When do we get some of that here in the USA?
Clearly backhaul is not an issue (250+ channels can fit onto a single optical lambda; 15000 channels onto a single strand). But, last-mile delivery would require innovation. 10GigPON and reduced sizing of PON nodes would be needed. (or abandon PON and run straight point-to-point 10GigE links; XFPs are cheaper than special-purpose 10GPON gear). Alas, I envision the USA will endure low bit rate macroblocking 2k HDTV for a long time."
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It took 8 minutes to run on FF 3.6.9 on the same laptop.
It took 3.5 minutes to run on FF 4.0b7
Google is about 10-times faster than IE8 on this benchmark.
Minefield (FF 4.0b7 nightly development build) is over 20-times faster than IE8.
Let's hope the fiber-based operators kick their sorry coax ass. (And let us be vigilant that the fiber operators don't become similarly arrogant and unresponsive once they assume the throne of dominant last-mile provider.)
Businesses lose the opportunity to obtain knowledgeable input, because their call centers are staffed by low labor-cost morons. The need to identify technically savvy callers and hand-off those calls to comparably competent staff members.
- Some anti-spam operators set up a network of honeypots to collect the spam,
- analyze it using their new mechanism to divine the templates that are being used, then
- create a subscription feed to distribute the templates to mail administrators to be used in filtering their incoming mail flow?
Divining the template seems to depend on analyzing numerous messages. Presumably, only very large mail servers (or an aggregated network of smaller servers) would be able to collect enough messages to rapidly divine the various templates. It sounds like a small or medium site could not benefit from operating the analysis software themselves; they would not have sufficient spam volume (from each template) to rapidly divine the template.