units (Re: DAB [was Re: Books & Audiobooks (was [JOB] Perl Software Developer and Database programmer)])
Roger Burton West
roger at firedrake.org
Fri Feb 24 09:15:04 GMT 2006
On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 09:27:34PM -0500, muppet wrote:
>Second: wtf is wrong with their setup that requires a 3GHz processor to run a
>freaking TCP/IP connection?
Cheap cable/ADSL cards are the new winmodems. You need about 2GHz to run
Windows these days, and since the card offloads most of its
processing onto the CPU (including bouncing the several viruses per
second that are standard with an unfiltered connection) you'll need a
load more to be able to play the games that everyone knows are the only
reason anyone ever gets a high-speed connection at home.
>Third: does the Macintosh and the whole megahertz mythbusting really have so
>little mindshare that people at an ISP have never heard of non-Windows
 I don't want to hear your counterexamples. That's what many people
seem to believe.
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