Tuesday, July 31

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Daily News Stuff 31 July 2018

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  • AnandTech reviews Intel's Xeon W.  Spoiler, the final page is titled "Conclusion: Is Intel Serious About Xeon W?"  (AnandTech)

  • New York has kicked out Charter Communications for failing to meet agreements and this writer at Tom's Hardware is terrified that he may need to use Verizon Fios or [shudder] DSL.  Because he has so few choices.  And the government should do something about that.  (Tom's Hardware)

    Listen, bub: I live somewhere where the government did something about that.  Result: I have been waiting nine years for them to upgrade my connection from DSL.  I can't get cable, because they're going to run fiber - eventually.  I can't get fixed 4G, because they're going to run fiber - eventually.  My options are DSL or [cough] satellite - in a city of five million people. 

    And the DSL infrastructure hasn't been upgraded at all during that time.  Because they're going to run fiber - eventually.

    The only worse thing than a monopoly is a government-run monopoly.

  • It's just a scratch.

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Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:54 PM (ITnFO)

2 "My options are DSL or fucking satellite - in a city of five million people."

Nonsense--you could also move!

Yeah, cities and states need to stop granting cable and internet companies monopolies.  Where I live now I only had one choice, but fortunately it wasn't a bad one.  In September I'm moving a couple miles away, and I'll actually have two options, one of which is AT&T and the other is the company I'm already using, so I'll probably stick with them.

Posted by: Rick C at Tuesday, July 31 2018 12:55 PM (ITnFO)

3 Eh, governments can always find new and inventive ways to screw things up.  In my city, which has ~100k population (abutting a 700k population city) with 2 world-class universities and a world-class innovation center packed in 7 square miles, managed to so PO all the major providers that they threw their hands up in disgust at further fiber deployment ~8 years ago and won't even discuss it to this day.  I live on an arterial thoroughfare that is a direct shot to one of those universities and the fiber deployment stopped less than a quarter-mile away.  My only real options are cable or DSL, though there are a few dubious fly by night LOS wireless providers that try to gamely make their case.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Tuesday, July 31 2018 01:20 PM (0oc59)

4 I tried moving a few years back.  Could not find anywhere available with NBN.

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