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2012-07-26 02:59:30 PM  

YodaBlues: Hey Google...
[www.myremoteradio.com image 500x313]


Dear Google,

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY SWEET CANADIAN MONEY! IT'S AS GOOD AS REAL MONEY NOW!!!!!!

I swear team up with teksaavy or acanac and give bell/rogers a swift kick in the balls.
 
2012-07-26 03:00:42 PM  

LarryDan43: GBmanNC: LarryDan43: Comcast throwing up now.

Seriously, this must be nauseating to cable company CEOs. It's gonna take decades but this is hopefully the start of their butt raping coming to an end.

Remember when everyone's email box was only a couple Mbs? Only took google a few years to completely change that.

2 days ago Comcast announced a 305 Mbs service for $300 a month in the NE. Good luck with that.


Only in areas where they are fighting with Verizon FIOS. Oh, and it'll cost you ~ $300 a month.
 
2012-07-26 03:12:31 PM  

dkimball: I have FIOS at 82Mbit download speeds and you can only go as fast as the network you're downloading from. I have to download 4 things at once to fill up my bandwidth.


I want to have this problem.
 
2012-07-26 03:13:38 PM  
Anyone know what other cities were in the running? They'll prob get it next.
 
2012-07-26 03:22:14 PM  
One more here for the "Shut up and take my money/when do we get it here? (PDX)" crowd.

Plus it also means that my tablet decision is done. I'll be ordering a Nexus (yes, even with it's small issues) as soon as I can.
 
2012-07-26 03:24:51 PM  
So the fact that I live in an apartment means I'm SOL?
 
2012-07-26 03:25:59 PM  

HeartBurnKid: dkimball: I have FIOS at 82Mbit download speeds and you can only go as fast as the network you're downloading from. I have to download 4 things at once to fill up my bandwidth.

I want to have this problem.


Imagine with 1000Mbits/sec. Unless everything speeds up, it's like driving a drag car in NYC.
 
2012-07-26 03:32:09 PM  

GBmanNC: LarryDan43: Comcast throwing up now.

Seriously, this must be nauseating to cable company CEOs. It's gonna take decades but this is hopefully the start of their butt raping coming to an end.

Remember when everyone's email box was only a couple Mbs? Only took google a few years to completely change that.


Uh, why would they? In most of the places they operate, they are legally protected from competition, and the only "competitor" is the local telco, who aren't about to let Google piggyback on their system either. Google has no way, in most markets, to actually reach the consumer's home or business without partnering with the local monopoly telco or cable provider - who have no reason to do that.
Under our current laws, cable companies can't be forced to let anybody piggyback - and telcos can only be forced to do it for competing long-distance providers - not local access.
 
2012-07-26 03:38:33 PM  
We am now registered for Google Fiber. Supposedly we need x amount of "fiberhood" participants in order for our neighborhood to get service. Which is interesting because we are pretty sure they just built a substantial network node at the middle school near our house. Smells like marketing hype to get more test subjects to sign up...

I feel like a nerd.
 
2012-07-26 03:39:56 PM  

dkimball: HeartBurnKid: dkimball: I have FIOS at 82Mbit download speeds and you can only go as fast as the network you're downloading from. I have to download 4 things at once to fill up my bandwidth.

I want to have this problem.

Imagine with 1000Mbits/sec. Unless everything speeds up, it's like driving a drag car in NYC.


Again, I want to have that problem. I want my connection to never be the bottleneck.
 
2012-07-26 03:41:13 PM  

Marine1: Hollie Maea: Oooh...Podunk, Nowhere is getting fast intertubes! Very exciting.

Yes, Kansas City, MO/ KS is Podunk, Nowhere.

The place that:

Trades most of the wheat used in bread
Builds the most popular vehicle in the country (Ford F-150)
Is home to one of the four major telcos in the US that is also a major part of the internet backbone (Sprint)
Is home to the one the architectural/engineering firm that builds the majority of the world's sports stadiums (Populous)
Supplies the US military with the vast majority of its small arms ammunition (Lake City Ammunition Plant)
Produces the non-nuclear components for ICBMs (Kansas City Honeywell Plant)
Is home to the second-busiest freight rail yard in the country
Has more interstate highway miles per capita than anywhere else in the US
A metro area population of 2 million people...

is Podunk, Nowhere.

Are you really that stupid voluntarily, or do you drool and shiat yourself from a head injury? The second condition I can forgive, but being that stupid as a choice? That's just beyond fixing.


I've heard there are some pretty little women there. Do you think I could get me one?
 
2012-07-26 03:41:36 PM  

endlessmonkeys: One more here for the "Shut up and take my money/when do we get it here? (PDX)" crowd.

Plus it also means that my tablet decision is done. I'll be ordering a Nexus (yes, even with it's small issues) as soon as I can.


You shouldn't need to purchase one. It looks like it is included with the Internet + TV combo.
 
2012-07-26 03:41:38 PM  
We am, no really we am.
 
2012-07-26 03:45:28 PM  

TheNewJesus: We am, no really we am.


Yes, you is.
 
2012-07-26 03:49:52 PM  

Celerian: endlessmonkeys: One more here for the "Shut up and take my money/when do we get it here? (PDX)" crowd.

Plus it also means that my tablet decision is done. I'll be ordering a Nexus (yes, even with it's small issues) as soon as I can.

You shouldn't need to purchase one. It looks like it is included with the Internet + TV combo.


Unfortunately I don't live in KC or nearby (Portland). However, my thinking here is that having this allows me to eventually have more access ot the TV service.

/altho I have people in the KC area....
 
2012-07-26 04:00:57 PM  
and it's CRAZY little women...

It am, really
 
2012-07-26 04:23:32 PM  

jso2897: GBmanNC: LarryDan43: Comcast throwing up now.

Seriously, this must be nauseating to cable company CEOs. It's gonna take decades but this is hopefully the start of their butt raping coming to an end.

Remember when everyone's email box was only a couple Mbs? Only took google a few years to completely change that.

Uh, why would they? In most of the places they operate, they are legally protected from competition, and the only "competitor" is the local telco, who aren't about to let Google piggyback on their system either. Google has no way, in most markets, to actually reach the consumer's home or business without partnering with the local monopoly telco or cable provider - who have no reason to do that.
Under our current laws, cable companies can't be forced to let anybody piggyback - and telcos can only be forced to do it for competing long-distance providers - not local access.


they are running their own fiber. end to end. The only competition the fail telcos are providing is space on the poles.

Google just dropped a nuke on the current ISPs.When this news spreads, people are going to call up their providers and biatch (what do you mean I can only get 100Mb/s for 300$ a month? look at google!) The CEOs of Comcast/TW/ATT/Verizon/Cox/ et all just shiat their collective pants. They shiat each other pants.
 
2012-07-26 04:33:29 PM  

SuperT: Google just dropped a nuke on the current ISPs.When this news spreads, people are going to call up their providers and biatch (what do you mean I can only get 100Mb/s for 300$ a month? look at google!) The CEOs of Comcast/TW/ATT/Verizon/Cox/ et all just shiat their collective pants. They shiat each other pants.


Two officers, one cup?
 
2012-07-26 04:45:05 PM  

jst3p: SuperT: Google just dropped a nuke on the current ISPs.When this news spreads, people are going to call up their providers and biatch (what do you mean I can only get 100Mb/s for 300$ a month? look at google!) The CEOs of Comcast/TW/ATT/Verizon/Cox/ et all just shiat their collective pants. They shiat each other pants.

Two officers, one cup?


swap.ceo
 
2012-07-26 04:49:18 PM  

TheNewJesus: and it's CRAZY little women...

It am, really


I prefer the old Jesus. At least when he spoke gibberish, it was in plain English.
 
2012-07-26 05:45:09 PM  

rdu_voyager: Here are the components:

Network box:
- Plugs into fiber jack for input. 1 Gb up and down
- Gigabit router with four 1 Gbit ethernet ports and highspeed WiFi
- Also plugs into coax for ethernet distribution throughout house

DVR Storage box:
- Plugs into coax
- 2 TB of storage
- 500 Hours of HD
- Record 8 channels at one time

TV Box:
- Plugs into coax
- HDMI out to TV
- 1 Gb Ethernet port
- WiFi Access Point

// Might have to move to KC...


www.motifake.com
 
2012-07-26 05:58:14 PM  

TheNewJesus: and it's CRAZY little women...

It am, really


Unless it's "Going to get my baby back home" (Beatles, Little Richard)
Or "baby where they don't allow you" (Jim Jackson)
Or "to bring Jim Jackson home/to make my man my own" (Janis Joplin)
 
2012-07-26 06:06:23 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Can't wait for this to come to SF. Google, please: my moneyz, you can take them.

Marine1: Hollie Maea: Oooh...Podunk, Nowhere is getting fast intertubes! Very exciting.

Yes, Kansas City, MO/ KS is Podunk, Nowhere.

The place that:

Trades most of the wheat used in bread
Builds the most popular vehicle in the country (Ford F-150)
Is home to one of the four major telcos in the US that is also a major part of the internet backbone (Sprint)
Is home to the one the architectural/engineering firm that builds the majority of the world's sports stadiums (Populous)
Supplies the US military with the vast majority of its small arms ammunition (Lake City Ammunition Plant)
Produces the non-nuclear components for ICBMs (Kansas City Honeywell Plant)
Is home to the second-busiest freight rail yard in the country
Has more interstate highway miles per capita than anywhere else in the US
A metro area population of 2 million people...

is Podunk, Nowhere.

Are you really that stupid voluntarily, or do you drool and shiat yourself from a head injury? The second condition I can forgive, but being that stupid as a choice? That's just beyond fixing.

The first place you went was "wheat." You lost the war before the first battle -- but then you went full redneck with pickup trucks and bullets, so, podunk. Also you have the miseries that are the Royals and the Chefs.

/who are the Chefs?


Don't think wheat matters? Have fun starving, hippie. Not a lot of arable land out there in NoCal.

Oh, by the way, your city wouldn't exist if the "rednecks" hadn't gotten in wagons and left the modern Kansas City area to go out to your smug, overpriced, over-rated butthole of a town.
 
2012-07-26 06:57:11 PM  

Marine1: Oh, by the way, your city wouldn't exist if the "rednecks" hadn't gotten in wagons and left the modern Kansas City area to go out to your smug, overpriced, over-rated butthole of a town.


Not true. It was Mexican Jesus-freaks that founded this town, white people just stole it sometime right before the Mexican-American war, long before the Gold rush brought Homesteaders westward (interesting how fast your part of the country became a rest stop instead of a settlement!). But we digress -- here's what Wikipedia says about SF:

Today, San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, ranking 35th out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide...the city is also a primary banking and finance center, and more than 30 international financial institutions are based there, helping to make San Francisco rank 18th in the world's top producing cities, 8th in the United States, and 12th place in the top twenty global financial centers.

Farming, bullets, and broadband ain't exactly making this a competition. Niners > Chefs, Giants > Royals, we have money and technology and culture and you have, um, lots of highway mileage per person? Also, your women are fat and ours are amazing.
 
2012-07-26 08:03:08 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Oh, by the way, your city wouldn't exist if the "rednecks" hadn't gotten in wagons and left the modern Kansas City area to go out to your smug, overpriced, over-rated butthole of a town.

Not true. It was Mexican Jesus-freaks that founded this town, white people just stole it sometime right before the Mexican-American war, long before the Gold rush brought Homesteaders westward (interesting how fast your part of the country became a rest stop instead of a settlement!). But we digress -- here's what Wikipedia says about SF:

Today, San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, ranking 35th out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide...the city is also a primary banking and finance center, and more than 30 international financial institutions are based there, helping to make San Francisco rank 18th in the world's top producing cities, 8th in the United States, and 12th place in the top twenty global financial centers.

Farming, bullets, and broadband ain't exactly making this a competition. Niners > Chefs, Giants > Royals, we have money and technology and culture and you have, um, lots of highway mileage per person? Also, your women are fat and ours are amazing.


phillips.blogs.com

What an amazing woman in San Francisco may look like.

All of that money and the best you guys can do for the less fortunate is give them a dog. Because that's what a homeless person needs. Not medical attention, not food, not shelter, not psychiatric attention... a responsibility. Nice to see what that banking center status is doing for them. But, hey, SF's a compassionate city, just ask these two:

farm4.staticflickr.com

I was one of those tourists that went to your town. It'd be nice if most of the people were removed. The rate of homelessness there is astounding. I say that as a guy who's been to St. Louis, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham, Las Vegas, Denver, Omaha, and Washington D.C.

Apparently, you've never used a Garmin GPS or GPS software. Company's based here. I could go on about our tech companies, but most of them develop products that wouldn't make sense to someone who has to breathe pot fumes all day. Without the Midwest and Kansas City (or 'Podunk') San Francisco would be a lone church building. Nothing more. That would have been the legacy of the area.

But you know what? We could forgive every bit of the insolence, if you guys weren't so. damned. proud. of your idiocy. I mean, really, what other town criticizes places like the Midwest for being underdeveloped and harsh when their citizens allow other human beings to live in their own filth in the streets? At least LA knows it has problems.

What's it say about San Francisco that they couldn't convince a company based nearby to choose them for a broadband network over Kansas City, MO/KS?
 
2012-07-26 08:47:15 PM  
Dude I was just trolling you. Look how good it worked. I mean, you actually tried to argue that KC holds a candle to SF. Come on man. Let me know next time someone plans a honeymoon, vacation, business trip, picnic, anything really in Kansas City. Let me know next time you hear a teenager say, hey mom and dad, screw you, I'm moving to Kansas City where I can be me!

Before you get all high and mighty on homelessness, you are aware that KC has a significant problem as well right? Check it out: the 2011 census says there's about 463,000 people in Kansas City. The United States Conference of Mayors Hunger and Homelessness study says there are about 880-890 people on the streets every night. That's almost one for every 500 people. That sucks! I mean, it's so bad -- and getting worse -- that your mayor had to co-chair the damn task force. Here's all the data if you'd like, I pulled the headcounts from page 77:

http://www.usmayors.org/pressreleases/uploads/2011-hhreport.pdf

I'll give you that if you have a (roughly) 500:1 ratio, SF is looking at about 500:4. But, SF is a destination city for homelessness. Between all the free services, all the free healthcare, all the good weather, and all the good cheap drugs, we're homeless mecca. We should send LA and Portland invoices.

But no, seriously, there are reasons SF is one of the world's favorite city and Kansas City doesn't even rate. You may have traveled, but I've lived all over, and this is a great city. But I'm glad you like it in the middle of nowhere. Stay.
 
2012-07-26 09:19:01 PM  

Marine1: snip.


Relax, let the troll be happy with his instant rice and incredibly poor civic planning. It's not any great miinds are going to be changed by this exchange.
 
2012-07-26 11:19:26 PM  

digistil: their roots: innovation without big brother.


Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Link
 
2012-07-27 12:31:04 AM  
I've never seen a SF vs KC argument before.

How about that. Huh.
 
2012-07-27 01:09:44 AM  

theurge14: I've never seen a SF vs KC argument before.

How about that. Huh.


Well, they're getting Google Fiber, so, that makes the score 4,277 to 1.

They're closing the gap.
 
2012-07-27 01:13:06 AM  
My boss' fiberhood has already been approved.

I won't even be able to get it because I'm not quite in KC.

Soooooooo friggin' jealous...
 
2012-07-27 01:21:58 AM  

Scrotastic Method: theurge14: I've never seen a SF vs KC argument before.

How about that. Huh.

Well, they're getting Google Fiber, so, that makes the score 4,277 to 1.

They're closing the gap.


www.litdrift.com

*sniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiff*
 
2012-07-27 01:25:27 AM  

Scrotastic Method: theurge14: I've never seen a SF vs KC argument before.

How about that. Huh.

Well, they're getting Google Fiber, so, that makes the score 4,277 to 1.

They're closing the gap.


Also, off the main page.

Freakin' really?
 
2012-07-27 01:36:28 AM  

Marine1: Freakin' really?


Yeah, we have a high-speed transit system that covers a few hundred square miles and moves underground through densely populated areas. Pretty cool huh? You'll get there one day.
 
2012-07-27 08:49:36 AM  

Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Freakin' really?

Yeah, we have a high-speed transit system that covers a few hundred square miles and moves underground through densely populated areas. Pretty cool huh? You'll get there one day.


And people use it like a toilet.
 
2012-07-27 01:48:40 PM  

Marine1: Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Freakin' really?

Yeah, we have a high-speed transit system that covers a few hundred square miles and moves underground through densely populated areas. Pretty cool huh? You'll get there one day.

And people use it like a toilet.


Your homeless people poo and pee where, then?
 
2012-07-27 04:06:12 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Freakin' really?

Yeah, we have a high-speed transit system that covers a few hundred square miles and moves underground through densely populated areas. Pretty cool huh? You'll get there one day.

And people use it like a toilet.

Your homeless people poo and pee where, then?


Libraries? Public restrooms? Homeless shelters? Trash cans? Alleys?

Not on machines that cost as much as a small house in direct view of the public to the point of destroying them.
 
2012-07-27 04:54:04 PM  

Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Scrotastic Method: Marine1: Freakin' really?

Yeah, we have a high-speed transit system that covers a few hundred square miles and moves underground through densely populated areas. Pretty cool huh? You'll get there one day.

And people use it like a toilet.

Your homeless people poo and pee where, then?


They merely use the generous supply of publicly accessible restroom facilities which are abundant and easily accessible throughout the city. Also, parking is ample and always readily accessible. In fact, scratch that, there are no homeless as they have all been giving free bungalows with, oh yeah, Gigabit Internet connections. They have also been given jobs and puppies, and no one has to worry about being shot in the back by a cop for no reason.
 
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