S3E25: Solar Flares and the Internet

Watch the video to see how it went down live. https://youtu.be/HxasY9DHxr0

From the What do you want me to do about it department…

So scientists revealed this week that if the Sun had really big solar flare activity it had the potential to knock out the Internet

A solar storm could knock out the Internet

So scientists warned recently in a Wired article that a large solar storm could knock out the Internet especially that goes over the many undersea cables that make a global Internet possible.

First you have to understand a little about Solar Flares

https://www.wired.com/story/solar-storm-internet-apocalypse-undersea-cables

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/a-bad-solar-storm-could-cause-an-internet-apocalypse/?comments=1

Google “the Carrington Event” that happened in the late 1800’s. Also an event in 1989 that took down the power grid in Quebec.

Apple Tries to Change

Apple tries to make amends with developers after it has profited off of them for so long.

https://9to5mac.com/2021/08/26/apple-small-business-app-store-changes/

Best Stream Services

https://www.cnet.com/tech/services-and-software/best-live-tv-streaming-service-for-cord-cutters/

S3E23: A Minute on the Internet 2021

Want to see the YouTube version? Click here: https://youtu.be/S3vYvzT1gNQ

A minute on the Internet in 2021

You ever think about what happens in one minute on the Internet. Really quite amazing.

https://www.statista.com/chart/25443/estimated-amount-of-data-created-on-the-internet-in-one-minute/

https://techjury.net/blog/internet-in-real-time/#gref

  • 267 babies will be born, not on the Internet but of them 10 are probably being live streamed and another 10 on Zoom for grandparents to see the birth.
  • There will be approximately 3.8 million searches on Google and 100 of them will actually look at the second page of search results.
    400+ new users will sign up for Facebook and later post something they regret not in that same minute though probably.
  • About 86,000 tweets will be sent and 80,000 will offend someone. The other no one even saw as the person made their twitter account private. It is very lonely tweeting to yourself.
  • About 500 hours of video will be uploaded to YouTube. 275 of which are Minecraft videos and the other 125 are cat videos and the rest are music videos by artists you have never heard of.
  • According to Statista, 28,000 subscribers are watching Netflix of them most are watching the Queen’s Gambit, again.
  • 695,000 posts will be done in Instagram and of them 100,000+ wonder why you aren’t watching their “reels”
  • 69 million messages are sent on Facebook Messenger and What’s app. 10 of the are from little kids saying mom, its time to pick me up from school
    2 million views on Twitch and of them 99,000 are women in bikinis in hot tubs while most of the rest of living in their parent’s basement.
  • And 197 million emails were sent, of which 200 million where spam.

On its 30th anniversary, the Internet has 1.8 Billion websites

https://www.rfi.fr/en/science-and-technology/20210806-on-its-30th-anniversary-the-internet-now-has-1-8-billion-websites

It was thirty years ago last week that Tim Berners Lee created the first web site. It was a proof of concept and later a place for cat videos.

“On August 6, 1991, he launched the world’s first website, http://info.cern.ch , it was dedicated to information on his World Wide Web project.”

Intel is making their own graphics processor to compete with Nvidia and AMD in the gaming space. Intel Arc. it will support real time ray tracing something only Nvidia claimed for a long time before games would even support it. The bright side is maybe, this will lead to some competition and lower the prices of graphics cards. Then again, maybe not. It will probably not be good at math as it probably has the math co-processor from the first pentium chip. (for those that don’t know the first Pentium processors had a floating point math issue and because of that they were never used by NASA for the Space Shuttle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug

https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/intel-arc-announced-coming-in-2022/

Big Programming Note:

The Live stream will go to 9pm starting August 24th. So every Tuesday night at 9pm starting August 24th.