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martin14 @ Fri May 20, 2016 8:44 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:

Yes, at work my internet is second to very few. But I can't game here. :(




What the hell do you do with all that speed ?

Watch 50 movies at the same time ? :lol:

   



Tyler_1 @ Fri May 20, 2016 9:15 am

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TurtleNet. :D

   



DrCaleb @ Fri May 20, 2016 9:50 am

martin14 martin14:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:

Yes, at work my internet is second to very few. But I can't game here. :(




What the hell do you do with all that speed ?

Watch 50 movies at the same time ? :lol:


More than that! 50,000 workstations and almost 9,000 servers use that infrastructure. :) Plus videoconferencing, application support for firefighters . . . huge data pipes for huge data needs.

You should see the traffic going to Youtube at any given second!

   



Tyler_1 @ Fri May 20, 2016 10:30 am

I know Ping is a thing
important and serious
If I knew what it meant
then I wouldn't be curious
*hint hint*

I know I could google
But answers I need only one
Eleventeen gazoodles
isn't that fun
:D

   



DrCaleb @ Fri May 20, 2016 10:46 am

Tyler_1 Tyler_1:
I know Ping is a thing
important and serious
If I knew what it meant
then I wouldn't be curious
*hint hint*


'Ping' is a packet of information that is sent from one place to another and back again, and the time is measured. It's a way to determine the 'distance' from one network to another. Along the way, a packet is transmitted from one bit of network equipment, perhaps held for a brief period because a communication channel is busy sending something else, then sent along it's merry way when the channel is clear. And that can repeat a hundred times between destinations.

'Ping time' is a way to tell the absolute speed information can travel between two places. Imagine a car and a van leaving Edmonton, going to Calgary. There is only one speed they can travel (the speed of light in a fiber, or about 30% slower than light in a vacuum), so the difference is how many people they can carry (bandwidth, or download speed) and how many times they stop for gas along the way (ping).

Ping is important to a gamer like me, because the travel time is an important factor when two players shoot at each other. 'Ping time' determines when all the events arrive at the server we are playing on. If his information reaches it before mine, the server determines he killed me before I killed him.

Fiber optic can go farther and faster than DSL or Cable modem traffic, and requires fewer 'repeater' equipment between destinations than either of them do.

   



peck420 @ Fri May 20, 2016 10:48 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Tyler_1 Tyler_1:
I know Ping is a thing
important and serious
If I knew what it meant
then I wouldn't be curious
*hint hint*

Ping is important to a gamer like me, because the travel time is an important factor when two players shoot at each other. 'Ping time' determines when all the events arrive at the server we are playing on. If his information reaches it before mine, the server determines he killed me before I killed him.

Ah...if I only I was a good enough gamer to worry about ping!

:lol:

   



Tyler_1 @ Fri May 20, 2016 10:52 am

DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Tyler_1 Tyler_1:
I know Ping is a thing
important and serious
If I knew what it meant
then I wouldn't be curious
*hint hint*


'Ping' is a packet of information that is sent from one place to another and back again, and the time is measured. It's a way to determine the 'distance' from one network to another. Along the way, a packet is transmitted from one bit of network equipment, perhaps held for a brief period because a communication channel is busy sending something else, then sent along it's merry way when the channel is clear. And that can repeat a hundred times between destinations.

'Ping time' is a way to tell the absolute speed information can travel between two places. Imagine a car and a van leaving Edmonton, going to Calgary. There is only one speed they can travel (the speed of light in a fiber, or about 30% slower than light in a vacuum), so the difference is how many people they can carry (bandwidth, or download speed) and how many times they stop for gas along the way (ping).

Ping is important to a game like me, because the travel time is an important factor when two players shoot at each other. 'Ping time' determines when all the events arrive at the server we are playing on. If his information reaches it before mine, the server determines he killed me before I killed him.

Fiber optic can go farther and faster than DSL or Cable modem traffic, and requires fewer 'repeater' equipment between destinations than either of them do.

So as long as no one is shooting at me, I'm good. :D Thanks Doctor! [B-o]
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herbie @ Fri May 20, 2016 11:26 am

I used to have same speed as Bart at work for my WISP, but couldn't make a shot to home with it. Stuck with 6Mb (750Kb up)at home.
It was 'only' $5000.00 a month for that 100Mb service.
Non-bundled price for 6Mb is $58.00 mo here.

   



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