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Comment Re:Just don't IoT (Score 1) 37

As long as there is zero accountability, there is zero reason to do anything about it.

Whether a company does anything that cuts into their bottom line is similar to whether they break a law: What does it cost to do it vs. how likely is it to happen and what does it cost if if happens. If either of the latter two (usually the last one) is zero, it will not happen.

Comment USB is a support nightmare (Score 4, Interesting) 164

Unlike ethernet, which is pretty much standard from platform to platform and basically trivial to support, USB code is completely different between linux, OS X, and Windows, and is a mess, API-wise.

I write software defined radio stuff, and after one incredible nightmare getting a USB SDR to work on all three platforms using conditional compilation (I did succeed), I swore off. No more. If it doesn't have an ethernet interface, or a USB-to-ethernet server app compatible with the standard SDR protocols that makes it appear to me as an ethernet SDR, it's not happening.

Luckily, some of the best SDR manufacturers out there have done it right. Andrus, AFDRI, and RFSPACE. And there are some servers that have been built to hide the abortion of USB, but so far they are very much platform-specific, for the very reason I described above.

USB. Ugh.

Comment Re: Pretty much everything (Score 1) 164

Why should moving and shooting require 10 keys to be pressed? Even key-chording generally does not typically involve more than 2 or 3 keys to be pressed simultaneously.... so doing that simultaneously with both hands might cause a need for up to 6 keys to be pressed at once. Anything beyond that and you are probably moving outside of the key combinations that can actually be pressed by a majority of people reliably enough to serve as functional controls.

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