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post #11 of 38
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
your amish population is probably holding you back
LOL!

....Don't know why i'm laughing, we were 15th. Must be the Welsh holding us back...

@annex

I agree, that's the index you should care about.
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post #12 of 38
Because I check out the quality of games graphics on youtube using a 10 mb/s connection I am leading this world in technology
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post #13 of 38
Just upgraded my 6mbps connection to a 10 mbps! Only 50$ a month what a deal! Good thing I have so many other options for ISP here in the hub of American technological innovation, California.

Oh wait, no I dont, I have one company to hoose from. And 50$ a month for 10mbps is a rip.
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post #14 of 38
I'm happy with my $40/m connection...18Mbps, but speed test is usually around 50-60Mbps because of that speedboost crap. Either way Portal 2's 10GB downloaded fast, steam even gave me 6.5MB/s

Not too shabby for our size I'd say. Though I avg in the 20-30Mbps range with my phone now.....I love Verizon's LTE!
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post #15 of 38
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Originally Posted by Annex View Post
If we could be 8th best in everything, then I'd be exceedingly happy, so 5th seems pretty good. I'm more worried about where the world health organization places us on their lists..
Remember coverage and medical research are different. Many countries have more coverage but less medical advancements (US has Stanford Medical Research which explains for our advanced medical facilities compared to other countries).
    
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post #16 of 38
no one will ever beat us in obesity though.
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post #17 of 38
So.. is there a list or am I missing something?
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post #18 of 38
A little OT, but my university homepage recently had a poll of what smartphone platform you use, and 44% answered : I Don't own a smartphone :O

I had a reality check then and there, tech enthusiasts are a minority
    
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post #19 of 38
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Originally Posted by SyncMaster753 View Post
A little OT, but my university homepage recently had a poll of what smartphone platform you use, and 44% answered : I Don't own a smartphone :O

I had a reality check then and there, tech enthusiasts are a minority
But you're in Canada.

I've heard some pretty strong thing on South Park about your people.
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post #20 of 38
And yet we lead the world in social networking sites. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter. Those guys would still be communicating with drums and Post if it wasn't for the US. We gave em Telegraph, Radio, Television, Movies, Rock and Roll, Jazz, R&B Computers, the Internet and Social Networking sites. When are they going to give us something in return. lulz

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