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Comment Well, There's This (Score 4, Interesting) 180

While the specific plans may not be actually feasible and the budget may bloat to 20 times its original estimate, there is this:

has redefined Internet access as a so-called universal service, while removing obligations for old universal services such as payphones

Something those of us in the US would do well to emulate.

Comment One Thing Missing... (Score 5, Insightful) 639

Just like in our business, uptime is crucially important for these farmers. During the spring planting time and the fall harvest period, if that machine breaks, it needs to be RIGHT NOW. They can't wait a "few days" for the dealership mechanic to visit. And he's busy as all hell fixing our people's shit. This isn't just a bunch hay-seeds saying they want to break their knuckles for the fun of it. This is a very serious situation that can have devastating effects on the bottom line.

Comment My! So much speculation (Score 1) 392

The crash, according to the police report, occurred when Scaglione, 77, was driving east on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when the SUV hit a guard rail on the right side of the road. It then crossed over the eastbound lanes and hit a concrete median. After hitting the median, the vehicle rolled onto its roof and landed in the middle of the roadway.

If the Tesla "Autopilot" was on, I doubt the car would have hit a guard rail.

Comment If Done Correctly... (Score 2) 94

I could use this a lot. I watch Netflix sometimes when camping using my phone as a hot spot. Gotta watch the data real close. If I could d/l the content I want to watch, say Marco Polo Season 2 like last weekend, I would consume more Netflix content.

But if has to be done correctly. It would have to allow playback on a device that is different from the device that d/l the content.

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