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Comment: think client (Score 1) 174

by schlachter (#49530057) Attached to: Intel 'Compute Stick' PC-Over-HDMI Dongle Launched, Tested

I could see a company using this as a thin client for employees that remote into centralized VM desktops, especially if their needs are limited.

I know most people in my company do anything of consequence on remote servers/desktops.

Their local machine is mostly just web browsing and email.

Comment: Re:This is an important fix, and wired isn't an an (Score 2) 96

by schlachter (#49521447) Attached to: Optical Tech Can Boost Wi-Fi Systems' Capacity With LEDs

and since we're all dropping LED lights into our home already, one could imagine a future scenarios where the power socket of your bulbs can transmit data from your router to a local sub-room data broadcast (i.e. directly above your location in the home). Uploads could still be wifi based.

Comment: XM Radio (Score 1) 214

by schlachter (#49519927) Attached to: Netflix Is Betting On Exclusive Programming

I use XM Radio @ $5/month for audio access to all the live political and news TV shows you mention. I don't get to "watch" them, but I get to listen to them on my daily commute. Occasionally they reference a video or an image they are displaying, but 95% of the time, I don't feel like I'm missing anything with just the audio.

The flush toilet is the basis of Western civilization. -- Alan Coult