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Does America control the internet?
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Posted 1/24/07

azrael910 wrote:


bellus-vae wrote:

Theres a rumour going around, i dont know if youve heard it, but. in the near future, ISPs will be controlling everything that goes in and out of the internet.

Meaning to say, more fees to pay. and theyre even attempting to make the internet a private network. Like a pay tv or Foxtel.

Watch this.: http://www.veoh.com/videos/e1754677qGzDeYj?searchId=3bca6ee82b9f8713

Please save the internet ..


It's not a rumor.

http://www.savetheinternet.com/



Every rumour is a potential information.
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Posted 1/24/07

Marato wrote:

The internet (in it's entirety) is a collective of machines worldwide hosting information.

Though the concepts and the protocols were primarily invented in the US (namely the Department of Defense) and the operating systems which are running the whole thing (Microsoft and Unix based systems) are of US origin, the internet itself is controlled by nobody. Only real thing that is controlled are domains which is an international organization.

Though government bodies can control specific access to materials. Other than that, not really. In the end, the internet is just a concept and not a physical means to an end. Though I understand what you're getting at.


I beg to disapprove. This is a misconception; to what i have learned, internet is not a US invention, technology (whatsoever); it was, I think, invented by the Swiss.


“Most Americans do
not see Europe as the world leader in scientific research. They see us as nothing but a quaint shopping
district—an odd perception if you consider the nationalities of men like Einstein, Galileo, and Newton.”

^ I can't remember where I get this, though. But, I guess, the web began in Europe to enable scientist from different departments to share daily findings with one another. Oh well, earlier than Paul Allen and Bill Gates.
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Posted 1/24/07
Possibly The Computer was a byproduct of World War II used in basic form and algorythm by the United States Military its ancient history but when we say who invented the internet logic dictates that it would be American in base too although you might be right about Sweden

hmm well most Americans are partially correct
Although China is still a tad behind and Russia is unknown
Japan Still Has better technology than most of America including Scientific
Hmm I thought Albert Einstein was from Germany and became an American due to Jewish Persecution
Posted 1/24/07
The internet was originally developed by a group Called DARPA around 1968 (back then it was called the ARPANET).

This group owns all of the ip addresses on the planet (the ones we use to connect to the internet , not your home network ones ) and licenses them out to the internet service providers . The US actually has no call on anything these people decide to do , but can regulate what the companies who provide the service are allowed to do .


and a side note , Einstein was not from Germany , He was from Austria.

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"Hmm I thought Albert Einstein was from Germany and became an American due to Jewish Persecution"

your right ;)...

swiss = not sweden but swiss = switzherland(spell 0.,o)

the internet started as a forum for science all over the world. It was first later the department of defence had interrest in it. But tbh...none can CLAIM anything in that matter...since you could call the producers and manufacturers of computer hardware the farthers of the concept. And you can even pinpoint it ever more down "back to basic" since it really all started with the binary language. (if you dint had binary system, there wouldnt be any internet..or hardware)
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I don't really consider these "American sites"

There's lots of people in this world.

Yeah, there are lots of American/CANADIAN/English/Etc people who make awesome sites ^^

But I know far too many Asians that over popular the web :]
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Yep gev is right, the precursor to the internet was more or less developed in the U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet

"The first ARPANet connection outside the US was established to NORSAR in Norway in 1973"
Posted 1/24/07

Eros wrote:

Yep gev is right, the precursor to the internet was more or less developed in the U.S.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Internet

"The first ARPANet connection outside the US was established to NORSAR in Norway in 1973"


I know I`m right lol. i had to learn all this crap my first year of school.
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The thing i`m actually tring to state is that people rather use english spellig on sits due to the diversity of our languages. I mean if we spoke in japanese not everyone would understand. I`ve been on mostly japanese sights and spanish because i understand them. Yet eveyone understands each othes points more throughly usig english. Basically its the Latin of the internet!!!

Oh yea for the record my god the computer first apperance was presumbed to be from america. How i may no this is even moe obvious? My grandfather bought the first computer model and it sits n the basement. I actually went through the trouble to the creators. Turns out the original CPU is actually based on several seperat schematics from the Television.

Oh yea this is beside the point now.What i`m trying to say is that will you find someone from ex:Italy on a japanese speaking sight. NO!!! but on an american site they are able to exhange some thoughts in the american primary language.
THATS THE POINT I`M TRYING TO STATE!!!

The fact of the matter is the CPU was first recordely massed produced to the massess in americ. Yet The Ttrue CPU was indeed used by the society of scienist. I mean who would create such a database and programs and immediately make it for the massess.
Posted 1/25/07
Just to piss you off:

The industry recognizes the Abacus as the first computer, and it was created in china.
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^^^ DAMMIT GEV thats fool of bull SH**T who the hell would consider damn beads as storing knowledge!!! I mean its damn beads for goodness sake. I consider that as a house hold utencile before I acknowledge it as a computer!!!!
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Posted 1/25/07

simpleyesa wrote:


Marato wrote:

The internet (in it's entirety) is a collective of machines worldwide hosting information.

Though the concepts and the protocols were primarily invented in the US (namely the Department of Defense) and the operating systems which are running the whole thing (Microsoft and Unix based systems) are of US origin, the internet itself is controlled by nobody. Only real thing that is controlled are domains which is an international organization.

Though government bodies can control specific access to materials. Other than that, not really. In the end, the internet is just a concept and not a physical means to an end. Though I understand what you're getting at.


I beg to disapprove. This is a misconception; to what i have learned, internet is not a US invention, technology (whatsoever); it was, I think, invented by the Swiss.


Going to assume that was a joke~

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SenbonzakuraMaster wrote:

^^^ DAMMIT GEV thats fool of bull SH**T who the hell would consider damn beads as storing knowledge!!! I mean its damn beads for goodness sake. I consider that as a house hold utencile before I acknowledge it as a computer!!!!


The word Computer is a derivitive of the word Compute. By definition, to compute is to determine by mathematical means. The purpose of the above device is to assist in math resolution. A computer (as we know it) runs off the exact same principles as how one would utilize the abacus. On or off. Up or down. It's just that the computer has billions of these on's and off's going on at the same time at an inhuman speed pre-determined by the instructions it's given.

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well simply stating that the abacus is consider a mathmatical assistance is far to vague. Infact your just stating that these considerable calculations are being made on different scales. If thats the case then the abacus is most definitely not the first computer. we have had tools that calculate mathmatical situations for a long time.
"so your telling me if i use my fingers in getting a mathmatical answer its computer."
Thats why I see that definition as some what off point.
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