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Need Technical Help   The Online You: Internet Life

Started 11/9/20 by kizmet1; 2544 views.
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.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

12/27/20

Lol. I heard about the molasses.
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From: Showtalk

12/27/20

Do you have other internet options?

It's now been 102 years since the Great Molasses Flood.

Only if I were to cough up $3 million to have many miles of optical fiber buried from somewhere in town at an internet backbone connection all the way out to the house. Then I could easily get gigabit speeds.

But the length of copper wire or radio signals and finite spectrum available tends to limit the speed I'll ever be able to get out here.

At higher frequencies the atmospheric water vapor absorption of signals just gets worse and worse. This is one of the technical reasons that 5G needs a LOT more towers - because not only is it fast, but the signal range is very short.

kizmet1

From: kizmet1

1/17/21

Just think, my grandparents were alive then and back home in Indiana. I wonder if the molasses was competing with the Spanish Flu then?
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From: Showtalk

1/17/21

Then it’s time for another molasses flood...or not.

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From: Showtalk

1/17/21

But 5G itself is a danger. Don’t you read the tech data?  Lots of theories about it, none factual.  People really believe that stuff. There must be a good way to get high speed to rural areas.

The molasses was to try and get alcohol production done before Prohibition hit a year later.

So it was the calendar that was competing against the molasses, and that was why the tank was over-filled at the time.

Showtalk said:

Lots of theories about it, none factual. People really believe that stuff. There must be a good way to get high speed to rural areas.

Evidently, these days pseudoscience tends to win out over facts especially if the facts are kind of boring and dry. Those don't hold the attention of the proletariat the way that binge-watching old episodes of Jeremy Kyle (Britain) or Jerry Springer (US) and Maury Povich acts as the modern opiate of the masses.

Rural areas don't spend enough money for those in charge of internet connectivity to really bother with. The tech giants look at anyone outside of the dense blue coastal cities as a bunch of uneducated hayseed hicks, and were written off as not worth the time or effort to build out infrastructure to.

Hell, they probably think that we in "Flyover Country" don't have running water or flush toilets or electricity.

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