Old lady surfing Web at 40 gigabits-per-second

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  1. ViperDragon

    ViperDragon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2007/TECH/07/20/superfast.net.ap/index.html
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    STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- She is a latecomer to the information superhighway, but 75-year-old Sigbritt Lothberg is now cruising the Internet with a dizzying speed.

    Lothberg's 40 gigabits-per-second fiber-optic connection in Karlstad is believed to be the fastest residential uplink in the world, Karlstad city officials said.

    In less than 2 seconds, Lothberg can download a full-length movie on her home computer -- many thousand times faster than most residential connections, said Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit.

    Jonsson and Lothberg's son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.

    The speed is reached using a new modulation technique that allows the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between, Jonsson said.

    "We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed," he said.

    Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother.

    "She's a brand new Internet user," Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. "She didn't even have a computer before."

    His mother isn't exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers.
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    Holy Crap That's Fast! Wonder what that speed would cost for you and I to have installed!
     
  2. darksage78

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    Man with connection speeds like that, the page would load before you even needed to press enter! That's gotta be crazy expensive...
     
  3. Mr.Roboto

    Mr.Roboto YOU'RE A SHRUB ROCKETEER! Veteran

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    She is hogging the internet. Cut off her connection immediately!!
     
  4. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    in the end though, she'd need to be downloading from a server capable of delivering those speeds in order to get any real use from a connection that fast. still pretty cool.
     
  5. Wing alpha

    Wing alpha <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and

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    with that speed bt would be awesomeness incarnate
     
  6. Tekkaman Blade

    Tekkaman Blade Professor of Animation

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    I can see where the future is headed... and it needs to come faster.
     
  7. GetterDragun

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    Who makes a 40 Gigabit switch? Even the Foundry BigIron is 10 Gigabits.
     
  8. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    Go lady go!!
     
  9. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    Soon all you'll have to do is think of an address and you'll go to the site
    *gf puts her hand on your lap*-*goes to pr0n site*
     
  10. cobra zartan

    cobra zartan Think's He's a Detective.

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    She should download the internet...yea thats right all of it :D 
     
  11. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    think of how quickly those porn movies would download!
     
  12. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    exactly what i was thinking.
     
  13. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I could be jerking off 40 times faster, I hope mt foreskin can take the abuse!
     
  14. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    o_O 
     
  15. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Ummm,Okay She needs a new hobby.
     
  16. wavelength

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    WHY is this worthy of a news report?
     
  17. General Magnus

    General Magnus Da Custodes of the Emprah

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    me two. ArenĀ“t we a bunch of perverts?
     
  18. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    because of how much porn can be downloaded with that kind of d/l speed :lol 
     
  19. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    It shows what could happen in the future for internet connections.
     
  20. bugmenot

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    Think of how many Alternator Rodimuses you can buy with that connection.
     

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