Dave is using 450GB a month, apparently. He claims it’s for downloading FlickrFan images to 5 computers… so let’s do a little math.
The images from the FlickrFan Feed average about 1MB each. He could download, then, almost half a million of them and still stay under 450GB.
If 300GB is from FlickrFan, that gives him 10GB a day. 2GB per computer, per day. Roughly 2,000 pictures. Per day. Per computer.
That comes out to 83 pictures per hour. Every hour. Every day. The AP feed doesn’t even generate half that many in an entire day, let alone every single hour.
Is it possible that Dave has gone crazy and added dozens and dozens of Flickr feeds to each of his computers? Sure it is. What’s more likely, though, is that he’s got his BitTorrent client downloading boatloads of movies and software.