* Posts by jnffarrell1

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Yahoo! displaces Ask in Oracle's Java update crapware parade

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A Good way to hasten the end of JAVA

Switching people off their defaults is a way to aggravate people to switch away from those employing the 'my way or the highway' tactic. Linux anyone?

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Google Google GOOGLE! Cloud cloud CLOUD! These prices are INNNSAAAANE!

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Re: Preemptible Batch Jobs..70% off this year 91% off next year

If you don't get smarter about competitive behavior this year you might not be in business next year. Servers optimized for analysing huge data files needed to position products will be useless to those not organised to gain knowledge.

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Google App Engine Java sandbox is leaking, say researchers

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And the good news is?

As security tightens even complex paths to insert malware become trackable. Is this an ant-trap or a cockroach box? Only Google knows whether it wants to poison malefactors back in their nests or trap them for observation

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Californians get first chance to be RUN OVER by a GOOGLE ROBOT

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I hope that autonomous cars are used to measure good driving

Small city down town or midtown NYC as few as 3% of the cars on the street could measure 99% of all driving behavior. Instruments for measuring and recording thousands of objects on city streets and sidewalks thousands of times a second in a thousand cars will not swamp Google's big data recording and analysis capabilities. Far from it. A thousand autonomous vehicles in a three mile radius of Grand Central Station might bring order to the streets and sidewalks of New York.

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PEAK PC: 'Most' Google web searches 'come from mobiles' in US

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Commissions are for closers

This can only help Google profits. Sales will be scored when and where they belong...at closing.

Name the last time you closed a greater than thousand dollar a deal without checking your smart phone. Search on your phone rules out baffle them with Bear Scat. Real Estate and Auto Dealers are watching a lot of walk out the door activity if their web ad does not square with what the smart phone using the Knowledge Graph says most closely approaches the truth.

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You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

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Google Critics and Spies Everywhere Will Abhor Google's Next Move

Mobile Friendly will be supplemented with Spy Unfriendly. The Chinese Army and its Great Cannon will go poof. Actually privacy will be enforced. Inserting fake websites into the middle of private transactions won't work. Nevertheless, wordsmiths will persist in trying to find the right words to admonish Google to do the math.

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Google research bods hope to LICK BATTERY life limits – report

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Google Systems Combine Seven Factors of Two

To get two orders of magnitude improvement six or seven multiplicatively applied factors combine. To get any one factor maybe four or five process improvements must be applied in the right order by domain experts.

Countless dead ends and wasted engineering hours are prevented by tasking the best minds to focus on what they know best.

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US Senate to probe the Obama-Google love-in

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Vaudeville is alive and well in the Senate

Today, GIFs would be the preferred medium for standup comedy. As Will Rogers could have said, he gets the same feeling when Congress is in session as watching a baby opening a can of wuppass.

Too bad the Senator can't tell it's his.

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RAGING Google SLAPS naughty Chinese root cert kingpins CNNIC

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Re: Ah, I see Google is still pissed off..

Google just took most of the value of the internet away from Chinese business. China net can now mosty talk to itself. That's what they want.problem is how to steal IP and resell it just got 100x more difficult for ChinaNet. RussiaNet is coming soon.

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Re: Will this have any effect on Windows?

Yes this will affect Windows and the whole bogus SSL trust system. Technical means are available to stop the charade of trust and replace it with a technically enforceable system. If Google were raging, as the headline suggests the scramble to replace SSL would take weeks, not months.

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Google gives spit n' polish to world's most expensive Chromebook

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Price is not an issue for field grade officers

or staff supporting flag grade officers. Company commanders and platoon leaders get Chromebooks not Pixels, sergeants and corporals get phablets. If you don't like the price for doing grunt work then see if you can do better with a proprietary tablet.

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UK.gov in pre-election 'Google tax' blitz against internet firms

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Re: 25% of nothing is still nothing

If government knew anything about internal cost accounting it would fix its 5x worse than corporate accounting procedures. Governments pretending to assign costs to localities for political reasons are laughably incompetent at their own jobs.

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AT&T suddenly finds demand for 1Gbps fiber in Kansas City – just after Google arrived

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Re: I wonder if Google would allow you to opt out for $29?

There is no end to the snarky PR that ATT is willing to put out. There is no way that ATT really expects to to be able to invade privacy like Samsung.

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IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

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Sensor Subsystems Autonomously Smart Enough to Not Join the IoT

Enough AI at home, in car, or in fieldwork to: 1) Recognise new and exceptional conditions 2) send an encrypted situation assessment to owner of subsystem that shuts out Google and less capable entities (like the Chinese Army) from your business.

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Comcast, Time Warner boost net speeds in Google Fiber city – COINCIDENCE?

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Cities conceded that they could and should do a better job

Among the concessions offered by cities that agree to the Google Fiber Checklist: 1) accurately map where underground gas lines, etc. exist 2) let Google pull cable through city owned fiber conduit 3) make building permits fast and easy to get (and the opportunity for holdups or graft non existent) 4) get telephone poles on city easements to accept fiber lines from multiple companies.

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British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

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Re: This was always kind of obvious, no? National Court Order Needed

CJEU without coordinating with 28 nations' court systems the threw a huge burden on those systems. Without understanding what it was doing, a court without law-clerks botched the word-smithing and chose to remain ignorant of technological constraints. Like an ignoramus playing with a guillotine the CJEU cut its hand off and put its own head in the guillotine. Still calling for Google's head the dolt in charge is about guillotine herself while shrieking 'off with their heads'.

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Google to feed machines with evidence of human physical weaknesses – and that's a good thing

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Health Is a Journey, Not a State

175 people have volunteered to have many measurements of many of their bodily and cellular functions taken over time (a lifetime). Some of those measurements may be taken at the rate EKGs are currently recorded (many times a second). Some of the states along their paths through life may approach "health" and those path segments that approach "health" most closely will be "baselined". Along the way, new measurement devices and data recording and analysis systems will be proven useful for medical science.

Think of your health on your PC. As your eyes, ears and touch become weaker you need accessibiliy options provided by your computer. Hopefully as a result of this and following studies , you will get options for accessibility to "health". A server farm is just a bigger computer.

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French authorities take lead in grilling Google on 'Right to be Forgotten'

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Re: I wonder.... Another Hammer Aimed a the Heads of EU Tax Loopholes

Banks, Oil Companies, Hedge Funds, and the European Tax Avoidance Industry are all in the crosshairs of the sniper scope attached to the shotgun politicians think is aimed at Google.

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Two Problems with National Guidelines

1) Unless French is the national language, guidelines will have different connotations in every country

2) Settled law in every country will differ from settled law in France

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Google rival BLASTS Almunia 'n' pals for settlement proposals

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Name a more transparent EU process

Three times Almunia "market tested" Google proposed code changes; each time Google improved the solution. Foundem proposes to destroy Google. That is transparent.

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Mr Almunia, how many more times can Google rewrite Euro search 'dominance' settlement?

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Re: Isn't that the reverse?

Almunia's problem is managing EU politics. Stooges of the French and German political left have hands on throttle of the EU train-wreck in the making. Either they get the rest of the EU aboard or the EU will dissolve in chaos.

Harassing Google is popular with Hollande's supporters and a German/French version of the Intra-EU net would suit them. Let them build it on their own. After Google encrypts everything, gives users the encryption keys to their data on an App by App basis, un-bundles Apps with APIs suitable for any App with suitable data security/privacy options, the French/German intranet consortium will float a $300B IPO for their taxpayers to pick up. In the mean time Internet 2.0, made in America will not accept Atari-internet Apps made by the Fair Play Consortium because of the Swiss Chesey data security.

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Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'

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Federal Emergency Manufacturing

Due to local level bungling of zoning, building codes and roads, national governments see the need to bail out the existing owners of property that is literally below water of foreseeable storms. Transfer payments from all of us to the fools owning unbuildable lots will be mismanaged with high national-government overhead. If possible national plutoliticians will use disaster photo ops to cry on TV while they MANAGE to put people back in harms way.

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iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms

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iPad's iFad niche has gone

Apple never knew how to do personal assistance and Now that Google's voice recognition, collaboration, security, productivity, Maps, Search, Browser, Social .... Apps are better, along comes Intel with efficient chips that don't burn your lap, don't make you plug in your laptop for a full day and don't make you attempt to type on a kluged up keyboard, Apple's laptops, Samsung's laptops, Google's Chromebooks, Lenovo's PC's, HP's PC's will all outsell iPads.

Once Intel started building chips that do not offend user sensibilities iPad's niche was gone. Moreover, iThings were crippled by their lack of personal context, AI/big-data context, and plays-well-with-others cloud-features. IBM can supply those features, so can MS, Google and other's who have building an open, thin-client heaven, while Apple's ecology has been taking Candy from babies.

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FORGOTTEN Bing responds to search index ECJ ruling: Hello? Remember us?

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EU is getting worse than CA (except for lawyers)

EUJ has given crackpots with lawyers the right to sue 28 countries in order to be forgotten.

Laughably the EUJ thought it was giving people the right to harass Google. As Maxwell Smart would say, "Missed it by that much".

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Elon Musk GIVES UP ON SEX: He'll make do with a 'cheap' Tesla III instead

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Try driving from LA to SF without a pit stop

Maybe there is a hi tech bedpan for the Tesla. If not adding charge every 150-200 miles would work just fine.

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Microsoft's new 'Adam' AI trounces Google ... and beats HUMANS

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Baiting Google into comparing facial recognition technology?

There is a reluctance at Google to compare faces, or other body parts with Microsoft engineers. Glass is enough PR hot water for the moment. That said, Google can probably do in the lab, what MS is doing scarily well.

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When PR backfires: Google 'forgets' BBC TV man's banker blog post

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Re: and so, ad infinitum Did the Cretin who said All Cretins are liars" lie?

Undecidable propositions make bad law.

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Re: What?

Yes! a national court must decide each and every case that is not taken down upon request of an unnamed 'unforgotten'. It turns out that that anyone wishing to pick an old wound can publicly embarrass whomever they are feuding with. Unintended consequences? Good thing the EU shifted the court costs to nations that need more Lawyer National Product.

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Microsoft thumbs nose at NSA, hardens crypto for Outlook, OneDrive

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Making it cost 1000 times more

For NSA to do what they were doing is not without effect. NSA does not have the resources to decrypt everything, provided Google, Microsoft, and their ilk encrypt everything.

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Street View Wi-Fi slurp nightmare: US Supremes snub Google's appeal

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Supremes to Google

Sit in the corner wearing a dunce cap until the Lower Court says it thinks you learned a lesson.

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Google's Quickoffice taken behind shed ... 'Oh, what's the gun for?'

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Re: When's the anti-trust inquiry due?

Google bought Quickoffice because it had broken the proprietary MS/Office code that kept me from updating my stuff (*docx,*.xlsx,*pptx) on my Google Drive. Adding the ability to edit my stuff on my drive breaks the MS/Office monopoly on my stuff.

About a year ago Google said 90% of users only want/need Apps that can edit MS proprietary formats; they don't need the integrated fru-fru sold as enterprise solutions.

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I/O: New Google design language will RULE OVER 'DROIDS

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Nice thought. There are no sales sticks to beat users with

There were the cudgel's leftover from MS's business machine monopoly. MS threatened business buyers with unemployment, while selling business machines to bosses. Old boy sales organization-men enjoyed the hijinks while disparaging competitors business machines, and laughing at Scroogled jokes.

Those days are gone: 5B users are now seen to be more important than 50M bosses.

Old non business users were forced to adapt to Windows, or die out of touch with their kids and grandkids, so they bought PCs and learned to Skype. All in all, users were not delighted by Windows/Office's the ease of use.

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Google Glass gets 2GB of RAM. Think about this. Two gigs of RAM

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Take up the fight against Polaroid. It's greener than re-enacting Gettysburg

It's never too late to reenact the the last war. Fifteen years from now (like Star Trek lovers), bar owners and others will hold Glasshole reenactments in dark places: saving electricity and protecting their quaint point of view from public exposure.

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Google starts selling Glass to Brits – for £1,000 a pop

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By now, Moore's Law says the ugly and conspicous parts of Glass can shrink

by a factor of two in every dimension. I'd like to see a reporter ask. Why not make bars, and obnoxious people totally unaware of the enhanced peripheral awareness Glass provides. Why not clunk the mugger first when you see him coming up from the rear. Why not clock the jerk trying to blind side you. Why not have court ready chain of evidence assured files ready at the DA milliseconds before assault turns into assault and battery?

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Microsoft ups OneDrive storage, slashes prices to match Google Drive

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Tbit of free cloud storage. So what?

Google free users 1M-up,5M-down could use a Tbit of cloud storage. 1Mbps upload can fill a Tbit in 12 days and download a 3 day Tbit-binge of HDTV viewing by the end of a weekend.

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If Google remembers whom it has forgotten, has it complied with the ECJ judgment?

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Helping Fascists remain forgotten is not in Google's DNA

Do Not Ask your grandfather, What did you do in the Spanish Civil War? It's not polite; besides there is a right to be forgotten law, written by Fascists after Franco's death and adopted by the EU.

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KA-BOOOM! Boffins blow up mountain to make way for telescope

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Re: did they need to?

Funny you mentioned shit. Ammonium Nitrate fertiliser smell like shit. When AN is mixed with Fuel Oil, it becomes the least explosive (ANFO) for blowing the tops off mountains (ask WV). I expect that many more tank trucks, loaded with ANFO (maybe 10M pounds of liquid) will make the run up the switch backs to the top, before they are done.

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FCC boss says he'll SHAME broadband firms for fibbing on speeds

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Note to legal staff. Don't send that knee jerk threat to the FCC

Past time for corporate shysters to get real about the fine print in their contracts with users.

Fine print that enables 10x under delivery on services promised to consumers in the LARGE PRINT.

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Car titans WON'T STEAL our tech, says Musk: DAMNIT, I'll GIVE IT to 'em

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Public consensus is needed for public roads

It's about public infrastructure not cars: 1) fast charging stations work 2) in the time it takes to relieve yourself, and buy a cup of coffee your cars is recharged 3) only camels can go more than 3 hours without bed pans in the car 4) ATV users and real SUV users are free to experience the thrills of driving off the beaten path with internal combustion engines.

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Google, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Parallels bet on virtualization's surprising successor

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Making containers work 99.999999 of the time is the trick

More servers, more places they can be, always moving, surrounded by security, these could be a logistical nightmare if Google had not thought them through while operating its one trick pony.

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The enemy of my enemy is my, well, temporary ally: Apple and Microsoft in pact against Google

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Re: Noboby uses Bing for a good reason

Knowledge graphs, conversational voice search are basic technologies that Google and MS share. Now that the PR genius behind Scroogled is no longer in control, MS is free to provide personal assistance based on (horror of horrors) private personal info. MS, Google and Apple all know that Notes during the user's day are the key to scoring sales credit.

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Personal Entertainment Takes Tbytes of Storage

To defend the next evolution of smart iPods Apple had to move to the cloud. AI smarts on the cloud is the only way for dummy pocket supercomputers to appear comparatively smart.

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100% driverless Wonka-wagon toy cars? Oh Google, you're having a laugh

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Re: Use case Google will reform local traffic:

1) It will find a local government, say Kansas City to work through a Traffic Checklist of the big data needed by a government to characterise its streets to the nearest centimeter

2) Then it will optimise local regulations to enable optimal local street use: reducing congestion and street crime

Maybe KC won't be first. San Francisco Bus Operations could be improved.

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Funny View of CA Traffic

Having watched a car full of teenagers do a flip with a triple twist before sliding (luckily) out of our path on the Bay Bridge, I can tell you that help from Google's recently acquired Advanced Dynamics would be welcome for track and prediction f the next bounce by bad drivers.

As to insurance companies/personal injury trial lawyers. Their industry's act (good cop/bad cop) won't work against a firm with deeper pockets and better lawyers.

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Apple plots HOME INVASION at WWDC

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Air Hockey for the Home

I foresee three or four Hockey Puck sized drone mounted controllers flying around the home while battling each other for control of the home. Who needs an online gaming system when they they can watch the Battle of the Ecosystems.

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Apple wheels out sueball cannon, again

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Ask about our low cost contingency fee deals

Looks to me that a contingency fee firm is rolling the dice on getting paid by Apple. Double or nothing.

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Google Fiber says it's happy to let Netflix onto its 'fast lane' for free

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Content providers have a conflict of interest if they are also ISPs

YouTube is not the only Google service that provides content. Families that Hangout are uploading content from every family member. Google wants reciprocity from Comcast and more respect from the lobbyists that are telling Congress that family members are data hogs when all they want is accurate/unbuffered facial expressions.

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Google: The Internet of Things to become the Internet of ADVERTS ON YOUR THERMOSTAT

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Google will use Optimization by Vector Space Methods

To tune up your appliances like an orchestra. In itself, that will save you money every day as it adjusts to the weather and time varying electric prices. If you have active solar electric/heat energy storage Google energy Apps will buy/sell your peaking power into the local electric market. At the same time acoustic and or vibration sensors will detect appliances nearing failure, or operating inefficiently. In such cases you will get a Note suggesting repair or replacement before you experience food spoilage, personal discomfort etc. Smart Ads are needed for your home based on maximizing your comfort while minimizing cost. As always Google will help users and suppliers bid in a market optimized around your needs.

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Congresscritters sound off to FCC's Wheeler on net neutrality plans

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First Build an Openable Internet.

Images, videos, conferences among 100 participants, each with scientific sensor evidence to share, are not compatible with a less than Gbit/sec internet at the homes/offices of those participating. Small pipes with huge bureaucratic obstacles for opening them are the problem. Two tin cans connected by a string cannot be open to images; neither can 5/1 Mbits/sec down/up even if those rates were guaranteed full time to every user.

Congress should run a Google Checklist on their own Openness before throwing more stumbling blocks in the path of those user/service combinations that will incentivise investment. Net Neutrality is a propaganda slogan to be used on Useful Idiots. Gbits/sec first; then prevent abuse.

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