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  1. RogerThat

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    Now then :)

    I've been using forums in all sorts of shapes and sizes since the dawn of the Internet, I've even run a few of my own at various points over the last +20 years (yes, the Internet has been around that long, scary thought eh??)

    I'm new to motorhoming (11 months in so far) and even newer to this forum (only a month or two!) and what I'm constantly amazed by on this forum, is the sheer speed of it!!

    For a forum with so many (seemingly-permanent!) concurrent users and nearly TWO MILLION posts, it is incredibly fast!!

    @Jim It's a credit to you sir (y)

    I've worked in IT for more years than I can remember and my curiosity has gotten the better of me - Can I ask what kind of infrastructure is powering it?
     
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    I don't think it's the infrastructure, it's the connection. MHF is a relatively small database and a good PC could run it.
     
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    An IBM 360/40, DL1 database & 3705 comms controller I guess:LOL:
     
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    150mb Virgin cable is powering my end, keep up Jim ! :LOL:
     
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    The man has several kids - as they've grown, they've been able to pedal faster.

    Simple really !
     
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    Oh yes, those were the days, the first mainframe I worked on an IBM 360!
    I am not sure that we had such a sophisticated thing as a database though, just serial files on tape or punch cards.
     
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    I help out by keeping the number of stupid posts down. (y)
     
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    Is it just me or has everything started going slow since this thread was started, i keep getting circle of slowness then Bad Gateway message.
     
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    Me to today!! Thought it may be everyone is in their garden in the sun logging on ! Like me!!:LOL:
     
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