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Comment Ubuntu and Android (Score 3, Insightful) 61

If you would actually listen to what the man says, he highlight that ther flagship tablet is one of the few in the industry that gives the user a choice in what OS they want loaded on their device. Of which one is Ubuntu (!).

Moreover, their products aim is to be high quality and affordable as apposed to just being as cheap as possible.

And please, this is exactly the kind of thing that needs to happen to bring "the last" continent out of it's poverty. It should be applauded. And what the hell is up with all the racism and calling names (trolling, but nevertheless, wtf).

Data Storage

Submission + - After 60 Years, Tape Reinserts Itself (

Lucas123 writes: While magnetic tape is about as boring as technology gets, it's still the cheapest storage medium and among the fastest in sequential reads and writes. And, with the release of LTO-6 with 8TB cartridges around the corner and the relatively new open linear tape file system (LTFS) being embraced by movie and television markets, tape is taking on a new life. It may even climb out of the dusty archives that cheap disk has relegated it to. "Over the last two years, disk drives have gotten bigger, they've gone from 1TB to 3TB, but they haven't gotten faster. They're more like tape. Meanwhile, tape is going the other direction, it's getting faster," said Mark Lemmons, CTO of Thought Equity Motion, a cloud storage service for the motion picture industry.

Comment Re:kettle/black (Score 1) 459

I'm not an expert by any means, but wouldn't pages rendered by Google Chrome Frame not be rendered by IE:s engine, thus taking away this attack area. Granted, IE:s network stack is still used to actually fetch the content, but since it never reaches IE:s renderer no code is ever interpreted by it...

Just a thought.

Comment Re:The status quo (Score 1) 426

How is this insightful?

Sweden has a population density of 21 people per km^2 and according to you an average broadband speed of 11 Mbit/s.

Delaware 172/km^2 (10 Mbit/s)
Washington 38/km^2 (9 Mbit/s)
New Jersey 452/km^2 (8 Mbit/s)
Rhode Island 388/km^2 (8 Mbit/s)

The entire U.S including all this "a whole lot of nothing" has 31/km^2, a wopping 50% more people per square kilometer than Sweden. Yet, Sweden manages to average11 Mbit/s... So don't give me that "the U.S is so sparsly populated"...

The only state coming even close to Sweden in your comparison is Washington. And even they have twice the population density of Sweden.

People in the U.S need to understand you are being screwed. You can bend the statistics however you want. This is infrastructure for the next century, and your country has given it to private companies to handle. They will be doing exactly what private companies are always striving for, getting into a monopoly like position and maximizing profits after that. They will not take into account what is good for the people or the country as a whole. Congratulations.

If you look at "densly" populated areas in Sweden it'll probably have like 60/70 MBit/s average, but now I'm just pulling an empirical approximation out of my arse.

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