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Cycling through Web pages, Cuba’s TP problem
Good day for speed browsing; Bad day for baños Cubanos
 

GOOD DAY FOR: Speed browsing, after two entrepreneurs created the Webcycle, an exercise bike that gives the rider Internet access based on how fast he or she pedals. The bike powers a Ubuntu-based laptop hooked up to an array of sensors, and the more strenuous the workout, the faster the bandwidth. A slow, leisurely pace is fine for text-heavy sites. (Engadget, via The Inquisitr)

BAD DAY FOR: Baños Cubanos, as the cash-strapped Cuban government is warning that it is running low on toilet paper and may not be able to import enough until the end of the year. Cuba makes toilet paper, too, but doesn’t have enough raw material to meet demand. Cuba has been hit hard by both the global financial crisis and hurricanes. (Reuters)

 

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