• Modem Speeds: Then and Now

    From Jagossel@VERT/MTLGEEK to Nightfox on Tue Dec 5 18:38:21 2017
    Re: Social Media
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Tue Dec 05 2017 12:33:39

    Yeah, my first computer (1992), I also got a modem (both hand-me-downs); the modem was 2400 baud. I remember waiting about 15-20 minutes to download a 1 megabyte file. I got a 14.4k modem in 1994 and eventually bought a 33.6k an then 56k when I started using the internet.

    I remeber trying to download the Doom shareware from a BBS and then gave up on it after awhile. I was young and tieing up the phone lines back then, so I wasn't very patient.

    Now-a-days, it is possible to get the same thing in about 1 to 2 seconds with a decent Internet broadband connection; maybe a few seconds over 4G LTE.

    Amazing how far we've come...

    -jag
    Code it, Script it, Automate it!

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Jagossel on Thu Dec 7 09:08:43 2017
    Re: Modem Speeds: Then and Now
    By: Jagossel to Nightfox on Tue Dec 05 2017 06:38 pm

    I remeber trying to download the Doom shareware from a BBS and then gave up on it after awhile. I was young and tieing up the phone lines back then, so I wasn't very patient.

    Microsoft C 3.0 took overnight to download. Not sure why I wanted it now, I did most of my coding with Microsoft Quick C, their Turbo C copy with an IDE.

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Bigbangnet on Fri Dec 15 13:24:55 2017
    Re: Social Media
    By: Bigbangnet to Nightfox on Thu Dec 14 2017 08:26 pm

    I haven't heard a whole lot about what Apple is doing with servers
    these days.

    There going to be busy releasing a pc with a xeon W 8-10 core processor with 32 gigs of ram with a 1tb ssd hard drive for 5000$. Insane price if you ask me but hey, I'm such mac users will give any reason to get that pc and they'll say its ok

    I just saw an article on that. Supposedly i will be an iMac Pro with an 18-core Xeon processor. The Xeon is typically used in servers, but I've never really seen the iMac as a server machine. The iMac has always seemed more like one of Apple's consumer/home-use PC offerings. I think the Mac Pro was the only home/consumer Mac that Apple had used a Xeon in before.

    Nightfox

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