Picture of The Day- What’s Up With This YouTube

I pay extra for my “High Performance Internet” from Comcast which boasts a 25 MBPS download speed. I was able to get that speed only up to about two weeks after the upgrade. Now I am only averaging about 15 MBPS. That’s one problem I will have to address Comcast about, but the picture below depicts another problem that I am totally confused about.  The problem is I can be trying to watch a YouTube video and it freezes. Now I watch most videos full screen in 1080i if possible,  but the problem persists at even lower quality settings. Now a lot of people suffer from this problem that have slower connection speeds, but should I really be having the problem with the current speed of my ISP verified from SpeedTest.net? I don’t think so, but as you can see from the picture below is that according to the gray part of the bar on the bottom of the video, it can be buffered and still not playing on my Quad-core. What’s up with this? Is it a YouTube problem or what. It seems that Google’s servers on YouTube have been getting slower instead of faster over the year. That’s another story, but what about the “buffering”. Are they trying to pull the wool over our eyes or is this a flash problem or what? Any ideas?

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Video Of The Day–Let’s Shower Together

Coastal Industries Inc.

The name of the video sounds quite intriguing, doesn’t it?   I’m sure the name was picked to entice everyone to watch it. Well it got me, too. I guess it’s the name of the company “Coastal Industries” with the name of the video “Let’s Shower Together” that seems to be a mismatch. However, it is not. Coastal Industries Inc. is in the shower door business and is on the move to have everybody taking a shower together in one of their shower enclosures.

This very well made professional video was created to show everyone what the largest shower door manufacture in the United States does to put them in all those homes and RV’s.

It goes through the process of starting out with the pulling of the various metals to be cut. Then to the numerous saw operators to be cut to length. From there the cut metal is then processed in various ways based on the style of the door to be made. Anything from drilling holes to the bending to shape for the numerous types of doors made here. After that, the processed metal is then attached with the proper paperwork so the various parts can be  distributed to Panel Fab, where the orders are given out and the door builders build each by hand. The finished shower enclosure is then packed in a “MADE IN THEUSA” box, sent to Shipping where they are loaded onto any one of the about twenty trucks where they are distributed throughout the world.

Check out the video below and see if it doesn’t make you want to Shower Together with Coastal Industries Inc..



Chattanooga Tenn Announces First 1 Gigabit Broadband Service in U.S. For Business And Home

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.  Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ — EPB Fiber Optics, Chattanooga’s municipally-owned fiber-to-the-premises network, and Alcatel-Lucent  today announced the only 1 Gigabit broadband service in the United States for residential and business customers is now available citywide in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Chattanooga's Gigabit Internet Connection

EPB operates a high-speed optical fiber network that today offers services to over 100,000 homes and businesses in the metropolitan Chattanooga and surrounding rural areas. With the new 1 Gigabit symmetrical service offering, Chattanooga offers the fastest broadband service in the country, and is tied with a handful of international communities for fastest in the world.

Powered by Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical network (GPON) technology, Chattanooga’s new network will accommodate speeds of up to 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps), which is more than 200 times faster than the current national download speed average. Every home and business within EPB’s 600 square-mile, nine-county service area will be able to access the network, making it the most comprehensive product of its kind in the United States.

"Chattanooga is light years ahead when it comes to providing ultra fast broadband," said Tom Edd Wilson, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. "By offering the fastest available speeds to a whole community comprising a diverse population living in both urban and rural areas, Chattanooga has become the living laboratory for today’s innovations and tomorrow’s companies."
With EPB and Alcatel-Lucent’s announcement of 1 Gigabit service, Chattanooga is now 10 times faster and 10 years ahead of FCC’s National Broadband Plan calling for 100 Mbps speeds for 260 million households nationwide by 2020.
"This groundbreaking commercial offering creates tremendous opportunities for residents and businesses in the region," said Harold DePriest, President and CEO of EPB. "With access to the fastest broadband speeds in the United States, Chattanooga represents the next frontier in communications technology, with limitless potential for new applications for education, entertainment, healthcare, industrial development and more."

"EPB has long been a pioneer in deploying fiber solutions, putting the Chattanooga community at the forefront of high-speed, high-tech communications," said Robert Vrij, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas region. "Alcatel-Lucent has been part of EPB’s vision to bring next-generation services and applications to Chattanooga from the beginning. That collaboration speaks volumes about the confidence they have in our technology, our expertise, our global leadership and our ability to help create one of the world’s most advanced high-speed broadband access networks."
Alcatel-Lucent is the worldwide leader in fixed broadband access, supporting the largest mass deployments of video, voice and data services. Today, one out of three fixed broadband subscribers around the world is served through an access network provided by Alcatel-Lucent. Alcatel-Lucent is involved in more than 100 fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) projects worldwide, more than 85 of which are based on GPON technology. Alcatel-Lucent is the driving force behind the first commercial PON-based 1 Gbps-offerings in the world – i.e. EPB Chattanooga (US), Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited and ZON Multimedia (Portugal).

To learn more about Chattanooga, Tennessee’s new 1 Gigabit broadband service, please visit http://www.chattanoogagig.com.

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About EPB’s 100% Fiber Optic Network:
EPB, Chattanooga’s municipal electric utility, is using its fiber-to-the-home network as the backbone for its Smart Grid which will provide increased power reliability, greater operational efficiency and more power management tools for the utility’s electric customers.
In addition to its Smart Grid functions, the fiber-to-the-home network can also provide communications services to business and residential customers, including very high-speed Internet access, (high-definition) IPTV and phone services.
To learn more about EPB’s Smart Grid and EPB Fiber Optics’ services, please visit:
http://www.epb.net and http://www.epbfi.com.
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About the Alcatel-Lucent GPON solution

For the new EPB network, Alcatel-Lucent has deployed its 7342 Intelligent Services Access Manager Fiber-to-the-User (ISAM FTTU), 5520 Access Management System (AMS), 7750 Service Router, 7450 Ethernet Service Switch, 5620 Service Aware Manager and 5750 Subscriber Services Controller, along with the OmniSwitch 6850 Ethernet LAN switch. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent also is providing a complete portfolio of professional and consulting services.
About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted transformation partner of service providers, enterprises, strategic industries such as defense, energy, healthcare, transportation, and governments worldwide, providing solutions to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP and optics technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 15.2 billion in 2009 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow us on Twitter:http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

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Jailbreak tool for iPhone 4, 3GS, 3G on iOS 4/4.0.1 and iPad on iOS 3.2.1 released


by Jeremy Sikora, Sunday, Aug 1, 2010, 158 Comments

For those of you who were patiently waiting to jailbreak your iPhone running either iOS 4 or 4.0.1, your wait is finally over as iPhone hacker Comex has released a tool to get the job done. It is a web based jailbreak so simply point your mobile safari browser towww.jailbreakme.com and your wait will be over. Heck, you can even use this tool to jailbreak your iPad running 3.2.1.

The servers seemed to be overwhelmed currently but keep checking the link above and let us know how it goes for you! If you have questions and want to learn more about jailbreaking be sure to visit our forum dedicated to the topic here.

Benchmarks on High End Android Phones

by xmBill


Well, as the days pass, I am still waiting for the new Froyo 2.2 update for my rooted HTC Droid Incredible (dInc). Word now is that it should be coming by the week of Aug 6th to the 15th. Since mine is rooted I will either have to unroot it to get the OTA  or wait for a new ROM from Cyanogen. Either way the wait shouldn’t be too much longer and you can see why I am excited about this major update from Google. My phone runs super fast, but I can’t imagine an increase in speed of about 300% but from the video below with them running the benchmark app Quadrant by Aurorasoftworks you will see the oldest phone the Nexus One by Google is the fastest only because it is running Froyo 2.2. Unbelievable what Google has done with their new JIT (Just In Time) compiler for Java. They are seeing performance increases from 200% to 500%. That is Incredible. Check out the video.