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(Escapist Magazine)   Google Fiber: the one gigabit per second internet service that requires your whole neighborhood to put in a down payment before you can have it installed. Based on the number of people on Google+ subby will be getting it sometime around 2793   (escapistmagazine.com) divider line 2
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2012-07-27 01:47:29 AM
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Foxxinnia: Okay I'm going to come straight out as a bit ignorant on the subject, but I need to understand how this internet speed shiat work. Last time I checked my speed on the broadband.gov website, which I assume is accurate, my internet connection speed was 6 MB/sec. I think. Let's just use that as an example. The thing is, I've never seen anything download that quickly. The fastest I've ever seen was 1.5 MB/sec. Steam, torrents, Microsoft websites, anything. No matter how fast my internet is, it doesn't mean jack shiat if people aren't uploading shiat to me that fast. Correct? So what on earth would be the point of connecting your neighborhood to the Google's Gigafark internet connection? Unless Google directly connects your Octomom vag of an internet tube to every server for every website on the internet it's pointless. Sure, you'll be sending baby pictures to your neighbors at a billion chucklefarks a second, but the second you need to get some data from somewhere else your packets will have to get on the poor people internet behind everyone else's porn.

Am I just misunderstanding something? Please I really want to know.


You understand it very well. You can have the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at the end of your driveway, leading to the FDR drive - which moves at 5mph during rush hour. (and it's not all porn you're waiting for - unless it's at 11:15pm, in which case, yeah, it's all porn.) Other hours, it's mostly pictures of cats, virus-laden Windows XP machines sending spam, and torrents of last night's episode of Dancing with the Potatoes, or whatever the fark it is....

If your ISP *does* get the rated speed to certain sites, there is a fix, but it involves figuring out the correct path and running a proxy server on a cheap hosting company somewhere upstream.

When I was in the business, one of the things a lot of the engineering types did was keep an eye on posts in places like dslreports. Especially the ones with detail (I'm in zip code 12345, I get packet loss between these hours, or here's a graph of packet loss to 1.2.3.4 vs 5.6.7.8)

One poster to a forum was venting about crappy downloads to a certain site, and clued me in to a previously undiscovered issue where the normal congestion-detection mechanism in the network wasn't seeing a problem, because the optical transport mis-reported it's topology to the higher-level protocols under a certain set of conditions. The equipment maker hadn't been aware of the issue, and I won't name them, but I'll say that the problem affected a fair percentage of the population at some point.
2012-07-27 01:01:35 AM
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Okay I'm going to come straight out as a bit ignorant on the subject, but I need to understand how this internet speed shiat work. Last time I checked my speed on the broadband.gov website, which I assume is accurate, my internet connection speed was 6 MB/sec. I think. Let's just use that as an example. The thing is, I've never seen anything download that quickly. The fastest I've ever seen was 1.5 MB/sec. Steam, torrents, Microsoft websites, anything. No matter how fast my internet is, it doesn't mean jack shiat if people aren't uploading shiat to me that fast. Correct? So what on earth would be the point of connecting your neighborhood to the Google's Gigafark internet connection? Unless Google directly connects your Octomom vag of an internet tube to every server for every website on the internet it's pointless. Sure, you'll be sending baby pictures to your neighbors at a billion chucklefarks a second, but the second you need to get some data from somewhere else your packets will have to get on the poor people internet behind everyone else's porn.

Am I just misunderstanding something? Please I really want to know.
 
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