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25. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 20:08 Quboid
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 19:19:
Aaaand here ya go....


Assuming that's 100GB for a 2 hour UHD movie, that's about 14MB/s, or 112Mb, stable connection. I have a 55Mb connection but I wouldn't say I reliably get much more than about half that, so in theory, I'd need at least a 220Mbit line. Ouch.

That would also burn through data caps, even assuming they're 'inflation adjusted' to suit the higher speed. If I got 4x the speed and 4x the data cap, it would be 800GB in peak times, or 4 movies a month, and nothing else.

TL;DR: that's a lot of data.
 
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24. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 19:19 nin
 

Aaaand here ya go....

 
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23. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 16:18 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:29:
Bodolza wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:13:
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 07:25:
I can deal without Google knowing what I watch and download and then tying it to my real name

You mean like what Comcast and most other ISPs currently do?


Exactly.


Yeah, but they have pieces. Everyone has pieces. I'm less happy about it being consolidated.

Plus, TW, ComCast, etc., all have fewer friends than Google, and none are part of my public persona, unlike Google.

 
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22. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 15:54 avianflu
 
TWC's CFO was sniggering under her breath the whole time she was saying that. She's knows she was bs'ing  
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21. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 13:29 nin
 
Bodolza wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 13:13:
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 07:25:
I can deal without Google knowing what I watch and download and then tying it to my real name

You mean like what Comcast and most other ISPs currently do?


Exactly.

 
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20. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 13:13 Bodolza
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 07:25:
I can deal without Google knowing what I watch and download and then tying it to my real name

You mean like what Comcast and most other ISPs currently do?
 
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19. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 10:45 Ant
 
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 20:00:
As I told Blue, I can't wait for google to run these fucks out of town...

After we are dead?
 
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18. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 08:51 nin
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 00:19:
Flatline wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 23:08:
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 21:34:
I want a Porsche. I don't need one, but I want one. I coul buy one but I really don't want to take out a mortgage to get one. Same with gigabit. Hell, I'd just like to see most DSL come down to more reasonable prices as it is. Try swinging that TWC!

Shitty analogy, because eventually to do much on the intertubes you *will* need higher and higher performance broadband. If that wasn't the case you'd still be on dialup.

Really? We'll NEED gigabit before long will we?
LOL!


If media companies continue down the digital route away from physical media (already talk of 4K)...yeah. I can see it, easy. You think the current infrastructure will support that, to multiple homes?

 
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17. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 08:35 Mr. Tact
 
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 20:44:
That these guys are 4 hours away (Kansas City, with me in Tulsa) is just killing me.
Yeah - I was thinking, "That is almost enough reason to move to Kansas City -- I mean, I live in the Midwest already..." (110 miles south of Chicago for the record)
 
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16. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 07:25 Beamer
 
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 20:00:
As I told Blue, I can't wait for google to run these fucks out of town...


I can deal without Google knowing what I watch and download and then tying it to my real name because I'm forced to log in to my TV with a gmail account.
 
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15. Re: but there is a demand for hate powered chicken Feb 28, 2013, 07:09 InBlack
 
space god wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 00:28:
there is also no consumer demand for limitless free-energy generators without a fuel source that power any number of electrical devices forever with zero pollution

Haha, well said. Although the "no fuel source" part is debatable. I would change that to "free fuel source" such as the sun for example.
 
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14. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 05:42 jdreyer
 
And in other news, there's no consumer demand for coffee or gasoline.

Cost of gigabit internet in Korea: $27/month
 
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13. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 03:25 Grokk
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2013, 00:19:
Flatline wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 23:08:
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 21:34:
I want a Porsche. I don't need one, but I want one. I coul buy one but I really don't want to take out a mortgage to get one. Same with gigabit. Hell, I'd just like to see most DSL come down to more reasonable prices as it is. Try swinging that TWC!

Shitty analogy, because eventually to do much on the intertubes you *will* need higher and higher performance broadband. If that wasn't the case you'd still be on dialup.

Really? We'll NEED gigabit before long will we?
LOL!


Actually yes, it's pretty much required now. At a minimum most home users need 100mbit.
The reason being that a lot of technology is going in to putting things "in the cloud", and once you start placing entire applications and half your OS in the cloud you're going to need speeds comparable to you hard disk.
Once everything becomes cloud based and the desktop a thing of the past, then internet speed will be the new video card upgrade.

Whether or not that's how things will turn out, I really couldn't say, but I do know a lot of companies are spending some big bucks trying to do away with the desktop. One of their critical road blocks is internet speed.

"If you build it, they will come." might not stand for everything, but I know that if people have faster internet that it will get used, just the same as faster PC's are being utilised now.
 
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12. but there is a demand for hate powered chicken Feb 28, 2013, 00:28 space god
 
there is also no consumer demand for limitless free-energy generators without a fuel source that power any number of electrical devices forever with zero pollution  
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11. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 28, 2013, 00:19 Cutter
 
Flatline wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 23:08:
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 21:34:
I want a Porsche. I don't need one, but I want one. I coul buy one but I really don't want to take out a mortgage to get one. Same with gigabit. Hell, I'd just like to see most DSL come down to more reasonable prices as it is. Try swinging that TWC!

Shitty analogy, because eventually to do much on the intertubes you *will* need higher and higher performance broadband. If that wasn't the case you'd still be on dialup.

Really? We'll NEED gigabit before long will we?
LOL!
 
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10. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 23:08 Flatline
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 21:34:
I want a Porsche. I don't need one, but I want one. I coul buy one but I really don't want to take out a mortgage to get one. Same with gigabit. Hell, I'd just like to see most DSL come down to more reasonable prices as it is. Try swinging that TWC!

Shitty analogy, because eventually to do much on the intertubes you *will* need higher and higher performance broadband. If that wasn't the case you'd still be on dialup.
 
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9. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 22:26 Creston
 
nin wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 20:44:
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 27, 2013, 20:39:
This. As long as they don't lower price of the lower tiers, higher tiers won't find adoption.

But all it takes is 1 new-comer with lots of cash to offer the high tier at competitive prices and all the other ISP's go down in flames crying. Because once there at good price, adoption will sky-rocket.

Check out the prices. Gigabit for $70. And 5 down, 1 up is FREE. No caps.

That these guys are 4 hours away (Kansas City, with me in Tulsa) is just killing me. SOUTH, GOOGLE, SOUTH!

Fuck cable!


I don't think Google is really going to expand all that much, sadly. The telcos would just harass them through government so much that it wouldn't be worth it.

We're going to be stuck with terribly overpriced, shitty internet for a long fucking time to come.

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8. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 21:45 space god
 
there is definitely demand for downloading entire tv shows in less than one minute.. but i doubt time warner would facilitate that  
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7. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 21:42 JeffD
 
I have 50mbit... I rarly have a need for it, but it is def nice for those times I download my anime. I could care less if it gets faster, I would simply liked to see cheaper.  
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6. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 27, 2013, 21:34 Cutter
 
I want a Porsche. I don't need one, but I want one. I coul buy one but I really don't want to take out a mortgage to get one. Same with gigabit. Hell, I'd just like to see most DSL come down to more reasonable prices as it is. Try swinging that TWC!
 
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