Month: August 2009

Neko Ramen

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cats / fuckwittery / lists / other

By way of an introduction, here’s a very incomplete list of things I like: Cats Ramen Armed with this information, you can probably see why a cartoon series called Neko Ramen (noodle-soup-cat – often transliterated to ‘neko rahmen’, with an ‘h’, for some reason) appeals to me. And it is quite wonderful. Here’s episode one, courtesy of a website that allows embedding – the subtitles are a bit crap, but you get the idea: The […]

Random broadband facts:

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geek / journalism / lists

I’m researching an article on the history of broadband. A few interesting things I’ve come across: In 2000 a 512Mbps Blueyonder connection cost £50/month In 2001 broadband accounted for less than 1% of UK internet connections. 81% were dial-up (ONS) By 2005 half of UK connections were broadband (ONS) In 2009 56% of UK households have broadband access (ONS), and the average UK connection speed is 3746Kbps (Akamai) Virgin is currently testing <200Mbps FTTC, with […]