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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

4wdloop Re:5G will make your phone 5x as heavy (216 comments)

Not assuming much...but for such wide-band channels (up to 2GHz) either a "dramatic" reorg of current radio spectrum is needed likely through "harmonisation" - normalization of standards or a new tech is needed to go into an unused spectrum (hence a push to ~60GHz).

I just wonder how a "dramatic overhaul and harmonisation" could look like in practice for 5G?

There seem to be no place to put even a single 500MHz channel anywhere below 6GHz, yet alone a 2GHz one?
Re-purpose current GSM and CDMA, etc. bands (take back the licenses and combine bands)?
Have single carrier become "MAC" provider and others use it (something akin to "ma-Bell & ATT&T" arrangement)?
Or what?

about three weeks ago
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How the Rollout of 5G Will Change Everything

4wdloop 5G will make your phone 5x as heavy (216 comments)

...as for all the DSP the 5G would need (constant beam forming and 2GHz BW) you'd need one hell of a battery. The good thing is that @62GHz band you'd always have to be within few meters of a power plug as RF does not propagate far (water absorption).

"5G will be a dramatic overhaul and harmonisation of the radio spectrum," - really? How?

about three weeks ago
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Computer Scientists Ask Supreme Court To Rule APIs Can't Be Copyrighted

4wdloop Re: A law's bad effects aren't decisive (260 comments)

Ianal...but I also fear apis are creative works. The author can however donate them to public domain to stay consistent with APIs intent (promote interoperability). There may be APIs that are too obvious for copyright (as well as music that consist merely of banging on a C note?)

Can a copyrighted api use also be a subject to copyright?

about a month ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:Let us consult the Constitution (146 comments)

I am not a English Major but the meaning is conveyed as :

TO PROMOTE THE PROGRESS .....by securing ....the exclusive right

This is intention of creating copyright and patents in the first place, I am afraid, and not to allow free copying and reuse.

about 2 months ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:You can copyright maps and manuals (146 comments)

There is definitely a value (art) in good API. However...then there should be a similar balance as in patent intentions (no, not US implementation of patents) ie keep balance of reward/incentive to innovate with general society benefit.

If API was found to be copyright-able everybody would stay away of everybody's else APIs unless given to public domain. This at least would make clear statement of what to do - do not use copyrighted APIs. However this defeats the purpose of APIs: cooperation.

I at least hope they would not apply it retroactively - this would be mayhem.

about 2 months ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop API == interface: electrical, mechanical, biochem (146 comments)

The concept of APIs can also be extended to any "interfacing" whether software, electrical, mechanical or perhaps even biochemical (proteins etc?) or "human communication protocols".

Where do we go from here?

about 2 months ago
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Google Takes the Fight With Oracle To the Supreme Court

4wdloop Re:Oracle wouldn't even exist today... (146 comments)

If SC decides APIs are copyright-able then IBM should be able to sue them...and they should do it.

about 2 months ago
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Europol Predicts First Online Murder By End of This Year

4wdloop IOT (155 comments)

oh..that's what it's for!

about 2 months ago
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Robot Operating System To Officially Support ARM Processors

4wdloop nice CPU but with what boards? (33 comments)

This is nice CPU/SoC but what board are they targetting or thinking people can use? Or are they targeting real phones w/ this SoC (assuming it will run upper layers of "cognition" leaving real-time outside of it)?

about 3 months ago
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New HP Laptop Would Mean Windows at Chromebook Prices

4wdloop Re:2GB of RAM? (215 comments)

yes, that's enough of ram to run browser and few apps fairly well.....(win8x improved somewhat in this respect over Win7)
32GB of flash is another matter,,. leaves _maybe_ 10GB free for apps and media...that will fill up quickly with updates and will wear through

My experience with T100TA made me understand why MS is loosing mobile/tablet...took half day to recover from botched auto-update (had to reimage...a normal user would throw this back at Asus&MS). And it's a clanky M-UI compared to androids...

about 4 months ago
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Processors and the Limits of Physics

4wdloop Re: The limit is human (168 comments)

Except multithreading is used to do many usually different things at the same time while a paraller algorithms does the same thing on different part of data. Think car mounting line vs cloth sawing swet shop....

about 4 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

4wdloop Re:intel is using fabs for low power (96 comments)

StrongARM was before iDevices...

I mean a 14nm ARM SoC for mobile devices, in fact why wouldn't they now when they push with x86 into this market space?
Can't be profit margins and they do not care about Windows anymore there, do they?

about 4 months ago
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Intel's 14-nm Broadwell CPU Primed For Slim Tablets

4wdloop Re:intel is using fabs for low power (96 comments)

They have the tech to make the best low power processor(s) on the planet...if only they would make an ARM one!

about 4 months ago
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Scientists Find Method To Reliably Teleport Data

4wdloop Re:If information can't be sent faster than C..... (202 comments)

More like this:
2 entangled particles exist. One at A and one at B
Measurement is taken an A. This results in a change of state to both particles (ie makes state of B the same of just measured of A) but the result of the measurement is random.
Measurement is taken on B.
Measurement is sent from A to B (via classical channels)
Now B can then determine that the state of B matches the state at A which proves A&B where quantum-coupled.

about 7 months ago
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Bunnie Huang Shows Off His Open Source Laptop (Video)

4wdloop Re:It could (24 comments)

WinCE != Windows, you'd be better off with Wine, although granted not on ARM.

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing To Sell Cheaper Devices

4wdloop Re:So who uses IE? (124 comments)

So interestingly, would they allow OEMs to bundle another browser with this?

about 7 months ago
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Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 With Bing To Sell Cheaper Devices

4wdloop Re:Antitrust (124 comments)

The M$ IoT cannot have storage nor local apps as they MUST make you use the $Cloud (for their business model to work)? IoT is for fridge, picture frame, thermostat kind-of stuff...

These here are likely intended for 9" tabletoids of sort, I think, now that Surface Pro is for Pros and Business and no hear about non-Pro versions....so it's more a replacement for Windows RT (an ARM Windows so to speak)?

But how they can still go through with this legally I do not understand...pretty sure they spend lots of $$ on lawyers already so they have legs to stand on....

about 7 months ago

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Would Intel build best-in-the-world ARM SoC?

4wdloop 4wdloop writes  |  about a year ago

4wdloop (1031398) writes "With x86 architecture becoming quickly irrelevant for market dominance, Intel's fab technology being step or two ahead of competition could make them the King of ARM. Why would or would not Intel do it?"

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