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Comment: Re:Great alternative to rural areas (Score 2) 59

by jaxn (#49361533) Attached to: Facebook Successfully Tests Laser Internet Drones

I catch your drift, but actually fiber to residents in NYC is not easy to come by. The surrounding areas are a different story (Long Island, Westchester, etc).

Verizon left the city for last, in their deal with the State of NY, which allowed tthem to circumvent all local laws/ordinances, for competition and right of way, so they could cheaply, quickly build out their high speed fiber optic network (for FIOS service). When they covered all the areas they wanted, it left little time for NYC, which was likely their intention all along, as it's not like you can just burry more fiber in the city. It requires an immense amount of planning and deals to link up your own city wide network, particularly for residential and business service.

Comment: Re:file transfer (Score -1) 466

by jaxn (#49154395) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Old PC File Transfer Problem

It was Vint Cerf who said that, one the fathers of the 'net (he co-designed TCP/IP).

Essentially he thinks people should be printing their photos?! LOL

How about store your data in redunant storage systems, and regularly replace the storage medium (drives, flash, etc). And as technology updates (I/O etc) adapt it when you can. I have always seen data storage systems as living breathing systems that require regular maintenance, part replacement, etc. I have a box of every hard drive I've owned since 1994. They're all in anti-static bags (more than one hundred drives. That box is utterly impossible to pickup you need to use a dolly to move it. Anyway I've yet to comb through all of them, but I have them organized so that I hit the oldest drives first, over time. All the important stuff I want in my storage system.

But back to the OP of this article, I think it's an extremely easy task. Assuming the drive is intact and functioning that is. There's so many options (and the little USB and eSATA adapters are incredibly useful). I use them all the time. I have an eSATA dock that does SATA and IDE.

Comment: SFW–– at least Lessig is seriously try (Score -1) 224

by jaxn (#48351625) Attached to: Mayday PAC Goes 2 For 8

Lawrence Lessig was so seriously influenced by Aaron Swartz with his ideas and his question to Lessig, “How do you ever think you’re going to make any progress on these issues so long as there’s this corruption in the way our political system works?”

Lessig's response to this conversation was, “This was Aaron, this was the way he worked,” Lessig said. "It was never, ‘This is what you should do.’ It was, ‘What about this? Shouldn’t you be thinking this?’ And it made you recognize that if you wanted to be the person you thought you were, you had no choice but to yield.”

Personally I've supported MaydayPAC and have tried to help spread awareness of it. I do wish Tim Wu and Zephyr Teachout had won in NY this summer. However I'd actually rather see Tim Wu (the man who coined Net Neutrality) as the chairman of the FCC.

Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings: (2) Thank you for your generous donation, Mr. Wirth.