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Comment Re:I'd go to an impoverished third-world nation (Score 1) 597

Then do it cheaper, show up with a private contractor militia, local official wants a kickback? give it to him in 5.56 rounds from your bodyguard named bubba.
Declare you are setting up a private police force to clean up the corruption, horribly gruesome wipe out several of the top dirty cops and the rest will fall in line.

Comment Not many options. (Score 1) 136

Hughesnet is the ONLY choice for high speed and yous lowest ping is 3000ms. yes 3 freaking seconds is the Shortest ping you will ever get.
Also the bandwidth you pay for it really cloudy. they cant explain why my data transfer counters don't match theirs some months they are higher than me by 2gb.

So in order to make sure you don't go over you have to pay for the highest bandwidth plan they have. Which if you can't swallow a $299 a month internet bill, then it's game over for your at home business.

Also remote access screen control via hughesnet is insanely painful, I do it regularly, but everything takes 10X more time.

Comment Dumbest fear mongering yet on Slashdot... (Score 4, Insightful) 205

honestly this is 100% stupid. If you dont think you can do this RIGHT NOW then you are an uneducated moron. Call up towing service and have a vehicle towed to the rear of a building, or a delivery service.

Honestly Slashdot just needs to change it's name to Gizmodo.

Comment Sadly it doesnt fix the problems... (Score 5, Informative) 43

IOT is a fail because of manufacturers.

For example, ZigBee connected light bulbs, GE Link, Cree Connected, and Phillips Hue all use their OWN modified protocol. First the use the ZLL protocol instead of the ZHA that they should be using, then they refuse to repeat signals for other brands. So you have some cheap Cree bulbs in entryways and hallways, but have the expensive white color temperature bulbs for elsewhere... Oh they don't mesh, sorry. They also don't mesh with your other devices so you have a horribly broken and fractured mess that barely works.

IoT is an epic fail because we don't have a group of people going to different manufacturers with a sack of rocks and beating the shit out of executives and head engineers. I blame ZigBee and Z-Wave for not forcing companies at gunpoint to follow a freaking standard, but the engineers and executives made the decision to be assholes and intentionally be incompatible.

Comment Re:In car navitagion is done better elsewhere (Score 1) 413

Yep. I ripped out the BMW navigation in my X3 and replaced it with a Garmin. Heck BMW europe even has a special tray to replace the flip up in dash display with a garmin mount so it looks stock and has power right there from the car.

900X better, FREE LIFETIME MAPS AND TRAFFIC instead of the $225 per year for the craptastic update disks from BMW.