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The Future of 802.11ac

eggnet Re:Not sure the big deal here... (125 comments)

Better performance in higher density areas. If you're within wifi range of 50 residences, each of which has their own wired uplink, they still have to share the same wireless spectrum. More is better.

about 2 years ago

Krugman: Is the Computer Revolution Coming To a Close?

eggnet Re:It's no longer funny. Stop it, please. (540 comments)

Generally articles that can be responded to by quoting Betteridge's law are not worthy of further discussion.

about 2 years ago

Beware of Using Google Or OpenDNS For iTunes

eggnet Re:Opposite Experience with Adobe Download (348 comments)

Anycast is not a magic pill.

If you set up one DNS server on the east coast, another on the west coast, with anycast, it will still suck.

You'd need an anycast DNS server in every ISP in every metro area to match end users simply using their ISP provided local DNS servers.

more than 3 years ago

StarCraft II Closed Beta Begins

eggnet Re:My wife's on fire (268 comments)

I always thought it sounded like: my life for hire.

more than 4 years ago

WiMax In 2010 — Too Little, Too Late?

eggnet Re:Lack of WiWax hardware available? (128 comments)

Wired networks used to use a sort of timeslot based system, we called it token ring. Then we discovered that collision detection and backoff could work better and have no central authority. We call it Ethernet.

No, Ethernet was cheaper not faster. And you're talking about 15 years ago.

Current Ethernet products meet those requirements already in a chip that costs <$10.

Current Ethernet chips that you might find in a NIC handle the original half duplex spec, which offers no protection against people trying to "cheat." They also handle the much more popular full duplex mode of operation that requires either a point to point connection with another host, or a connection to a switch.

Ethernet switches and layer 3 switches are the devices that control traffic flow and isolate one host from another. And they are expensive, and centralized.

Ethernet's modern reputation for speed is based on using switches not hubs.

more than 5 years ago

Thieves Clear Out Apple Store In 31 Seconds

eggnet Re:That's pathetic! They get dumber every day. (459 comments)

So they can plan, get to the apple store in a coordinated manner, steal the equipment, fence it, split the money, and be ready for the next cycle in 31 seconds?

more than 5 years ago

Airborne Boeing Laser Blasts Ground Target

eggnet Re:Faster than a speeding bullet? (419 comments)

You can only say that due to the absurdity of any other interpretation, not due to any clear communication by the author.

more than 5 years ago

Airborne Boeing Laser Blasts Ground Target

eggnet Faster than a speeding bullet? (419 comments)

Wow, according to the article, the laser is supersonic. Good to know.

more than 5 years ago

Iran Tries To Pacify Protesters With Lord of The Rings Marathon

eggnet Re:Drivel (419 comments)

I think the Iranians hate their own government more than the US government, by a lot.

more than 5 years ago

Antarctic Ice Is Growing, Not Melting Away, At Davis Station

eggnet Re:Number juggling. (633 comments)

I assume that to mean the average yearly maximum.

more than 5 years ago

Microsoft Boasts 96% Netbook Penetration

eggnet Re:Simple question, simple answer (774 comments)

You're missing the point.

If poor netbook penetration was responsible for Microsoft's 8% decline, why aren't we seeing a boost when the penetration is high?

The answer is, netbooks weren't responsible for the 8% decline either.

more than 5 years ago

Offline Gmail Launched

eggnet Re:Why not just use a client? (220 comments)

As far as I can tell it doesn't thread your sent mail in with your received mail. I'd love to be able to do that.

more than 5 years ago

Perl Migrates To the Git Version Control System

eggnet Re:I'd rather seen they moved to Subversion (277 comments)

Taking a different approach than the other responders, git has an svn gateway so good luck stopping people from using it :)

more than 5 years ago


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