DSL, RAM, and Video LCD

my inner geek (geek@ifeden.com)
Mon, 14 Dec 1998 04:08:14 +0800

I was reading about your 52 Mbs over copper DSL solution.


Do you know when 20,000 foot DSL will be available? I'm in the USWEST service area, 15,600 foot from the wire center, so I can't take advantage of their $40/month unlimited full time connection deal!


P.S. I heard you guys have superscalar ram fabs that might be declassified soon. Any truth to that?

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Subject:        	Dirt Cheap Line of Site Gigabit Laser Heads
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Do you have inexpensive laser heads that could be adapted to through the
air terrestrial communication systems?

I'm particularly interested in secure point-to-point broadband for wireless solid state (UNIX) proxies for stereo wavelet hdtv over the internet. Something like the black boxes mentioned in this article:


Perhaps roof mounted, with superscalar ram wafers adapted for use as multi-gigabyte or terabyte ramdisks emulating SCSI hard drives in shareware Linux proxies. Possibly we could use small 3D micropositioning systems aim lasers between black boxes: maybe five or six such small ball-in-socket orbit joints to connect the rooftop communication nodes into a mesh or webwork of nodes?

I suspect that given the popular demand for high bandwidth, and the home electronics industry's willingness to mass produce HDTV flat panels for a low price, the DOD and DARPA will soon let go of previously classified RAM fabs (technology that was once necessary for storing terrain maps in cruise missiles [which now use simpler GPS chip technology]).

It's my understanding that terrestrial laser heads used in conjunction with solid state video proxies would enable rapid upgrade to ubiquitous broadband, enabling secure point-to-point or point-to- multipoint hdtv (uncompressed), or wavelet compressed for entertainment and education applications.

I'm interested in using nonlinear hdtv (frame level access to feature films) for a visual dictionary and online discussion forums that self assemble according to psychometric criteria.