Tuesday Technology Tidbits - Beware Telcos Bearing Fiber
Fiber's fast. Fiber's durable. Fiber is what makes extreme broadband possible, but if you're getting it installed by Verizon, make sure they don't rip out your copper, or you may be stuck.
...And Don't Suck Too Much From Cable's Teat
Because Comcast will cut you off...for 12 months! They may warn you, but they won't tell you how much is too much.
All Your Files Are Belong To Us
If a novel lawsuit against an Internet coupon stealer is successful, it may become illegal for you to remove files from your own computer.
The End of an Era
I started college programming on punch-cards (how old am I?). I finished using slick, new, networked Sun Workstations. Now Sun's changing their NASDAQ symbol from SUNW to JAVA. An era has ended.
That bit with Comcast blew me away.
TomCat... Pretty amazing isn't it. It's sort of like the TSA rules that they don't have to tell you exist even when you've violated them.
I recall organizing inventory on punch cards. It was a nightmare as store staff were totally flummoxed with the concept and couldn't read the don't fold spike etc.
Cartledge... I wasn't sure anybody would even read that last entry. I've even programed on paper tape. (Teenager using some pretty esoteric diagnistic instruments and a local university.)
Chuck... Fully wireless on decentralized 'point-to-point' networks built mostly to avoid government regulation and broadband strangulation by the telcos.
TomCat... You mean Comcast right? Personally I won't use anything but DLS, don't like sharing my bandwidth with anyone, and I dumped Comcast (the cable) when I figured out that having a Netflix subscription and watching all my shows on DVD was more cost effective.