Ryan Block joins us from gdgt.com to talk about the high-trafficked Inauguration Day, the SEC investigation into Steve Jobs health, and of course the ubiquity of camels for everyone but me. But I really don't hate camels.
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Inauguration records set
Today at noon eastern, global peak visible traffic across Internet
exchanges was 3.18 terabits per second. Within the U.S., 165 gigabits visible.
Yesterday’s global peak was 2.78tbps. Within the U.S., 117 gigabits per second visible.
November 4 2008, election night, global peak was 2.5 terabits per second, of which 79 gbps was in the U.S. This day last year, global peak was 1.38 tbps, of which 60 gbps was in
So election day wasn’t particularly special, interestingly, but today
was. Globally, 14% higher than yesterday, and 41% higher within the U.S.
Weekdays are always higher than weekends, and the whole thing grows quickly, so “the most recent weekday” is usually the prior high, as it was yesterday. Via Bill Woodcock at pch.net
New president means new look, features for whitehouse.gov http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20090120-new-president-means-new-look-features-for-whitehouse-gov.html
White House has a new robots
Jobs health under SEC review
FCC wants big fines for cable giants over channel switching
Verizon does 180, says it now supports a DTV delay
Next gen Android phone coming soon
Seagate Firmware Update Bricks 500GB Barracudas
Bold to get visual voicemail
Intel slashing chip prices
First Federal Courtroom Webcast Postponed
I know that some of you have been complaining about how you can’t acces CNET’s exchange server from your mac unless you boot camp or VM Windows. Well Microsoft has answered your crys with Exchnage Web Services beta. Here is the link for more info.
Microsoft Partner from Miami, FL
On show 893, Tom mentioned that a new “earth size” planet had been discovered near a red dwarf star.
So we have a higher density planet (stronger gravity) circling a red star.
Hmmm. . . . Did they name this new planet Krypton?
Al an Acworth
The easiest way to get a browser on a machine that doesn't have one is to use http://ftp.
Microsoft should bundle lynx browser for the EU version of windows.