2010: D-Day for the Internet

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by DeMoN, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. DeMoN
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    Too many users and high-definition video downloading will be the end for the internet? [​IMG]

    http://tech.yahoo.com/blogs/null/90339

     
  2. Urza

    Urza hi

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    AT&T is full of shit.
     
  3. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    Have they've been watching South Park and took it too seriously?
     
  4. Destructobot

    Destructobot Crave the Hammer

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    We'd better download as much as possible now, before all the bandwidth runs out!
     
  5. Orc

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    I've been saving some internets in jars just in case something like this happens. I think I'll have enough for everyone in GBAtemp by 2010 so all of you can crash and camp over here.
     
  6. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    I'm planning on inventing a new form of internet called OuterPantyhose and it'll run off idiotic n00b thoughts, so should last a while.

    Working on something else as well that runs off bad jokes, hell me and Scubersteve could run that until will both die.
     
  7. Orc

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    Once it's running though, what does it do?
     
  8. Hadrian

    Hadrian Better than Craigslist

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    It'll work in pretty much the same way as the OuterPantyhose, only running on bad jokes.
     
  9. 2cb2ct7

    2cb2ct7 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You guys better save me some internets, damn you!

    Seriously though... AWESOME avatar and sig Orc... Loving the TakoOrcy. Is that sig from Spiral manga?

    Your avatar is pretty damn sweet too Urza! Where is that from?
     
  10. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

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    Blame the ISPs, they didn't invest when they should have and hoarded the money they made.
    In the UK ISPs are saying the BBC should pay towards the upgrades because of iPlayer.

    Also blame the consumer, they want cheap broadband but want the most out of it.
     
  11. Panzer Tacticer

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    Same trouble is troubling Canadian users and providers.

    The only solution I can see, is just take the physical infrastructure from them (the providers) "sorry this is now public property" and treat it the way we would sewers, roads, power supply, and make the public pay the needed costs to upgrade the physical portion of the internet to the 21st century.

    Otherwise, more and more people trying to use a finite resource is eventually just not going to cut it.
    Legit uses have just as much of an effect as non legal functions. And in time, even just legal uses will expect too much from too little.

    No one is going to continue paying the same ole fee for service that is becoming less and less of what they paid for.

    Many things go up in price, but at least you still get what you paid for. I didn't enjoy a loaf of bread rising to 2 bucks recently, but at least I got a full loaf of bread. They didn't tell me I could only have 10 slices, not the entire loaf.
     
  12. science

    science science rules

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    Ah, just wait. Everyone will be watching the Olympics in 2010, the bandwidth used will plummet.

    Unless they watch the Olympics streamed over the internet... [​IMG]
     
  13. superrob

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    Nah... this wont happend. And seriously every single optical fiber cable can transfer all calls made in Denmark in just one little cable.

    And these cables are OVERALL the world.

    Correct me if im wrong.
     
  14. silent sniper

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    this.

    but, yes, AT&T is pretty full of shit