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Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

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Traveling with a wireless computer? You may want to know speeds around the world
Broadband World: Mapping the global picture: "More than a billion people around the world are connected to the net, but speed of access ranges from dial-up to fibre optic connections."

Good (or at least interesting) interactive map with video of people in various parts of the world reporting on broadband speeds. The US is slow, due to the free market. Fastest: Japan, S. Korea, France and then average speeds fall off considerably.
Information Age Prayer
Too busy to pray? Have a personalized voice-synthesizer do it for you. For Muslim prayers, the computer speakers are pointed toward Mecca. The ante has been upped on Pascal's Wager.

Information Age Prayer. From LiveScience.com via News of the Weird.

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