Bandwidth and file transfers

Sometimes you have greater bandwidth by mailing a CD or DVD or by sending a little USB drive by FedEx.

From XKCD:

It is a synchronicity that this came up.  The other day I had to send someone a large batch of big photos.  After the first couple attempts with different email accounts, I remembered I had one old account permitting huge attachments.   I wound up compressing the folder and sending it off.  It worked.

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  1. Animadversor says:


  2. jcr says:

    A well-known computer scientist but it this way 15 years ago, when mag tapes were still common: Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway. (Andy Tanenbaum).

  3. mike cliffson says:

    “It worked.”unquote
    Have you ever read about the abominable autoscribe in “Canticle for leibowitz?
    If ANYTHING on the net etc EVER works for you even some of the time I’m inclined to believe it’s a sign you’re working for who you are working.

  4. chonak says:

    The Opera browser has a new feature that lets you share a folder on your machine with your friends: it’s handy and doesn’t require you to change any firewall settings.

  5. chonak: I think Opera has had that for a long time now. I used to use it.

  6. acroat says:

    I’d just be happy if my external backup drives would stop crashing….

  7. Re: station wagon, the classical term for manual file transfer is “sneakernet”. :)

  8. worm says:

    Anyone remember ymodem?

  9. quixoticfreak says:

    literally sending files. awesome.

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