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A survey from the NTCA--The Rural Broadband Association found that many rural broadband customers are receiving broadband via fiber-to-the-home (FTTP).
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I am very sorry to report that Greg Chesson, of Ahteros, SGI, Bell Labs, and most recently Google, has died after an illness. Last year he received the Univ. of Illinois Alumni Award for Distinguished Service from the College of Engineering (https://cs.illinois.edu/news/chesson-receives-alumni-award-distinguished-service). His role in the early days of UNIX development was too extensive to even begin listing here. I fondly remember hanging out with Greg at Bell Labs Murray Hill when I'd come east to visit. Back in the day, he had a featured role in a Bell Labs recruiting video, linked to this post. He will be greatly missed. Condolences and best wishes to his loved ones. Peace.
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"Welcome to the new version of Google Product Forums! You can switch to the old design if you'd like (but why would you?)."

I think that rather neatly epitomises the New Google arrogance.  Why would you?  Because you could be wrong, the new might not be the better.  I went to the Product Forums to see if any notice was being taken of the distaste expressed for the new "beautiful" bookmarking system.  I don't want beautiful, I want functional and before you regurgitate some design school fatuity about the two being the same (like truth and beauty, they aren't) I'll remind you that I make the choice.
Your bookmarks are how you and millions of other users keep track of important things across the web. The web has grown over the years, but bookmarks stayed the same. Our latest release includes our new bookmarks experience, with an updated design and several new features.
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Admit it, the Kiwis got it right on broadband....
New Zealand's broadband program is running ahead of schedule. The NBN seems a basket case. What can we learn? Australia and New Zealand embarked on hi...
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Bartolomeo Cristofori’s 360th Birthday #GoogleDoodle
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May not even complete it this time, but it's nice to follow the history of your past.
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AWESOME!! This at The Roxy:
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THE JAMES BOND EPIC RETROSPECTIVE

Starts Sunday June 21st & runs every Sunday night till November 15th!

Bond.. James Bond.. is coming to The Roxy! We will be playing ALL the Bond films as we lead up to the release of the newest 007 film – SPECTRE. From Connery to Craig relive the magic of the greatest secret agent to ever grace the big screen.

Don’t want to miss a film? We have a VIP Pass available to ensure you get the best experience you can. This pass gives you entry to all 23 films BEFORE public release (best seats in the house anyone?) plus discounts on our special Secret Agent Menu available at CoCo at The Roxy on the night of every film. Only $230 for the VIP pass which CAN be transferred to a lucky friend if you are unable to make any of these screenings. Interested? Contact Alice at events@roxycinema.co.nz to secure your pass or to ask any questions.

1lNow is it time for a vodka martini from CoCo bar? Shaken not stirred, of course.
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Maslow's Updated Theory of a Hierarchy of Needs.
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Google Contacts has shagged the email addresses for two members of Gmail Group.  I'm staring at the Contacts page and despite indicating it's using the correct address (you know, people can have more than one address, so selecting which one is to be used for a Group is important) it isn't, and the most logical method (IMHO) for changing the address to be used simply results in a compose page being opened for the email address... FFS Google.
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"Witty, pithy & wise" - @elpie
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Long time on the Net watching the changes and seeing who does, and doesn't get them.
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