He didn't, he lived to 93 - the 0 at the end was approximately how many tenths of years - common translation problem...many of the ages from that time had a "tenths of year" on the end...
I'm not married to USB CF or SD would work - something semi-portable would be for the best - as I would like to see the OS and OS only on the flash memory - maybe a couple gigs of that space wwould be writable for config files...
Think boot/OS disk...I'm all for speed, its just that USB is everywhere.
Why would you need 4x16G for the OS - Vista doesn't even take up that much...I was thinking of starting with around 8G for Windows and uses a union FS to map Windows updates over the original files.
No user programs here - interface-wise I wouldn't care that much - USB is everywhere and slow, but drop in SD or compactflash and I'm ok. More of purchase an OS on flash drop it in and nothing can touch it - if I need to wipe no big deal just rebuild the config files and clean out user data, and no more friggin programs writing files into c:\windows...
Now only if they could start following the server side folks and place an internal USB connector inside and then MS and others could give us the OS on its own usb drive (read only) and we could use the hard drive for updates and programs we could enhance the security as well...
Perhaps you haven't configured your kernel or power settings fully even on my old Thinkpad 760 (Pentium 166) I got 50% more battery life out of Linux then Windows...
If you check your CPU freq via
Oh my! I never knew I could reveal my innermost thoughts in a
I've got Teletouch - and I'm near PP lake as well. Mobile phones ARE NOT replacements for pagers. And I hate my pager - but what can you do?
It depends on location - this for the spaces between TV broadcasters - areas with lots of TV stations will have less than areas with few.
The frequency band for TV covers several frequency bands:
--59-88Mhz (88Mhz is where FM radio begins)
--174Mhz to 216Mhz
--Channels 14 - 51 (52 and above are lost to the DTV transition)
470Mhz to 698Mhz
Each TV channel occupies 6Mhz of spectrum bandwidth (Digital or Analog) minus additional channels that broadcasts use between towers and from remote trucks to studio to transmit live - lets ASSUME they take an additional 3-5 channels for each station for off-site. Each "On Location" and studio to tower link would eat these up.
Remember that studios are not often near the broadcast towers (due to the towers needing to be at high elevations) so they often broadcast the signal to the tower and it is retransmitted on the true station for service.
Even with an average 9 TV stations per area this could easily equal 36 or so channels actually setup for use.
36*6=216Mhz taken just for TV use. That is most of the ~290Mhz that is available between VHF and UHF. WHitespace devices will most likely stay in the UHF potion which trims down the spectrum to allowing just around 12mhz for a moderately populated area.
In contrast Wifi has around 84Mhz available and many tech notes suggest only running 3 "channels" (1,6,11) so that the devices will not step on each other.
5.8Ghz has 125Mhz for use and there is 26Mhz of 900Mhz that may be used. Lower frequencies allows for greater range, but you give up data rates...
If you can't tell I'm not a fan - I'm not seeing the upside to these free "whitespaces".
I know the general feeling of
How is a whitespace device supposed to hear a 50-100milliwatt transmitter from 1/2 miles away?
It could be transmitting a few watts and is desensing the wirelesss microphone's front end or overpowering the channel.
Sure the Pro Audio industry will need to make some changes to adapt, but users such as singers and corporate CEOs tend to get awful angry when their mic doesn't work...
I suppose Lectrosonics will get some additional business as they have a slick frequency hopping TX/RX pair that will help some - but there will still be some dropouts.
The average hacker has no business sense. He isn't even aware that he lacks one. His world is megabytes and milliseconds, not dollars and cents. He likely has never had a management course—perhaps has never had any kind of business course whatsoever. He evaluates things by their performance and their technical excellence. He may tend to overlook the user; usability and user-friendliness, good online help and good documentation are not usually highest on his list of priorities. Even farther over his horizon is "the bottom line" itself. He is buried so far in the internals that he is unaware of any positive or negative economic impact his actions have.
So here is Tip 1: Remind the developer that technical excellence is no guarantee of success.
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