Monday, January 14, 2013

Things I learned this week 14 Jan

  • When Google comes to install Google Fiber at your home, they promise to give you a time and not make you wait for hours during an 'appointment window'.
  • Google Fiber costs $120 per month for normal cable TV and internet access that is 100X faster than what your cable TV provider would give you. Internet access alone is only $70 per month. Only in Kansas City - for now.
  • Computers have been getting smaller and closer to our faces since their very beginning. First they were in big rooms, then they sat on desktops, then they sat on our laps, and now they're in our palms. Next they'll be on our faces. Ever heard of Google Glass? You will.
  • AC/DC finally agreed to sell their entire catalogue via iTunes.
  • Humans were not around for 99.9999% of cosmic history.
  • 99.9% of all species that have ever lived on earth are now extinct.
  • The most expensive residential property for sale in Quebec in 2012 is Celine Dion's mansion on Ile Gagnon, which listed for just under $30 million.
  • A Subway sandwich artist was fired for refusing to put ketchup on a customer's Philly Cheesesteak. Oh yeah, plus he came from behind the counter and threatened the customer too.
  • On Dec. 21, 2012, a customer in a Winnipeg Tim Horton's drive-thru line decided to pay for the order of the next vehicle. That caused a chain reaction, as customers then paid it forward for 3 hours and 228 orders. It didn’t stop with the drive-thru — customers inside Tim's latched onto the idea when they heard what was going on outside and did the same thing.
  • Google may be bringing Google Fibre to New York City. Huge news for the big apple.
  • It's gotten so hot in Australia, they had to add a new colour to the temperature maps. The forecast for Monday, 14 January was 52C.
  • In the US, fewer than 1% of rapists face jail time as a result and that's partly because more than 90% of rapes go unreported.

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