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Comment Re:Downloading the intertubes, Daily (Score 1) 264

Different peak and off-peak data caps have been pretty much standard on broadband connections here in Australia ever since ADSL was first released in 2000. As an example, I'm currently on fibre with a 100Mbps plan, with 1TB peak (6am-1am) and unlimited off-peak (1am-6am) data. And that is definitely well above average usage here. Most ordinary home users on ADSL with have something more like 100GB a month, with average download speeds of 6.9Mbps according to 2014 figures.

Comment Re:Challenge accepted (Score 1) 134

Yes, but if a program is generating every possible 100x100 image to brute force an image containing his face, it doesn't know what it's outputting. You'd have to run the output images through a facial recognition system to erase whatever in the image wasn't a face. But it would still have to process the 4.478 PB of produced images.

Comment Re:Here's to hoping they don't find oil (Score 1) 152

I'm no expert, but from what I've seen about volcanoes in general, they contain a lot of dissolved gases kept in solution by the pressure. Release the pressure, and the gas comes out of solution, causing an explosive eruption. Just like carbonation in soft drink that has been shaken. Open the bottle and release the pressure, and the gas rapidly escapes, bringing the drink with it.

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