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htismaqe
07-06-2006, 03:05 PM
Current transport traffic level is roughly 2 petabytes PER DAY. 2 petabytes = 2,000,000 kilobytes = roughly 16M kilobits (the average home DSL connection is 256 kilobits)

The current traffic level is growing at a rate of approximately 5% every MONTH.

Roughly HALF of that 2 petabytes of traffic is peer-to-peer networking like Kazaa, BitTorrent, etc.

In May, they logged 1.3 BILLION minutes of VoIP, commercial and residential, and that doesn't include calls that didn't originate or terminate on the provider network (do-it-yourself, Vonage, etc.).

DaFace
07-06-2006, 03:18 PM
Wow...that's a lot of porn floating around the world.

Hog Farmer
07-06-2006, 03:20 PM
:drool:

Donger
07-06-2006, 03:22 PM
2 petabytes

A petabyte? Cool, that's a new word for me.

Although it sounds horribly like what a dirty uncle would do.

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Here's another little factoid, just to put it all in perspective:

If you took all of the books in print today and combined them together, they would equal roughly ONE PETABYTE.

Dartgod
07-06-2006, 03:32 PM
Link?


Seriously, I'd like to see this.

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 03:42 PM
I don't have a link.

I have insider information.

FAX
07-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Mr. htismaqe is providing some excellent information here. Thank you, Mr. htismaqe.

I would just like to add that, according to the Chiefs' official web site, 400 petabytes equals Larry Johnson's sperm count.

FAX

SLAG
07-06-2006, 03:59 PM
Mr. htismaqe is providing some excellent information here. Thank you, Mr. htismaqe.

I would just like to add that, according to the Chiefs' official web site, 400 petabytes equals Rich Scanlon's sperm count.

FAX


I fixed it for you

;)

Count Alex's Losses
07-06-2006, 04:00 PM
If you took all of the books in print today and combined them together, they would equal roughly ONE PETABYTE.

What if we reduced the font size?

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 04:06 PM
What if we reduced the font size?

ROFL

Dumbass.

Characters not pixels.

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 04:08 PM
I'm gonna hijack my own thread here, I've never had one of my threads get moved to DC.

Looking at those stats, I think it's obvious who will be targetted if regulations protecting net neutrality are not put into place.

FAX
07-06-2006, 04:10 PM
The peta biters?

FAX

keg in kc
07-06-2006, 04:25 PM
Parker's a petaphile.

FAX
07-06-2006, 04:28 PM
He sounds like a peta piper.

FAX

StcChief
07-06-2006, 04:31 PM
ROFL

Dumbass.

Characters not pixels.

this doesn't include un compressed white space too....
:banghead:

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 04:32 PM
He sounds like a peta piper.

FAX

I'm more of a giga-lo.

htismaqe
07-06-2006, 04:32 PM
this doesn't include un compressed white space too....
:banghead:

ROFL

Count Alex's Losses
07-06-2006, 04:35 PM
this doesn't include un compressed white space too....
:banghead:

No shit! Not to mention the binding.

We should be using paperbacks to conserve bandwidth.

FAX
07-06-2006, 04:36 PM
I'm more of a giga-lo.

That sounds like a good job, too, Mr. htismaqe.

I like the idea of making money with your peta.

FAX

ExtremeChief
07-06-2006, 05:39 PM
The peta biters?

FAX

F*ck those crazy, overzealous, animal humping bastards.

FAX
07-06-2006, 05:42 PM
F*ck those crazy, overzealous, animal humping bastards.

My sentiments exactly, Mr. ExtremeChief.

But, I don't think we have to worry. Their popularity has kind of peta-ed out.

FAX

ExtremeChief
07-06-2006, 05:44 PM
My sentiments exactly, Mr. ExtremeChief.

But, I don't think we have to worry. Their popularity has kind of peta-ed out.

FAX

just like the popularity of gyros

Adept Havelock
07-06-2006, 05:54 PM
just like the popularity of gyros

"We don't need another gyro"....

Spin the wheel, raggedy lamb!

banyon
07-06-2006, 06:04 PM
I'm gonna hijack my own thread here, I've never had one of my threads get moved to DC.

Looking at those stats, I think it's obvious who will be targetted if regulations protecting net neutrality are not put into place.

That's clearly who should be targeted.

Whether or not that's who will be targeted I think isn't as clear.

I still think, that left to a completely free market, whoever has the most $$$ will determine the content.

(Just doin' my best to get this moved to DC for ya. ;))

Adept Havelock
07-06-2006, 09:55 PM
(Just doin' my best to get this moved to DC for ya. ;))

Bushs internets is the debbil. Mebbe worse than the debbil. Debbil I say!!!

;)

the Talking Can
07-06-2006, 09:59 PM
you'll pry my petabyte of porn from my cold dead arthritic hands....

listopencil
07-07-2006, 12:32 AM
I wanted to post a reply but George Bush won't let me.

htismaqe
07-07-2006, 09:20 AM
That's clearly who should be targeted.

Whether or not that's who will be targeted I think isn't as clear.

I still think, that left to a completely free market, whoever has the most $$$ will determine the content.

(Just doin' my best to get this moved to DC for ya. ;))

I'm not sure who you THOUGHT I was talking about, but look at the peer-to-peer traffic levels again...

banyon
07-07-2006, 12:51 PM
I'm not sure who you THOUGHT I was talking about, but look at the peer-to-peer traffic levels again...

aren't you saying that the BitTorrent type sites are the ones who should be targeted?

htismaqe
07-07-2006, 12:54 PM
aren't you saying that the BitTorrent type sites are the ones who should be targeted?

I'm not saying that they SHOULD be...

I'm saying I think they WILL be.