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www.bluejeanscable.com are respectable as well.
Nice. They explain why their cables are supposedly better, and price them reasonably to boot.
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TCP is a reliable protocol, and is used for most transmissions, including FTP and HTTP. TCP is reliable in that it does error checking, and resends lost packets.

UDP is an unreliable protocol, and is used for streaming video, audio, and online games. If a packet is lost, then oh well, you get a hickup in the video/audio/lagspike in a game.

Just to expand on your post.
Yup. TCP verifies the data got to its destination in whole, while UDP is fire and forget.
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how did you put the killer nic in your notebook? ;o)

EXPRESS CARD SLOT OF COURSE.. DUH

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Why are you playing with 12FPS again?
DIDNT YA HERE 12 FPS IS BETTER THAN 60+ FPS


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the moral of the story is that there are at least 21 brain dead morons on the planet earth, and growing
I think you're being extremely optimistic.
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Wouldn't it just be more effective to run fiber? It's cheaper not to mention it can't get signal interference like UTP/STP.
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I installed one of these cables between my gigabit ethernet switch and my Canon Pixma 6700 color printer. I know it's not a sanctioned use, but I was looking for the ultimate in speed and color fidelity. I'm freaky that way.

The first time I downloaded a picture to the printer over this cable, the bits moved so fast the printer collapsed into a naked singularity, right there in my office.

Since then, I can't find the cat, and my entire set of VAX/VMS 4.7 documentation (DEC Will Rise Again!) (Mmmmm, orangey!) has gone missing.

Please, for the love of God, please, do not use these cables! The very existence of Earth may depend on your decision!
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This cable made my David Hasselhoff CD sound like William Shatner! My only disappointment was in having too much of a good thing.
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I think Monster will probably sue because they came up with the original idea of ripping off the public and now Denon is stealing their concept.

Edited by nitteo - 6/17/08 at 1:56pm
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post #67 of 68
It's actually called Shielded Twisted pair: each pair is twisted and covered in a metallic foil. All four pairs are bundled together and covered in another metallic foil. The cable has an additional fabric string to prevent stretching and is covered in a rather thick plastic outer jacket. It's available at my local DYI shop for somewhere around $260 for a 300m bundle. That is less that 1$ per METER. And these guys are charging $500 for less than two meters.

It's pretty similar to how Cisco charges about $100 for a 1m long console cable (which is actually a little different than your average Eth cable so you could say it's half justified). But 500 bucks!? Go away!
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I wonder what Monster's ethernet cable would cost. Few limbs. Maybe.
I was going to say your first borns blood. All of it.

Sad thing is, someone will probably buy that peice.
    
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