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Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 1) 226

Sure, absolutely. I should have clarified however as to what I meant was, what will happen, not how things currently are.

Honestly, I could care less about modifying WiFi at that levels. They can bake in Layer 1. I'm more concerned about manufactures being hamstrung by their ability support WiFi products post sales. And I suppose open source WiFi kit will still be available with with the exception of Layer 1 and possibly 2 being set as-is at the hardware level. In essence, i just hope this process isn't rushed and that all things considered mitigate overreaching unintended consequences. But then again, I'm not the only one.

Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 1) 226

Layer 1, maybe 2 would be baked in. But Layer 3, if that that can't be modified, that's a major major problem. Meaning, if Apple isn't allowed to have the firmware updated for post-sales support on a routing bug, that' very bad news. That is to say, might as well make it all ROM based storage.

I suppose they could make updates in the form of console-like cartridges; swap em out. YUCK!

Comment Re:Apple can't modify Time Machine Firmware? (Score 1) 226

The software logic can be modified via firmware. But the RF side of things must be baked in as I understand it. So if there's WiFi bug, depending on where in the OSI layer it effected, (closer to the hardware for example), the device might have to be recalled and shredded and replaced with a newer product rev.

Comment Re:Ideology not reality ... (Score 1) 145

I belive the parent was referring to a self fulfilling prophecy. Meaning, you have an ideology of proposals built out the results of a previous ideology that was the cause in the first place. Meaning, the human element of decision making can't be modeled based on the resultant actions of others, only the results.

Comment Re:Limited unlimited (Score 1) 227

WRONG! That's 5.0Mb/s for HD (assuming only 720p), and 3.0Mb/s for SD content. Though with overhead and other traffic, I'd recommend at least 8 Mb/s of available bandwidth to ensure smooth playback without interruption for 1080. Other home devices that periodically squawk over the internet might cause a momentary hick-up if you're right at max usage. Again, that's assuming you're the only one at home. You could use QOS or prioritize by ethernet port, but whatever.

Per Netflix, 25Mb/s is required for 4K content, but for most people, that's not an issue insomuchas either limited content and no newer TV that supports the format. It's right up there with 3DTV; it's a novelty for now.

Comment Re:I don't see the problem (Score 1) 99

Well that just goes contrary to my understanding of what the main CPU is supposed to do, crunch data, and as much of it efficiently as possible in the smallest package available. TDP rating be damned if it can handle it! If it's dark, it's wasted die space. Specialized hardware that's rarely used (relatively speaking) should resides outside of it via PCIe bus assuming latency and bandwidth considerations are met within the predefined scope of capability and need. Again, just my view on it. And because we're talking about PC CPUs, I don't see why a modern desktop process should be the equivalent of a SoC (System On a Chip). Ergo leaving dark silicon in place as video, wifi, audio, etc. Though for bandwidth and performance reasons, I get why the memory controller is on die. The video, however efficient the Intel HD stuff is, really should be external.

Comment Re:If only... (Score 1) 250

The US has lots -o- land! There's no reason people should be concentrated in a select few coastal cities. If it's too expensive, it mean you need to move! That includes janitors that can't live in San Fran to clean up the office; there's existing staff and robots for that. And if they really want janitors around, they can pay them a living wage to incentivize living there. Ditto for for the working guy (that's me too) that has to be at the office on time.

When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. -- Kim Hubbard