Why do they always release these builds on weekends when I'm at my parents (who have a 8Mb connection)
It's a very sensible approach in my view. The servers are going to get hit hard when a new release becomes available. If they waited until Monday they'd get hit twice at hard as business users and
sad folks with no life the keener members of the community all hit the server at the same time.
The weekend release policy means that the keener members of the community hammer the servers all weekend so that by Monday when the business users get their act together there aren't so many people hitting the servers.