Installing tar.bz2 help

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) amedee-ubuntu at
Fri Jun 18 12:33:36 UTC 2010

On Thu, June 17, 2010 18:00, J wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 11:22, Amedee Van Gasse (ub)
> <amedee-ubuntu at> wrote:
>> I don't know where he lives either, but his ISP is located in Lebanon,
>> Pennsylvania, USA. I have looked up the city and county Lebanon on
>> Wikipedia to get some superficial information.
> Yeah, thanks for the info.  I honestly did not know that such ISPs
> still operated (or at least offered things like e-mail only dial-up
> accounts).
>>> Nostalgically, I find that the concept, in this day of mass broadband
>>> availability to be a fascinating anachronism. I really didn't know
>>> that you can still get those kinds of usage accounts any more.  Heck,
>>> even my cell phone gets full internet connectivity, even though the
>>> apps mostly suck.
>> I don't know anything about broadband in the USA. Perhaps there is only
>> mass broadband in the big cities on the east- and west coast? Dunno.
> It's getting better.  I think places within the EU and parts (PARTS)
> of Asia are doing a far better job of getting broadband type
> connectivity (be it DSL. Cable, WiMax, or whatever) into the more
> remote areas.  For example, where I live has 10Mb DSL.  It took nearly
> 9 years for the telco to finally decide it was worth doing, where, 9
> years ago, I could have had 1.5Mb Cable (at that time, that was as
> good as it got) or 768K DSL when I lived in the city. I had a 28Kbps
> dialup connection until last September because I happened to live on
> the end of the circuit and that was the best my 56K modem could do.
> Now I have a CO located less than 1/2 mile from my house, paid for, I
> imagine, mostly by state government funds meant to entice telcos and
> cable companies to roll their better services into the countryside.
> Admittedly, the focus was on population centers, not geography, but
> the downside is that the large ISP/Telcos that refused to bring
> high-speed connectivity to the rural areas they serve also fought
> local ISPs and municipal groups who wanted to start things like
> commuity wi-fi.
> And I must admit that I have become spoiled by broadband availability,
> even out in the middle of nowhere, North Carolina, so please disregard
> any underlying assumptions I may have made.  I USED to be the guy who
> had to remind people that DLS/Cable/FIOS/WiFi weren't available
> everywhere, and now it seems that Ive become complacent and become one
> of the people who forget that broadband connectivity isn't available
> everywhere (at least within my own country).

It's strange that there are so many technological differences in a country
that is considered as one of the most technologically advanced.
I have 10Mbps cable for almost 12 years now (switched to 20 Mbps VDSL 2
years ago) and I always thought that the USA was at least 2-3 years ahead
of us...

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