Teachnically the "have access to" 25mb down. It may not be affordable, but it's there.
For those that want to look at the pretty pictures:
I think the ability to theme with firefox color themes is intrigueing.
Medical researchers like Dr. Michael Patton believe this sort of prototyping will become "the new normal" in a very short time. "What you can now do through 3D printing is like what you’re able to do in the software world: Rapid iteration, fail fast, get something to market quickly. You can print the prototypes, and then you can print out model organs on which to test the products. You can potentially obviate the need for some animal studies, and you can do this proof of concept before extensive patient trials are conducted."
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I think part of that is the rural areas have virtually nothing, so as they are just getting broadband they are getting a newer infrastructure as a starting point.
Then agin in rural areas where only cable and sattelite or just only satellite is feasable those guys get gouged pretty good.
There had been speculation that Google would offer domains from its own registry (.google) for free. That, combined with free hosting, email, cloud storage, chat services and domain management, could see the company up-end the registrar market in a similar way to what it did with Gmail and the hosted email world. For its part, GoDaddy has been a target of ire for many in the tech community since GoDaddy officially voiced its support for the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) Bill in 2012. Although GoDaddy later recanted its position, thousands of domain owners switched registrars in protest."
You can read all of these proposed final solutions in Matteo Bittanti's How to Get Rid of Homelessness, "a 600-page epic split in two volumes documenting the so-called 'homeless scandal' that affected 2013's SimCity." Bittanti collected, selected, and transcribed thousands of these messages exchanged by players on publisher Electronic Arts' official forums, Reddit, and the largest online SimCity community Simtropolis, who experienced and then tried to "eradicate" the phenomenon of homelessness that "plagued" SimCity."
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Same here, my teachers were a bit smarter, giving us challenges - (this was early 80s) Write a TicTac Toe game, do a demo, heres a schools' competition to write a water conversation program,etc. We wrote some programs for the schools as well my brother was doing some list programs like library overdue list, I did some simple CAD extensions, etc.
Both firefox and chrome seem to choke on tiff images...
How about the mechanical operation of the cash register, not just thte bell but the keys and tubmle sound
Combine the technology hypersonic deployment with drone capabilities at the destination, could be pretty powerful,
I was just thinking if we had a hypersonic drone to quickly go on-site and do searches in emergencies like that recent asian air disaster, that could possibly save lives a lot faster than current methods.
Those surveyed were folks who still had thier jobs, and they are more productuive doing the work of multiple people thanks to computers. Let's get a little more balanced and see how email affected the folks who had jobs.
If you are in the tech sector, useful technology will usually make you more productive.
(sarcasm) "easy and fast access to medical information", why dont you just throw in inexpensive there while you are at it.(/sarcasm)
We are talking about the US private health care industry, right?
I think some ultimate Dance Dance Revolution would make an interesting olymic event. Singles and in groups.
How about this idea:
Microsoft wants more developers using thier tools. They are having a problem getting experienced ones onto thier platform, so they are now training inexperienced ones the Microsoft way.
I talked to a primary teacher this Thanksgiving (IIRC, 6th grade) about chromebooks in her class.. She loves it, kids do thier stuff in Google Docs can turn it in electronically, etc. Reports are done as presentations, so in part it is reducing a lot of paper...
Though I wonder what the long term cost for society will be. Possible dependency on on-line services?