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Comment: Re:Nokia sure has bad luck (Score 1) 383

by jcdr (#47475421) Attached to: Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

There exists a more cynical possibility: some entities could have buy enough share to impose key members into the board, fully knowing how the story will end. The cost of destroying Nokia could have be lower than the risk of losing others long term investments of the same entities.

Comment: Re:Nokia sure has bad luck (Score 4, Insightful) 383

by jcdr (#47474387) Attached to: Microsoft CEO To Slash 18,000 Jobs, 12,500 From Nokia To Go

Very true. How the board was misinformed to the point of doing a such clear suicide is still part of the hidden story. Even more strange is the constant support the board give to the CEO even after all the alarms was turning full red. The "No plan B" concept was the biggest mistake ever from a board.

Comment: Atmel SAMA5D3x (Score 1) 183

by jcdr (#47423243) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Dedicated Low Power Embedded Dev System Choice?

This is a new chip with a ARM Cortex-A5 core, making it directly compatible with all distributions with an 'armhf' port like Debian, Ubuntu or Linaro.I like the fact that it is compatible with the Arduino Due connector. It's probably the easiest Linux based Arduino hardware compatible board.

Comment: HAL9000 is not so distant (Score 1) 162

by jcdr (#47400167) Attached to: The AI Boss That Deploys Hong Kong's Subway Engineers

"I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours."
"From its omniscient view it can see chances to combine work and share resources that no human could."

The fiction in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" is maybe to believe that the human brain could ever compete with a computer.

Comment: AMD A10-7850K - DP - Samsung S28D590D (Score 1) 186

by jcdr (#47261309) Attached to: 4K Monitors: Not Now, But Soon

I just buy this setup last week and it work perfectly well at 3840 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with Debian Jessie and the last fglrx-14.20 driver. The monitor is packed with a DP cable (and a HDMI cable by the way) so it worked out of the box with a FM2A88X Extreme6+ motherboard. I have see 30 Hz display before, but sorry, I can't enjoy them to test 1080p60 applications in a window while having code and debug around others windows.

Electronics schematic and hardware routing is a pleasure on UDH monitor, as coding side by side to the full documentations and output results. On the fun side, Google Earth is probably the most impressive with so much details that it's a bit like an immersion. The APU is still capable by itself to yield a few frames per second in full screen mode. Really need a powerful GPU if you expect more...

The monitor have a little bug in the power management that require to cycle his power to sometime weak it up, but this is a minor issue for me.

Comment: Don't change the definition of the Internet. (Score 1) 337

by jcdr (#47211027) Attached to: Cisco Opposes Net Neutrality

Of course there is requirements for networks with different features compared to the current Internet, Cisco just have to realize that it can't call them 'Internet'.

'Internet' precisely define a relatively cheap to operate neutral network that don't grant performance. Anyone can use it like it want to as long at it contribute to it and don't cause problem to the others participants. This fact have a lot of implication on how the network is managed and how it is sustainable financially.

It's right that the internet is not the best network for a categories of uses cases that need granted performances. This is a justification to build a other better network that fit the expected requirement. Call it 'Servicenet' of you wants. But this not a justification the fight against the net neutrality of the Internet.

Comment: Power delivery is good at data transmission. (Score 1) 208

by jcdr (#46644361) Attached to: USB Reversable Cable Images Emerge

From page 18 of this document:

"The PD communication channel is an RF system:
- 23.2 MHz DFSK with a nominal deviation of 500kHz"

So the VBUS/GND pair alone can be enough to transmit data than USB LS (1 Mbps) and USB FS (12 Mbps). I see this a a very interesting solution: a standard to deliver negotiated power and mid range data rate using only 2 wires. If only the USB PD will allow a broadcast topology, I see a lot of possible applications...

The frequency of the power delivery is so high that an antenna could maybe be enough to transmit wireless data, without power. LOL

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