'The internet will collapse in 2006'

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  1. stoid macrumors 601

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    Correction: Windows will collapse in 2006. It may take the internet with it.
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Under the weight of...

    "when's the G5 powerbook coming out" posts...
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Doomsday, of sorts there....

    Hope to never see it, but it seems well within possible scenarios. I just hope fixing it doesn't take away too much privacy from the users....

    D
     
  4. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Nah, those take a distant second to "Free iPod!" ads
     
  5. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    How can the Internet collapse? It already did back in 2000 when the Y2K bug sent us back into the stone age. oh, wait...... . . . . . . .
     
  6. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    The internet won't die, the machines would never allow it. After aal, if the internet died, where would they get their energy from?
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Yeah, many bad people trying to sell me viagra...
     
  8. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    So will the captain go down with the ship?
     
  9. Axeon macrumors member

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    Cough yellow journalism cough.

    This article made no argument whatsoever.

    Thesis: Because of spam and hackers, the internet will die.

    I am wondering what these two things have to do with each other? Spam has no affect on standalone servers, letalone backbones. Virii and hackers can't affect backbones -- for the most part. If they DID (extreme circumstance), most backbones would still be up. The only instance in which a backbone could really get knocked offline is through a massive DDoS, which wouldn't work very well and not last long.

    As for spam... umm... ever heard of a spam filter? These sensationalistic "journalists" really need to try a little harder if they're going to cry "sinking of the Maine." At least Hurst proposed a somewhat credible scenario. This one doesn't even do that.
     
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  11. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Sounds like for the infrastructure they should switch to soem xServe Raids. Mac OS X should be the new software or some other form of Unix. This just can't be 2006 is les than two years away. :eek:
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

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    Oh my God! By that logic, TV will cease to be because of commercials. How will we survive?

    If anything deserves a :rolleyes: that does.

    Edit: the article, I mean. Not wdlove. :p
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    From naked people placed in pods, of course.
     
  14. rendezvouscp macrumors 68000

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    Could this be the reason that the rumoured 60GB iPods are supposedly larger? :p
    –Chase
     
  15. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  16. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Some Finnish guy?
    I can make my own prediction: The Internet will be expanded, and have a "channel" specifically for spam and viruses. There will also be one for Finnish scientists who spout doomsday while backing it up with zero facts.
     
  17. virividox macrumors 601

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    THE BRITISH ARE COMING THE BRITISH ARE COMING

    wait im not making sense

    and neither is this article
     
  18. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    On it...:p
     
  19. Colonel Panik macrumors regular

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    Two years is a long time in the computing world. And the people who'll be most affected by a collapse are the people who are most capable of preventing that collapse. So it won't happen. What will happen though, is that more and more people are going to become aware of good computing, security, etc.
     
  20. iriejedi macrumors 6502a

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    So - funny -

    So SAD - but that was the thought going through my head - where will all the porn go? Back to the Staple Age!


     
  21. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    I know your post had plenty of sarcasm in it, as well as some funny truth. So I don't know whether I'm pointing out the obvious what...but here it goes anyway ;)

    From my understanding, the reason the internet will collapse is because of the traffic on the internet will exceed the bandwidth of the internet as a whole. Like adding 5x as many cars to the roads as exist right now. All the extra cars represent the increased spam and viruses, as well as more users using the internet with faster connections. This mean the average user won't be able to access parts of the internet, because whole sections of the internet and the infrastructure will be tied up and bogged down.
    I think during the hight of whatever the big 2003 virus was (forgive me for forgetting, I'm a Mac user ;)) the statistic I kept hearing was the the virus accounted for 70% of all emails sent. Ouch.

    Or was I reading way to far into the article and I just pulled all that out of my arse?

    Tyler
     
  22. Earendil macrumors 68000

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    But the net is what keeps us all happy in our pods...

    :( Is Steve a machine? :(
     
  23. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    There's naked people in my iPod?!

    Oh, wait... ;)

    This article seems fairly fishy... Where are the sources? What research?
     
  24. sonyrules macrumors regular

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    No kidding... Those are the people that need to be gone
     

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