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Comment: Re:Who owns them? (Score 0) 474

Probably just like other major ISP's around the world who do the same thing the following will happen: Home router has 2 networks, 1 for subscriber, 1 for public hotspot. these 2 networks CAN NOT talk to each other and traffic measured for the 2 networks is not combined. subscriber only gets billed for their own traffic. Also in most implementations like this the public wifi only has access to a small amount of the total bandwidth available, normally around 10% of the actual throughput for the line. If you are a BT broadband customer in Europe for example on an Infinity Connection you would get ~75mb downstream and ~19mb upstream with unlimited downloads (not sure how unlimited but i put through 650-900gb per month and have never been capped) for £26 per month. If you opt in to allow your home router to be used as a hotspot then ~7.5mb down / ~2mb up is made available to hotspot users. You can still use this extra capacity if nobody is using the hotspot. In addition you get free country wide access to a wifi network with 94% uk coverage and lots of mainland europe coverage. This wifi access is unlimited too and can be used by multiple devices simultaneously even when using your broadband at home. TL;DR - as long as the wifi hotspot is being implemented the same way as the other major providers are doing it then no need to be alarmed, if you travel at all it will be a huge bonus.

Comment: Re:WANT! (Score 0) 201

by botfap (#46825765) Attached to: You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free
yep one does, terminal issue is a regular one for power users dealing with large datasets in a console with GNU userspace tools (used to get this every day from 10.4-10.9), windows 7/8.1 isn't any better when using cygwin and doesn't have any native tools for that kind of data processing so OS X trumps it there.

Comment: Re:Toot little too late (Score 1) 201

by botfap (#46823221) Attached to: You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free
no google, we swapped OS X 10.6 -10.9 for ubuntu. its taking a little adaptation but of the 9 previous OS X web team devs, 6 of them are happier on ubuntu, 2 want to go back to OS X becuase they dont want to learn something new (the people scared of change) and the final guy is a Windows guy who hated OS X anyway and wants to use windows. only OS X machine we are leaving is a 27" iris pro haswell imac which is a lovely machine ruined by a toy operating system in 10.9.

Comment: Re:beta tester now? (Score 2, Insightful) 201

by botfap (#46823151) Attached to: You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free
OS X 10.6.8 The last properly stable version, unfortunately apple wont secure this OS anymore so our IT dept is slowly transitioning us to Ubuntu which is actually a lot lot better than we had feared. Its still not OS X but then neither is 10.8, its a fisher price toy interface to an OS.

Comment: Re:Toot little too late (Score 2) 201

by botfap (#46823065) Attached to: You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free
please explain how the hard profit percentage has anything to do with the eating everyone else? apart from that your figure of 45% is nonsense unless its from before 2004 (earliest I could find figures for), I've just gone and looked through apples own figures for divisional profit and they are not even close to your 45% figure apart from iphones and iphones are rapidly losing worldwide market share.

Comment: Re:America is a pretty fucked up place.. (Score 1) 644

by botfap (#46055273) Attached to: Court Says Craigslist Sperm Donor Must Pay Child Support
Give me some examples please. I'm a native that left for northern England (not hugely better, but much less corruption and much nicer people than NY) in 2009. I travel a lot with work, having spent at least 3 months in each of Germany, Italy, Spain, Belguim, Sweden, Finland and Iran since 09. I admit 3 months isnt a huge amount of time to find out that much about a country but I would pick any of those countries to live in over NY with the exception of Iran where I was hated purely for having a US accent. This isn't unusual or isolated to Iran, it seems everywhere I go is pretty anti American, even England and the European countries I've visited.

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