75 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011
Welcome to 2013
We've had general, real world availability of these speeds in NZ for over a year now
Re: Most reckless use of Commonwealth funds?
Quite a few things spring to mind. F-35 'stealth' jets, Colin class subs for starters.
make it subscription
How about ad-free (for those not in the know) Facebook for $10 per year then?
Re: Oh no (again)!
Loads of suburbs in the US have these bylaws
Come over to TechEd NZ for a four day conference then, 9-12 September
NBN probably only used 'Gigasphere' as Giganaire was already taken:
We've already got VDSL available as a consumer product in NZ after the big FTTN roll-out a few years ago. It's a good solution for those within about 700m of the cabinet who don't have fibre yet, but any further out, unless your line quality is very good, the application usually gets rejected by the provider.
The people nearest the cabinet can get up to 70/30 MB/s, those further away get 30/10 speeds.
The high frequencies of VDSL makes it very susceptible to the problem of crosstalk interference, meaning the more people who have it the worse the performance gets for everyone else, especially when the lines aren't top quality. A Tragedy of the Commons situation which fibre largely avoids.
Meanwhile in New Zealand
At least here in NZ we seem to be going in the right direction. FTTN was in place for most urban areas about 5 years ago, and VDSL is available for those nearest the cabinet. I get 14Mb/s ADSL2+ on an unremarkable suburban street, and the fibre guys were digging around last month so 50/20 or 100/50 fibre broadband is on its way too, for the same price as ADSL. There are some funding issues with the fibre program but it should mostly all get done before 2020 at least.
They sound more like bandits robbing a tomb a few years after it was built. Aren't time capsules supposed to be found in the distant future, not just thirty years later when you can still buy the contents of it on ebay?
Re: Diatoms, its full of diatoms!
Looks suspiciously like a microscopic intergalactic space transport to me. It's even got windows.
Re: I really dislike dyson
2-3 times a week?! Do you have OCD?
Re: No non-compete agreements at Google ?
Good luck trying to enforce that in a Chinese court.
Re: What on Earth is the point?
Because it's all the underlings doing the actual 'work' ?
Re: not ready for any work
Should have used Evernote then, or some other cloud based note app.
Re: <insert Googly NSFW expression here>
Exactly, you should be reading El Reg on the website, and clicking on all those lovely google provided adverts. Killing Reader makes perfect sense.
Reminded me of a quote by Jeff Hammerbacher (Cloudera / ex-facebooker) in a story from last year - "The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads," he says. "That sucks."
Re: Well, that settles that...
What about the kid's TV? Or are you too occupied watching Sky in the bedroom to have reached that life stage yet?
Re: enough ice to bury Washington DC in a layer two miles thick...
Is this a new unit measurement? I don't care about Washington DC - how thick would it cover Wales?
Shouldn't CSIRO be self funding now anyway, after it' recent big patent wins?
I could do with that precise dumping tech after a Friday night curry session.
Agree about Youtube - my kids watch episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine, Chip 'n Dale, and so on. Just because they're on Youtube that gives the impression that it's all legit, when I know they are most likely not and just haven't had a takedown request (yet).
It's not robbing Peter to pay Paul..
..it's robbing Peter to pay Peter.
It would be too late now to be of any use. Water under the bridge and all that..
Re: replaced in 2007
Didn't Tom Baker do the 1471 - who rang you last - job for a while?
Re: Tracking my interest in sauerkraut
And you only need to buy sauerkraut once every couple of years, at least in our house. The Piccalilli relish has laid dormant in the cupboard for five years now.
Re: The problem is ALWAYS the PEOPLE.
Sort out the flaws in the apple mapping data by opening google maps on your second monitor, and then copy and paste the coordinates?
'Hard-working and proactive' sounds like a euphemism for 'working for 12 hours a day to fix this mess'
Re: Not that useful on a 4
It's obviously a purely business decision, rather than wanting to provide a better user experience.
..a tribunal. I don't think they'll be fined that much either.
Don't worry, Apple will have patented it already.
Re: Taking EU taxpayer dollars then making patents is a disgrace
At least it's more preferable than Apple taking out another patent on something they didn't invent themselves.
Fill it fit in most network area storage boxes?
Don't forget all the Kiwis moving there, bringing even better coffee..
Re: Of course...
er, because the scientific paper was all about a specific valley feature in the West Antarctic ice sheet?
Sounds like the next advert for Ryanair.
Re: @AC; Wednesday 20th June 2012 15:49 GMT
With the UK extradition law so biased towards the US, surely he'd have *less* chance of being extradited there from Sweden?
Re: Those legitimate websites
Pretty much any website that serves up advert banners can be susceptible, if the advert is malicious.
Looks like the designer of the lobby took his perspective drawing classes at college a bit too literally.
A bomber pilot in WW2?
He may have been an independent thinker, but he was still just one stray ack-ack round from oblivion
Apparently the Facebook iOS integration is coming in iOS 6
Re: Unlikely to be evolution
Probably more likely due to the advent of caesareans, and the removal of the evolutionary pressure of big headed babies killing themselves and their mother at birth?
Capturing buzzards to stop them eating young pheasants? Is that for real?
Should've built it in NZ for true green credentials
Re: Go SpaceX -- waste?
And those cell towers then rely on GPS and GPS time data for handovers..
Re: The Raleigh Vektar rides again!
I had one of those, but my parents were too tight to buy the FM radio add-on.
Re: I'm confused...
er.. Greece, Turkey, Cyprus ?
Re: Omnishambles a new word for a new standard in incompetence.
It'll be UAVs doing all the AWACS soon anyway.?
Cambridge != UK
Reading the headline, I would have thought it was for every hospital in the UK, rather than just two..
Just about every Android phone..
..since version 2.2 can be a wi-fi hotspot, and there's no carrier restrictions on tethering in Australia too (I believe). There isn't in NZ anyways, where both fixed line and mobile broadband is EVEN MORE expensive
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