Even so, I still expect people to go for the slave labour Macbook at $1699 instead of the $1899 "proudly manufactured in the USA" model, when given a choice. Especially when no one is looking.
That's why the US version would have a special red/white/blue color scheme.
WTF will it be looking like with consumers torrenting @ 10Gbps? Meh. Not really thought through this article...
Would we download more though, or just faster? A Netflix 4K stream is 25 Mbps, BluRay Video has a max rate of 54 Mbps, UHD BluRay 128 Mbps. I have a 150 Mbps line and apart from occasionally downloading a season and figuring out it's junk after a few episodes I use the bandwidth regardless. The only advantage is that huge game patches and such download quicker so I don't get stuck just because Steam wants to install a 2GB patch right when I want to play. Even a big family streaming half a dozen UHD monsters shouldn't be able to saturate a 1 Gbps link.
His huge downloads are probably hogging the whole bandwidth because of poor QoS, so 10 Gbps solves the problem with brute excess capacity. Either that or he ran into some kind of soft limiter because 30000*10GB = 300TB a year is way, way outside the norm but they let it pass if you pay the 10 Gbps price. And if the software was a little smarter at caching 30000 images / 2000 working hours = average 4 minutes/photo, download takes about 10 seconds so if it would preload he wouldn't be waiting at all. I'm sure he can well afford the extra $3k/year to just make the problem go away though.
S Australian pools don't have sticky prices. Once they got fuel, the market clearing price returned to normal range (a hour later), right?
It's been a long time sense I worked on Australian data. S Australia was gas pipeline constrained back then. You have to schedule gas delivery days ahead, like Florida in the USA.
In Florida they use oil in the CTs and combined cycles when the weather forecaster gets things really wrong, leading to short gas deliveries. Can't really store useful quantities of gas.
Federal grants are offered for... research into the recreation potential of interplanetary space travel for the culturally disadvantaged.