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OK, with super fast broadband arriving, well, super fast, it begs the question what would you use it for?

So go on then, what would you do with such speedy broadband that you couldn't do before?

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Nothing that I couldn't do before, but I would certainly increase the amount I download. Personally my little broadband connection is fast enough for online gaming (albeit I could use a better system), so the only other use would be to get porno that little bit faster!

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superBB would have local server farms go bankrupt. right now you can't get a good upload rate at home here, and server farms charge over $100/month for a 1U slot.

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Nothing that I couldn't do before, but I would certainly increase the amount I download. Personally my little broadband connection is fast enough for online gaming (albeit I could use a better system), so the only other use would be to get porno that little bit faster!

Yeah your rite.. Mine at present is 1Mbps.. Considering a 100Mbps we can download movies in 4 to 5 minutes.. *Awwh* just wished i had 100Mbps :cool:

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I'd probably set up a computer as a lowly little server. And/or share the connection with my neighbors, depending on the cost. However, I sincerely doubt that such a connection will be available for residences in the US for a long time. It would take an enormous backbone network to support several million people using 100Mbps networks from their homes.

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OK, with super fast broadband arriving, well, super fast, it begs the question what would you use it for?

So go on then, what would you do with such speedy broadband that you couldn't do before?

I would make me really happy since the current 100 kbps scheme kind of sucks... ;)

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It would be a massive leap for teenagers though. I'm sure most of us can remember waiting for an image to download on a 56K "OMG I can see the top of her head now!!!"

I think when I was younger I vary rarely seen a fully naked woman online....

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56K? I can recall things like the 300 baud modems, and the joy when I got hold of one of those new fangled 1200/75 split rate things!

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same here. Would make no difference whatsoever (except for the price which would almost certainly be way up there, especially initially).

The only reason I upgraded my connection from 1MBps to (now, it went in several stages) 8 is that it was cheaper that way (got a free upgrade to 4, keeping it at 1 would have cost me money to change my contract to a lower speed, then upgraded to 8 when my ISP introduced that at a lower price than the 4 I had at the time cost me).

For throughput, anything more is useless to me. I rarely go over 2MBps and that only for minutes when downloading another large beta or dataset for the software testing I do for some companies.
Higher upstream might be nice at times, but traffic to my selfhosted server isn't all that high so the 1MBit upstream I have is usually more than enough to cope.

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same. ive got 16mb cable and use it for linux

mmm every single debian install cd (all 12 or so) in around an hour and a bit

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56K? I can recall things like the 300 baud modems, and the joy when I got hold of one of those new fangled 1200/75 split rate things!

haha! good old days, when all you had to do to kill a neighbours' BBS was to upload some huge game with a virus (20 megs!), and a simple file-creating endless loop would burn a hard drive if left in TSR :))))

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same. ive got 16mb cable and use it for linux

mmm every single debian install cd (all 12 or so) in around an hour and a bit

WOW. Thats fast!:eek:

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fios?

ive got cable (like thru my tv) i think thats fiberoptic or something but im not sure

bulldog broadband and virgin media are the fastest isps here in the UK

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4MB is fast enough for gaming (I still ping the same on Counter Strike on 4MB as I did when I was on 512k). The only thing people would use 100MB for is downloading television shows or movies.


Out of interest what are all the Mac/Linux folks doing now the BBC and Channel 4's decision to use Windows DRM on their download services?

I still get stuff from Bit Torrent; not really legal I know but until they provide me with something that I can use I'll continue.

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i would probably take over the world... somehow

you'd have to beat me, and you could never pull that off now that I've advance warning of your plans :mrgreen:

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Out of interest what are all the Mac/Linux folks doing now the BBC and Channel 4's decision to use Windows DRM on their download services?

I use bittorrent to ;)

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its no change anyway as it was all in realmedia before which is a pain for linux

As far as I know the news reports and stuff on the websites are still in both real media or wmp formats.

I signed up as a beta tester for BBC's iMP to be told no linux or mac support as of yet due do DRM. Channel 4's 4oD service just says my system is not suitable as per the screengrab.

I know I could install IE using Wine, or VMWare or whatever but to be honest I can't be arsed. I pay my licence fee and I'm not jumping through hoops to get my match of the day (which I miss every week cos they televise it at 11pm on a Saturday night when I'm usually at the pub and at 8:30am Sunday morning when I'm sleeping off last night's antics).

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I have a 100Mbit connection, so, I wouldn't do anything differently.

Granted, this is only on my laptop/and/or/work pc at work, and my home PC still only gets about 20-22Mbit/s.

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