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by Revcb 06:08PM Friday Dec 21 2012

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tshirt
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join:2004-07-11
Snohomish, WA
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Google fiber tourist?

How sad is that story.
Not about google feeding a home office, but some guy willing to commute to a home office that looks like somebodies mothers basement.
Just for Gig Fiber? Can't his $250k startup afford some reasonable speed at home?

Surely, the Motel 6 will have Google fiber someday and you don't have to share the bathroom with some weird guy.
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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Re: Google fiber tourist?

said by tshirt:

How sad is that story.
Not about google feeding a home office, but some guy willing to commute to a home office that looks like somebodies mothers basement.
Just for Gig Fiber? Can't his $250k startup afford some reasonable speed at home?

Surely, the Motel 6 will have Google fiber someday and you don't have to share the bathroom with some weird guy.

There is nothing sad about it.
Folks have been running entrepreneur bunkhouses in the Bay Area for years, trying to lure the next startup geniuses.

Unfortunately for this guy, its the people, not the bandwidth, that really matters. Almost every viable, scalable product doesn't need more than 1M for development, and after that, its server-side that matters, which, conveniently, Google doesn't allow.

Not many are going to treat KC as a digital Mecca, just because you can get 20x ordinary bandwidth.

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Google, Motorola and Samsung

quote:
Google has co-developed devices with Samsung and provided it early access to new versions of Android software.

Some Google executives have expressed fears the relationship could go sour if Samsung decided to use a "forked" version of Android, according to four people familiar with the matter.

Don't know how much a worry that should be for Google. If what I've seen recently is any guide: Samsung's Android development team is massively inept and, if what I've been reading is accurate, they shun the open source community's help. So, if Samsung did fork the Android OS, they should manage to self-destruct in pretty short order.

Google's going to have to do way better than the Nexus 10 tablet, though. They focused so heavily on raw performance and the screen that just about everything else, including aesthetics and battery life (Hello? Tablet?) went by the wayside. The pundits declared it "the tablet that set the Android bar," yet it doesn't seem to be selling all that well and, when I last night searched on "top 10-inch tablets," nobody's list contained it.

Jim
talz13

join:2006-03-15
Avon, OH

Re: Google, Motorola and Samsung

I found several with nexus 10 on the top lists:

»www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/···2_Page-2
»reviews.cnet.com/2733-3126_7-936-4.html
»www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile···d-905504
»www.geek.com/articles/mobile/10-···0121114/

FFH
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Tavistock NJ
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Hacker steals 3 million Verizon customer records; posts 10%

»www.zdnet.com/exclusive-hacker-n···0009151/

A hacker has acquired more than 3 million Verizon customer records -- but leaks only 10 percent of them, after the phone and broadband giant fails to fix a security flaw.

The hacker said in a later tweet the data likely belongs to Verizon FiOS fiber customers, rather than Verizon Wireless cellular customers. We've updated the post to reflect these changes. We've put in more questions to Verizon and will update again once we hear back.

Tibit downloaded more than 3 million customer entries from Verizon's database, including names, addresses, mobile serial numbers, the opening date of each account, and account passwords. However, he said that figure was an estimate and had "no clue" exactly how many records there were, and that it was a "low estimate based on the size of one record and the size of all the files."

A fraction of the downloaded data has been published to code-sharing site Pastebin after Verizon failed to fix the vulnerability in its network, »pastebin.com/Nf9ThT03


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