usable T1 bandwidth

A polite "that question is more appropriately asked on the inet-access
list" or similar would have been just fine.

I agree..

You bitch about new network operators who don't know how to keep their
BGP announcements clean, and who don't know about the politics and
procedures of peering vs. transit, and the NAPs and elsewhere. But
let someone come here and try to learn, and you turn your nose up and
try to shame them out of your sight.

Actually I usually see a 50% flame 50% helpfull reply anytime I post. So I
just use my standard rule of thumb.. 90% of the people in the world are
total morons and 10% have some clue. So with a 50/50 split I think the
overall clue level is quite a bit higher here.

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

I am ashamed everytime I look at my paycheck.