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Comment: Re:Local recycling is dependent on a local market (Score 1) 78

by TeknoHog (#49540347) Attached to: Africa E-Waste Dump Continues Hyperbole War
Wait, you Americans still have these weird recycling bins which might as well be labeled "miscellaneous", as they still need someone to do the actual sorting? Here in the old world (.fi) we have different bins for stuff like glass and metal. There is some regional variety depending on the local market, though I've heard some of this still ends up in landfill.

Comment: Re:Requires Line of sight (Score 1) 96

by TeknoHog (#49523619) Attached to: Optical Tech Can Boost Wi-Fi Systems' Capacity With LEDs

It sure is a funny coincidence that television viewers generally have line of sight to the set.

Huh. Growing up, were you one of those kids that never actually played with the remote?

Well of course I'm familiar with the back wall bounce. It probably won't work across too many reflections in weird angles. In fact, it seems that newer remotes have narrower working angles to avoid conflicts with the bazillion other receivers. The point is that light works for remotes for obvious reasons, it's really the bug that turns out a feature. It's also well known physics that higher frequencies are more easily restricted by obstacles.

Comment: Re:Requires Line of sight (Score 1) 96

by TeknoHog (#49523111) Attached to: Optical Tech Can Boost Wi-Fi Systems' Capacity With LEDs

Yeah, that's why television remote controls are always so fussy.

It sure is a funny coincidence that television viewers generally have line of sight to the set. OTOH, you also have these computer users that store every file on their "desktop", because it doesn't exist if you can't see it, so that demographic might also benefit from the existing line of sight to teh internets.

Comment: Re:Use phonetic spelling (Score 1) 626

That wud B GR8.

I wonder if you're trying to be sarcastic -- spelling out letters like B as 'be' is not exactly phonetic. I once tried explaining to a Briton how Finnish is a phonetic language, and you just read anything by pronouncing each letter as they are, which she mistook as spelling out.

Of course, while I'm being pedantic, you'd also need a thorn/theta for the 'th' sound...

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