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Obama's Goal: 98% of US Covered By 4G

prtsoft "4G" OR "Wireless broadband" (324 comments)

4G technically refers to networks that have "peak download speed at 100 Mbit/s for high mobility communication (such as from trains and cars) and 1 Gbit/s for low mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users)" Wireless broadband services offering WiMAX (clearewire, DBC) are not technically 4G (unless implementing 802.16m), but are still "mobile broadband" as of 802.16e. Which does he mean?

more than 3 years ago

Do High Schools Know What 'Computer Science' Is?

prtsoft Re:I wouldn't even consider Programming 101 to be (564 comments)

I disagree. Teaching students the tools of the trade (IDEs, debugging, control structures, if....then...else) are the foundations of the Science. You are taught math the entire time in high school, and an advanced math program starts with the assumption that you know how to add, subtract, multiply, etc. Teaching kids, either in high school or CS101 gives them the tools to move onto and understand Binary Trees and Linked Lists..

more than 3 years ago

No Love For The Blu-Ray

prtsoft Sony's death rattle (303 comments)

Sony can't seem to win for losing. They were doing ok, at least in my mind, until the DRM root kit, and it went downhill from there. Blu-ray is just another straw on the camels back. I have to wonder, how much more can the market take?

more than 7 years ago



Wikipedia SOPA Blackout not really a "Blackout"

prtsoft prtsoft writes  |  more than 2 years ago

prtsoft writes "Wikipedia started its SOPA and PIPA blackout today. While some news sites report Wikipedia is down, it is actually a single DIV overlay covering the underlying Wikipedia article. The world needs to hear about SOPA, and the damage it will do to Net Neutrality, but those who already know of its consequences may bypass it with some simple Javascript in their browser's Javascript console."
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