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Charter Cable Capping Usage Nationwide This Month

9gezegen Time to cancel TV and subscribe 60MB internet (369 comments)

I live in St. Louis, and I'm a charter customer. I live in a well developed area next to the business district. My internet connection was very bad (I have 5 MB connection, but get all kind of rates, ranging from 50kps to 4.5MB). I even tried to switch ATT Universe (DSL). But looks like, at the heart of St. Louis, the technology is still from 70s. My house is at the center of the street, so it is far away from both ends, where the nodes are located. (1.5 block for f*cks sake !!!!) ATT Universe can't be supported as they still use copper wire as opposed to their advertised fiber). Same reasoning suggested for the bad quality of Charter service. Mind you, Charter is STL based so you would expect it to be the best service. Anyway, I still have to use Charter. My bill for Phone+Internet+TV is around $120+tax. For the last few weeks, my internet connection was surprisingly stable at 5mb, and I think it is related to infrastructure upgrade. Now, instead of giving $140 for all above services, it seems to me the best option at this time is to discard all their services and subscribe for 60MB internet only. I already have Roku, and can connect a linux server with Myth-TV for other options. I think this decision will not have the same effect as Charter hoped as other customer may join me in this.

more than 5 years ago

Russia To Develop a National Operating System

9gezegen Turkey has Pardus (374 comments)

Pardus is a linux distribution developed by Turkish National Science Foundation. It uses its own packaging system and recently government gave money to add support for more languages. It is gaining more market in Turkey by the way, as some state offices are migrating to it. http://www.pardus.org.tr/eng/index.html

about 6 years ago

Sleep Mailing

9gezegen Re:Idle? (195 comments)

That is Amazon 1-click to comment pages patent for you. Wait until Amazon applies for 1-click trolling patent. That is a patent I can live with.

more than 6 years ago

The Economist Suggests Linux For Netbooks

9gezegen The manufacturers should be careful (445 comments)

I bought an Asus EEE PC 900A from Bestbuy. At $280, it is a bargain. However, I really hated Xandros on it (disclaimer, all my machines are either Debain or kubuntu). What kind of f*ck head installs an OS on 4GB SSD and leave on 100MB or so for updates. What is more, after my first update attempt the disk became full and update applet stopped in middle of a download. After several reboots, the applet always started automatically and always hanged. Wireless was also similarly not connecting. Add this to the fact that several programs took forever to run, I said f*ck with Xandros, and installed Ubuntu-eee. The difference is like night and day. I suggest EEE PC with ubuntu to everybody. Install once and leave it there. The moral of the story? If a dedicated linux user since 1994 is frustrated with a linux based netbook, why the regular people shouldn't be? The manufacturers MUST use Ubuntu-EEE or similar stable, easy to use and efficient distro.

more than 6 years ago

First Trek Film Footage Unveiled

9gezegen Yet another time travel? (320 comments)

From the article: "The audience also saw Leonard Nimoy reprise his role as the older Mr Spock in one of four excerpts from the film. .... In his scene, meanwhile, Nimoy's Mr Spock is seen delivering the Star Trek legend: "Live long and prosper." Lets just hope that this scene refers to what our heros will become and not they are talking to Spock in the future.

more than 6 years ago



Monsanto's seed war may have software patent implications

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  about 2 years ago

9gezegen (824655) writes "According New York Times, software companies are supporting Monsato at its war against the farmers Monsanta claimed illegally replant its seeds. At the heart of their supporting brief lies the software companies' fear that replicating a software is a similar act to replanting a Monsanto manufactured seed. And in their logic, the replicating a software means piracy."
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Secretarial mistake costs $1.26 billion to Pepsi

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  more than 5 years ago

9gezegen (824655) writes "Pepsi learned that if it needs to continue "Refresh Everything"TM, it needs an extra $1.26 billion. It looks like one of the secretaries forget to inform company lawyers about a a trade secrets case in a Wisconsin state court. When nobody arrived to court, the judge gave $1.26 billion default judgement According to Pepsi lawyers, they were not properly served because the secretary was "so busy preparing for a board meeting." One may think she was working on the refreshments. Perhaps Pepsi should learn more about Spamhaus case."
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Need a good proofreading site

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  more than 6 years ago

9gezegen (824655) writes "Since I had been a kid, I was fan of science-fiction stories. In fact, I wrote a few of them myself. Now, I would like to submit some of them to US magazines (I will try Asimov's first). However, English is not my native tongue and I'm sure you can find a dozen errors even in this paragraph. So, I need to use some proofreading services. My internet search returned hundreds of sites but I could not find any independent review on the quality of their services. Does any one know a good proofreading site, preferably specialized on literacy and can make suggestions for alternative sentences or words?"

US Army scams the servicemembers

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  more than 6 years ago

9gezegen (824655) writes "Well, sort of. An offer for free tickets to theme parks for servicemembers turned out to be an e-mail scam, which turned out to be a security exercise run by the Army. The servicemen and DoD civilians received an e-mail, allegedly coming from the "army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command Office," and directed them to a phishing site which asked for personal information. After rebuttal and warning by Army MWR, the website revealed that it was a security exercise after all. Army MWR later verified the exercise and announced they were not informed before."

Nuclear warheads take a free sightseeing tour

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  more than 7 years ago

9gezegen (824655) writes "According to several media outlets, nuclear warheads were mistakenly loaded to a B-52. After a free ride from North Dakota to Louisiana, the hitchhikers (read 6 nuclear warhead attached to cruise missiles scheduled to be decommissioned) were discovered. According to Air Force, there was never a danger of accidental nuclear explosion."

9gezegen 9gezegen writes  |  more than 8 years ago

9gezegen writes "It was a very good surprise to receive an e-mail from DAZ stating that Bryce, one of the the leading 3D content development tools is free until September 6th. They have windows and mac versions. If only they had the linux version. I guess until then, I will use Blender."


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