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Slicing The Internet to Bits
July 22nd 2004, 06:39 CEST by Jibble

Most advertisers in Florida don't care about customers in Ohio, so it's beneficial for many search engines and directories to localize their campaigns.  Both Verizon and Google have entered the pay-per-click model of local advertising, much to the benefit (and sometimes detriment) of consumers.  For Verizon, it's a no-brainer as providing listings in specific geographies is exactly what a phone book should do.  For Google, it's a bit trickier, as they are moving further into the portal style of browsing rather than relying only on their core search technology.  As the focus of the Internet on individual users narrows, what will the long-term effects be?  Do you prefer a Google with a zip code section in the search box to help your search?  What non-commercial applications of this would you like to see?
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#301 by Dumdeedum
2004-08-01 00:34:32
http://www.dumdeedum.com
I've never found VNC to suck all that bad, I mean it's the nature of remote access that you're gonna get some delay whatever, but if you're getting serious lag then it does sound like there's a setup problem somewhere.

Course real manly men use SSH for remote access.

#302 by Dethstryk
2004-08-01 00:35:44
jemartin@tcainternet.com
I just find it odd that all remote control programs seem to be very capped on their bandwidth limitations, while every other application, ever, never has these problems on my network, or any other network I've been on.

"The Square who is not Cool with the double dipping pecker!"
#303 by m0nty
2004-08-01 00:55:20
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
I support innovative concepts such as this "not sucking shit" idea.
#304 by Ashiran
2004-08-01 11:51:06
Did we ever get to see Dutch Ashiran's Intelligent Pixels game or was it just another cocktease like the prison girls kissing pics?

I finished an Alpha version and some people "played" it.

It can provide about a minute of entertainment on average.

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Ignore all warnings.
#305 by m0nty
2004-08-01 22:23:27
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
That's how long it takes to stop laughing.
#306 by Your Friend
2004-08-02 06:03:53
Do you have XP? If you do use Remote Desktop.  Its the bizzomb.

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#307 by Shadarr
2004-08-02 07:24:33
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I also endorse Remote Desktop.
#308 by Dethstryk
2004-08-02 07:32:05
jemartin@tcainternet.com
If Remote Desktop is compatible with Windows Server 2003, I'll try it out. I'll look into it.

"The Square who is not Cool with the double dipping pecker!"
#309 by Your Friend
2004-08-02 07:35:00
I have no idea if it is, actually.

But it works really well between two XP machines.

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#310 by Shadarr
2004-08-02 07:47:33
shadarr@yahoo.com http://digital-luddite.com
I'd be very surprised if it isn't included.  2K3 basically is the server version of XP.  It probably isn't installed or enabled by default though.
#311 by E-ph0nk
2004-08-02 08:36:01
http://www.electrophonk.be
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/rdclientdl.asp

Here you can download the lastest client version for windows 2000 if needed.  Remote desktop works with all versions of 2k & up (except maybe for the home edition, don't know for sure about that).

#312 by Greg
2004-08-02 19:09:24
Microsoft's Remote Desktop is the same thing as Terminal Services. If your server has Terminal Services, you can use the client to connect to it. It's a little different than VNC or PCAnywhere in that it uses a separate logon session and isn't just a viewer.

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#313 by McBain
2004-08-02 19:23:49
Terminal Server blows goats for couch cushion change.

Fighting the war on weapons of mass destruction-related program activity.
#314 by MCorleone
2004-08-03 15:24:15
RDP is included in Server03, but it will time out after 180days if you don't register it.

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#315 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-08-10 17:32:42
This is a question to all you euro guys out there, I've got a job offer for position in Germany and I was wondering about the salary. They're offereing 2500 a month (30000/year) for a four month probationary period and then 3200 a month (38400/year) after that. I have no idea what the cost of living is like in Germany and no idea how this salary compares to a Canadian or US one. To me it sounds kind of low since a Euro is about one American dollar is it not? What do you guys think?

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#316 by mgns
2004-08-10 17:36:30
I think one euro buys you something like 1.2 USD.

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this one goes out to the one I left behind.
#317 by Jibble
2004-08-10 17:49:14
#315 TheTrunkDr.
This is a question to all you euro guys out there, I've got a job offer for position in Germany and I was wondering about the salary. They're offereing 2500 a month (30000/year) for a four month probationary period and then 3200 a month (38400/year) after that. I have no idea what the cost of living is like in Germany and no idea how this salary compares to a Canadian or US one. To me it sounds kind of low since a Euro is about one American dollar is it not? What do you guys think?

Current exchange rate is about 1.26 Euros per dollar.  A currency converter told me that you'd be making the equivalent of $36,919.11 per year starting, then $47,267.61 per year after that.  As far as whether that's good, it really depends on the job you're going to work.  Another thing to consider would be whether they pay for your relocation or not.  You should really read this article also.

For comparison purposes, here's a handy little chart of despair (for minimum wagers).  The minimum wage is based on an 8-hour workday, while the others are based on the 35-hour German work week (which may not be around much longer).  All values are, of course, in US dollars.

Minimum wage (Texas) = $5.15/hr  = $41.20/day  = $10,712/year
Your starting wage   = $20.29/hr = $142.03/day = $36,919.11/year
Your extended wage   = $25.97/hr = $181.79/day = $47,267.61/year


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#318 by Jibble
2004-08-10 17:49:26
#316 mgns
I think one euro buys you something like 1.2 USD.

LOSE..

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#319 by WeeMadArthur
2004-08-10 17:55:28
smarteyman@interia.pl
#317 Jibble
Current exchange rate is about 1.26 Euros per dollar.


30000 x 1.26 = 37800

38400 x 1.26 = 48384

A currency converter told me that you'd be making the equivalent of $36,919.11 per year starting, then $47,267.61 per year after that.


Heh.
#320 by Jibble
2004-08-10 17:57:33
www.xe.com

It's taking the value in real-time, which means that actual calculations may fluctuate.

Cocksucker.

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#321 by WeeMadArthur
2004-08-10 18:27:05
smarteyman@interia.pl
Type faster next time!
#322 by Jibble
2004-08-10 18:29:04
Meh.  The calculations are close enough.

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#323 by TheTrunkDr.
2004-08-10 18:57:08
Thanks guys, I'd still like to hear a little bit about the cost of living in and around germany, I guess that can depend on the city though. Ballpark though what can I expect to pay for a 2 bedroom apartment in a somewhat smaller city?

I kid cause I care.
#324 by Greg
2004-08-10 19:33:39
Where is the site's fearless leader when you need him??

MORNHOTEP I SUMMON THEE!

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#325 by Jibble
2004-08-10 19:34:45
You can't just summon him with words.  He's German.  Go find me some beer and a big pretzel.

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#326 by Ergo
2004-08-10 19:36:43
And salted meats.

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#327 by Gunp01nt
2004-08-10 20:15:14
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#318 Jibble
#316 mgns
I think one euro buys you something like 1.2 USD.

LOSE..


What? I don't know where you get that info, or whether you're misinterpreting it, but right now 1 euro is worth 1.23 USD. And it has been at that rate for several months now.
Source.

At any rate, I think the cost of living in Germany is slightly lower than in The Netherlands, and out here the average income is about 20-25k. You're married / going steady, right? That income is more than enough to support 2 people. But you'll have to get used to driving a much smaller car, though :P
Word of advice, though: the German economy isn't really doing all that well. Mass unemployment, and the government is cutting in the social security. Might want to take that into consideration.

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#328 by Jibble
2004-08-10 20:19:00
All of that is also covered in the article I linked.  They had a good run, but their job economy (benefits and such) is taking a turn for the worse.

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#329 by Ashiran
2004-08-10 20:21:26
No economy is doing well. Unless automation is a complete sham.

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#330 by gaggle
2004-08-10 22:02:22
are we back to those "got Apu" jokes now?

superman flying in the movies is a plot hole because there isn't any reasonable method of propulsion
#331 by gaggle
2004-08-10 22:04:56
err, because.. because India isn't doing too bad you see, and everyone's.. going there. I.. I mean.. I was trying to to make a relevant joke, but instead I came off as slightly psychotic unbalanced individual.

superman flying in the movies is a plot hole because there isn't any reasonable method of propulsion
#332 by Ashiran
2004-08-10 22:08:09
As indicated by your icon.

I got your facehugger...right here!
#333 by E-ph0nk
2004-08-11 10:15:23
http://www.electrophonk.be
I think Germany isn't doing much worse then other Western European country's.  The living there is quite cheap afaik, and Berlin is surely a lot more budget friendly then the other Capitals (Paris, London) from country's it's size.

It does depend what part of Germany you would relocate to I guess.

#334 by Jibble
2004-08-11 14:35:12
Is that wall still out there?  I remember Reagan said something about it but I haven't been paying much attention to the news.

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