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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:28 PM

Are we the only internet or are there other internets out there?



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Reply Are we the only internet or are there other internets out there? (Original post)
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 OP
PoliticAverse Sep 2013 #1
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #2
FarCenter Sep 2013 #9
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #15
ManiacJoe Sep 2013 #10
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #14
ManiacJoe Sep 2013 #17
defacto7 Sep 2013 #28
ManiacJoe Sep 2013 #29
defacto7 Sep 2013 #31
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #34
Marrah_G Sep 2013 #18
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #26
cthulu2016 Sep 2013 #3
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #4
FSogol Sep 2013 #6
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #35
lpbk2713 Sep 2013 #5
Shankapotomus Sep 2013 #7
NuclearDem Sep 2013 #8
Vashta Nerada Sep 2013 #11
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #24
htuttle Sep 2013 #12
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #13
ManiacJoe Sep 2013 #30
Calista241 Sep 2013 #23
NRaleighLiberal Sep 2013 #16
KoKo Sep 2013 #20
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #38
JaneyVee Sep 2013 #19
VanillaRhapsody Sep 2013 #27
Kennah Sep 2013 #21
hootinholler Sep 2013 #22
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #25
ManiacJoe Sep 2013 #32
hootinholler Sep 2013 #33
The Straight Story Sep 2013 #36
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #37
The Straight Story Sep 2013 #39
Voice for Peace Sep 2013 #40

Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:30 PM

1. There are many internets, but only one Internet. n/t

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:32 PM

2. I don't understand.

and did we create the internet, or discover it?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:40 PM

9. It discovers itself through the exchange of routing information

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:49 PM

15. I don't know exactly what that means

or even partly what that means, exactly.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:42 PM

10. Inter-connected networks of computers.

"internet" - (small I) - a public or private collection of computer networks.

"Internet" - (capital I) - the public world-wide system of connected computer networks normally associated with websites and email and online forums and online shopping.

Both systems use software and protocols originally developed by/for the DOD decades ago to connect the universities doing DOD research.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:48 PM

14. potentially infinite, like fractals?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:53 PM

17. No.

Each network consumes physical and financial resources. Subdividing a network quickly reaches the point of diminishing returns.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #10)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:48 PM

28. Interesting that no generic installation

of any word processing program or Internet site that I have accessed through any of my browser choices allows for the lower case "i" as in internet unless I add it myself.

There seems to be an ongoing disagreement on capitalized vs. lower case, Internet as a proper noun and internet originally from the word internetworks.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalization_of_%22Internet%22

Strange knowledge.



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Response to defacto7 (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:03 AM

29. That is probably because

no one usually refers to any network as an "internet" besides the common, world-wide Internet. Lots of intranets. Lots of wide-area networks (WANs). Only one "(i/I)nternet". Even at work where we are spanning multiple physical locations, it is "corpnet".

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #29)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:12 AM

31. Hmmm, maybe I should think up my own word

for whole of my little internetlett... I'll call it... The Midgetnet. The Midgetnet connects flawlessly to the wider internetwork under the auspices of the World Wide Internet.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #31)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:17 PM

34. I like internetlet. Or internetlette.

Lotte Internettlette. She's a beautiful little universe.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:24 PM

26. it was definitely created...DARPA...

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:32 PM

3. On Tau Ceti-3 email is called "m'pthwarrr"

but remains 60% spam, which they call "spam" oddly enough.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:33 PM

4. ok now we're getting somewhere

edible communications?

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:37 PM

6. Is the other 60% porn?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #6)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:19 PM

35. 60% of the spam is porn.

And 40% of the porn is spam.
The rest is cats.



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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:37 PM

5. Must be




Because Limbaugh and his Shittoheads have always occupied a parallel universe.




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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:38 PM

7. Packet radio

is a primitive form of its own "Internet."

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:39 PM

8. Many internets.

I get two or three a day, depending on how clogged the tubes are.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:44 PM

11. That depends.

 

If you subscribe to the infinite universe hypothesis, then there are an infinite amount of internets.

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Response to Vashta Nerada (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:18 PM

24. that's what I am wondering. Is the Internet expanding?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:44 PM

12. I know that it's not like a big truck that you just dump stuff on


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Response to htuttle (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:47 PM

13. that's the best answer yet



What else is the internet not like?

This may help me to understand what it is.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:09 AM

30. See this old map for what connects to where.

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Response to htuttle (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:47 PM

23. ROFL n/t

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:51 PM

16. the internet is made of cats!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:13 PM

20. Cats have known how the World Operates for Thousands of Years...

"Preditor/Prey"...and how the Hunter survey's the Landscape as to the best strategy. The cat knows they are mostly a "lone Predator" to feed their young to populate going forward

Dogs...on the other hand are "Team Players." They LOVE the PACK TEAM...and if isolated they will go with their Owners...who is the TEAM LEADER. Once they escape they do their strategy with the TOP DOG who they follow.

I'll pick a CAT for individual Strategy over a Dog....ANY DAY!

Dogs have the advantage of the "BARK" which tends to ward off intruders, though. So fearful folks are inclined to pick the "BIG BARK" whereas CATS don't get into that kind of thing. (Except Siamese who are known for their YOWL which can put the fear of Spirits into one).

So...I won't ever be protected by my CAT....the Lone Hunter who uses strategy for it's own preservation...but, to have a DOG with a LOUD/Threatening Bark...allows many to be safe and just don't let them out of the Leash where they become WOLVES!

LOL's

You can tell that I'm a Cat Lover...and that I am vulnerable because while there are Cats who save their "Owners".....the BARK OF THE DOG...defrays ATTACKS...more than the low voiced "MEOW" of the cat and even their claws and hissing.

I love the Cat Community even though I realize they just aren't working for us the way the Dogs Do....

Just saying from my years of observation...Loving both Dogs and Cats....but it's more convenient for our lifestyle to have cats. Siamese are particularly useful in what I've said above being more Doglike than the ordinary cats that most of us dwell with.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #16)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:26 PM

38. you are right.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 06:59 PM

19. There are many different internets, most aren't public.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:27 PM

27. those would be "intra"nets...

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:07 PM

21. Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Internet is. You have to see it for yourself.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 09:26 PM

22. Is it time to resurrect fidonet?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:21 PM

25. fidonet?

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Response to hootinholler (Reply #22)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 01:18 AM

32. Wikipedia says it is still up and running.


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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #32)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 09:57 AM

33. Have to agree with the jaw dropper!

Holy Cow! I guess someone's vic 20 hasn't gone tits up yet.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:21 PM

36. ET has a BBS probably

Ahhh the good old days

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #36)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:24 PM

37. there's a cat sneaking up on me.

what is a BBS?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #37)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:28 PM

39. Old Bulletin Board Systems:

You ran some BBS software on your computer and people could dial in directly to your system and play games, write text messages, etc - they had to know your phone number of course Most of the ones I worked with had multiple lines so several people could be on at the same time, a few you had set times you could call in.

Really slow, but was how we did it back then.

From Wiki:

A bulletin board system, or BBS, is a computer system running software that allows users to connect and log into the system using a terminal program. Once logged in, a user can perform functions such as uploading and downloading software and data, reading news and bulletins, and exchanging messages with other users, either through email, public message boards, and sometimes via direct chatting. Many BBSes also offer on-line games, in which users can compete with each other, and BBSes with multiple phone lines often provide chat rooms, allowing users to interact with each other.

Originally BBSes were accessed only over a phone line using a modem, but by the early 1990s some BBSes allowed access via a Telnet, packet switched network, or packet radio connection.

more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulletin_board_system

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Response to The Straight Story (Reply #39)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 10:34 PM

40. aha.

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