Meanwhile in aus...
...NBN CVC capacity is $80000/m for 10Gb/s, down from $150000/m last year.
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...NBN CVC capacity is $80000/m for 10Gb/s, down from $150000/m last year.
My ideal phone would be no larger than my old Nexus 5, but when I decided to replace it I couldn't find an upgrade that ticked all the boxes I wanted for screen resolution, updates, memory, processor, memory, LTE bands etc (price rules out the new pixels) . The only compromise I could make was to move to a bigger phone (Nexus 5x). Now I'm shopping for a 5x replacement and I find I have to move to a bigger and heavier phone again just to get a decent upgrade.
Maybe big phones are selling well because there just aren't any options available for people like me?
So, cut off your nose to spite your face?
Careful what you wish for, my 25Mb HFC NBN is often only 5Mb during the evening peak times. Not sure whether it's due to CVC congestion or the shared cable medium though.
Wonder how many of Bill Morrow's low speed customers aren't bothering upgrading due to not being able to even get the speed they're paying for during peak times.
If not for their constant delays with pit remediation in my area I'd have had fibre by the end of last year. Instead it was cancelled and changed to HFC. Add to that the white-anting of the whole NBN project by the telstra/foxtel/newsltd axis of evil, why would I want to voluntarily give any money to any of those organisiations?
My 4Mb/s connection can stream netflix in 720p. The only issue is that nobody else in the house can do anything worthwhile with it at the same time. It's almost like the "X Mb/s is enough..." crowd all live in single person households.
Built in RADIUS server with easy account creation and expiry, for WPA2 Enterprise. Want to use my WIFi? OK, here's your account, it will deactivate in 24 hours.
might be to tunnel all traffic through a gateway in a more friendly country. It would keep the log files nice and small. Wonder if you could get any of the grant money to fund that plan?
Exactly. Meanwhile Hockey's mates in finance (super tax concessions) and real estate (negative gearing, CGT discount) get to keep their increasingly many billions per year of tax lurks. Makes all this seem like a sideshow, just to be seen to be doing something whilst not even touching the low hanging fruit.
The number one reason to install battery banks would be to get off the grid. As more people install solar systems the power companies have found they are no longer making as much money from usage so to make up for lost revenue they are increasing the daily supply rate for the grid connection. AGL's solution doesn't seem like much more than off-peak for solar customers by proxy.
Seems like a weird topology with unecessary duplication.
Triple WAN routers have been common for a few years now, I'm just waiting for a service to plug into the ethernet port on mine. Then just add APs where needed.
POE would be nice too...
It seems the more pixels we get on our devices, the harder the UI designers work to waste them.
I use an old microsoft intellimouse optical i bought for $80 more than 10 years ago. Still the nicest scroll wheel I've found, and I've grown too accustomed to the size and shape to contemplate a different mouse. Pity about the awkward positions of buttons 4 and 5.
Keyboard was nicked from a Dell GX520, it's got media buttons and a volume knob, plus some internet buttons I don't use.
Mouse mat could end up a family heirloom, has to be at least 20 years old now. Probably what I should replace first, although I doubt changing any of my equipment would improve my gaming in the slightest.
“I have no doubt that the civil libertarian brigade will do their best to stop this, but my responsibility as prime minister is to keep our country safe. That's my responsibility,"
Because of that sentence, the EFA just gained at least one new member.
Inflation is here, just not counted in the ABS numbers. It's in the house/land prices. For example, the reason a cup of coffee here costs $5 instead of $2 any more is because the person serving you has a $300k mortgage. Of course talking about it is off limits when the treasurer is the owner of about seven investment properties.
Sounds more authoritarian than libertarian.
There's pretty big difference between the crusty old OM1 a lot of us still have around, and the nice new OM3/OM4 stuff. I'm surprised the source article didn't make mention of what they used.
I like Unity better than Cinnamon, but I install nemo ever since files/nautilus dropped compact view. Yay for having options.
They said it had left the galaxy. And that its onboard computer was less powerful than an iphone! Wonder which model they meant?
...my connection will soon be above average.
30Bn for (up to?)25/? Mb, vs 45Bn for 100/40 Mb?
Half again as much for something 4 times faster, with the possibility of 1000Mb as an easy upgrade in the near future? Sounds like a no-brainer to me.
Says 6MW over here:
That's more than the nuclear reactor next door, unless you meant 1.1 gigawatts :)
Who says everything was moving in the same direction initially, or even on the same plane?
Yeah, and 2 mice for pinch-zoom...
I checked 2 sites I previously had to open in chrome (google docs (spreadsheet selection box didn't line up with cell borders) and codecademy (cursor position in editor box didn't keep up with actual character spacing)), and they both work properly under opera now. So the tally is at minus 2 pages for me so far.
It wasn't that difficult, but I did cheat and use another information source. Do I win a prize?
Not going to publish the address, but I don't think there will be any crazed fans turning up on the doorstep even if someone did :).
Why, yes, I do have 400Hz house wiring.
Plugged a DC MR16 bulb into an AC transformer, unfortunately the only output I got was a steady stream of 'U's. 50 per second, to be precise.
Whose what now?
Maybe 0x10c? (.com). Early days though, not sure what it'll end up like.
It's a perfectly cromulent word.
HL3 will be a linux exclusive...
How well will 4G work once 6 million users make the transition to devices that support it?
Sure it's fast now, but there's barely anyone on it.
I liked Notch's name for Mojang's new space game:
Especially funny given the 'scrolls' brouhaha.
Had me going for a while, till I woke up enough to realise what day it was.
Fill all of these 'services' with junk data, I say.
Capture and mine it. Or just leave it up there for decoration. Compared to our neighbours, Earth's a bit lacking in the moon department.
My copper loop is stuffed and the owner has no interest in fixing it. FTTH please.
is in the sentence "reaffirmed the organisation's on-going support". If you ever see that said about your organisation start looking for a new job. Cynical, moi?
Telstra have started posting leaflets saying they've rolled out bigpond cable to my area now. Obviously trying the same dirty tactics they used against the old optus cable rollout. Thanks, but I think I'll wait for the fibre.
Also, the main concern I'd heard about the NTUs was the physical size of the units. Personally, I'd let them install something as big as a fridge if it meant I could go from a flaky 3.5/0.7Mb/s to a solid 100/25.
...come contract renewal time if they don't alleviate some of their oversubscription issues. Maybe try adding bandwidth to cell sites, put towers closer together, and increase the capacity of their internet gateway(s)? Coverage isn't everything anymore, capacity is a big deal these days too.
...so they're making a 2cm cubed one?
Encrypted/decrypted at the client, versioned backups and all the other features of the rest. It's the only one I'd consider paying for, and possibly necessary since the 2GB free account is a little low.
OT, but does Skydrive still only allow uploads in 50MB chunks? That's one sure way of ensuring nobody uses all 25GB.
Make it 3mm thicker and fill the space with battery.
...greater cost/GB. Personally, I'd rather it was lower cost/GB, but I guess we are talking about Rambus here...
Ubuntu dev Bilal Akhtar wrote up a guide to connecting it using MTP mode recently, so I'm expecting most major distros to support it out of the box in their next releases. For those that can't wait and don't mind a bit of command-linery here 'tis:
....is instead of just displaying the permissions requested by the app, allow the user to say yay or nay to each one. If App A wants to read my contacts, sms, and location, I may want to say no to all but location. If it breaks the app then so be it, I probaby didn't want it anyway.
That gives me an idea, maybe what's needed is a modified client that can provide bogus data for the apps that want access to sensitive areas, so no app breakage but no unwanted 'functionality' either...
five tons of flax!
Get a move on. My ADSL2 line is flaky as hell, the telco that owns the infrastructure has no interest in fixing it. My area is in rollout stage 2, due to start in October 2011 according to the plan released last week, but as far as I'm aware they haven't even selected a contractor yet in this state.
When they went from doing an AND search to an OR search the + (or "", now) became necessary. If they'd left well-enough alone there would never have been a problem. The early appeal of google was that all terms were included in the search, leading to fewer results. This is how a search engine should work. Randomly making search terms optional is a failure, if a term is optional (ie not specific enough) why would I bother typing it into the search box?
Perhaps they need an " I am not a fscking idiot" checkbox on the settings page to revert it to the old behaviour.
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