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Comment: Re:Spectrum is measured in Hz? (Score 1) 91

by MagicM (#48941367) Attached to: US Wireless Spectrum Auction Raises $44.9 Billion

This threw me off too, because "65 million cycles per minute of spectrum" hurts my brain.

However, "spectrum" is defined as "frequency range", similarly to how you can talk about "temperature range". If today's high temperature is 70F (20C) degrees and the low temperature is 50F (10C) degrees, then today's temperature-range is 20F degrees or 10C degrees. To define the range you need to include the unit in which the end points of the range are measured.

I still want to call the temperature range "20 F-temperature-points" and the spectrum "65 Mhz-frequency-points", but maybe that's because I skipped lunch. I shouldn't skip lunch.

Comment: It's not Bennett Haselton (Score 1, Troll) 928

by MagicM (#48278743) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Can You Say Something Nice About Systemd?

I love systemd because it doesn't continuously spout inane drivel to my favorite news aggregator. When systemd has something to say, it does so in its own log separate file which I can read at my leisure (or ignore completely if I so choose). As far as I'm concerned, systemd is the model that should be followed by everyone.

Asynchronous inputs are at the root of our race problems. -- D. Winker and F. Prosser