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Where is THE interent???!

Freedomaniac
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12/14/2009 9:54:16 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
Seriously, think about it, it has to be somewhere..it's not on my computer..it's not all in the air..I don't think it's in some warehouse somewhere, nobody owns it. WHERE THE HELL IS IT?!
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omelet
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12/15/2009 9:27:06 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
The internet is a network.
You're part of it, so is the server debate.org is on, so is pretty much every computer in the modern world.

If you want to consider the Internet to be one specific thing, though, it's the networking infrastructure that exists throughout nearly every country on earth.

But when you download a file, you're downloading from a server somewhere. That server is no different than your computer or any other on the Internet, except that it has a registered domain name (ex. debate.org), a connection more suited to a server, and is a machine built specifically to do the things servers do.
Freedomaniac
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12/15/2009 5:42:30 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/15/2009 9:27:06 AM, omelet wrote:
The internet is a network.
You're part of it, so is the server debate.org is on, so is pretty much every computer in the modern world.

If you want to consider the Internet to be one specific thing, though, it's the networking infrastructure that exists throughout nearly every country on earth.

But when you download a file, you're downloading from a server somewhere. That server is no different than your computer or any other on the Internet, except that it has a registered domain name (ex. debate.org), a connection more suited to a server, and is a machine built specifically to do the things servers do.

So the internet is divided up into many different bits on many different computers?
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Xer
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12/15/2009 6:03:14 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/14/2009 9:54:16 PM, Freedomaniac wrote:
WHERE THE HELL IS [THE INTERNET]?!

You'll be having an "agent" dispatched to your residence shortly.

Thanks for your time.
omelet
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12/15/2009 8:35:58 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/15/2009 5:42:30 PM, Freedomaniac wrote:
At 12/15/2009 9:27:06 AM, omelet wrote:
The internet is a network.
You're part of it, so is the server debate.org is on, so is pretty much every computer in the modern world.

If you want to consider the Internet to be one specific thing, though, it's the networking infrastructure that exists throughout nearly every country on earth.

But when you download a file, you're downloading from a server somewhere. That server is no different than your computer or any other on the Internet, except that it has a registered domain name (ex. debate.org), a connection more suited to a server, and is a machine built specifically to do the things servers do.

So the internet is divided up into many different bits on many different computers?
Yes. It's just a network of computers - some things are on some computers, some things are on other computers.

All but the largest sites are each on a single computer, and some single computers hold more than one site. And of course, most computers aren't hosting any site at all, such as your computer or mine. But either of us could, if we so wished, host a site on our computers, which anyone else on the Internet would be able to use.
I-am-a-panda
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12/16/2009 9:03:36 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/15/2009 6:03:14 PM, Nags wrote:
At 12/14/2009 9:54:16 PM, Freedomaniac wrote:
WHERE THE HELL IS [THE INTERNET]?!

You'll be having an "agent" dispatched to your residence shortly.

Thanks for your time.

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Sylux
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12/16/2009 9:19:33 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/16/2009 5:38:28 AM, BellumQuodPacis wrote:
I know where all the porn comes from....*points at johngriswald*

They don't suspect a thing...
"Can you see? Do you know?
The string behind you, it's shiny and pretty.
Where is my string.
Give me because I don't know.
Give me your string.
Give me everything."
-grasshoppa
wjmelements
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12/16/2009 9:31:09 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/15/2009 6:03:14 PM, Nags wrote:
At 12/14/2009 9:54:16 PM, Freedomaniac wrote:
WHERE THE HELL IS [THE INTERNET]?!

You'll be having an "agent" dispatched to your residence shortly.

Thanks for your time.

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in the blink of an eye you finally see the light
Sylux
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12/16/2009 9:41:09 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/16/2009 9:31:09 AM, wjmelements wrote:
At 12/15/2009 6:03:14 PM, Nags wrote:
At 12/14/2009 9:54:16 PM, Freedomaniac wrote:
WHERE THE HELL IS [THE INTERNET]?!

You'll be having an "agent" dispatched to your residence shortly.

Thanks for your time.

http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk...

I remember when I used to go on my mom's laptop, look up these pictures and leave one up and set it on the kitchen table, so that it would be the first thing she saw.

One of my favourites was this one: http://images.slashdot.org...
"Can you see? Do you know?
The string behind you, it's shiny and pretty.
Where is my string.
Give me because I don't know.
Give me your string.
Give me everything."
-grasshoppa
brian_eggleston
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12/16/2009 10:07:34 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/16/2009 5:38:28 AM, BellumQuodPacis wrote:
I know where all the porn comes from....*points at johngriswald*

What? There's porn on the Internet?

Why didn't somebody tell me?
Visit the burglars' bulletin board: http://www.break-in-news.com...
Sylux
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12/16/2009 10:38:36 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
http://pix.motivatedphotos.com...
"Can you see? Do you know?
The string behind you, it's shiny and pretty.
Where is my string.
Give me because I don't know.
Give me your string.
Give me everything."
-grasshoppa
Cherymenthol
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12/16/2009 5:14:57 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
In the words of senator Ted Stevens "It's a series of tubes".... So it obviously has to be in a place with a bunch of pipes.... SAUDI ARABIA!
Cherymenthol
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12/16/2009 6:05:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 12/16/2009 5:40:01 PM, omelet wrote:
At 12/16/2009 5:14:57 PM, Cherymenthol wrote:
In the words of senator Ted Stevens "It's a series of tubes"


Well its not a big truck...
Stojko
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12/22/2009 5:49:09 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
As previously noted, the internet basically is a network of computers/servers connected together.

There's an article on it here, if you're interested.
http://www.howstuffworks.com...