This actually shows how worthless consoles are now days without an Internet connection wich has been accepted by the masses. Most of the PC games are now unplayable without a connection too (in some cases even for single player mode!!!) which I find completely unacceptable.
Of course WP7 it's in the poll.. under "If my phone runs, I'll chase it down and kill it"
"When Microsoft cuts the chord on XP in two years it will effectively leave millions of existing Windows-based computers vulnerable to continued and undeterred cyberattacks" So what's the difference between now and when this will happen?
Problem is the other operators will do the same thing soon and then you don't really have a choice. What I hate the most is the hypocrisy of companies like these. They were advertising apps (like skype) and free unlimited Internet access and smartphones just about until last year and were overexcited when "everyone" wanted to switch to a smartphone since that meant extra money for them in terms of new subscriptions (for buying a new phone) and of course different data plans and such. But now they have to be greedy and are trying to go back to limited data plans (which I kind of understand), but now this. I personally don't think this is the right way to go and it'll be hard to make it work. They'll "block" skype and viber, but then some other apps will pop up and then they'll block them and so on until what? Skype is making money off of a "free" product, so is Viber, why can't the operators be as smart? I mean we still pay for the Internet access.
New submitter VoyagerRadio writes "Recently I found myself struggling with a question I should easily have been able to answer: Why would anyone want to use Linux as their everyday desktop (or laptop) operating system? It's a fair question, and asked often of Linux, but I'm finding it to be a question I can no longer answer with the conviction necessary to 'sell' the platform. In fact, I kind of feel like a car salesman who realizes he no longer believes in the product he's been pitching. It's not that I don't find Linux worthy; I simply don't understand how it's ever going to succeed on the desktop with voluntary marketing efforts. What do Linux users need to do to replicate the marketing efforts of Apple and Microsoft and other corporate operating system vendors? To me, it seems you don't sell Linux at all because there isn't supposed to be one dominant distribution that stands out from the rest. Without a specific product to put on the shelf to sell, what in the world do you focus your efforts on selling? An idea?"
Just for the record, turtles are reptiles.
That is what I'm afraid of too. That they just want that people will forget about ACTA or other laws like it and give us the illusion that we won, but instead again, secretly working on applying it. I really hope this is only a conspiracy theory, but you never know.
Well, mr "Ignorant" everything isn't black or white is it? First of all these people did't break ANY copyright laws they only owned a tracker and website with torrent files on it, right? Right! Sentencing these people to jail is outrageous. For what? For facilitating copyright infringement. HAHAHA! This is the same thing as convicting some car manufacturer or the road builder for the drivers speeding or maybe accident. This should be right because this evil car manufacturers have created a car that is going faster than the speed limit and the road builders built a motorway thus facilitating crimes as speeding and accidents. This is actually the case for megaupload since everything on that website was uploaded by someone else and not the owner. This is some other discussion though since in this case it kind of is the owners responsibility to maintain the website legal. But as I said before thepiratebay didn't host one single piece of copyrighted material. Ah and your talk about GPL and plagiarism is just a bunch of mumbo jumbo. FYI plagiarism is taking someone else work or ideas and passing them off as one's own. So how about facilitating copyright infringement? I actually think everyone should be convicted because they facilitate death, you know cause they live and will someday die... those mean people daring to live and be free.
You have a good point. I actually live in Sweden one of the top tier countries but I was born and lived most of my life in Romania so I kind of know how the situation looks like. The problem with those statistics is that everything is showed in percent. 90% of Sweden's population is still less than 50% of Romania's population if you think of the number of individuals. Then again Sweden is indeed a more developed and richer country as are most of the west European countries. As the previous comment says people living in the rural parts of east and southern European countries have other, bigger problems to deal with in the everyday life that using the Internet. Most of those people can't afford the luxury of an Internet connection or a computer for that matter and there aren't Internet Cafes in all those remote Transylvanian villages for them to go to. Some of those remote mountain villages don't even have (or maybe they have now but didn't for a couple years ago) electricity or a telephone line, so for them the web is a thing of science fiction.
Well, I was there and the speed was actually near 100mbps for download and about 60-70 mbps for upload from the outside and 100 mbps (up and down) for the inside as 100 mbps is the maximum for those switches. It's impresive they could get that speed and bandwidth for 12000 people but the link speed isn't that impressive per se as my connection at home is almost as good.
Mark.JUK writes: "German scientists working at Berlin's Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications have set a new world record for Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology after they succeeded in using regular red, blue, green and white LED (Light-Emitting Diode) light bulbs as the basis for building a new 800Mbps (Megabits per second) capable ultrafast Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN). Dr. Anagnostis Paraskevopoulos explained: "With the aid of a special component, the modulator, we turn the LEDs off and on in very rapid succession and transfer the information as ones and zeros. The modulation of the light is imperceptible to the human eye. A simple photo diode on the laptop acts as a receiver. The diode catches the light, electronics decode the information and translate it into electrical impulses, meaning the language of the computer." The solution, which could be installed on ceilings and would cover approximately 10 square meters, would be ideal for HD video streaming and inside Hospitals or Aircraft where traditional Wi-Fi is often banned. However visible light signals can easily be blocked, such as when a hand is passed in front of the transmitter."
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