week, times 4, ripped from blu-ray at 4.5 gigs on any available torrent tracker: 36 gigs per month
miscellaneous games patches, traffic, email, websites, youtube etc: FIFTY MORE GIGS.
To put that into perspective that's 128 movie trailers on apple.com you have left.
I'm using YOUR numbers and even including piracy in the mix. You cant get most HD streams in Canada because they're US only, but I included them anyway. You still can't justify 200 gigs of usage every month, sir. The claim is ridiculous no matter what your lifestyle or usage.