top Military Laser/Radio Tech Proposed As Alternative To Laying Costly Fiber Cable
I think that system was known as "Long Lines"
top Georgia Cop Issues 800 Tickets To Drivers Texting At Red Lights
I wish I had a push bumper on my car to give the people still sitting at a green light a little "nudge". It would be much more fun than laying on the horn.
I'd love to see their reaction...
top Illuminating Window-Less Houses With a Plastic Bottle
Plastic bottles aren't exactly UV-stable...
about a year and a half ago
top Debian Project Releases 7.0 "Wheezy" Installer Candidate
I'm assuming the name's a reference to this guy:
top After Recent US Storms, Why Are Millions Still Without Power?
My community of ~15,000 in outstate Minnesota just finished a 10 year project of burying _everything_ but the 69kV lines feeding their substations. We have a municipal electric/gas utility here, not a for-profit one.
Reliability is much better now than it was 10 years ago...of course all of the underground stuff is new. Give it a couple decades...
top Chinese ISP Hijacks the Internet (Again)
This should be a good chunk of them. There's probably quite a few other AS #s for China as well:
top What are the Best Cell Phone Services in the US?
MWC was bought by Alltel last year. In fact, they just announced plans to lay off many of the MWC employees at the company's headquarters in Mankato. They were a great company customer service wise, and in terms of how much they supported charities in Mankato & southern MN. It's kinda sad to see them get swallowed up.
For central/southern Minnesota, Midwest Wireless is by far the best carrier in terms of coverage. I laugh at the people who get a "good deal" with Sprint/Tmobile/etc, only to have dismal or no service as soon as they step off of a major highway. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17498096/