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Comment It was a dark and stormy night. (Score 1) 38

I'd say my submission was a bit flowery and hyperbolic in its opening statement, but not mangled and incoherent. Mostly overly dramatic, as a metaphor like "scorched foundations" perhaps implies a bit more damage than AT&T dropping the ball with their gigabit fiber deployment. It's not like the internet is set to shut down or anything similarly serious. That having been said, for the true internet connoisseur, perhaps this country's gigabit rollout IS important enough to warrant such strong analogies.

Comment Google promised to spill the beans by year's end&a (Score 1) 38

NOTE: Despite using quote tags and the preview showing proper quotes, these two statements were not quoted properly in the parent post above:

QUOTE1 "Is there any correlation between how they posted the job offering and which cities they have announced in? Or maybe old posting were plan A and new are plan B?"

QUOTE2 "maybe Google is finding some other value in the deal, Hopefully not Comcast like access to more eyeballs."

Comment Google promised to spill the beans by year's end&# (Score 2) 38

Google promised to spill the beans by year's end:

http://www.decaturmetro.com/20...

http://wraltechwire.com/no-goo...

And though the above two links only show this for Raleigh and Atlanta, I'll assume the same promise was made to all the potential new cities.

Is there any correlation between how they posted the job offering and which cities they have announced in?

Or maybe old posting were plan A and new are plan B?

If I was a gambling type, I'd wager the cities Google is posting for "local" candidates are the winners and the "telecommuter" position cities are the losers. Nice to see that Google's momentum in the ISP market not only isn't slowing down, but in fact is accelerating.

maybe Google is finding some other value in the deal, Hopefully not Comcast like access to more eyeballs.

Let me tell you about extra value... Who isn't sick of Google not being able to do real time deep packet inspection on all our layer 7 content? I'm tired of getting metro-sexual fashion ads showing guys in tight jeans, when all I really care about is monster trucks and WWF wrestling events. Maybe Google will be able to get the hint finally once they have access to my entire data stream. Did you hear that Google-bots, BIG TRUCKS!?!!

Comment I don't care what anyone else says about your subm (Score 1) 1

I don't care what anyone else says about your so called "Superfluous piece of inter-crap" submission. It is neither "asinine" nor "juvenile" nor "irrelevant". Does it reek of Elderberry? Even the shrubs cannot say. Carry on with joy and pride, and a smile in your quick step, in spite of the pelting with rotten fruit you seem to be getting these days. Cheerio my much maligned mate!

Submission + - Highly Suggestive Positions Posted to Google Careers... (google.com) 1

Admiral Jimbob McGif writes: Even as a massive firestorm burns uncontrollably threatening to scorch the very foundations of the internet with AT&T indefinitely halting future GigaPower FTTH rollouts due to uncertainty over the future of net neutrality and the Obama administration proposing to regulate the internet under Title 2, highly suggestive jobs were recently added to Google Careers.

These Google Fiber related positions include: "City Manager", "Community Impact Manager" and "Plant Manager" in all potential Google Fiber cities. Perplexing inconsistences abound, such as Portland, Phoenix, San Jose and Atlanta positions being listed as local. Whereas San Antonio, Raleigh, Charlotte, and Nashville are listed as telecommute positions.

One is inclined to speculate as to what these job postings mean despite Google's disclaimer: "Not all cities where we're exploring hiring a team will necessarily become Google Fiber cities." Would Google post jobs as an act of posturing much like AT&T's supposed "Gigabit smoke screen" bluff? Or, should we expect to see these so called Fiber Huts springing up like so many mushrooms after a heavy rain in an additional 9 metro areas?

At the rate Google is going, is it too soon to speculate over Fiber Dojos popping up in Japan? And finally, should Google Dojo Huts come to be, will prospective tenants be required to put down one month's rent as deposit and engage in advanced martial arts training? Questions begetting ever more questions in near Biblical Proportions...

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