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The Fastest ISPs In the US

zoom-ping Just some gloating (168 comments)

Paying 20€ per month for my 100/20Mbit uncapped, unthrottled fibre connection.
The competitor is offering 150/30 for roughly the same price.
Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy reading TFA.

about 2 years ago

Can You Buy Tech With a Clean Conscience?

zoom-ping Re:Clean Consciences and False Premises (412 comments)

Many Nokia phones are assembled in Finland. Including my own E52 and others like N9. It seems it's perfectly possible to build phones in a highly taxed socialist country.

more than 2 years ago

The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro Vs Desktop

zoom-ping Re:Two Options (590 comments)

I just started using it last week, and today I couldn't even figure out how to "undo" a mistake I made in Excel. I'm looking at it right now, and all I see in front of me is a confusing mess of heiroglyphics.

Try ctrl+z.

more than 2 years ago

Carrier Ethernet 2 Aims For Global Connectivity

zoom-ping Re:Sweet Jesus (44 comments)

No bandwidth cap, no throttling, same speed 24/7. The provider is local branch of TeliaSonera, Elion. Sorry, they don't have English version of the page for some reason.

more than 2 years ago

Genetically Modifying Silk Worms For Super Silk

zoom-ping I, for one, (129 comments)

welcome our new super silkworm overlords.

more than 2 years ago

What Microsoft Should and Shouldn't Do For the Xbox 720

zoom-ping Re:Optical? (502 comments)

It's my local branch of TeliaSonera, Elion (page in Estonian, but you can still make sense of the speed/price chart). I got the speeds wrong tho, It's 100/20Mbit/s, just upgraded my plan yesterday.

more than 2 years ago

What Microsoft Should and Shouldn't Do For the Xbox 720

zoom-ping Re:Optical? (502 comments)

I've always thought bandwidth is insanely expensive inside the U.S.
I pay 24€ a month for my TV, phone and 100/50 Mbit/s internet. No caps, no restrictions, no throttling.

more than 2 years ago

The Science of Humor

zoom-ping A simple formula: (344 comments)

comedy = tragedy + time

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: GNU/Linux Laptops?

zoom-ping Re:Not a troll but.... (708 comments)

I think you meant that consumer laptops are homogeneous, and you're right. That's why I got a refurbished ThinkPad - got 1440x900 resolution and 7200 rpm HDD, great keyboard etc. I don't have unwanted features thrown in but I can install them myself if I wanted to (like WiMax or 3G).

more than 2 years ago

Ask Slashdot: How Do You View the Wall Street Protests?

zoom-ping Re:It's the left version of the Tea Party (1799 comments)

The three aspects of Occupy Wall St that are like the Tea Party are:
1. It's without question a populist movement.
2. It's emphasizing peaceful protest as a way of getting what you want.
3. It's not coming from either major party's political apparatus.

Wait, what?

more than 2 years ago

Weak Typing — the Lost Art of the Keyboard

zoom-ping Dvorak user here (362 comments)

While I could touch type on a Sholes keyboard, I only utilized 4-6 fingers and had a nasty habit of looking at the keys even if I didn't need to (scrambled/blank keys helped against that). Went cold turkey and learned to touch type with 10 fingers on Dvorak and never looked back. I use Sholes on my phones physical keyboard, but it's all thumbs anyway.

about 3 years ago

The Post-Idea World

zoom-ping Re:Ah yes (368 comments)

That's because they were more into patenting others ideas rather than coming up with their own.

more than 3 years ago

Building Blocks of DNA Confirmed In Meteorites

zoom-ping Re:Extremely Cool (145 comments)

IIRC supernovas are capable of producing heavier atoms (>= iron). A regular dying star can fuse atoms into carbon and oxygen just fine, so not all the atoms in our bodies were forged in supernovas. Still awesome tho.

more than 3 years ago

Belarus Cracks Down On VKontakte

zoom-ping Re:Not that surprising from Belarus (111 comments)

Belarus avoided the collapse that plagued all other former Soviet republics (including Russia) by keeping its system intact and has a higher standard of living than the others because of it.

What the fuck have you been smoking? No, I don't want any.
They have the one of the lowest standard of living, only places like Moldova can compete. I'm from Estonia. We had our collapse and built a better system. Belarus wasn't doing that good in the 90s either, but they haven't really made any progress either. My friends who have visited say that the country is an alternate universe where the USSR never collapsed.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook Bans Google+ Ads

zoom-ping Re:Also... (548 comments)

Here it is. It was the top hit for a while when you searched Google for 'facebook login'. The comments are hilarious and rage-inducing at the same time.

more than 3 years ago


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