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randpwar
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Sententiously

I posted the results of a BT Speed test in the thread below and AxisofEvil picked up on them using this word..............what word would better replace it?  And just exactly what do Sub BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic mean?
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,82249.0.html
Download speed achieved during the test was - 3633 Kbps
For your connection, the acceptable range of speeds is 600-7150 Kbps.
Additional Information:
Your DSL Connection Rate :4905 Kbps(DOWN-STREAM), 445 Kbps(UP-STREAM)
IP Profile for your line is - 3500 Kbps
These figures represent the ratio while sententiously passing Sub BE, Normal BE and Priority BE marked traffic.
Rob
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VileReynard
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Re: Sententiously

I'm not sure which meaning of "sententiously" is meant.  Cheesy
According to the OED:-
1) According to the sense; not word for word (of a translation). Obs. rare
or
2 In a sententious manner; tersely and pithily.
Caxton used this meaning in 1481 of Tulle of Old Age "The sayd versis of the grete poete be of grete effect, purposed sentencyously in few wordis."
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These figures represent the ratio...
what ratio is this?
Sounds like BT don't know either. Grin

pierre_pierre
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Re: Sententiously

nearly the same, this is the  New Shorter Oxford (The two volume one)