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Initial post: Jul 30, 2013 1:44:47 PM PDT
Why does an issue of the WSJ take 4 minutes to download (2nd gen Kindle Fire) while War and Peace takes 8 seconds?

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 1:47:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 30, 2013 1:47:38 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
Because War and Peace doesn't have any pictures?
Because the WSJ server is slow?
Because your Kindle is telling you to read novels, not newspapers?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 1:50:08 PM PDT
I wouldn't read anything on a Fire. I'm asking for someone else.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 1:51:15 PM PDT
Dittie says:
So you'll have time to read War and Peace, which is as updated as it will probably ever be.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 1:53:14 PM PDT
The Artist says:
Maybe because it's a larger file than War & Peace, which is just text, after all.

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 1:55:16 PM PDT
Dittie says:
Seriously, though, my best guess is it's about the formatting.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 1:57:24 PM PDT
The Washington Post downloads in about 16 seconds. Liberals use less pictures?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 1:58:33 PM PDT
Dittie says:
lol

Connection speed, maybe? Other running apps?

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 2:02:29 PM PDT
T. Cook says:
Wow, someone just downvoted the entire thread.... Not sure if that would imply liberals or whatever non-liberals are called...

Most likely the Washington Post uses better codecs for making file sizes of photos smaller, if they use the same number of pics...

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 2:08:35 PM PDT
Dittie says:
Does it always take about the same length of time? Downloaded from the same location? About the same time of day?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 2:16:20 PM PDT
JES says:
What difference does it make? You are still getting what you are downloading. There are numerous factors involved in how long it takes to download something. And there is no way to say which factor it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 2:20:44 PM PDT
Dittie says:
What difference does it make what difference it makes?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 2:27:06 PM PDT
The Artist says:
Maybe WSJ is just trying to appear more important by taking longer to download. "We take longer because our publication has more depth!!!" Or maybe they're saying "If you can't wait 4 minutes, then you are not our targeted demographic!"

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 6:45:30 PM PDT
You can download entire movies in less time. I'm just wondering if anyone else experiences this issue with the WSJ. I'm told it always takes a long time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 6:52:19 PM PDT
JES says:
If you really want an answer, contact the WSJ.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 7:07:29 PM PDT
Is it somehow offensive to you that I am wondering if this happens to other people besides my FiL?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 30, 2013 8:48:48 PM PDT
JES says:
I don't find it offensive. I just don't see why it matters if other people are experiencing the same thing.
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