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75-year-old downloads movies in 2 seconds, fastest net connection in world.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, California, Crazy news, EU, europe, Odd News, science, Science & Technology, Sweden, technology, World News, Worlds most on July 19, 2007 at 3:02 am

 

Sweden may be ranked number one in The Economist Intelligence Units Index of Democracy (who would have guessed), but now it can lay claim to another big hand waving #1 honour.

75-year-old Swede Sigbritt Lothberg is the owner of “what is believed to be” the fastest residential internet uplink in the world.

She uses technology so fast that it can download a movie in just 2 seconds by allowing the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between.

MSNBC.com reports:

 Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit and Lothberg’s son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.

“We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed,” he said.

Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother.

“She’s a brand new Internet user,” Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. “She didn’t even have a computer before.”

His mother isn’t exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers.

Så njuta av din långsam så helvete Internet tjänst förloraren!

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Swedish design chain Ikea wants you to sleep in-store over night!

In 2007, capitalism, comedy, Crazy news, Economy, England, EU, europe, fetish, Finland, Humour, Ikea, International, Life, Norway, Odd News, sex, Sleep, sleepsex, Society, stunt, Sweden, World News on July 16, 2007 at 12:35 pm

Consumerism gone crazy?

Haven’t yet finished the shopping you wanted at Ikea, and the store looks like it’s about to close. Oh no! Guess you better head for the exits…Or do you?

No need to worry folks, you can stay in the store overnight, not a problem.

The Guardian reports:

“It will be like an alternative hostel,” said Frode Ullebust, a company spokesman. “There will be the regular dormitory with lots of beds stacked up together. We will also have a bridal suite, with a round bed and a hanging chandelier, and the luxury suite, where customers can enjoy breakfast in bed.”.

Every night the 30 customers permitted to sleep over will be able to stock up on meatballs, Norwegian salmon and cranberry mousse as Ikea is offering free dinner and breakfast. “The shop opens at 10am so if they are lazy, people might get woken up by shoppers testing out their mattresses,” Ullebust said.

Customers will also be able to take their bedsheets home. “It’s a nice souvenir,” he added. “We will also give them bathrobes with the Ikea Hostel logo on, and some slippers, so they won’t get cold at night.”

Now that’s just plain awesome. How much for the luxury suite I should wonder? Sounds like one hell of an idea for a honeymoon.

The crazy new idea will be tested in two Oslo, Norway warehouses. No word yet on the concept catching on in other parts of the world.

Sure hope it does!

It all begs the question, where did this sleep over Ikea idea come from?

Well, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion it must have been from this recent Aussie comedy sketch…