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Google's Experimental Fiber Network 363

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the contact-me-please dept.
gmuslera writes "Not enough speed from your ISP? Google seems to go into that market too. 'We're planning to build and test ultra high-speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the United States. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We plan to offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people.' The goal isnt just to give ultra fast speed for some lucky ones, but to test under that conditions things like new generations of apps, and deployment techniques that take advantage of it." If they need a test neighborhood, I'm sure mine would be willing.

Comment: Re:Wasted education... (Score 1) 44

by Asadullah Ahmad (#31070248) Attached to: Improving Education Through Social Gaming

I am assuming that the uranium you mentioned wasn't destined to get in a nuke, but still I am hoping that the next few generations will at least not be that interested in making stuff that blows other stuff (and people) up. There are an infinite number of questions and other stuff that can be done with improved education.

As far as the students and their interest go, It is Human psyche to be more influenced by something you admire and is unique in its way. So if they see their favourite game character talking about Baryonic Asymmetry etc, they'll most probably get on google for curiosity's sake.

Comment: Shouldn't we assume? (Score 2, Informative) 671

by Asadullah Ahmad (#31070180) Attached to: The iPad Questions Apple Won't Answer

If they are not answering, doesn't this mean that most of those functions are not available?

On a side-note though, I am still not getting the point of iPad. It's not an iPhone but runs its OS and its too big and expensive to just be an audio/video player to say the least. Probably I was impressed by Hitler, but still....

Comment: OSS ftw. (Score 2, Interesting) 57

by Asadullah Ahmad (#31067838) Attached to: Virtualizing a Supercomputer

It is really pleasant to see more and more OSS projects which are being deployed at national level and large infrastructures.

Hopefully some less greedy company who benefit from such projects will start paying the volunteer developers. But then again, I have found that a lot of times if you are doing something as a hobby/interest/challenge, rather than because you were employed to do it, the outcome will be more refined and efficient. Though I have yet to experience the latter part first hand.


Google Airs Super Bowl Ad 315

Posted by kdawson
from the feeling-lucky dept.
theodp writes "CNET's hunch that Google might run a Super Bowl ad entitled 'Parisian Love' proved to be well-founded. The ad just ran (did you know that you can search the Internet using Google?), and Apple certainly doesn't have to worry about losing its claim to having produced the best Super Bowl ad ever. In fact, you might want to check out the spoof 'Parisian Love' apparently inspired — 'Is Tiger Feeling Lucky?' — if you want to see a better pitch for Google."

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