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  Reply # 785661 22-Mar-2013 20:25
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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".

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  Reply # 785691 22-Mar-2013 21:10
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"Bluetooth? That's useless, I'll never use it, I'd look like a d*ck"

Only if it's in your ear...

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  Reply # 786133 24-Mar-2013 00:08
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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.




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  Reply # 786175 24-Mar-2013 08:53
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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.





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  Reply # 786194 24-Mar-2013 09:39
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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

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  Reply # 806428 27-Apr-2013 18:05
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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.


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  Reply # 806430 27-Apr-2013 18:14
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In your defence, that was right at the time and it doesn't say that they'll never get faster :)

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  Reply # 806443 27-Apr-2013 18:56
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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.





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