This article was totally lacking in any useful facts about why CGN (Carrier Grade NAT) won't work just fine. As you can see today, lots of games and things like Skype manage just fine to talk to other devices that are also behind a NAT. One of the many ways they do it is ICE (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5245). Most applications today are designed to work behind NATs, that is because most people are behind NATs. Sure, I wish I could wave a magic want and have everyone using v6 but articles like this that have no factual information on what the problem is or why don't help.
4k video has 4 times as many pixels as 1080 video. At the most, it will need 4x the bandwidth? Do you really think that your future internet connection is not going to be 4 times faster than what we have today? In practice the similarity between pixels on typical 4k footage has less variation than HD resulting in better compression ratio and thus the actually bandwidth needed is less than 4x with the same codec. Codecs are also improving H.265 is much better than H.264.
Now lets discuss the size of the screen - Check out the pixels per inch for what apple would call a "retina" display. 4k video will look better even on a TV much smaller than sizes mentioned here.
Good analysis of this at
As far as I can tell, Rescorla is trying to polity say this attack is crap. Shocking, yet another low grade hack trying to up publicity.
with any number of pixels. Color me a bit skeptical about this
The references articles seemed more like fud than any reason to get worried.
Why would I care what the ITU thinks 4G is. 4G is whatever the market says it is and the ITU is spectacularly disconnected from the marker.
Ok, not really, even no news on slashdot is better than what they call news on some of those other sites. Seriously, credit to the Pia for making the point that saying nothing is better than just talking when you have nothing to say. Where was I again, yes, rambling on
On second thought, never mind.
I did the buy one, donate one to a 3rd world kid program with the first OLPC. I could not believe what a piece of crap the OLPC was when I got it. I could not even IM from it. I felt so bad that I had inflicted that on some poor child somewhere. If I could find the poor kid that ended up with the OLPC I paid for, I would happily send them a MacBook Air as a way of apologizing and showing that not all computers sucked.
I've been trying this but the problem is I don't end up with a reasonable data plan on the prepaid phones which turns out to be a drag. Anyone have ideas for good prepaid plans with data in the Canada? What about US?