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Old 04-01-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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Free broadband Internet from Google

Today, April 1, Google has announced a free in-home wireless broadband service, called Google TiSP.

"Google TiSP (BETA) is a fully functional, end-to-end system that provides in-home wireless access by connecting your commode-based TiSP wireless router to one of thousands of TiSP Access Nodes via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines."

Be sure to check out the entire "how-it-works" page to see how you can integrate hi-tech sewerage into your home computing environment!

Related story: Michael Mace brings us news of a new social networking service that transfers thoughts via Bluetooth!
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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...via fiber-optic cable strung through your local municipal sewage lines."
Let's hope it's not going to be Google stock people will flush down the toilet after reading this press release...
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Well, you know various analysts been talking a lot about both Google providing free broadband, and also how broadband internet can be offered through utility lines - electric lines, that is. We just never thought about plumbing as being the actual "pipes"! ;-)
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:25 PM   #4
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Looks like Alaska Senator Ted Stevens was right all along about describing the internet as a bunch of tubes.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:32 PM   #5
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It is the pefect way to dispose of spam after all.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:24 PM   #6
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Okay, you got me. It took me several seconds of thinking "'Commode-based?' Huh? Does he mean 'Commodore-based?"' before I managed to remember the date.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:25 PM   #7
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And this just in: they're changing their name to "Gurgle."
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..and their servers will now be based on flush drives.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:33 PM   #9
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Yes, yes, with frequent data dumps to back-up servers.
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Old 04-02-2007, 04:47 PM   #10
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When the connection gets lost, do you jiggle the handle?
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I hear they're introducing a new "Internet Assistant" agent (a la "Clippy ").
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