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patriot45
05-01-2009, 09:27 AM
This is a CRISIS! OMG! get little Timmy G, Rhambo, someone save us!
We are running out of internets!


Hurry, start rationing our usage. (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,518405,00.html)



Internet users face regular "brownouts" that will freeze their computers as capacity runs out in cyberspace, according to research to be published later this year.

Experts predict that consumer demand, already growing at 60 percent a year, will start to exceed supply as early as 2010 because of more people working online and the soaring popularity of bandwidth-hungry Web sites such as YouTube and services such as the BBC's iPlayer.

It will initially lead to computers being disrupted and going offline for several minutes at a time. Beginning in 2012, however, PCs and laptops are likely to operate at a much reduced speed, rendering the Internet an "unreliable toy."

When Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist, wrote the code that transformed a private computer network into the World Wide Web in 1991, the Internet appeared to be a limitless resource.

However, a report being compiled by Nemertes Research, a respected American think-tank, will warn that the Web has reached a critical point and that even the recession has failed to stave off impending problems.

Rockntractor
05-01-2009, 10:03 AM
If people stopped downloading porn we would have another 20 years before the traffic jam.

patriot45
05-01-2009, 10:14 AM
If people stopped downloading porn we would have another 20 years before the traffic jam.

Heh, you mean the DUmp and KOS! :D

Gingersnap
05-01-2009, 10:25 AM
This is just another scare tactic to sink net neutrality and gin up interest in some kind of pay-per-use scheme by the telecoms. :rolleyes:

Rockntractor
05-01-2009, 10:33 AM
This is just another scare tactic to sink net neutrality and gin up interest in some kind of pay-per-use scheme by the telecoms. :rolleyes:
Verizon limits me to 5 gigs per month. I had unlimited with Tmobile but they terminated me for overuse.
It is easy to go over I stay away from youtube and other videos.

megimoo
05-01-2009, 11:29 AM
This is just another scare tactic to sink net neutrality and gin up interest in some kind of pay-per-use scheme by the telecoms. :rolleyes:
You have it right .They still have several other modulation methods left to use.QAM for example (Quadratic Amplitude Modulation ) and Bit Torrent .Both methods will much improve video bandwidth .Bit torrent had been around for quite a while and works for burst downloads !Bandwidth is very much a 'demand' thing.Short bursts of high demand time between long low demand lulls.Bit Torrent integrates the demand out over a longer period lowering the peak demand !They ,the ISP want to charge the user by bandwidth use at a much higher rate to free up the load in order to carry pay TV !For bit torrent to work effectively for TV the sets would have to include a virtual PC embedded into the computer with a Lot of disk storage and a fast core and as much real memory (High Speed Dual Port Ram ) as possible !

blueyonder
05-01-2009, 07:38 PM
:pJust Obies way to stop conservative web sites. Will need all the space for "the truth" . hahaha