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tmc8080

join:2004-04-24
Brooklyn, NY

mail competition

suddenly the post office option looks better and better, doesn't it?

sending 50gb over capped broadband, or $1.50 (each way) through the mail vs $10 overage?
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

Re: mail competition

said by tmc8080:

suddenly the post office option looks better and better, doesn't it?

sending 50gb over capped broadband, or $1.50 (each way) through the mail vs $10 overage?

Thats something i've been preaching about. Technology has officially gone backwards when we went from being able to transfer over the internet to putting something on a flash drive and mailing it and it being cheaper! And for some people, probably even faster! Sad sad time in the technology world...
bman212121

join:2005-06-09

Re: mail competition

Actually sneaker net has always been the most efficient method of transferring data. Back in the days of dialup it would still be more cost effective to ship a hard drive through the mail. It would possibly be faster that way too.

One thing you have to consider though too is you have to purchase the storage medium, which is part of the costs. Obviously existing infrastructure can send 1GB for .01 cents but it will cost more add more capacity. That said it's very unlikely that 1GB would need to even cost $1 per GB as long as the equipment was running more data through it.

elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
Premium
join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
kudos:2
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said by decifal:

said by tmc8080:

suddenly the post office option looks better and better, doesn't it?

sending 50gb over capped broadband, or $1.50 (each way) through the mail vs $10 overage?

Thats something i've been preaching about. Technology has officially gone backwards when we went from being able to transfer over the internet to putting something on a flash drive and mailing it and it being cheaper! And for some people, probably even faster! Sad sad time in the technology world...

It is said if you think about it, my family members have scattered to other parts of my province, and will no longer have the advantage of the unlimited, unthrottled service they had in Toronto.

It will cheaper to get a 500gb hard drive, load it with content and mail to each other.
--
All Hail Harper, the Wannabe King of Canada
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

Re: mail competition

Sad man sad. And pathetic

DataRiker
Premium
join:2002-05-19
00000

Re: mail competition

This is F'ing pathetic when the post office can beat your ISP on bandwidth costs.
MyDogHsFleas
Premium
join:2007-08-15
Austin, TX
kudos:5

Re: mail competition

said by DataRiker:

This is F'ing pathetic when the post office can beat your ISP on bandwidth costs.

No, it's physics. Lots of enterprises ship backup tapes on airplanes rather than transmitting them. It's faster and cheaper in many cases. You want to talk about bandwidth? Check these puppies out.

»www.oracle.com/us/products/serve···3617.pdf

5 TB in a 9 oz cartridge about 5 inches square and 1 inch thick. Pack 200 of these in some shipping boxes, FedEx them overnight, and you've just transmitted a petabyte in about 16 hours. That's a million GB in about 1000 minutes, or 1000 GB per minute, or more than 100 gigabits per second. Beat that with your puny network!

45612019

join:2004-02-05
New York, NY

1 recommendation

Technology hasn't gone backwards; the corporations in control of the technology have gone backwards. All the capacity is there to send 50 gigabytes over the Internet for pennies. It is just now starting to be artificially withheld from the average consumer.

There is so much unused capacity on the Internet right now it's tragic.
bugabuga

join:2004-06-10
Austin, TX
In the end they don't care. Because as of right now their margins on downloadable delivery is this much higher.
Well, capped internet + a little re-negotiation of Starz contract and other charges from lovely content providers may change that.
Not that Netflix will ever introduce disk-only plan again (which it already repriced at least twice, both times claiming the online delivery was the cause)

I hate it when business abandons profitable market for something that is a bit more profitable, instead of just expanding
--
Hyperom: Rants about life, politics, technology
gorehound

join:2009-06-19
Portland, ME
USPS could use more of our money.they need it.
netflix can go to hell.i hate a capped internet but i also have a real hate for netflix.

just lost my retail job of 18 years due to them.
decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
kudos:1

Re: mail competition

said by gorehound:

USPS could use more of our money.they need it.
netflix can go to hell.i hate a capped internet but i also have a real hate for netflix.

just lost my retail job of 18 years due to them.

Blockbuster or Hollywood video? Problem I had with them is the prices and the overages.. Though I understand your anger towards them, their pricing model wasn't really that great.. Competition proved that. Sorry to hear about your job loss though... Always sucks..

FailOverflow

join:2011-02-23
united state

2 recommendations

Maybe the real hate is the fact you spent 18 years in retail.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH

Re: mail competition

spending 18years in retail has nothing to do it with it. But working for a company that resells/leases something it can not control the future is. Retail is always changing and many companies have innovated. I know people that have been in retail for 20+ years and enjoy it and work their way up the latter. Maybe you've heard of a company called the LEGO Group? Their family has been in the retail business for like 90years! Family still OWNS the company! Talk about should have moved from retail eh? Especially when that family makes over $2.5billion PER YEAR!

But other than working in a factory that's going to be outsourced where are you going to work in the USA? ATT as a union lineman? Maybe! If the Union will allow them to hire more.
hottboiinnc
ME

join:2003-10-15
Cleveland, OH
maybe create your own ISP? even resell DSL from ATT or another provider? DSLX's parent company will allow you to do that for $200.