Huge Coaster Videos

Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:10 PM
Stumbled onto this site by accident.

http://files.searsfamily.com/

I don't know if these files are offered anywhere else, I personally haven't seen them (that's not saying much).

Some of the files are HUGE so you may want either a fast connection or lots of patience to download them. 30 to 40 Megs in some cases.

Anyone know any more about them. Seems weird that there'd just be a site with nothing but a handful of links to some nice big coaster videos.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 1:52 PM
Odd... http://roller-coaster.searsfamily.com/ is the site I have always seen [well, it had a different address at one time...](dating back to '98) but I noticed there is a lot of "extra" stuff at the link you mentioned compared to the one linked from the main page of the site...

... the on-rides are nice to see, but a very big file size as you mentioned.

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Jeff, you are the best! Thank you for your hard work, and your awesome site!

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 2:47 PM
Ahhh, I'm not familiar with the searsfamily site.

The files are big (the biggest is a little over 62MB) but they're pretty good.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 3:13 PM
Yeah, I found that about 2 months ago. I downloaded the 400+ meg version (God Bless Cable Modems). They are some really great home videos.

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Joshua Wilcox
"We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve"
- Japanese Admiral Yamamoto after sneak attack on Pearl Harbor

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 3:18 PM
Josh,

I'm downloading the 400MB one now. Some of the ones on the link I listed are different than the ones on the actual site, though. You might want to take a look.

Even with the cable modem, I'm looking at 45 or 50 minutes to get this 427MB file.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 4:31 PM
No, those are the same ones. If they aren't listed on the other page, they are definitely included on the composite file. And yeah, it took me like 45 minutes but consider the alternate of waiting.. say... two days?

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Joshua Wilcox
"We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve"
- Japanese Admiral Yamamoto after sneak attack on Pearl Harbor

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 7:02 PM
Ahhhh..  gotta love a registered version of Download Accelerator.  :o)
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I rode "X" and never went upside down.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 7:06 PM
Amen to that... it increases my speed from around 125kbps to about 190kbps.

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Joshua Wilcox
"We have awakened a sleeping giant and have instilled in him a terrible resolve"
- Japanese Admiral Yamamoto after sneak attack on Pearl Harbor

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Wednesday, October 3, 2001 9:12 PM
I'm not familiar with Download Accelerator - I'm assuming it works well from the comments. I guess I'll have to look into it. I usually get 150K downloads (give or take) straight from AT&T. Will this program speed me up even more? I'm already in T-1 range!

Make it even easier to download all the coaster pics and vids!

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:08 AM
Damnit, as I live on the other side of the pond, my 512Kbps cable modem has to make many hops & averages 25-30Kbps. That is about 4 hours for the 400Mb file. Whereas locally I have been able to hit 300Kbps.

What is the max speed of T1 in Kbps?

Are the files any good? Descriptions, file sizes & running times would be much appreciated.

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 4:29 AM

Taipan said:
What is the max speed of T1 in Kbps?

1.544 Mbits. It's the pipe that connects this very server to the Internet, compliments of Sprint.

Actually, compliments my rumpshakah. I'm paying out said rear for this thing!

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com
"From the global village... in the age of communication!"
Watch the grass grow!

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 11:32 AM


Jeff said:

1.544 Mbits. It's the pipe that connects this very server to the Internet, compliments of Sprint.

 

That's what I get with my cable line! 1.5Mbps or 150Kbps (bytes, not bits) I've heard that a lot of ISP's cap their connections, I guess I should consider myself lucky as my cable line only runs me 36.95 a month. During peak times it's down around 600K but late at night (when I usually am online most) I get above 1.0Mbps always and up around 1.5Mbps most of the time.


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Thursday, October 4, 2001 11:37 AM
... quit complaining... I get 5 KB/second... *sigh*
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Jeff, you are the best! Thank you for your hard work, and your awesome site!
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