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White Space Plan Would Reuse TV Spectrum 150

An anonymous reader writes "A collection of companies including Microsoft, Google and Motorola are teaming up for a new white space wireless network plan. The White Spaces Database Group, as it will be known, plans on formulating a plan to create, govern and maintain a wireless broadband network on abandoned analog television spectrum. When the spectrum is finally vacated in June, the group hopes that system in place which will allow for the creation of an open wireless broadband network which will be accessible by any device. The FCC officially approved keeping the spectrum open back in November, despite staunch opposition from telco firms."
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White Space Plan Would Reuse TV Spectrum

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 05, 2009 @05:45PM (#26744475)

    me either, scary..

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 05, 2009 @05:46PM (#26744489)

    Why you being racist like that? Do whites really need more space? Don't they have enough already?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 05, 2009 @06:07PM (#26744843)
    Well, we could start calling dark fiber "Black Fiber"...
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 05, 2009 @06:10PM (#26744887)

    That you actually put effort into copying and pasting this product of an unhappy childish mind suggests that you should look for professional help and/or consider medication.

    Some points of accuracy for your text. First, the attempt to dismiss African culture with insults does not work. There are many good ways to criticize Africa, but they do not rely on contempt for the amount of melanin in the skin. You need to find better metrics. There is, despite the attempts of thousands of people who share your medical condition, no correlation between skin color and level of "humanism".

    Second, you attempt to associate free and open source software with "stealing". This is a self-defeating insult since it's so obviously the opposite of the truth. As sarcasm, it does not work. I'd suggest calling it "amateuristic", or "naive", or even "chaotic". But "stealing" does simply not hurt.

    To help you, it's as if someone gave you a large chocolate cookie, and you threw it away, saying it was excrement. Basically, no-one would mind, and you would look like a fool, which you are.

    Finally, you appear to evoke the Creationism vs. Evolution fights by referring copiously to monkeys. Again, if you want to insult humans, do so by pointing to aspects that are truly offensive, such as their ability to waste the bounty of cheap modern-day communications with drivel like your post. Referring to our evolutionary heritage - while perhaps the most accurate part of your text - is simply not hurtful. It's like pointing to a car and saying, in a sneering voice, "look, a mechanical horse!"

    My advice would be to see, in order, a physician, a pharmacist, and an English teacher.

    Thank you
    -- Slashdot

  • by Abcd1234 ( 188840 ) on Thursday February 05, 2009 @06:12PM (#26744919) Homepage

    Any time Microsoft and Google decide to partner on something, you know the rest of us are just going to get screwed.

    Because why, exactly? And before you start, try going with a reasoned argument, rather than paranoid ramblings. I know that's asking a lot, but...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 05, 2009 @06:48PM (#26745357)
    I guess if it uses multiple wavelengths on a single strand, we'll have to call it "colored fiber."
  • by n6kuy ( 172098 ) on Thursday February 05, 2009 @08:10PM (#26746301)

    > I live in Lancaster PA.

    No worries. You Amish don't watch TV anyway.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 06, 2009 @01:14AM (#26748475)

    Trust me, you're paranoid.

    Somehow, I don't see that attempt working.

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