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How does it work ? Is It Magic?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by axe, 4 May 2006.

  1. axe

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    Well i was just thinking today hmmmmm how does the internet connect us to websites located in america? or any other country which is thousands of miles away is there cables or maybe satalites :confused: and how do they handle the bandwith of millions of people ?

    Sorry if this is easy but im just curious :p
     
  2. Sparky__H

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    Peterson & Davie Computer Networks A System Approach 3rd Edition
     
  3. Mic

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    Loads of cables running across the atlantic.
     
  4. Rotty

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    theres a bloke called Jones with a rowing boat off the coast of wales , he loads all the packets onto his boat and takes them over


    he rows very fast
     
  5. VeNT

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    one BIG ass cable going though cornwall over to the USA (its by the minnack)
     
  6. Rotty

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    Damn , has Jones been made redundant then ? :(

    I heard they were outsourcing it to a team of rowers from Bangalore but hadn't heard of this new fangled cable thingy :eek:
     
  7. Wzd

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    data gets put onto memory sticks, attached to ballons then released near the devon coastline!
     
  8. VeNT

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    tbh, its just a tube for him to crawl though realy.
     
  9. Zip

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    I hope that cable never gets cut :eek:

    I will be seperated from the OCUK forums :(
     
  10. Baz

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    Plus a few satellites, some info going through goonhilly, as well as the big ass cable :)

    Its the imps at either end who i feel sorry for, deciding where the 0's and 1's have to go, poor little things keep getting stabbed by the 1's :eek:
     
  11. KaHn

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  12. Rotty

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    hope he doesn't get too fat :eek:
     
  13. taliesyn

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    That'll be "Jones the boat" :D
     
  14. Pinkeyes

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    I first read about those trans-atlantic cables in "Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll, about a true story of tracking a hacker.
    Got some real good background into how world networking started - and how they had (at the time) only about 7 cables going across the atlantic.

    That must have been some bloody big rolls of cable :D
     
  15. Spacky

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    They strap some raw beef to his bum, give him a 10min head start before releasing willd starving tigers. If he doesn't make it that explains packet loss :D
     
  16. VeNT

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    layed in the victorian era iirc (the old ones that is).
     
  17. VeNT

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    what do you think lag is?
     
  18. Treefrog

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    Sigh.

    Of course it's magic, I thought everyone knew that.

    N00b.
     
  19. Rotty

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    yup , though he was getting a bit of a porker , I reckon he needs to get a new rucksack as well , this packet loss is getting annoying :D



    that's the bloke :D
     
  20. MookJong

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    This makes me feel much better about the day I was putting a bottle of milk back into the fridge and suddenly realised I had no idea how a fridge actually works. I quickly ran upstairs and googled it....