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Comment: Re:Wireless charging (Score 1) 486

by kelemvor4 (#47867743) Attached to: To Really Cut Emissions, We Need Electric Buses, Not Just Electric Cars

This has to be one of the best use cases I've seen for wireless charging stations. Put one at every bus stop where it's practical. Just by sitting there, while letting people on and off or just waiting to get back on schedule, the bus can be recharging. Also, buses are long, so the density of power sent through the charging coils doesn't have to be as high as with a car.

Related: Longbus is Long

Comment: Re:Sorry guys, but you are full of shit (Score 0) 528

by kelemvor4 (#47856453) Attached to: AT&T Says 10Mbps Is Too Fast For "Broadband," 4Mbps Is Enough

If you asked them not to change the definition because "broadband" technically refers to how data is transferred (10gbit ethernet is not broadband, despite the speed, it is baseband) then ok, you can be cpt pedantic.

However this is just you lying. 4mbps is not "enough" for the modern Internet. Currently I find the breakpoint to be about 20mbps. That is the point after which normal users won't notice much, if any, improvement. As such, that is my baseline for recommendation to people. 10mbps is serviceable I guess, but is a pain for video streaming. 4mbps would be a real issue, even low bandwidth streams wouldn't work well.

The minimum needs to keep rising. We keep finding more to do with our net connections. These companies are just whiny because they don't want to have to roll out FTTH, they want to keep doing DSL and pretending like that works.

TFS mentions high quality video. You're not streaming high quality video with 10 or even 20Mbps.

Comment: Re:autoplay sucks anyway (Score 1) 108

by kelemvor4 (#47848405) Attached to: Facebook's Auto-Play Videos Chew Up Expensive Data Plans

I keep Slashdot on the whitelist to try to help support the site, but just today an ad auto-played. If advertisers don't knock it off, I'll sadly have to remove Slashdot from the list.

Slashdot is part of a big conglomerate these days. They're publicly traded which means their every thought must be about how to make more money for the shareholders. There's no need to feel guilty about blocking ads here. Do it, and be proud.

Comment: Re:It's amazing (Score 1) 199

by kelemvor4 (#47815523) Attached to: First US Appeals Court Hears Arguments To Shut Down NSA Database

Our entire government seems to think the constitution can be superseded by any other law whatsoever, as if the constitution being the highest law of the land doesn't actually overrule anything that contradicts it. It's as if the constitution is completely meaningless. Sigh.

Stop throwing the constitution in our faces, it's just a goddamned piece of paper.

Comment: Re:waste of time... (Score 1) 161

by kelemvor4 (#47814115) Attached to: New HTML Picture Element To Make Future Web Faster

They're already putting 2k displays on phones.. it's just a matter of time until they put 4k displays on phones and then there's no way a browser is going to download a lower resolution image for the device. The screen is 4k so just download the big picture....

Never mind that you can't see the difference unless you're extremely nearsighted and don't have your glasses on.

Low res is the new "thin".

Don't steal; thou'lt never thus compete successfully in business. Cheat. -- Ambrose Bierce