2012 end of internet!

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  1. Airforcekid macrumors 65816

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  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    Is that some vast generalisation (and possibly FUD) or what? My computer is going to slow down because the pipes are full?

    So, if someone had a Mac Pro connected to dial-up, it would perform like a single core celeron from like 2005? Or my computer would be rendered in-operable when not connected to the net?
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I guess we all better start saving out favorite porn to disk now, you know, just in case and all.
     
  4. BornAgainMac macrumors 603

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    I can deal without a phone and a TV but not the Internet.
     
  5. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Does the person who wrote that article actully know anything about web infrastrucutre? Supercomputers connected to the Internet - I don't think so - and fibreoptics are not made out of wire :). Why would the Internet being slow cause computers to slow down anyway?
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Since the world is supposed to end in 2012 as well, I guess it won't matter.
     
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  8. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. Time to stock up on those external HDDs to save all your lolcats and porn.

    Maybe now my data plan for my iPhone will be like 5$ a month so I can wikipedia search "the end of the internet" and wait 25 minutes for it to load. :(
     
  9. takao macrumors 68040

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    the article is written completely ridiculous .. super computers connected by ISPS .. gotta remember that one
    internet slowing down my home computer :rolleyes:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_2038_problem
    will be the much bigger problem in the coming years
     
  10. Consultant macrumors G5

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    What an idiot.

    As of now, large sites have special services that have hundreds (if not more) of servers around the world mirror the content.

    User request are served from servers near by the users, not from a central location.
     
  11. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    And then this one after that ... they never end!

     
  12. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    About the time my wife will let me buy a new computer.
     
  13. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    :eek::eek::eek:
    IMO, the Mayans got lazy and didn't want to do any more calculations.:p They probably thought (and they were right), "We probably won't be around by then, so why bother?";)

    Back on topic. On the upside, with the Internet reduced to an "unreliable toy," Spam will no longer be a problem.:p
     
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    Guess we had better invest in more of them tubes.
     
  17. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Dammit. I might actually start having to go outside again.
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Not really. Isn't the end of the world in 2012?
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I actually talked to someone that studied the Mayans and he said that the calendar ending does not mean the end of the world but that their calendar would start again.
     
  20. steveza macrumors 68000

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    If the Mayans couldn't see far enough into the future to see that the Spanish were going to wipe them out how could they have predicted The End of The World™
     
  21. McKnight macrumors member

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    IPV6 will replace IPV4 creating billions of IP addresses, while growth of physical storage and transmit-ion conduits has slowed to 30% from 50% it's still very high. Computers will never turn into "toys", the rate of development will just slow down.
     
  22. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I missed the ;) off my post...
     
  23. jashsayani macrumors regular

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    Its difficult to increase servers as we also have to keep the earth running.... So, I guess the only solution is to have one planet full of servers.... :D
     
  24. alexbates macrumors 65816

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    The other option is to get The Grid up and running across the world as a faster alternative to the internet.
     
  25. Little HZ macrumors regular

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    Or log off, go net door, and talk to your neighbor ... :p
     

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