If you're too young to remember Flash videos and games, it's certainly worth checking out the Internet Archive's Flash Showcase and by preserving this content, the non-profit will make it possible for a new generation to enjoy the videos and games that helped make the internet what it is today. … [Read more...] about The Internet Archive will stop all your favorite Flash games and animations vanishing into the ether
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According to Comcast, 95 percent of its customers don’t get close to using that much data per month; over the last six months, the median monthly data use was around 308GB. But as the coronavirus pandemic keeps people working from home and students learning remotely, the internet is feeling the strain of the increased use — even though, so far, it’s held up relatively well. … [Read more...] about Comcast to impose home internet data cap of 1.2TB in more than a dozen US states next year
Regional connectivity numbers reveal huge disparities. While Europe in 2011 had 49.8 terabits per second of bandwidth available to flow between countries, and the US and Canada had 20.8 terabits per second, Africa had less than a terabit per second—700 gigabits. (These numbers, you may have noticed, add up to a higher total than the worldwide connectivity—that's because of some overlap. For example, trans-Atlantic capacity counts toward both the European and US/Canada totals.) … [Read more...] about Bandwidth explosion: As Internet use soars, can bottlenecks be averted?
When satellites are not directly overhead, your data must travel through the air for more time.Small levels of packet buffering are helpful for a stable service but hurt latency.Starlink traffic travels through fiber on the ground. This is an indirect pathway that is 1.5 times slower than photons in a vacuum.Some users also worried about whether Starlink can keep up its current speed. The engineers replied, "Unlike regular satellite internet where it gets way too crowded -- as we launch more satellites over time the network will get increasingly great, not increasingly worse." … [Read more...] about The ins and outs of Starlink: Internet from the sky
Mons Rumker harbors rocks that formed just 1.2 billion years ago, meaning that Chang'e 5 "will help scientists understand what was happening late in the moon's history, as well as how Earth and the solar system evolved," as the nonprofit Planetary Society noted its description of the mission. (The 842 lbs., or 382 kg, of moon rocks brought home by the Apollo astronauts between 1969 and 1972 are considerably older, providing a window in the deeper lunar past.) … [Read more...] about China launches historic Chang’e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976