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The Tek 0017: Google Fiber, Gabe Newell on Windows 8, Kim.com, OS X Mountain Lion

This week Google Fiber is the big story. Could it save America? Also, Gabe Newell has some things to say about Windows 8...
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posted 1 year 9 months ago

Google Fiber sounds great. Not sure it's the same as copying to a NAS drive. I mean, isn't gigabit = gigabyte / 8?

posted 1 year 9 months ago

I just looked this up and found that contrary to what I thought current ethernet speeds are rated as gigabit. So you're right, I'm wrong and most likely served :P.

I'll sit down and shut up now :).

posted 1 year 9 months ago

No, it's gigabit / 8= gigabyte

I put this before i saw you reply haha sorry.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Haha. It's cool. I've learned an important lesson today :P.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

It's the other way around, there are 8 bits in a byte.  So it'd be 8 x gigabits = gigabyte, or gigabit = gigabyte/8.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Anything that says bit you have to divide by 8. 8 bits = 1 byte. for 1000Mbps would turn out to be 125Mega Bytes per second.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

That's what I thought. But I also thought that ethernet was rated as bite, not bit too. I think that's where I went wrong. Thanks for the heads up though, guys :).

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Wonder whats going to happen to all the other Telecom companies once Google Fiber spreads. They would have to upgrade or they would go under.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Well, even if they do upgrade they will still suck compared to Google. They will try to censor the internet. I really do not trust any of them. 

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Censoring Google, China style.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

The speed isn't what's amusing me most, it's their will to let customers have their freedom.There Google will win.

Not that I am affected in that sort of way over here.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

GREAT EPISODE!

posted 1 year 9 months ago

The fastest throughput speed I've ever seen with my ISP (SkyBeam) was 120kbps short of 1Mbps. I sure hope Google gains momentum with expanding it's Fiber service soon.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Gabe Newell is on another level, apparently.

posted 1 year 9 months ago

funny thing is a city in NC started thier own isp with phone, cable and internet ane they forned it as a co-op. then time warner sued them to get it shut down

 

posted 1 year 9 months ago

if anyone can find that it mite show why google has had to take so long in rolling this out

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Australia's rolling out a national fiber-optic broadband service. It's going to take a few years and cost $55billion but I think it's worth it. About the only good thing our government has done.

 

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Keep up the good work! 

posted 1 year 9 months ago

Damn it, I miss working with you, you viking bearded crazy genius man of the internet