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Gigabit Cellular Networks Could Happen, With 24GHz Spectrum

Buck Feta Re:too much multi pathing at that frequency (52 comments)

There is no kind of antenna nor any RF signal that is improved by multipath. What MIMO antennas are supposed to do is reduce the detrimental effects of multipath fading.

That is incorrect. MIMO relies on multipath to be able to effectively process spatially multiplexed data streams. Think about it - if the signals from independent streams all arrived simultaneously, they would cancel each other. Man, this is basic, basic stuff.

2 days ago

The Linux Foundation and edX Team Up for Intoduction to Linux Class

Buck Feta Re:Not sure I want the abuse (74 comments)

Teachers that sit around and waste time are the biggest reason the education system is a massive failure in the US, UK and some parts of Europe.

You've attended enough schools in enough of the US, UK, and Europe to be able to make that claim? No, of course you haven't, coward. Sit down and shut up.
The rest of your post reads like a wannabe's Hollywood script.

about 5 months ago

Measles Virus Puts Woman's Cancer Into Remission

Buck Feta Re: Damnit! (74 comments)

Step 1: Get cancer Step 2: Get measels Step 3: Get rabies Step 4: ??? Step 5: Profit!

about 5 months ago

IBM Discovers New Class of Polymers

Buck Feta Re:Can you make condoms with it? (90 comments)

Seriously disapointed this was not addressed in the brief.

It will be addressed in the briefs.

about 5 months ago
top Back-End Status: See You In September

Buck Feta Re: Supposed loss of insurance (251 comments)

Holy shit, 10% of your income, for health insurance? Madness.

about 6 months ago

Why the IETF Isn't Working

Buck Feta Re:Corporatization (103 comments)

This is what happens when you have no governing body - the corporations govern. Ever since Jon Postel died, there has not been a strong leader with no commercial affiliations, which is what the IETF needs - paid (well-paid) positions for scientists who are committed to the advancement of internetworking as a whole. But what happens when something like Cisco's FabricPath beats TRILL to market? You can't regulate innovation, and that, as I see it, is the main problem with trying to govern Internet standards. However, that being said, if the IETF standard is better than the Cisco technology (or Juniper or Brocade or Hitachi or whoever), then the IETF standard will win out in the long run (see OSPF vs EIGRP), because consumers ultimately want the best, most widely adopted technology, not necessarily the first technology. So then we're back to having a strong, impartial leadership at the IETF, rather than two or three companies jockeying to have their technology enthroned as a standard.

about 6 months ago

The Graffiti Drone

Buck Feta Re:For the Swarm! (126 comments)

Don't cross the streams it would be bad.

about 6 months ago

Stephen Colbert To Be Letterman's Successor

Buck Feta Re:WTF? (193 comments)

I think you mean Jon Steward

about 6 months ago

Continued Rise In Autism Diagnoses Puzzles Researchers, Galvanizes Advocates

Buck Feta Putting the cart before the horse (558 comments)

The question is simply answered: diagnoses are more prevalent because the drugs to treat those patients now exists. It is not mere coincidence that the FDA approved the use of Risperdal in late 2006, and its generic, Risperidone, in late 2008. There were more than a few doctors who have made more than a few dollars from prescribing tis medication. Johnson & Johnson has to pay a $2.2 billion dollar fine for illegally marketing this drug through the use of kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists. So don't tell me the pharmaceutical isn't dirtier than a whore's whose-its. Everyone relax. Autism rates will decline when these drugs get a bad enough name. Then, a more expensive drug will be produced to treat a more common malady, and everyone will freak the fuck out again.

about 7 months ago

Ice Age Fossils Found During Los Angeles Subway Exploration

Buck Feta Re:Hipster Fossils.. (64 comments)

They lived in LA before it was cool

These are Ice Age fossils... trust me, when they lived there, LA was very cool.

about 7 months ago

Yik Yak, After Complaints From Schools, Suspends Its Service In Chicago

Buck Feta Goodbye Anonymous Cowards (167 comments)

The trend towards de-anonymizing the Web (and other mobile communications), frankly, sucks. I don't want to sign into Facebook to comment on a Detroit Red Wings news article. I don't want to sign into Google+ to comment on a youtube video (only to have them tell me my name isn't real). I imagine and fear the day when our global unicast IPv6 address is tied to our DNA or some other biometric. Governments don't want us to be anonymous, to communicate without knowing who it is that's sending and who is receiving.

about 7 months ago

Why Robots Will Not Be Smarter Than Humans By 2029

Buck Feta Re:They don't need to be smart. (294 comments)

Randall's conception of robots is cute, but there's nothing cute about drones and ballistic missiles. We would be arguing over the definition of robot as we were being wiped out with automated weapons.

about 7 months ago

Hubble Witnesses Mysterious Breakup of Asteroid

Buck Feta Thanks, Captain "Unnecessary Explanation" (69 comments)

the asteroid belt, a region of rocky debris that occupy the space between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

Oh, that's what the asteroid belt is.

about 8 months ago

IEEE Predicts 85% of Daily Tasks Will Be Games By 2020

Buck Feta Re:Gaming the system (146 comments)

In the future, the system games you.

about 8 months ago

MtGox Sets Up Call Center For Worried Bitcoiners

Buck Feta Re:Regulation of currency (240 comments)

Or database management software from a company that started out making punch clocks and meat slicers? (or, for that matter, database management from an online bookstore?)

about 8 months ago

Girl's Facebook Post Costs Her Dad $80,000

Buck Feta Re:So why is this here? (387 comments)

So why is this here?

Two words: Hugh Pickens. Remember the article about the "magical" ctrl-shift-t combo ("It's like ctrl-z for the internet!")? Hugh Pickens. Organic chemistry is hard? Hugh Pickens. The Christian Science Monitor is warns Congress not to cut food stamps? You guessed right, that's a Hugh Pickens. The guy is fucking clickbait/comment-bait. He's a scourge on slashdot, and they keep printing his inane copy-paste submissions. That's how I see it.

about 8 months ago


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