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If you were in the UK and your last mile only supported that speed, you might as well go with a cheap ISP. http://www.uswitch.com/broadband
But Joe Blow internet user probably lives in an area covered by FTTC (i.e. BT Infinity) and could get 40 Mbps minimum.
I've been to dozens of major cities around the world. The USA doesn't rank well for crime, with so many weapons on the street. And the TSA guys in Minneapolis are far more extreme than anyone at Manchester.
But I haven't been to Baltimore. Perhaps you travel at night for safety?
An anonymous reader writes "From CIO Insight: Microsoft delivered its monthly batch of security updates on Feb. 13, delivering fixes for 20 individual problems in its products included in a dozen bulletins, six of which were dubbed as critical, the firm's most severe vulnerability rating."
This entire article can be thrown out the window. It ignores the Apple and Google political spending, which would be more than enough to tip the total toward the Democrats. It would be great if they could cite their sources properly - I've never felt like anything on Ars was reliable, much less balanced.