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decifal

join:2007-03-10
Bon Aqua, TN
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reply to tmc8080

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

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
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join:2006-08-30
Somewhere in
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reply to decifal

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.
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decifal

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

Sad man sad. And pathetic



DataRiker
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join:2002-05-19
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This is F'ing pathetic when the post office can beat your ISP on bandwidth costs.


MyDogHsFleas
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join:2007-08-15
Austin, TX
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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

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reply to decifal

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.