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That's not fog. That's not an image blur. That's 1000s and 1000s of telephone cables branching off to subscribers.
 
The Stockholm Telephone tower, built in 1887.
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For some years Stockholm had more telephones than any other city in the world.
This tower wasn't demolished until 1953, but the cabling had been underground since decades by then.
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First-generation high-intensity models emit light that may disturb sleep, raise health risks.
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+Furr Bear That's right. LEDs are now more efficient than HPS (150 lm/W, the pinkish orange) which have become very common. But they still can't beat LPS for efficiency at 250 lm/W. LPS is considerably more energy efficient than HPS. I'm sure LEDs will get there.

Yeah, most fixtures are designed to take just one type of bulb so you can't change technologies just by changing bulbs. There are some fixtures that support both HPS and MV bulbs but that's unusual. LPS requires a special fixture, partly because the bulb is special, usually a long tube that looks like a fat fluorescent tube, often folded into a U-shape.

Low maintenance is very important for cities. LEDs are still new enough that we don't have a complete understanding, yet. Most of the HID lamps we're been talking about have lifetimes around 20,000 hours but they have different aging curves. MV and HPS gradually get dimmer over their lifetime, while consuming the same amount of power. LEDs also have declining output with time. I see that already in the LEDs I've been using for years in my house. I've had to replace bulbs because their output had dropped too far. LPS doesn't decline. It maintains full brightness throughout its life and then fails suddenly.
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Also, there's lots of choices of cookies on the store shelves. Not so much for ISPs in the USA! Many people don't get any choice at all. And if you don't like Oreos, you're out of luck!
"You have to pay extra for double-stuffed," cable company Mediacom tells FCC.
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Ah yes, Mediacom, the evil empire...
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An examination by The Washington Post found a candidate uniquely undeterred by facts.
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"uniquely undeterred by facts" LOL
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Vin Scully is now ending his 67 year career calling Dodger baseball games. When he started at age 22, the Dodgers hadn't yet moved from Brooklyn to L.A. I've never been a big baseball fan -- never been to a game. And the last time I really paid attention was when the Dodgers were in the World Series and Sandy Koufax was pitching! That was long ago. But Vin's voice coming out of thousands of transistor radios and televisions over the years has been part of the soundtrack of my life growing up and living here in L.A. as long as I can remember (and reaching back to well before I was born). A remarkable achievement in broadcasting, indeed.
The young man bid his mother farewell. It was his first day on the job, and he had a train to catch.
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Vin is one of my references on my resume.
I worked with a lot of talent over the years.
There are only a hand full that are truly professional and pleasant to work with..he is at the top of both those lists.
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Peace. [Regular shares of New York Times stories are no longer linking properly in G+. Mobile ("m.") shares are apparently OK when available.]
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Vint Cerf is considered a father of the internet, but that doesn't mean there aren't things he would do differently if given a fresh chance to create it all over again.
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+David Hixson I remember crypto discussions in the early ARPANET and then Internet days. We just didn't have the horsepower at the time.
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I'm sure he knows who's buying Twitter
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Pretty sad that the otherwise excellent Android Chrome browser in current incarnations apparently still does not implement a text reflowing option, making it pretty much useless to many users trying to read many common sites. I know the timeline of when it existed and when it was removed from WebKit (and the Blink story), but it's still pretty much a slap in the face of a vast number of users, for whom the only practical solution is switch to other browsers over this one important issue.
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Krebs back up thanks to Google's Project Shield.
After being hit with the largest DDoS attack the internet has seen, a botnet made up of millions of insecure IoT devices, security journalist Brian Krebs turned to Project Shield for free protection against DDoS attacks that are being used as a form of censorship.
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+J Stone Affirmative.
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A suspect sought over a deadly gun attack at a shopping centre in Washington State has been captured, police say.
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Technology Systems & Policy Analysis: Internet, Privacy, plus Other Sundry Topics. I've consulted to Google - my opinions are mine alone.
Introduction
Lauren is co-founder of PFIR - People For Internet Responsibility, co-founder and moderator of NNSquad - Network Neutrality Squad -- and founder of the PRIVACY Forum. He created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for over 40 years, including at the first site on the ARPANET (the ancestor of the Internet), which was located at UCLA.  Lauren is also the founder of the Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance - GCTIP.  

His focus is both policy and engineering issues related to the Internet, privacy, the interaction of technology with society, and a range of other areas..

Lauren is widely quoted regarding such matters by newspaper, magazine, and other articles.  He participates in numerous radio and television news programs, talk shows, and other venues where these important issues are under discussion.

Lauren is a member of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Committee on Computers and Public Policy, and has consulted to Google.

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