History Of Telecommunication (was: The far beginning of the "Internet")

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Somerset wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:46 pm
What happens when you turn them both all the way clockwise?
I imagine the propeller becomes unscrewed and drops off?

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:explode:

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Somerset wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:46 pm
Gnarly Goat wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:56 pm
Sugar Magnolia wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm


Cool. I was leaning towards "because it drives commerce."
Those are actually the throttles for the main engines. The large outer wheel is for ahead and the small inner where is for astern.

I spent a few years of my youth in a maneuvering room watching those meters and gauges.
What happens when you turn them both all the way clockwise?
Ah. They operated in opposite directions so you would end up going astern.

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Somerset wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:46 pm
What happens when you turn them both all the way clockwise?
This is a home computer. So what happens is, the house rotates 90° on its foundation. :idea:

To the right, of course. As seen from above. I think. :think:
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Unless you're in the southern hemisphere.
There's no way back
from there to here

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tek wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:56 am
Unless you're in the southern hemisphere.
Which way do toilets flush at the equator?
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ZekeB wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:59 am
Which way do toilets flush at the equator?
Only one way to find out! :daydream:

(For accuracy, try it during an equinox.)
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ZekeB wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:59 am
tek wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:56 am
Unless you're in the southern hemisphere.
Which way do toilets flush at the equator?
Downwards, I very much hope.

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total restore


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RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:16 am
total restore

As I continue to ask my friend who does this sort of thing as a hobby... Why?
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Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:36 am
As I continue to ask my friend who does this sort of thing as a hobby... Why?
I'd rather one pursue this as a hobby vs, say, skydiving.

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neonzx wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:49 am
Whatever4 wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:36 am
As I continue to ask my friend who does this sort of thing as a hobby... Why?
I'd rather one pursue this as a hobby vs, say, skydiving.
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Panch Villlain wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Image
The Dr. Martens model comes with yellow string.
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ZekeB wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:01 pm
Panch Villlain wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Image
The Dr. Martens model comes with yellow string.
The WH most own one with Gold-fringed string ;) Must be why communications there is so intermittent and dissturbingly bad :blackeye: :twisted:

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When we started with online services in 1993, literally people were still using 300 baud and 1200 baud modems. 28.8 came later and was a Big Deal. Look at this now! Incredible.
WORLD’S FASTEST INTERNET SPEED SEES DOWNLOAD SPEEDS 1 MILLION TIMES FASTER THAN CURRENT BROADBAND
A rate of 44 terabits per second is fast enough to download 1,000 HD films in a single second
Anthony Cuthbertson @ADCuthbertson 13 hours ago

Researchers in Australia have achieved a world record internet speed of 44.2 terabits per second, allowing users to download 1,000 HD movies in a single second. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities used a “micro-comb” optical chip containing hundreds of infrared lasers to transfer data across existing communications infrastructure in Melbourne.

The highest commercial internet speed anywhere in the world is currently in Singapore, where the average download speed is 197.3 megabits per second (mbps). In Australia, the average download speed is 43.4 mbps – 1 million times slower than the speeds achieved in the latest test. “There’s a bit of a global race on at the moment to get this technology to a commercial stage, as the micro-comb at its heart is useful in a really broad range of existing technologies,” Dr Bill Corcoran from Monash University, told The Independent. “I’d guess that we could see devices like ours available to research labs in two to three years, and initial commercial use in about five years.”

The coronavirus lockdown has placed significant strain on internet infrastructure in recent months. In Europe, streaming providers were asked to degrade their services in March in order to cope with increased traffic. Netflix and YouTube were among those who agreed to reduce picture quality for users. Implementing the micro-comb device would alleviate this problem, according to the researchers.

“In the UK, daytime data demands have more than doubled, and there have been special efforts to make sure that connections are reliable,” said Dr Corcoran​. “What this extra usage gives us is a sneak-peek at capacity issues networks will see in just a few years time – especially as we start bringing on line data hungry tech such as 5G, self-driving cars and the ‘internet of things’ more broadly. “So, we’re going to need new compact technologies like our fingernail-sized device to expand the data carrying capacity of our networks gracefully – to reduce space and power consumption, as well as costs, while increasing overall data rates. Our demonstration also shows that the device we produced is compatible with the optical fibre infrastructure that is already in place.” The findings were published in the journal Nature Communications on Friday.
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