[–] NeoGoat 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I had great fun at 1200.. baud.

[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I miss that dial up sound! Made it feel so NASA!

[–] knightwarrior41 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I had great fun at 1200.. baud.

2400 baud for me Lol

[–] Triple_Agent 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah, but 1200 baud didn't have the advertising/tracker bullshit overhead eating bandwidth. To load 1 page now, you have 200 requests.

[–] carlip 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

NoScript is your friend!

[–] vuke69 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

This is about Ethernet port speeds, not your Internet speeds you illiterate fucks.

[–] TalkingAboutThings 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What do you think they use to build the internet? Did you notice the distance specs for one of the modules in the article?:

The 400-Gbps modules provide reaches of 2 km (QSFP-DD FR8) and 10 km (QSFP-DD LR8) using eight 50-Gbps lanes with PAM4 modulation.

Who the fuck needs those distances for a LAN?

[–] toav 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Large corporate campuses with cables snaking everywhere.

[–] vuke69 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Many people. Dark fiber between datacenters is a thing.

[–] 475677 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

My country is in the process of building a new national broadband network that originally promised 100mb/s with a near future upgrade to 1gb/s in the works. They then gutted it because "no one needs that speed" so the max speed that can be delivered is 100mb/s and that's only if you're lucky enough to have fibre and not rotting copper to your door.

If I had my way I'd never change over to the nbnco network but thanks to a forced nation wide monopoly soon there will be no choice. Fucking hell I hate the Australian government. They're nothing short of jewish super heroes.

[–] RvBMan 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

They gutted it because Rupert Murdoch didn't want to lose his foxtel monopoly.

That and (((Malcom Turnbull))).

[–] mostlyfriendly 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

PAM4 modulated signal has four amplitude levels and three eyes.

... this ... this just blows my mind.

The encode / decode sequence? The error correction? Accounting for drift over non ideal cables? Having multiple encoders / decoders all working in parallel and getting everything sync'd? This is insanity.

The fact that they are trying to do this just rocked my world a bit.