Course, the only reason Vegas exists is because governments like to interfere in voluntary interactions between individuals (gambling).
Georgia actually has its own water issues.
The Pet was my first experience with networking. All the Pets in the room were connected to the same printer with Centronics cables (each plugged into the back of another). The printer was written to by outputting a byte to a port. I decided to see if it was possible to read the port and see the bytes that were being written by one of the other computers and it was.
Of course, "real" networking was already around by then but I thought it was cool.
This has been happening since at least a year ago. There's nothing at all about this story that raises it to the level of "news"
Satellite really isn't all that bad for some methods of working. It's the latency that's the problem so if you need to RDP or VOIP, you're out of luck. If you can work locally and upload/download asynchronously, you're probably in good shape.
A lot of the problem is modern workflow practices are geared to fast, low latency networks.
Hats off to you.
I would like for something like Diaspora to succeed but, to be honest, I haven't really cared enough to look into it much (I don't really facebook much either though).
Facebook also didn't impose theirs retroactively on a huge amount of users who had been using pseudonyms for a long time.
Though, of course, the Youtube one was after they *forced* me to merge my gmail and youtube accounts.
The thing too is that I already had a login that worked with gmail, voice, youtube, chat and the play store. All of a sudden I need to register for a G+ profile to be able to leave comments on Youtube and Google Play because.....
You tell me.
about:blank is the most streamlined social networking site around.
Sounds like something a plugin could handle easily. You might want to see if someone has already cooked one up for you.
It's a good job this move totally eliminated them and in no way discouraged posters with something valid to say then.
It sucks. I see a comment like "I can't use my computer because X" and I know the answer is Y yet I can't help this poor soul out even though I have a Youtube account and a couple of Google accounts because Google has a boner for getting people on G+. Too bad Timmy, no computer for you.
How do I turn off the Beta shit?