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Comment: Hate to be a party pooper... (Score 1) 247

by Exanon (#31283868) Attached to: Virgin Promises 100Mbps Connections To UK Homes
...but this whole thing about "unrealistic" and yada-yada is very foreign to someone who has grown up in Sweden. I have had a 100/100 Mbit/s unmetered connection for the last 3 years. It costs me about 45-50 USD / month.
This is not uncommon, rather it's the rule. It's also quite rare to see services below 10 Mbit/s unless you are in a rural area.

The reason you don't see 100 Mbit conenctions in the US is because the big telcos are not feeling the heat, they are lazy.

Comment: Data, not Information (Score 1) 245

by Exanon (#30379154) Attached to: Each American Consumed 34 Gigabytes Per Day In '08
Having taken "Informatics" (which I still consider a useless course as this is the first time I have had a chance to use it in everyday life) at the university I studied at, I feel obligated to point out the fact that "information" only exists when you take "data" and put it together with a "frame of reference". Hence, the "recievers" are getting so and so many gigabytes of "data" as opposed to information.

How the RIAA Targets Campus Copyright Violators 280

Posted by timothy
from the lures-them-in-with-jim-hawkins-dolls dept.
jyosim writes "The Chronicle of Higher Ed got a briefing at RIAA headquarters on how the group catches pirates. They just use LimeWire and other software that pirates use, except that they've set up scripts to search for songs, grab IP numbers, and send out notices to college officials. They claim they don't target specific colleges, though many feel that they do."

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.