Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:13 UTC
In the News Cisco Systems says it will make a major announcement on Tuesday, news that the technology giant says "will forever change the Internet". Shares of Cisco gained 3.65% to close at $26.13 Monday, hitting a new 52-week high of $26.36 intraday, as some analysts speculated that the tech giant is rolling out new gear to help wireless phone companies cope with rising video Web traffic. Cisco had sent out invitations to analysts and the media for a "significant announcement" that it says "will forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments". Let the speculation begin!
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Could it possibly be...
by lordmorgul on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:48 UTC
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... that, in fact, the Internet is NOT a series of tubes?

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RE: Could it possibly be...
by fithisux on Tue 9th Mar 2010 09:25 UTC in reply to "Could it possibly be..."
fithisux Member since:
2006-01-22

that they will start selling donuts?

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Self aware
by hollovoid on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:51 UTC
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2005-09-21

Possibly that they have made an intelligent, self repairing, self regulating network to be turned on in 3,2....

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A "Steve Ballmer" filter
by obsidian on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:57 UTC
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2007-05-12

"Caution - the page you are about to view contains Steve Ballmer content. Do you wish to continue?"

* YES - I love ranting and arm-waving
* NO - get me out of here

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They're merging with Google?
by umccullough on Tue 9th Mar 2010 01:22 UTC
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And now, the internet is completely pwned.

Thom, you have way more comment votes than I do ;)

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RE: They're merging with Google?
by flanque on Tue 9th Mar 2010 02:11 UTC in reply to "They're merging with Google?"
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2005-12-15

Oracle buyout?

SOFTWARE. HARDWARE. NETWORK. COMPLETE.

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Do you know what...
by panzi on Tue 9th Mar 2010 02:22 UTC
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Do you know what would probably change the internet dramatically? If Tuesday all Cisco hardware would stop to work due to some bug.

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v CISCO Announcement
by hackus on Tue 9th Mar 2010 03:12 UTC
RE: CISCO Announcement
by DrillSgt on Tue 9th Mar 2010 05:50 UTC in reply to "CISCO Announcement"
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2005-12-02

I can think of several things:

1) CISCO introduces security technology to forever block open source protocols and systems from ever connecting to the future internet.

2) CISCO pays off homeland security to make legislation that only allows certain configurations of hardware and software to connect to the internet, which also by the way must be licensed by the FCC.

3) They introduce a new proprietary protocol, patented that is only available to select businesses that can afford to buy it, which by the way is required if you want to hook up to internet 2.

-Hack

PS: CISCO SUCKS ARSE


LOL

Now why would Cisco hurt itself by doing that? They *use* nothing but open protocols and such...

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RE[2]: CISCO Announcement
by strcpy on Tue 9th Mar 2010 08:54 UTC in reply to "RE: CISCO Announcement"
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2009-05-20


Now why would Cisco hurt itself by doing that? They *use* nothing but open protocols and such...


Apparently because


PS: CISCO SUCKS ARSE


The FOSS intelligence strikes again.

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RE: CISCO Announcement
by marcp on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:54 UTC in reply to "CISCO Announcement"
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2007-11-23

CISCO ARE ARSELOCKERS, they will eventually lock your arse down! we will all end up with locked-down arses!

Now, seriously: your scenario sounds bit paranoid to me.
This won't probobly ever happen. Why? because we have many environments, which cannot be tight by some business model in ANY way, i.e academics, opensource, healthcare, military sector. They just can't afford an IT dependance and they will never agree to such form of trade.

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Finally
by Soulbender on Tue 9th Mar 2010 09:41 UTC
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2005-08-18

The will finally admit that they stole all their starter technology from Stanford and that, yes, you're not actually getting what you're paying for.

Edited 2010-03-09 09:42 UTC

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RE: Finally
by flanque on Tue 9th Mar 2010 10:32 UTC in reply to "Finally"
flanque Member since:
2005-12-15

Isn't that Facebook? I get so confused who steals what from what University.

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Riddles
by _QJ_ on Tue 9th Mar 2010 10:44 UTC
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2009-03-12

I don't like riddles...
    _QJ_ aka Grumpy(tm Disney) ;-)

Because I am always wrong.
So why not... Wait and See.

Edited 2010-03-09 10:45 UTC

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CISCO: "This is the Internet"
by John Blink on Tue 9th Mar 2010 11:35 UTC
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RE: CISCO: "This is the Internet"
by Tuishimi on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:50 UTC in reply to "CISCO: "This is the Internet""
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the link. I just ended up wasting 1/2 hour watching clips and added the first three seasons to my netflix queue.

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John Blink Member since:
2005-10-11

I did too! ;)

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prolly just a stunt
by _xmv on Tue 9th Mar 2010 13:06 UTC
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2008-12-09

we've had our share of such announcements every year, its getting old
probably its just some crap as usual.

hey guys did u know intel cpus accelerate the internet and it changed the internet forever!!!

stupid marketing at its best ;)

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RE: prolly just a stunt
by _xmv on Wed 10th Mar 2010 13:26 UTC in reply to "prolly just a stunt"
_xmv Member since:
2008-12-09

oh yay i was right!
ok that wasn't very risky.. ;)

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Announcement
by vivainio on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:06 UTC
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2008-12-26
SkyNet
by poundsmack on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:14 UTC
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2005-07-13

SkyNet is online... (intel inside)

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RE: SkyNet
by Laurence on Tue 9th Mar 2010 16:21 UTC in reply to "SkyNet"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

SkyNet is online... (intel inside)

skyNet is already online and currently being extended:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8556585.stm


:P

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hmm ?
by Ikshaar on Tue 9th Mar 2010 19:51 UTC
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2005-07-14

Anyone cares to translate that announcement into something a tad less technical... I read it and still have no clue what they are talking about...

is it a protocol ? a router ? a whole new thing ?

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Ta-da
by foldingstock on Tue 9th Mar 2010 19:55 UTC
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2008-10-30

This is likely what is going to "forever change the internet:"

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9168058/Cisco_unveils_next_I...

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Let's get together
by chrisfriberg on Tue 9th Mar 2010 20:54 UTC
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2009-04-08

"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second, which enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second;"

Printed? Sounds painful.

"every man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously;"

As opposed to being surveiled?

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."

Every motion picture? Even the ones I made in by basement?

The real question is, "can we all hold hands while using it?"

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RE: Let's get together
by Tuishimi on Tue 9th Mar 2010 22:58 UTC in reply to "Let's get together"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Can I come over to your house for a beer?

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RE: Let's get together
by Bobthearch on Wed 10th Mar 2010 00:01 UTC in reply to "Let's get together"
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"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second, which enables the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress to be downloaded in just over one second;"

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."


Over my 256 DSL line? Fat f'n chance.

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RE: Let's get together
by Soulbender on Wed 10th Mar 2010 08:07 UTC in reply to "Let's get together"
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2005-08-18

"and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes."


The question is, why does it speed them up?

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RE: Let's get together
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 10th Mar 2010 18:33 UTC in reply to "Let's get together"
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2005-11-11

"The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, with up to 322 Terabits per second

That seems like setting the bar pretty low for "changing the internet forever". It's great, but it's incremental. It's like saying AMDs 5890 is going to change gaming forever because it's faster than previous cards. Scaling something up without making fundamental changes is not what I would call "changing something forever". I mean their "forever" will only last until they make an even faster CRS ;)

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Internet
by 0x33 on Tue 9th Mar 2010 21:59 UTC
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2010-03-09

Hmm, "The Internet", is that thing still around?

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