Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
185 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 4


  Reply # 785661 22-Mar-2013 20:25
Send private message

joker97: Y2k


Y2K was a legitimate issue, but many crazy comments and opinions were shared. Despite there being some uncertainty - I guess it was the potential "what if factor".

Aussie
4187 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1180

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 785691 22-Mar-2013 21:10
Send private message

"Bluetooth? That's useless, I'll never use it, I'd look like a d*ck"

Only if it's in your ear...

3210 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 616

Trusted

  Reply # 786133 24-Mar-2013 00:08
Send private message

nickb800: "No need to run ethernet cables, WiFi will make network cabling redundant"


I am sick of hearing this from electricians who are too lazy to wire up a house with cat5.
Just spent last saturday in a client's hot attic repulling cat5 because the electrician said he knew what star topology was and how to wire telephones the new way.

He had daisy chained them.




Ray Taylor
Taylor Broadband (rural hawkes bay)
www.ruralkiwi.com

There is no place like localhost
For my general guide to extending your wireless network Click Here




379 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 30

Trusted

  Reply # 786175 24-Mar-2013 08:53
Send private message

Bill Gates, suggesting that the spam problem will be solved by 2006. It's still there, clogging up bandwidth, albeit hidden by spam filters.

David.





1952 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 313

Trusted

  Reply # 786194 24-Mar-2013 09:39
Send private message

raytaylor:
nickb800: "No need to run ethernet cables, WiFi will make network cabling redundant"


I am sick of hearing this from electricians who are too lazy to wire up a house with cat5.
Just spent last saturday in a client's hot attic repulling cat5 because the electrician said he knew what star topology was and how to wire telephones the new way.

He had daisy chained them.

I hear it everytime I proudly show off my structured cabling...jokes on them when FTTH comes knocking

1301 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 270


  Reply # 806428 27-Apr-2013 18:05
Send private message

I'm going through old files and have come across this beauty. Be kind, I wrote it a VERY long time ago...

The subject was modems:


•bps: How fast the modem can transmit and receive data. At slow rates, modems are measured in terms of baud rates. The slowest rate is 300 baud (about 25 cps). At higher speeds, modems are measured in terms of bits per second (bps). The fastest modems run at 56,600 bps, although they can achieve even higher data transfer rates by compressing the data. Obviously, the faster the transmission rate, the faster you can send and receive data. Note, however, that you cannot receive data any faster than it is being sent. If, for example, the device sending data to your computer is sending it at 2,400 bps, you must receive it at 2,400 bps. It does not always pay, therefore, to have a very fast modem. In addition, some telephone lines are unable to transmit data reliably at very high rates.

•voice/data: Many modems support a switch to change between voice and data modes. In data mode, the modem acts like a regular modem. In voice mode, the modem acts like a regular telephone. Modems that support a voice/data switch have a built-in loudspeaker and microphone for voice communication.


6219 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1037

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 806430 27-Apr-2013 18:14
Send private message

In your defence, that was right at the time and it doesn't say that they'll never get faster :)

1888 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 316


  Reply # 806443 27-Apr-2013 18:56
Send private message

paulmilbank:
"AMD is going to blow Intel out of the water with their new Bulldozer chips." - Nope Intel are still, faster and more efficient. :(


Bulldozer would have blown all the Intel chips away if AMD had released it when they first announced it was supposed to be in late 2010.

Mine has to be based on storage.  I bought a 200GB hard disk 7 years ago and said "I'll never ever need any more space than this.  Who would ever use 200GB?"

I still have that 200GB WD 7200RPM Black Edition hard disk along with three other 1TB WD Black edition drives.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Hawaiki Transpacific cable ready-for-service
Posted 20-Jul-2018 11:29


Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central launches
Posted 10-Jul-2018 10:40


Spark completes first milestone in voice platform upgrade
Posted 10-Jul-2018 09:36


Microsoft ices heated developers
Posted 6-Jul-2018 20:16


PB Technologies charged for its extended warranties and warned for bait advertising
Posted 3-Jul-2018 15:45


Almost 20,000 people claim credits from Spark
Posted 29-Jun-2018 10:40


Cove sells NZ's first insurance policy via chatbot
Posted 25-Jun-2018 10:04


N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.