The internet's internals revealed

This is a discussion on The internet's internals revealed within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; http://blog.wired.com/27BStroke6/?entry_id=1512499 There you have it; who would have guessed the internet wasn't a truck. I can speak from personal experience ...

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    The internet's internals revealed

    http://blog.wired.com/27BStroke6/?entry_id=1512499
    There you have it; who would have guessed the internet wasn't a truck.

    I can speak from personal experience however--it's frustrating when someone sends me an internet and there's so much damn clog the tube breaks.

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    OMG!

    That was precious! I'm still watering my eyes from so much laughing. Thanks a bunch Valis.

    I really recommend you people listen to the audio. It's... a classic. At some point you really hear someone (probably a fellow congresswoman) saying "Oh my god..." on the background.

    Also click on the link to "why the internet took 5 days to reach the senator".

    Valis, you made my day and it's just morning here.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Glad I could be of service
    Hopefully the good start carries through the day.

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    hardly anything can go around after this
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I just can't bear to read so much this early (11:26) ... sigh. I'll save it for later.

    Hey Mario, we in the same time zone?

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    GMT here
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Weird. Portugal and Scotland have the same timezone. well not now that I'm looking at GoogleMaps. Does Spain have the same?

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    No. Spain is +1. Only regions in europe with GMT are the British Islands, Iceland and Portugal. Everyone else follows our lead
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    *breeze flows overhead*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F.
    No. Spain is +1. Only regions in europe with GMT are the British Islands, Iceland and Portugal. Everyone else follows our lead
    Forgot about Ireland (some Irish get particular about that). That's gotta be confusing if you live near the border .... hey, is that part of Spain that's above Portugal +1??

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    Galicia for you

    I think not. It's the same timezone as the rest of spain. Not sure though. Why is this important anyway? You planning comming? Bring me a celtic shirt and don't even bother
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Hhahahahaha Nope, just curious. I was talking to someone the other day about timezones in a pub, and he mentioned there was something funny about the time zones around the peninsula, so I thought I'd ask someone who lives there.

    That is weird. Typical Spanish eh

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    Video of this person talking about tubes and dumptrucks at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DClkE64nFDY

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    Not only do you like H*R, but you are a genius. I thank you. YAY!! 500 Posts!
    Last edited by twomers; 07-28-2006 at 05:55 PM.

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    I also saw this on the Daily Show. They did a funny skit of it later, I think you'll enjoy John Hodgman's take on net neutrality.
    click for the video!

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