Deep in-country on the other side of the pond
Tulsa, Oklahoma is scanning everyone with this equipment. I just passed through Saturday.
10 posts • joined 3 Aug 2007
This sounds like a plot to force folks to increase their bandwidth, and a way for Microsoft to come up with an idea worse than Vista.
I'm a greybeard, and remember net booting *nix workstations. It didn't catch on because it hogged bandwidth, and we only had 10mbit shared media ether. The OS was much smaller than any version of Windows since 3.1. Now scale the OS up to XP size, and download it with a 1.5Mbit/sec shared media net. We are talking Dyson scale sucking power: it doesn't loose it sucking capability with time, either.
Black space, brown space, yellow space, and red space?
Really, my argument that this technology will not fly. It is a throwback to Aloha Net. Large collision domains. 20% to 30% utilization results in saturation. With RF technology, you don't have the bandwidth for individual links and switched type technology.
DSL provides the best isolation. Cable does have some collisions, but the scope of the domain is more limited.
We need to go on a high-fiber diet for both both DSL and Cable. That is the best cure for the Internet constipation.
But, the tags are $37 plus the tax rate, which is expensive. $90for a car up to 4 years old, $80 for the next four years, $60 for the next four, $40 for four, then $20 for those over 17 years. See http://www.oksenate.gov/publications/legislative_briefs/Legis_Brief_2000/vehicle_tags.html
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