Today I found a link to www.broadband.gov, where you can find a new speed test tool for broadband connections. I thought it might be interesting to play with it, so I ran the test.
And my browser hung using 100% of my CPU during the latency test.
After killing Firefox off I went and read the fine print:
Users are randomly assigned the Ookla or M-Lab application.
Note: the M-Lab application currently does not work with Safari, Chrome, and Opera web browsers.
That's right. Our beloved feds are randomly assigning a speed test application, but one of the two possibilities only works with IE.
Excuse me? Why would you even do that? What sort of idiot let that go live?