Cut four undersea cables, shame on you, cut a fifth, also shame on you – Engadget
This is from Engadget. Some very strange things are going on in the middle east where cables that carry the backbone of the Internet are being cut, severely restricting the bandwidth to and from those countries.
Something is quite suspicious.
I just want to say that I really like V for VPN as a VPN provider. I travel for work and have a VPN for that, but I wanted a VPN for non-work stuff.
I have found V for VPN to be incredibly fast and it does not slow down my system. That doesn’t mean the hotel Internet connections are great.
I used Hot Spot VPN for a while and it did not work all the time and it constantly slowed down my system. Hot Spot VPN was $8.88 a month also, about twice as much as V for VPN is for it top notch service at $4.95 a month.
What make this worthwhile and amazing is that V for VPN was started and is run by a high school student who will graduate a year early this May. I think this is a worthwhile business to support.
Engadget has a story today about comments made by the CEO of Comcast that has him predicting that Comcast will have 160 Mbps internet in 2008.
The service will be 160 Mbps down / 120 Mbps up. The problem with this is that they never achieve what they promise. It is always a lot lower than this. What am I paying for?
Comcast is never held to the fact that they can’t deliver what they are promise. If they could deliver what they promise, this would be news and it would be nice to see the higher speeds.
It would be nice to have FIOS and I would consider alternatives to Comcast, but there are no better alternatives for me, especially with Qwest as our phone provider. Why can’t a high-tech society like the United States do better at providing high-speed Internet access?
EPIC (Evolving Personalised Information Construct) is an interesting video looking at the future of media. I am not sure when it was first developed, but I think that it has been several years.
There are two versions. One is set in 2014 and the updated version is set in 2015.
It is amazing how close some of the predictions have and are coming true. The merging of media, search, and data; the fight over copyright; and how we will be getting our news and information in the future. Continue reading “EPIC, Evolving Personalised Information Construct”
I don’t know what the problem is, but I have been trying to get on the Rocky Mountain News Website all afternoon and it has been down.
It just keeps trying to download the page and it never completes the download.
Just be warned when you are trying to get to it.