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BT and Alcatel-Lucent Record Real-World Fibre Optic Speed of 1.4Tbps In the UK

ionix5891 Re:Just wait.. (70 comments)

Or worse block a big pile of the internet as they do in UK, you know to protect the children (you wouldn't want them pirating Myley Cirus...)

1 year,6 days

Japan To Create a Nuclear Meltdown

ionix5891 Re:Environmental impact? (222 comments)

It's ok, its not a long way to China from there

1 year,18 days

Ask Slashdot: Which Encrypted Cloud Storage Provider?

ionix5891 filecloud (200 comments)

Try filecloud.io they are an Irish company with servers in Amsterdam

free accounts come with up to 1000GB free storage (reduced redundancy sort of like amazon) and more if you pay 6.99$ / month (29.99/6 months) that comes with raided storage

you can encrypt files yourself before uploading whichever method you want

they have previously went to courts and got advice from Irish Data Protection commissioner that if any 3rd party wants your data they have to get an Irish court order.

about a year ago

Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK

ionix5891 fuck paypal (61 comments)

They close accounts without providing reasons nor being able to get in contact with a human

this is not "news for nerds" this is a "this marketing message has been brought to you by the Paypal PR department"

about a year and a half ago

Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters

ionix5891 Re:Expert Advice (148 comments)

The main purpose wont be filtering, the main purpose would be giant data collection filters for the Chinese

about a year and a half ago

Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant "Too Dangerous"

ionix5891 Re:Greed (292 comments)

Except your windmills and solar panels need all sorts of exotic arare earth materials which cause huge amounts of environmental damage when mining and processing in places such as China, out of sight out of mind eh?

about a year and a half ago

Mega Accepts Bitcoin; Email, Chat, Voice, Video, Mobile Coming Soon

ionix5891 filecloud (143 comments)

http://filecloud.io/ cloud storage site (with more features + cheaper than Mega btw) has been accepting bitcoins for a long time, and being an Irish company has to follow Irish+EU dataprotection laws

about 2 years ago

California Professors Unveil Proposal To Attack Asteroids With Lasers

ionix5891 They can call it (161 comments)

The Death Star

about 2 years ago

Red Light Cameras Raise Crash Risk, Cost

ionix5891 Re:Simple way to improve intersection safety (499 comments)

Oh god no! In ireland all we have are fucking roundabouts, and are now being replaced by traffic junctions and traffic flows much better at rush hour

more than 2 years ago

Bitcoin Mining Reward About To Halve

ionix5891 Re:They're just used as a transaction mechanism (600 comments)

Except one can not buy bitcoins with a credit card or paypal,
1. because these companies hate bitcoin and what it represents for them
2. because of a high chargeback risk no one who doesnt trust you would sell you bitcoins for paypal

more than 2 years ago

Occupy Protesters Are Building a Facebook for the 99%

ionix5891 1% vs 99% (451 comments)

I am fucking sick of a bunch of hippies speaking for me and the rest of the 99%

Especially a bunch of hippies with a full belly and iphones who are better of than the 99% of humanity

about 3 years ago

Potential 'Avatar' Gas Giant Exoplanet Discovered

ionix5891 how far away is it? (142 comments)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Estimated time of arrival, Mr. Data?

more than 4 years ago

Irish ISP Wins Major Legal Victory Against Record Companies

ionix5891 Re:RTFA: Not a major victory -- not a victory at a (96 comments)

You are correct, the spokesman on the radio (here in Ireland) was blabbing on about them putting pressure on the government now via lobbying.
government who in all honesty have better things to be worrying about such as getting the country of out the deepening depression we are still in (and one that they helped get us into!)

more than 4 years ago

Tapping Solar Wind's Renewable Energy

ionix5891 Re:ISS (277 comments)

aint the ISS in low earth orbit while all the solar wind is way out outside the protective belts?

how do you get power to a station in a different orbit as well...

more than 4 years ago

Astronomers Find Diamond Star 4,000 km Wide

ionix5891 Are NASA using the imperial system again? (197 comments)

theres quite a difference between 4KM (title) and 4000KM (article summary)

Or are slashdot admins smoking da weed again?

more than 4 years ago

Irish Gov't Invests In Color-Coded Fiber Optics

ionix5891 im Irish (129 comments)

and quite happy about this

but people here (mostly USasians :D) need to know that Ireland had the most expensive bank bailout in world per head of population, almost 10x your mess
and probably the most incompetent and corrupt government in western world, who are now running a deficit of 20% of GDP which would make the Greeks look good

and we will be paying for this for many generations :(

this is a coloured lining on a gray cloud :(

more than 4 years ago

Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android

ionix5891 Re:I do not want this (273 comments)

Apple is fundamentally user hostile. It's all about controlling the user's experience, not about what the user actually wants.


more than 4 years ago

Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues

ionix5891 good thing (699 comments)

she didnt press "im feeling lucky" button so

more than 4 years ago

Arrr ye a pirate, matey?

ionix5891 missing option (572 comments)

I run a network of Usenet/Torrent/Http/Ftp servers :D

more than 4 years ago

Large Irish ISP To Enact "Three Strikes" Rule For Copyright Violation

ionix5891 Re:Not quite (288 comments)

I'm from Ireland

unfortunately Eircom (ex state owned Telecom Eireann)

own almost all of the coper/phone network in country

outside the big cities (where you can get cable with UPC) the choice boils down (assuming your close enough to exchange...) to Eircom or wireless

thats if your lucky enough to have either, since most of the country is very sparsely populated

i am moving to the countryside soon, so i wont have much choice...

more than 4 years ago



Airbus to deliver first China-made airplane

ionix5891 ionix5891 writes  |  more than 5 years ago

ionix5891 (1228718) writes "European aviation giant Airbus is set to deliver the first A320 airplane assembled at its factory in China, in a symbolic event further marking the nation's global rise.

Ten middle-distance A319/320 aircraft will be delivered by the end of the year, before the factory starts to churn out up to four planes a month before the end of 2011. The Tianjin plant, modelled on Airbus' factory in Hamburg, Germany, has an investment of nearly 10 billion yuan (1.47 billion dollar) and went into operation in September in the presence of Prime Minister Wen Jiabao.

I sure do hope these things are safe! Lets not forget how reliable communist Russia's TU154s where ;)"


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