Our registrar has satellite at home, and got informed he was exceeding his
quota. Turned out his neighbor was using his wireless without his knowing
it, and downloading a lot of stuff.
Brattleboro Union High School District # 6
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Wolfram Alpha at first glance looks a bit like google - but it generates
>information in a different fashion. It starts with information gleaned
>from "primary sources", not on (unverified) web-found information.
>It tries to answer a wide range of questions. Try typing in two first
>names. The site has a great webcast description by Steve Wolfram.
>Last evening I had a burst in bandwidth use I can't explain. It might
>have been the Wolfram Alpha site downloading a video or other large file
>(based on going to a web page, not on selecting something to view).
>This is important to me because I have a satellite web connection, with
>a daily max, which I went over yesterday - and then came close to going
>over again after asking for my "one free reset per month".
>If it's not Wolfram, some bot may be using my system. Ideas, anyone?