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Comment: Re:Just GBE everywhere! (Score 1) 225

Two are immediately occupied in each room: one by the "wireless bridge" (Wifi router, Zigbee gateway

Wait..what??! Dear God no! Please tell me you're not NATing your primary network into different networks for each room. That's a very bad idea, especially when you're in a home network environment with shared multi-media resources such as music and movies.

You only have one gateway/router device in the home. It, in addition to your ISP modem, would be located in the same room as to where your CAT6 patch panel (where all the cables converge in one area) would be. Newer homes actually have cable distribution panel built into the wall of someone's closet. During the build out, fiber or coax would also be ran to it for the ISP equipment. Do keep in mind that 16 port switches and above can get to 1U rack mount form-factor sizes; so plan on the size of the distribution panel in advance or else that will be mounted on a ply baseboard like some telco closet (unsightly IMHO).

Comment: Happy Times (Score 1) 27

by PopeRatzo (#49832659) Attached to: Fallout 4 Announced

I just hope Bethesda takes as much care with the music in Fallout 4.

https://youtu.be/itc8yl9uLD8

Wish on the moon
And look for the gold in a rainbow
And you’ll find a happy time

You’ll hear a tune
That lives in the heart of a bluebird
And you’ll find a happy time

Though things may look very dark
Your dream is not in vein
For when do you find the rainbow?
Only after rain

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time

So wish on the moon
And someday it may be tomorrow
You will suddenly hear chimes
And you’ll have your happy, happy time.

Comment: Re:Just GBE everywhere! (Score 1) 225

I get that cable is cheap in comparison to the labor; especially when looking at a future install when the house is already built. But honestly, 4 runs of cable per room isn't needed. I could be talked into 2 perhaps; one for a PC/Laptop (desk use) and the other for an multimedia device such as a TV, AppleTV box, or game console. If you need more than that in a room, just get a five-port switch. Again, this would be the exception and not the rule for all. Now the family room where all the gathering takes place, sure. 4 runs for the multi-media area, and another jack for a family PC.

If we truly believe that the future will be an "Internet of Things" all ran via IPv6, then less be honest, 4 runs per room isn't going to be nearly enough unless they're WiFi enabled devices. In which case, start planning a few ceiling drops where PoE Access Points will be mounted. I highly recommend UniFi APs by Ubiquity; two of them can easily cover 2,000 sq.ft with plenty of overlap coverage assurance.

Comment: Re:Fusion? done thing. Why reinvent the wheel? (Score 1) 112

by DigiShaman (#49830011) Attached to: Mystery Company Blazes a Trail In Fusion Energy

Aside from trans-atlantic or pacific power lines (to buy and sell energy on the market), you'll never have enough capacity to provide base-load when the sun isn't shining. People think in terms of residential power usage, but there's a metric fuck-ton of power used in industrial that you simple haven't wrapped your head around yet.

Locally generated base-load has to come from somewhere. Nuclear fission and fusion are the only viable "clean" forms of energy. Well, not unless you're fortunate enough to live near hydroelectric.

Comment: Re:Huge Cash Pile (Score 1) 112

by DigiShaman (#49829887) Attached to: Mystery Company Blazes a Trail In Fusion Energy

(1) Getting a serious fusion effort off the ground is fabulously expensive. Even if you have some kind of whizbang micro-reactor concept you need a small army of physicists, engineers and highly skilled fabricators. People who don't come cheap

Cheap energy is a tide the lifts all boats; with regards to improving human quality of life. If the entire WORLD (China, US, Europe, etc) realizes that 1 cent per KWh or less within manufacturing reach, you will have the global equivalent of a moon shot or Manhattan project.

Remember, cheap energy means cheap robotics, means cheap manufacturing. The nation that can build the cheapest is the nation that can export the most. It's a race you can't fall behind. As for the middle east and their cheap oil....their FUCKED when that happens. And near as I can tell, the world at large is pretty fed up with OPEC and their shenanigans.

Comment: Re:Does US have any real jurisdiction over FIFA? (Score 1) 191

by Xest (#49828807) Attached to: Indicted Ex-FIFA Executive Cites Onion Article In Rant Slamming US

So are you saying that corrupt Mafia-esque organisations should be free to commit crime on American soil with American money providing they don't actually live in America or leave the country afterwards then or what?

You should be proud that America is the only country that's found the balls to say enough is enough and put an end to Sepp's mafia rather than trying to make it all party politicial and pretending Obama has somehow been bad again. This is a good thing all around, there is nothing bad about what is being done to FIFA. It has been run as a criminal organisation for nearly 20 years, and criminal organisations should be dealt with no matter how popular they are in countless backwater countries.

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