The Countdown Ends Tonight!

Unless my (as well as slinkydge on the forum) calculations are wrong, the countdown (or what we're assuming is a countdown) will end tonight at 11PM EST as long as it continues on it's current rate of 5 bytes a second. The file that has slowly been downloading via the PDP-11 terminal on will finally finish downloading tonight, so what do you think it is?

Based on the technology and time frame we're working with here I'm going to guess that we're going to get a bunch of text, possibly a classified document, that hopefully gives us more clues as to what we're dealing with here. I'll be pretty bummed if it just does nothing...

Here's what I did to get the end time in case you want to check my calculations:

It was 10:30AM CST (11:30AM EST) when I started the calculations and there were 126353 of 134640 bytes loaded at that point, that leaves 8287 bytes left to download. Since we know that it takes 5 seconds to download 1 byte, I multiplied 8287 by 5 and got 41435, that would be the number of seconds it will take to download the rest. Then I divided 41435 by 60 (60 seconds in a minute) which gives us 690 minutes. Divide that again by 60 (60 minutes in an hour) and you get 11.50 hrs. Now that would not mean 11 hours and 50 minutes, but rather 11 and a half hours, so 11 hours and 30 minutes, and since I did this at 10:30AM CST that would give us 10PM CST or 11PM EST.

Update: We're now on line [20]

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