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Need Technical Help   The Online You: Internet Life

Started 11/9/20 by kizmet1; 2564 views.
kizmet1

From: kizmet1

12/1/20

That is scary.
Is that what you watch in your spare time?
Alfi (THIALFI)

From: Alfi (THIALFI)

12/1/20

I've never seen it.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

12/1/20

I am afraid I will have to pass on it.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

12/2/20

I’m laughing. People stopped posting here when I could not back up my posts with experience and proof.  You just showed they were wrong. We don’t need to experience every example.  I would not watch it either.

Well,  my internet connection is so slow that it would take a decade to send someone a copy of my assorted documentaries and stuff. But just fill up a 4 terabyte hard drive, box it up, address the box, put on postage, and ship it.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

12/12/20

Your internet speed sounds like my phone. Slow but sure.
Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

12/12/20

I never thought of shipping computer data.  Shipping is expensive right now.

It seems to have sped up a bit in the past month, but it's still as slow as molasses in January except for that fateful January day in 1919 in Boston, when molasses moved at nearly 30 mph engulfing entire neighborhoods in the sticky brown tsunami.

Showtalk said:

I never thought of shipping computer data. Shipping is expensive right now.

If it's a vast enough amount, it's far more efficient than uploading it. That is what they did when they made the image of the black hole event horizon. It required several petabytes of data from 8 radio telescopes around the globe to create a virtual aperture the size of the earth. Essentially each radio telescope packed over a thousand multi-terabyte hard drives on a pallet, each - and air-freighted the pallet to a huge center in Massachusetts where all the hard drives were hooked up and the data crunched to build the final image.

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