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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">NEW YORK - A group of researchers led by the University of Tokyo has broken Internet speed records — twice in two days.<br><br>
Operators of the high-speed Internet2 network announced Tuesday that the researchers on Dec. 30 sent data at 7.67 gigabits per second, using standard communications protocols. The next day, using modified protocols, the team broke the record again by sending data over the same 20,000-mile path at 9.08 Gbps.<br><br>
That likely represents the current network's final record because rules require a 10 percent improvement for recognition, a percentage that would bring the next record right at the Internet2's current theoretical limit of 10 Gbps.</td>
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Imagine the amount of porn you could download!!!<br><br>
Does anyone know what kind of latency they're working with here? This sounds like the throughput once the connection's established.
 

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sorry.... but how do you 'win' D&D....<br><br><br><br>
That being said.... I have calculated your question and the answer is<br><br>
"Alot"<br><br><br>
"Alot of Porn"<br><br><br>
That is all
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">sorry.... but how do you 'win' D&D....</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yes, DnD isn't really something you can "win". But our campaign just ended after three years. We started at 1st level and ended as 30th level, rank-1 dieties (most of us, one dude was a rank-16 diety and around 60th level). It was crazy, epic, and awesome. At the beginning of the campaign the DM had a specific chain of events (which we influenced greatly) in mind. Eventually we had to defeat a demi-lich and then literally kill the god Nerull. That's how we won DnD.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>SirPentor</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7949161"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yes, DnD isn't really something you can "win". But our campaign just ended after three years. We started at 1st level and ended as 30th level, rank-1 dieties (most of us, one dude was a rank-16 diety and around 60th level). It was crazy, epic, and awesome. At the beginning of the campaign the DM had a specific chain of events (which we influenced greatly) in mind. Eventually we had to defeat a demi-lich and then literally kill the god Nerull. That's how we won DnD.</div>
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Yeah, I understood a total of 4 words in that paragraph...
 

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Yay! I am glad you won <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Have you decided about your adept yet?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Yay! I am glad you won <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Have you decided about your adept yet?</div>
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Well, sadly I'm getting hints from the next DM that he's going to wimp out. Not surprising in some ways--his kids are at a very time-consuming age and his wife thinks it's stupid for him to play.<br><br>
If he comes through I'm probably just going to be a straight-up wizard, focusing on evocation (think Bigby) and illusion. Probably develop some spells to get rid of those nasty Freedom of Movement and Mindblank effects.<br><br>
If he doesn't come through I may end up stepping and running a game.
 

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Play locally? Or online?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well, sadly I'm getting hints from the next DM that he's going to wimp out. Not surprising in some ways--his kids are at a very time-consuming age and his wife thinks it's stupid for him to play.<br><br>
If he comes through I'm probably just going to be a straight-up wizard, focusing on evocation (think Bigby) and illusion. Probably develop some spells to get rid of those nasty Freedom of Movement and Mindblank effects.<br><br>
If he doesn't come through I may end up stepping and running a game.</div>
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Y'all might consider one of the Living campaigns. It is easier than keeping together a campaign for long periods of time and the mods take around four hours to play, which is reasonable.<br><br>
Plus you can take your character to any convention and play in mods there.<br><br>
Here is the website for Greyhawk, <a href="http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/welcome" target="_blank">http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/welcome</a><br><br>
But...what region you are based in depends on where you live, and some of the stuff you can play depends on your region. My area is based in Dyvers.<br><br>
So one or two of y'all could sign up as judges and you can download mods.
 

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My dh is not into DnD, thank goodness, unfortunately I still know what you are talking about.<br><br><br>
However, I did IM him the story and he was very excited, and when into a nice discussion about the difference between IPv4 and IPv6<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I am happy to C&P his talk if anyone else is really interested<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
It is sad and scary how much IT speak I understand<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Table-top baby! We actually have a conference room reserved for every Tuesday morning from 7-11<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Table-top baby! We actually have a conference room reserved for every Tuesday morning from 7-11<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Where do you work?<br><br>
lol.<br><br>
That would NEVER fly with my company
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Where do you work?<br><br>
lol.<br><br>
That would NEVER fly with my company</div>
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I work at MS. It's pretty flexible--very much a "get your work done on time and no-one cares how you spend your hours" company. Plus we have some mid-level management in our group (on guy who's a boss' boss' boss and a couple guys that are bosses) so we figure we can pull it off.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Imagine the amount of porn you could download!!!</div>
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The Internet is *not* for porn...it's for MMORPGs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The Internet is *not* for porn...it's for MMORPGs.</div>
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Hence my question about latency, which is much more of an issue for live games than raw throughput.
 

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Sorry, i was just trying to make an Avenue Q reference: The Internet is very very great, for porn...why you think the 'net was born? porn porn porn
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I work at MS. It's pretty flexible--very much a "get your work done on time and no-one cares how you spend your hours" company. Plus we have some mid-level management in our group (on guy who's a boss' boss' boss and a couple guys that are bosses) so we figure we can pull it off.</div>
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Oh wow, I wonder if you knew my brother (recently quit MS), he lives in Monroe.<br><br>
DH loves D&D, don't know anyone here yet, hopefully we'll find some good geeks.<br><br>
Love the internet speed records, to sorta keep it on topic.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, i was just trying to make an Avenue Q reference: The Internet is very very great, for porn...why you think the 'net was born? porn porn porn</div>
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Theres a great World of Warcraft video online, "The internet is for porn" I'm sure its a remake or parody though....
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Sorry, i was just trying to make an Avenue Q reference: The Internet is very very great, for porn...why you think the 'net was born? porn porn porn</div>
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Yes, I actually got the reference--I <b>love</b> Ave Q!!! I also like the WoW video of it, though I don't play WoW myself.
 
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