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Submission + - Dancing in the datacentre (prank) (

An anonymous reader writes: What if you walked into your datacentre on a normal day, and disco music started playing, neon lights turned on, and a mirror ball started rotating? That's exactly what happened to Simon Hackett, the managing director of Australian internet service provider Internode. Looks like he made some comments about such a situation at some point and his network engineering team took them a little seriously. Classic. Video attached — his reaction is priceless.

Comment Re:No HSPA+ (Score 1) 202

I'd recommend waiting for the inevitable flood of phone announcements next month at CES. Dual-core phones are coming _soon_.

Yup, that's the fall-back plan. Verizon should announce their LTE (dual-core?) phones then, and my g/f has been bugging me to join her on Big Red for a while. Verizon is evil, but T-Mo is getting lame...


Icelandic Company Designs Human Pylons 142

Lanxon writes "An architecture and design firm called Choi+Shine has submitted a design for the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition which proposes giant human-shaped pylons carrying electricity cables across the country's landscape, reports Wired. The enormous figures would only require slight alterations to existing pylon designs, says the firm, which was awarded an Honorable mention for its design by the competition's judging board. It also won an award from the Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture competition."

Man Takes Up Internal Farming 136

RockDoctor writes "'A Massachusetts man who was rushed to hospital with a collapsed lung came home with an unusual diagnosis: a pea plant was growing in his lung.' Just that summary should tell you enough to work out most of the rest of the details, but it does raise a number of questions unaddressed by the article: How did the pea roots deal with the patient's immune system? What would have happened if the situation had continued un-treated? I bet the guy has a career awaiting him in PR for a pea-growing company."

Inmates Escape As Guard Plays Plants Vs. Zombies 87

dotarray writes "Everybody knows that there's a certain risk one takes when playing addictive, engrossing games can be trouble when you're meant to be doing something else. The prevalence of awesome games on the iPhone hasn't helped that risk. A Plants Vs. Zombies loving police officer has learned this the hard way after an escape."

Comment Re:Get ready to Bend over America (Score 2, Interesting) 410

"People get confused about Net neutrality," Schmidt said. "I want to make sure that everybody understands what we mean about it. What we mean is that if you have one data type, like video, you don't discriminate against one person's video in favor of another. It's OK to discriminate across different types...There is general agreement with Verizon and Google on this issue..."

And what if Verizon decides to prioritize a particular type of data that Google just so happens to use a lot of, at the expense of slowing down other types of data like P2P traffic?

Verizon: We'll speed up latency-sensitive data streams, like online video.
Google: What a coincidence! YouTube uses that kind of data.
Hulu: Hey, our users use video too.
Verizon: Ah, but that's not the kind of video we're prioritizing.
PirateBay: Torrent traffic seem to be almost completely blocked.
Verizon: Quiet, you.

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