Great, April 1st is here again... the day a bunch of idiots come out of the woodwork to complain about some people having a little bit of fun for one out of 365 (and 1/4) days.
Although maybe not the sole reason, I'm guessing it is a major contributing factor.
For those who are reading this and don't already know, TWC, until recently, was the major cable provider for the Kansas City metro - Comcast had some of the more distant Missouri suburbs, and TWC only had the ever-changing entity that is Surewest/Everest/Consolidated as a minor competitor in a part of the metro. This year has marked a big uptick in the Google Fiber rollout, especially through south KC, and parts of Johnson County.
Of course, Google isn't saying what their subscription numbers are like. I've seen poll-based estimates that they are now providing service for 1/2 to 4/5 of the homes in areas they service.
Maybe more places will adopt Fritz's cutting edge restaurant automation technology. I know my daughter would love it.
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I'll be happy when I can use it to detonate those remote mines that I set.
So, did Peter Capaldi get a demotion?
No, I'm definitely part of the reason too.
It's ok, there's plenty of blame to share. Maybe you'd like some too, or did you use the power of your mind to add your reply to the Slashdot database?
He uses a tablet he made using responsibly harvested bamboo, free trade copper wire and artisan hand-blown glass. He sells them on Etsy, too.
...now my basement looks like something out of The Matrix.
You're farming humans for power?
Isn't that why we have kids?
No, I'm pretty sure my kid is somehow actively draining energy from me.
I can't remember where, but I've seen this in use this past week. When I saw it, first thing I thought was that this was one of those annoying ads disguised as a game that are out there. Still, once recognized for what it was, it was simple, much less a pain in the a$$ than the text based CAPCHAs.
Sooo... your evaluation of S/O/L (heh, cute) Office is based upon how they convert to and from proprietary formats created and designed by other developers? Out of curiosity, any complaints involving files created in their native formats, used exclusively with their respective suites?
I've tried to support a mixed Open Office/MS Office shop, and yeah, it was a pain. But, if something was going to stay entirely within one sphere or the other, no problems.
Not only that, but they are willing to let you pay that install fee in monthly installments, over the course of a year, no financing fees involved.
That's $300 up front, or $25/month for one year, after which you have guaranteed 6 more years of free service. If you want to break it down, that's around $3.57 a month of the course of this agreement. AND there were NPO's offering to help people offset even that much.
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I'm taking a juvenile day today.
Until someone sends every car a rogue "Look out you're about to crash!" signal, and every car hits the brakes as hard as they can. Then you get to find who has sub-par brakes, and who doesn't have a smart vehicle yet (or maybe who circumvented it).
Would emergency vehicles have this as well? I can see not implementing it in police vehicles (might need to ram, or otherwise contact another vehicle in the course of duty), or Fire or EMS vehicle. They would then be susceptible to this sort of thing (when the car in front gets the rogue signal, not them).
Have you seen the scale of rates being charged? They are charging $300 for the fiber install, which they are even willing to finance at 0% interest over a year ($25 a month!), and if you do nothing else, you get a FREE 5 Mbps connection. If you opt for the full connection, they waive the install fee, and then give you 1 GBps down AND up for $70. In addition, they are providing free gigabit service to schools, libraries and hospitals.
And what is the city giving in return? An expedited permit process, and only charging half as much per pole to connect. How is this a bad deal for the city or it's constituents?
You make your sarcastic comments, but where I am, it's getting very very competitive here. Hell, recently TWC bumped us up from 2 to 10 Mbps for free. Also gave us free HBO (not an introductory offer, just plain free), and offered to give us a wifi point (already covered, but still).
Of course, I'm in KCMO, in a section where Google Fiber isn't yet, but is imminently on its way, but I'm sure that's completely irrelevant, and does not undermine the cableco's competitiveness message in any way at all.