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Monday Morning Links
by Revcb 06:58AM Monday Sep 24 2012

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RR Conductor
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Amtrak has WiFi on most trains, beats the Airlines 31%.

A majority of Amtrak trains, both long distance and short distance have WiFi now

»www.amtrak.com/train-routes
Sukunai
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The Internet? We Built That

Anyone that was actually around long enough already knows it began as a means for egg heads to exchange ideas, was rapidly hit upon as a means to remain connected at the government level after being nuked and then it stagnated for it had no other real use.

Then it was grabbed up by BBS users as an elitist hangout for geeks until finally after a lot of time had passed, the WWW was created and actually made the internet non geek friendly and commercially worth while.

The internet following the arrival of WWW was driven forward by a combination of commercialization, gossiping, porn and piracy.
Suddenly every business thought it couldn't survive without a web page, everyone had a forum/was on a forum/was blathering aimlessly on some social flavour or in a lot of cases wanking or downloading, or downloading for reasons of wanking, or just downloading because eventually you realize you can only wank so long.

Been able to watch all of it.

And I have no idea where Obama was during the last 30 years, but he obviously wasn't anywhere near a computer.
Kearnstd
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Re: The Internet? We Built That

The internet, Born of science and nuclear weapons, a childhood of BBS, blurry mpeg porn and animated gifs, and now in a mid life of piracy, high def porn and cat pictures.
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports
davidhoffman
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LA Times "Article" The expanding capabilities of ....

The LA Times "article", "The expanding capabilities of broadband Internet in rural areas.", is an advertisement. It says so in faint gray type in the upper left corner just above the words "The expanding.."

Just another day where corporate PR is used as news instead of real investigative journalism. Notice no mention in the "article" of daily and monthly CAPS, lag/ping times, or other negatives.

I have been fooled, several times, on first glance reading of something that it is real journalism. Something usually gives me pause and upon rereading I realize it is an advertisement. The PR people are getting more subtle each day, so you really have to pay attention. Usually the all positive perky happy words give it away.
Kearnstd
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power and pollution of the internet

Would there be some way to solve this? such as either a sleep mode for the servers or better, a program such as the folding@home stuff that could be using all that idle time and running those idle CPUs to 100% until they are needed by their default purpose.

I imagine if every idle standby datacenter web server where used for some computing project it would gain lots of results.
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[65 Arcanist]Filan(High Elf) Zone: Broadband Reports