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Comment: Re:30m (Score 1) 146

by jabuzz (#47423093) Attached to: Alcatel-Lucent's XG-FAST Pushes 10,000Mbps Over Copper Phone Lines

You don't even need two strands. A single strand and a BX GBIC (different wavelengths up and down over the same fibre) will see you good for 100Mbps, 1Gbps or 10Gbps depending on how much you want to spend on your optics. You can get 40km and 80km versions of all three as well.

Given the big cost in fibre is splicing and termination, halving the number of strands is going to make a big dint in the role out cost. There is a slight cost premium for BX GBIC's at the moment but I am sure if you made telco sized purchase you would narrow that gap substantially.

Comment: Re:Irresponsible parents are part of the problem h (Score 1) 134

by jabuzz (#47398385) Attached to: Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

Then you did not read the instructions, and there was no need to link his Kindle Fire HD to a credit card. You just link it to a new Amazon identity and any purchases have to be made with credit from Amazon gift vouchers you purchased for their account. It's dead simple and how both my nieces have had their Kindle Fires setup from day one. They can make in app purchases but only from a limited pool of credit.

Comment: Re:um... how bout... (Score 1) 134

by jabuzz (#47398353) Attached to: Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

My 36 month year old nephew has a 100GBP early learning centre train table

http://www.elc.co.uk/Big-City-...

You can buy a Kindle Fire HD from Amazon delivered to your door for 89GBP if you have Amazon Prime, and there have been plenty of times where you have been able to buy a new Kindle Fire for under 100GBP.

Where he given a Kindle Fire he would be perfectly able to work his way around it. He loves the CBeebies app, particularly Andys Dinosaurs, and will spend ages browsing through all the photos on his parents iPad, and found and started the CBeebies app my my Kindle Fire HD all by himself.

Heck a Lego Disney Cinderella castle is 60GBP, and a Lego Cargo train is 140GBP and these are targeted at children from age six.

Now please explain the part where a Kindle Fire HD is an expensive toy, because you clearly have zero idea what constitutes an expensive toy in 2014. Oh I see you don't actually have any kids of your own, and I am am going to hazard a guess that you don't have any nephews or nieces either as otherwise as your current knowledge of toy prices for children would not be so woefully out of date.

Comment: Re:It's not just the refund (Score 1) 134

by jabuzz (#47398213) Attached to: Amazon Fighting FTC Over In-App Purchases Fine

If you are stupid enough to give a your kid a Kindle Fire linked to a credit card then that is your stupid fault.

Both my nieces have Kindle Fires and firstly in app purchasing is turned off and secondly the only credit they have is from Amazon gift vouchers or free Amazon coins from various random give aways. There is zero requirement to link a credit card to a Kindle Fire to make purchases.

The biggest moan that we have is with the BBC iPlayer app. If you turn on parental controls you have to approve every video they watch. What you want is to have to approve everything that would have been on after the 9pm watershed or for really young children anything not on CBeebies.

As far as child friendly tablets go the Kindle Fire is the best, my moans from my nieces when my brother activated the Kindle Freetime tell you that.

Comment: Re:One disturbing bit: (Score 1) 484

by jabuzz (#47322651) Attached to: Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo Streaming Service

Then all Aereo need to do is statically assign aerials to individual customers. Sure it will put their costs up a bit but it would side step the current judgement.

Personally I think they where daft thinking they could get away with dynamically assigning the aerials and had always presumed that you got your own personal aerial.

Comment: Re:Only 1600km, not 3000 (Score 2) 363

by jabuzz (#47171293) Attached to: Group Demonstrates 3,000 Km Electric Car Battery

Wrong. It is 1600km for the battery fitted to the car in question, it is 3000km for 100kg of battery. They did not specify the size of battery fitted to the car that had it's range extended by 1600km but a bit of mathematics suggests around 54kg. Your reading comprehension is really rather poor.

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