Researchers explore scrapping the internet

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  1. Draven

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070414/ap_on_hi_te/rebuilding_the_internet_8
    Hmm.
     
  2. Scourge_151

    Scourge_151 Dangerous when naked! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hmm indeed, not sure what to say to that one.
     
  3. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Hmm, interesting. Not sure what I think about it, but I guess it does make some sense.
     
  4. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    Well, are they going to shut it down and restart or what?
     
  5. McBradders

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    Noooooo my precious internet :( 
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    oh noes ph3ar teh pruning
     
  7. Samana Rombuca

    Samana Rombuca Well-Known Member

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    I think the most important question to ask here is what's going to happen to the 2005 Boards! :D 
     
  8. Boardwise

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    I'll be interested to see how this plays out.
     
  9. Wing alpha

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

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    It makes sense yes, but I think the shitload of money makers from the internets- read advertisers- would not want a shutdown and clean restarst, plus norton and antivirus programs would be making less money by the internet being more secure.

    to be fair though its a decent idea.one I truly dont think it will fly though.

    besides hackers and crackers break security all the time.:) 
     
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    Here comes Johnny Pneumonic!
     
  11. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    At least that way I could watch porn with the missus in the room.
     
  12. Rhinox

    Rhinox We bring surreal to life

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    I don't think they could shut down the entire net, even for a second, without massive heart attacks from all corners of the globe.
     
  13. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    It says the new one would run parallel to the old one and eventually replace it. And that this would take 10-15 years to do. It's not like one day you'd wake up to find your net not working and then spend a buttload of money to get hooked up to the new one.
     
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    And you think she won't know?
     
  15. Ogami Daigoro

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    Why is this sounding like the US attempt to implement the metric system?
     
  16. Rokkit 2.0

    Rokkit 2.0 Nay, we are but men.

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    I'll translate:

    "This way, we can set up whatever infrastructure we need to help figure out how to tax the shit out of it this time around!"
     
  17. Alpha Prime

    Alpha Prime Ten Years Strong

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    There's been talk of this for a while. The only thing i could figure they would be able to do with out destroying the economy is to sort of overlay the new web over the old one. Keep the old one actice upuntill the second one was ready and then upload everything at the sametime.

    IDk, i just think there needs to be more thought put into it before talking about actually instating it.
     
  18. Alpha Prime

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    Agreed.
     
  19. Bryan

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    Hey, imagine that--the government wants to improve something that seems to be working!

    I'm sure this will go swimmingly.
     
  20. Spekkio

    Spekkio Master of War

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    Oh, hush. The computer you're sitting at right now wouldn't exist without government funding and encouragement, nor the Internet you're surfing right now. US Army funding made ENIAC possible; DARPA funding made MIT's legendary hacking work possible; DARPA funding made the Internet possible. Etc, etc, ad nauseum. Read a book.
     

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