Why are the graphs so beautifully regular? I might have expected some randomness

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I’m still experimenting with GW. It’s almost as interesting as Tetris or Sokoban.

I’m deliberately streaming YouTube to give me a continuous download. I’m trying to understand the graph results.

If I select “5 minutes” with maximum aperture (5 mins), the graph is empty.

If I select “3 hours”, with an aperture of about 30 minutes, I see one spike at about 12:00 and one spike at about 12:30. Why is there nothing in between? YouTube is continuous.

If I select 24 hours, with minimum aperture (about 1 hour), I see the same two spikes as for the “3 hour” setting.

In all cases, the spikes have the same amplitude. That seems weird to me. I would have expected some kind of irregular saw-tooth waveform.
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Perhaps you should read this topic about the graphs to see what others, including myself, have learnt.

That topic was partly inspired by this GlassWire blog about the graphs:
https://blog.glasswire.com/2016/05/09/understanding-glasswires-graph-and-scaling-how-much-data-are-you-using-on-your-pc/

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@OldGrantonian

That’s interesting about Youtube. Some of our team used to work in video streaming, and with video streaming and there isn’t much movement the data required should be much lower.