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Maybe Wachovia will completely collapse and I won’t have to pay my student loans anymore. Nice address. No wonder all the students see them as the devil.


Taken from: The Consumerist

While the US is definitely advanced in their technology, but the majority of the US cutting edge technology focuses on weaponry. Japan, on the other hand, is much more consumer friendly with their technology focus. Four years ago my friend in Japan already had fiber optic for his house and cost only USD$25 per month.

Now Japan’s planning to further develop their blazing Internet speeds with the launch of a rocket carrying the WINDS satellite.

The rocket carrying the WINDS satellite — a joint project of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries — lifted off its pad at 5:55 p.m. (0855 GMT).

If the technology proves successful, subscribers with small dishes will connect to the Internet at speeds many times faster than what is now available over residential cable or DSL services.

The Associated Press said the satellite would offer speeds of up to 1.2 gigabytes per second.

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Wonder if I can point a satellite dish in the right general direction and get signal. ^^