Won't be buying one
After the hardware "support" I've recently received from Acer, I won't be oging anywhere near them again - expensive, poor communications and very inflexible.
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We've been doing 32 channels sdh @ 10G for YEARS*
We've been doign 80 channels sdh @10G for a few years
Sometime soon, we'll move to 40G SDH (though not sure how many channels we get out of that.
Gazillibit ethernet - why would anyone want this? surely this would be a datacentre technology, as we already have the long haul technology. Who's built a server bus technology capable of getting near this speed. So what's the point?
* This is what most of your internets/ mobile backhaul etc goes over. I know, coz I built it,innit.
'scuse the pedantry Dan, but isn't the use of per-cent based on the fact that we are use a decimal system.
So your 131 actually becomes roughly 70 over 100 (where 100 = 77+1) (all OCT).
but it's not per cent, as cent refers to a decimal value.
I await with glee the etymologists along to tell me what per 100 is called in Octal.
Mines to one with the TI Graphing calculator in one pocket and tissues for the nose bleeds in another,
just very short songs.
10gig sdh * 32 channels on a single dwdm has been commonplace for 5 or 6 years now.
40g is developed but not really sold.
Alot of the research $$$ has gone into getting adaptive optics to work - getting lamda configurable line cards.
alot of the carrier $$$ has gone on making better use of what they've got.
maybe the headline should have been "new optical network deployed, first for 2008".
mines the one with MOR hanging out of the pocket when I left that industry.
"Segways should be allowed to use cycle lanes".
That's fine by me - cycle lanes are generally a waste of space for most cyclists: Put me in the traffic at 30mph - it's way better then having to deal with kerbs, potholes and intermittancy of the cycle lane.
BTW the last pedestrian that stepped out without looking at me finished up with a broken arm. That hopefully learnt him.
Ha ha ha.
1) Rick posts a crap comment designed to insight annoyance in our cannuck breveren.
2) Rick get's flamed
3) Rick get's annoyed at flame; toys leave pram.
Settle down lads, none of it would have existed if we hadn't given you tv, radar, the jet engine, expresso makers.
maybe not the last one.....
Annecdotal I know but...
There are 10 of us sat in an office up in newcastle all running 3g - all within a few meters of each other.
I constantly get 3.5G - good rates - super access etc, the bloke right next to me get plain old 3g, as do a few others, the remainig chaps can't get a signal and are left with gprs.
We're all on a coroporate flat rate job.
So @pete - we don't get charged per meg - that's not where the main operators are interested in making cash....
BTW O2 ripped and replaced Nortel 3G kit when they got bought by telefonica who had an existing deal with lucent (I think) - wouldn't be suprised if thats et them back a couple of years on the infrastructure side....
I don't know where people listen to their radios, but for me it's just in the car.
iplayer/any other content delivery method all well and good - make that happen in my car please - then you can turn off fm/dab.
poorly planned, poorly executed and poorly marketed.
I'm with Tony on this - it reeally is ace...
the 300k$ cisco kit buys you
3 big old plamas
a bunch of hd video cameras.
surround sound audio (both mics and speakers.
a table that is exactly replicated at the other side.. and matching pain for the walls..
it's beyond ice cool.
sure we can have msn to chat to mum on our year out in oz - but this is for the big boys brokering mega deals.
The mans a plank and obviousely has no real world experience.
Those that can,do;, those that can't,teach
It's as stupid as saying well it'd be best to fill up your cars fuel at the refinarey because tankering it around the country just dosn't make environmental sense!
Still, lots of big mirrors in various deserts please....
ps the sun can shine at night - assuming that you've superheated enough of something to keep the turnies going....
No it's not. it's a medium size, very flexible piece of kit, however if you want massive, then the HDX is where it's at. Huge multi terrabit optical x-connect, ASTN capable etc with something daft like 32 10 gig ports pre shelf, over 2 shelves...
The 6500 wins out though as it (should) support PBT...
Is it me or has this been slapped down before it got near started.
Reinforce the gear? put the nosewheel in a sled.
tow from a different point?
persoannly i'd like to see it go all the way and have aircraft launched with engines off/idleng using a electromagnetic catapults
of course we'd need alot of electrical energy for that, and therefore we needd a bit more investment in fusion...
wow such vitriol!
firstly: so what? they could afford to.
secondly: that'd be a good thing for the rest of the market surely?
thirdyly: I think thy're pretty good/get a life.
The way I see it itunes won the day becuase it's actually usable.
And surely if the ipod looked good and works well then that's a good thing?
for the record, I have a 2nd gen nano which get's well abused and it's still going strong (witht he exception of the shite headphones that went in the bin early doors for a new pair of shures), no other apple products. I use wintel at work AND home.
CC Learning, as far as I can tell is part of their marketing stratergy, and that's where and why they're sucessful.
1) Build some dodgy kit
2) Ensure everyone pays you to become certified on dodgy kit.
3) Ensure only certified techs get access to support*
4) Customers feel tied in to a product as they've spent $$$ on training.
* is they key differenciator between cisco's sucess and nortel/juniper/avaya/etc's failings
yes you can do juniper trainig, but does anyone care?
Surely we should have bought into f35 from the start - assuring commanlity accross all attack platforms, then you dismantle the RAF leaving only heavy lift capability there and put all fighter/bomber capability in the Fleet Air Arm.
plus plenty of UK tech in this bird.
PS the multisensory in-helmet heads-up display is awesome
I think this would be a great idea for the next budget airline:
£20 flat charge, cofvers the first 50kg.. then weigh yourself and your luggage in - and..
0.1 pence per kilo per mile addition.
I'm a bit on the choddy size (BMI tipping 30ish (which is complete tosh - I'm fit as a butchers - and spend ALOT of time at the gym), but get just as annoyed by skinnies plgging massive cases onto their flights...
This is just BT panicking that they can only just get BT Vision SD working on standard POTS. Sky and Virgin and (almost) DVB are near enough offering (some, expensive) HD, BT can't get near unless they seriously up their game.
50MBit/s is for BT Vision HD and for nothing else, which to me sounds like fairly savvy investment.
Even with 21CN the backbone wouldn't support every joe downloading hours of 720p from a torrent.
Unfortuately that's how it works..
IPTV works in a walled garden - it's multicast technology
VOD is similar but uses point cast.
So the end user equipment is tied to the service provider (so they can set up the vlans/VCCs to get the correct QoS/Cos)
It's not like a "grown up myspace" which is just internet video.