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Comment: Re:Many are leaving ham radio too (Score 1) 134

If you want that nearly infinite microwave spectrum, you have the Part 15 and ISM services. Absolutely nothing is stopping you. Power is not the issue with those frequencies, it's line of sight and Fresnel zones.

No, I absolutely do not have to prefix my words with anything. You do that by posting as an anonymous coward. I use my real name to indicate that I stand behind my words.

Comment: Re:Watching systemd evolve (Score 3, Insightful) 257

by DoofusOfDeath (#49197753) Attached to: Ubuntu To Officially Switch To systemd Next Monday

"But but ...

When you pretend to be a foolish version of someone else, in order to mock them, you only make yourself look foolish.

If you really have a valid point to make, argue against your opponents' best points. Don't make an ad hominem attack against a caricature of the opponent.

Comment: They seem to fire their best talent for politics! (Score 1) 214

by stevew (#49196283) Attached to: Mozilla: Following In Sun's Faltering Footsteps?

Maybe they are where they are partially because they force people out or actually fire them for the employees' political beliefs.

The CEO that stepped down because of a vocal bunch who didn't like his politics is the first to come to mind. He was one of the founders of Mozilla! Likely a big voice in it's innovation.

I also have a personal friend who helped a client in the British government - and he was let go because his boss got angry - the British government has been known to spy on some of it's inhabitants apparently, and helping the client doomed my friend.

Comment: Re:No lyrics. (Score 1) 163

by DoofusOfDeath (#49195201) Attached to: Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By

Step 1: remove lyrics.

Beyond that, it'd be pretty easy.

Not for me. There are some purely instrumental pieces that captivate me every time. Especially Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Festival Orchestra.

(Note: Even if you're not a huge fan of classical music, I suggest giving that piece a full listen through just once. It may blow your mind.)

Comment: Oh Come On, it's a Press Release (Score 4, Insightful) 83

OK, no real technical data and some absurd claims here.

First all-digital transceiver? No. There have been others. Especially if you allow them to have a DAC and an ADC and no other components in the analog domain, but even without that, there are lots of IoT-class radios with direct-to-digital detectors and digital outputs directly to the antenna. You might have one in your car remote (mine is two-way).

And they have to use patented algorithms? Everybody else can get along with well-known technology old enough that any applicable patents are long expired.

It would be nicer if there was some information about what they are actually doing. If they really have patented it, there's no reason to hold back.

Comment: Important information for TV consumers (Score 2) 137

by DoofusOfDeath (#49189473) Attached to: A Critical Look At CSI: Cyber

I suspect that If the producers maximize profit by some combination of good writing/acting, product placements, syndication / iTunes / Google Play / etc. fees, it's a win.

I don't see technical accuracy as an explicit factor anywhere in that formula. Heck, I loved The Office, and I'm just guessing they weren't realistically depicting life at a paper company.

This reminds me of vehicles traveling at the speed of plot.

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