top BT and Alcatel-Lucent Record Real-World Fibre Optic Speed of 1.4Tbps In the UK
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...)
top Japan To Create a Nuclear Meltdown
It's ok, its not a long way to China from there
top Ask Slashdot: Which Encrypted Cloud Storage Provider?
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.
top Paypal Rolls Out Photo Verification Trial In UK
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"
top Chinese Firm Huawei In Control of UK Net Filters
The main purpose wont be filtering, the main purpose would be giant data collection filters for the Chinese
top Hanford Nuclear Waste Vitrification Plant "Too Dangerous"
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
top Mega Accepts Bitcoin; Email, Chat, Voice, Video, Mobile Coming Soon
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 a year and a half ago
top California Professors Unveil Proposal To Attack Asteroids With Lasers
The Death Star
about a year and a half ago
top Red Light Cameras Raise Crash Risk, Cost
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
top Bitcoin Mining Reward About To Halve
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
top Occupy Protesters Are Building a Facebook for the 99%
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
top Potential 'Avatar' Gas Giant Exoplanet Discovered
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Estimated time of arrival, Mr. Data?
top Irish ISP Wins Major Legal Victory Against Record Companies
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!)
top Tapping Solar Wind's Renewable Energy
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...
top Astronomers Find Diamond Star 4,000 km Wide
theres quite a difference between 4KM (title) and 4000KM (article summary)
Or are slashdot admins smoking da weed again?
top Irish Gov't Invests In Color-Coded Fiber Optics
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
top Adobe Flash Player 10.1 Arrives For Android
Apple is fundamentally user hostile. It's all about controlling the user's experience, not about what the user actually wants.
top Pedestrian Follows Google Map, Gets Run Over, Sues
she didnt press "im feeling lucky" button so
top Arrr ye a pirate, matey?
I run a network of Usenet/Torrent/Http/Ftp servers
top Large Irish ISP To Enact "Three Strikes" Rule For Copyright Violation
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...
top Airbus to deliver first China-made airplane
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
top An inside look at Apple's sneaky iTunes 8 upgrade
ionix5891 (1228718) writes "Seems like Apple is — once again — without consent or proper disclosure is sneaking in software on their Windows customers PCs. This time buggy, BSODing device drivers." Link to Original Source
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