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The internet is made up of tubes

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posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:13 AM
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That's right.

Read all about it

blog.wired.com...

I really fear for the future of our country sometimes.




posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:28 AM
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I picture a ditzy blonde Senators aide wrote this trying to be reaaaaaal smart.

But, in hindsight, my LAN tubes were dirty the other day - because our cat sheds - and it was amazing the amount of information stuck in those tubes. They were just sitting there waiting because as you know the info in the tubes couldn't get by the cat hair.

Fortunately I don't have to pay to send information between my own computer tubes. That would defy the purpose of me paying for my own tubes. Know what I mean, or am I going over you peoples heads??

[edit on 4-7-2006 by ben91069]



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:32 AM
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Send an internet to your cat: stop playing with the mouse.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 12:54 AM
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It wasn't that funny until i listened to the audio.. HAHAHA its so much funnier listening to this guy stumble over his worlds trying to sound like he knows what the Internet is!

I love the part where they ask him if hes finished and hes like "No I ain't finished, I wont take much of your time..." hahahahah

Internet eh?...I heard they have that on computers now...



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 06:15 AM
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This made me laugh quite alot. Excellent stuff.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 06:31 AM
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And what he said was wrong how?


Ever consider he was using tube metahporically?
As in "Fat pipe"?
www.binghamton.edu...

BU’s Internet pipe three times speedier

blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com...

Getting a big Internet pipe into your Seattle home



In point of fact he seems to have a better understanding of the internet than most of you.
It the lines, (or pipeline, or pipe, or tube if you porefer) do have a maximum capacity, and when they are at or near thier maximium capacity it does slow down traffic.


And if you don't understand those tubes can be filled and if they are filled, when you put your message in, it gets in line and its going to be delayed by anyone that puts into that tube enormous amounts of material, enormous amounts of material.


Whaddaya know, another ATS thread in which posters expose thier own ignorance attempting to make fun of somone else ingorance.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 06:40 AM
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:shk:

You see nothing wrong with the bufoon and his statements? Let me polish a couple of gems for you, take another look...



I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?




..the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.


Okay, the guy's an idiot. If you're an American taxpayer, and it doesn't piss you off that men like this are in control of the decision-making process, you haven't been paying close enough attention.

Seriously... He's welcome to his opinion, but it would be really nice if he could express it with some reasonable degree of efficiency and cogency, especially considering the fact that he's paid to do just that!

The people of the fine state of Alaska have placed their trust in this boob, and they're either going to learn from their mistake, or they're going to make it again. I hope it's the former, rather than the latter, because we're all suffering due to his ineptitude.

Edit: BTW, I forgot to say thank you - great post Howard, thanks for bringing it to us.


One more edit: Here's Ted accepting some sort of child pornography award from Spiderman. Send this man (Ted, not Spidey) 'an internet' and tell him to spend more time catching up with this century's technology and less time doing photo-ops with spandex-clad superheroes.





[edit on 4-7-2006 by WyrdeOne]

[edit on 4-7-2006 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 07:10 AM
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You see nothing wrong with the bufoon and his statements? Let me polish a couple of gems for you, take another look...
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I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?



Look at the next sentance, its obvious the word message or mail is missing in between internet and was, people often miss words when speaking.




..the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.


Okay, the guy's an idiot. If you're an American taxpayer, and it doesn't piss you off that men like this are in control of the decision-making process, you haven't been paying close enough attention.

And you have never used simile's or metaphors to make a point?
The more traffic there is on a network the slower it runs, this is both correct and the point he was attempting to make.



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 07:21 AM
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. . . an internet was sent . . .





Listen to the audio. It's even better.

Wow, seriously, is that guy trying to be funny? Honestly, no one can make those sort of mistakes. Don't they have aides and all that that read speeches?

Once again,



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 07:33 AM
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Of course I use metaphors, I'm a writer!

Generally though, I try for one that is apt. It's supposed to help achieve a clearer understanding, not muddy the waters further.

His basic premise is fine, no problems. But his grasp of the terminology, and presumably the technology, is sub-par to say the least. It's like appointing a Bishop from the 1600's to oversee the IT department for a modern international Jewish-interest publication!

There, an apt metaphor (I think). He can contact me any time, day or night - I'm freelance, so you know I'm always looking for work.

One of his aides presumably briefed him, at length, on the subject, and he's just not comfortable enough with the knowledge to share it with any degree of skill. Doesn't make him a bad person, just maybe not the right person for the job. His country owes him a great debt for his service, but that has nothing to do with this, here and now.

This is about job performance. There aren't too many professional sports stars taking to the field with their old equipment and their old playing styles - it's not a reflection on their past ability, just a fact of life. Times change, and when one can no longer keep up, one has to relinquish the position to someone with a greater degree of familiarity with current conditions.

Maybe I've misjudged him, I certainly haven't done any exhaustive research on the man. If you've got information that shows he's the right man for the job, I'd certainly be interested in reading it.


[edit on 4-7-2006 by WyrdeOne]



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Of course I use metaphors, I'm a writer!

Generally though, I try for one that is apt. It's supposed to help achieve a clearer understanding, not muddy the waters further.



Yet I don't see you or anyone else saying Bill Gates, Steve Jobs etc are ignorant for using pipe instead of tube.
So pipe is clear, but tube isn't?

WHen Bill gates says that som einternet services won't be profitiable untill there is a "fat enough pipe" to most residents homes is he being ignorant as well?

Does he think there are litterally pipes carrying fat and information to peoples computers?



posted on Jul, 4 2006 @ 04:38 PM
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Yes, that's the thing. Judging by his language, he actually does beleive that there are physical pipes that carry the information, and they get clogged and go slower when people add too much to the internet.

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posted on Jul, 5 2006 @ 09:32 AM
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It's a bit old (3 years is positively prehistoric in technological time), but the World of Ends article is still probably the best description of what the internet is and isn't.




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