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How does the internet work?


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Hamster wheels

Derek on Jan 20, 2014

Sporadically, lately!

Steve on Jan 21, 2014

I don't think the Internet works at all, it's more of a play thing.

Jim on Jan 21, 2014

Series of tubes.

Murb on Jan 21, 2014

bunch of computers talking to each other through routers and switches

Anonymous on Jan 22, 2014

The Internet is that it’s a network of networks that operate around the world as if it were one distinct identity.

Prashant Sadrani on Jan 22, 2014


=z= on Jan 22, 2014

The internet, as it is called in the vernacular, is a packet-switched network. This means that each transmission of, for example, a file, is broken onto packets of information, and each one contains the source and destination information, a sequence number that indicates what order the packets are supposed to be re-assembled in, a code that can be used to correct errors or identify bad packets, along with the actual payload data. Special computers called switches and routers read the source and destination data and send the transmitted packet to the correct digital address, ideally by the shortest timewise route, but not always. the many packets that contain a single file may individually be sent along several paths to get to the destination, depending on congestion and load and latencies. The received packets are stored in the destination equipment until all are present and any defective packets have been re-transmitted and received and checked again, then the original file is re-assembled in the correct order for use.

C Magnus on Jan 22, 2014


Anonymous on Jan 22, 2014

Mostly pretty well. Except for all that spam - but even that would be good if I were a spammer.

Alan Jay Weiner on Jan 22, 2014

The internet does not work. We work my using the internet.

Shris on Jan 23, 2014

well Internet does not work, it is someone who makes it to work, according to desire.

Rauf Hashmi, Electrical Engineer on Jan 23, 2014

It doesn't - it's always down.

Have you guys here paid your bill ?

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014

Trick question.

Only Al Gores knows the answer to that question....

Anonymous on Jan 23, 2014

It works alright. It can deliver a lot of bad things too, but I like to think it overall benefits humanity, if not doesn't affect it on a scale of good to bad.

Sarah on Jan 23, 2014

Internet works as per the knowledge of human brains & its provider.

kulasekhara on Jan 27, 2014

The internet run on cats

Stefanopulos on Jan 28, 2014

by paying

Adikin on Feb 2, 2014

Basically due to advertising and communications

VK on Feb 5, 2014

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