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A parliamentary motion urging Ofcom to extend next generation mobile broadband to 98 per cent of the UK received cross-party support during a debate in the House of Commons yesterday. Tory MP Rory Stewart - who last year got in a spot of bother for describing his Cumbria constituency as partly "primitive" and saying that some …

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Pint

At last

The threat of honey-bees taking over the countryside and pollinating OUR flora is finally being taken seriously. We'll be clear of them before you know it.

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We've already got it

> provide everyone in the UK with a minimum of 2Mbit/s by 2015.

If you order a Blu-Ray disc from Amazon or elsewhere (capacity 50GB) and it arrives next day thats a "download" speed of 50e9 / 86400 = 578kByte/sec or a smidge over 4MBit/sec, excluding packet overheads. Even better: if you order 4 discs you've just upped your data connection's speed close to 20MBit/sec - faster than most of the rest of the country

OK, the latency is awful - but the guy is asking for _speed_ not ping times.

Moral: be careful what you ask for

Moral 2: Never underestimate the data-carrying capacity of a Post Office van. (Royal Mail? Post Orifice? meh!)

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FAIL

Politician out of touch again.

"... saying that some locals in the areas wore trousers held up by string ..."

It's not string, it's baling twine. The man's an ignoramus.

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They're not trousers

They're corduroy slacks.

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Happy

They wear trousers?

Well there's posh for you!

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"Mobe?"

TWENTY LASHES!

That word is banned around here.

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FAIL

"Our target of having the best superfast broadband in Europe

is of course dependent on a range of measures, miracles not withstanding."

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Hmmm

Butbut.... It's string!!

Stringstringstringstring

everybody loves string!

Even my coat is made of string! This entire studio is also made of string!

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