Neoseeker : News : Internet could be severely overburdened by 2010, report says
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Shadow of Death Nov 28, 07
Yeeesh...50 thousand years of DVD quality video (based on the file sizes)?

Granted, only a portion of that will be video, the rest will be images, programs, games, and other hosted files, but still....

They better come up with that 100x increase in bandwidth thingy, that would help a lot...

They need to make a sort of international division for internet management, or something >_>
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LordShotGun Nov 28, 07
Ya i saw that news artical about the 100 to 250 time increase DSL speed and wondered if there was a release date or even if someone was developing it.
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kspiess Nov 28, 07
I'll look into internet bandwidth breakthough again some time, but it's probably going to be wrapped up in the patent office for a while. The guy behind that algorithm founded a company with one of his profs and they are probably at work on some application for the new tech.
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DeathMonkey Nov 28, 07
The day I start being taxed for internet is the day I go on a murdering rampage.
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kspiess Nov 28, 07
It would suck, but it is a strong possibility, if the entire history of government taxation is any indication
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iamjoe56 Nov 28, 07
Yes, alwasy tax the middle class. I say start taxing the internet providers. lol.
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Cillchaoi Nov 28, 07
Yeah, start taxes on the Internet and have the US Postal Service start charging for emails.

The greatest problem on the internet is spam, both that which is sent as garbage about deals on Viagra and those poetic friend chain letters that people are constantly forwarding. It is said, as I read recently in an issue of The New Yorker, that as many as 7 out of every 10 emails being transmitted on the Internet is spam. Admittedly, each email is typically fairly small but when you start looking at the vast number circulating, it adds up to a significant portion of overall bandwidth and will continue to expand unless something is done to stamp it out.

Admittedly, finding a way to blow it all away is extremely difficult but it is not impossible. I forget the method stated in the article I read but they suggested a way to make things better in the short term (beyond the typical whitelists and auto-challenge systems) but the long-term solution is changing the way that emails are created, which would provide higher security and give a better way to track the culprits down so that they can quashed. The problem with the latter is that it would take a radical reimplementation of the new standard, which would be very different from what is currently in use and that would cause there to be problems until everyone was forced to use the new standard.

We shall see what the future holds.
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AT_AG Nov 28, 07
ahh sh!t there goes my internets.
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Hinata2007 Nov 29, 07
Lol, so when will I be able to have that one exabyte hardrive:-D.
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Cillchaoi Nov 29, 07
Hinata,

Actually, a single hard drive is not coming around for awhile but if you like, I could get you an array with 1 exabyte of storage. ;-)
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