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retech (1228598) writes "An inmate doing 30 yrs shows the world via facebook just what it's like to do hard time. Of course this is with a bong, a stash of weed and all manner of party items that prisoners are not supposed to have." Link to Original Source top
retech (1228598) writes "I've been living outside the US for over 3 yrs now and have a job offer in southern Texas. I'm moving back in a few weeks and have immediate needs that I must meet. The biggest of which is access. Since the/. community would be the wisest to ask, here then is my query: who would you pick? My parameters are simple: fast access, 40+gb/month, NO-filtering, no (known) monitoring of content. I've lived in NZ mostly and have gotten quite used to not having a mobile phone. I used to be fused to one and will most likely never go back to one again (unless only the most basic of devices with just a few scant calls a week). I will not be needing tv services either. I may be interested in a phone service, but skype seems to be working out well enough for my needs.
So people of/. what company would you recommend?
I realize you'll ask why TX? Trust me, not an easy decision. I've loved my time in NZ but creative choices for me set a precedent over location. As for my access... I've lived with service that is akin to a 14.4 modem for a long time with draconian caps in a closed market. Currently traveling in China makes me remember what a quick connection is like (albeit massively filtered). I'm just looking for some honest opinions from everyone to help sort this out." top
retech (1228598) writes "Jason Chen of Gizmodo (Gawker Media) did push things a bit too far with the stolen iPhone prototype he bought. A California judge issued a search warrant and the police raided his home while he was away. He's claiming journalist immunity... not really sure how well that will work out when he's admitted to purchasing stolen property and refusing to return it." Link to Original Source top
retech (1228598) writes "Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois has posited that black holes may prove that we are in one gigantic hologram. From the article in newscientist:
The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.