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Comment: Re:It never worked properly anyway... (Score 1) 135 135

by wiggles (#50011159) Attached to: Chromecast Update Bringing Grief For Many Users

I was having problems because the TV was interfering with the RF signal between the Chromecast and the WAP. Here's what I did, with excellent results:

$20 worth of cabling, and I got the thing connected via Cat5. Works great now, no disconnects anymore, and it no longer takes up a spot on wireless device list in the WAP.

Comment: Must have been visited by some serious looking men (Score 2) 45 45

by wiggles (#49995237) Attached to: Foxconn CEO Backpedals On Planned Robot Takeover

Foxconn executive: "We'll have a black factory in 3 years!"

Communist Party: "If you do that, all your people will be unemployed, and instead of slaving away at a phone factory, making useless crap for American idiots, we'll have people available to protest our mismanaged government"

FC: "Not my problem"

CP: "Gulag."

FC: "We'll have a 30% robot presence in 5 years!"

Comment: Re:Then and now (Score 1) 54 54

by wiggles (#49971001) Attached to: SpaceX and OneWeb -- Same Goal, Different Technology and Strategy

but they don't provide unfiltered access to the country with more internet consumers than anyone else in the world - China.

These plans are an end-run around the Great Firewall, make no mistake.

I have my popcorn waiting for when the Chinese government decides to start shooting the satellites down.

Comment: Re:Better get those lobbyists ready, Comcast (Score 1) 98 98

by wiggles (#49882661) Attached to: SpaceX Wants Permission To Test Satellite Internet

No way. The latency would be ridiculous for most use cases. This is only actually marketable for a couple of situations -

1. Orbital internet service. The ISS can surf porn.
2. Remote internet service. The researchers at Macmurdo can surf porn.
3. Circumventing state filters on internet content. The Chinese can surf porn.
4. Interplanetary internet service. The Mars rover and future moon/Mars colonies will eventually be able to surf porn.

Comment: Re: RAND PAUL REVOLUTION (Score 1) 500 500

Government can and should create money to provide for the General Welfare in the form of a Basic Income.

Create money just to give out to people? Seriously? Please open a history book and look up Germany in 1934, or a newspaper and look at Zimbabwe. Printing money to pay government bills just screws the public. Money printing must be offset by taxes or some other destruction of currency, such as a natural deflationary trend or a paper shredder, or you wind up with loaves of bread costing thousands of dollars.

Comment: Re:This again? (Score 1) 480 480

by wiggles (#49596617) Attached to: New Test Supports NASA's Controversial EM Drive

> When somebody sounds like a total fucking crackpot, they almost always are.

At this point, we need to ask if he does indeed sound like a total crackpot.

A crackpot would say: "THIS WORKS! By mechanism xyz, this Definitely works, and you should PAY ME!"

A real scientist would say "Umm, when I do this, it does that. Anybody know why? This doesn't make sense." Then, with enough people saying the same, things get exciting.

The question is, are we the former or the latter? The former sounds like Rossi with his e-cat. The latter sounds like this situation. I think we're just starting to get to the exciting phase; let's hope we get more experiments to confirm what we think is happening is really happening.

The rate at which a disease spreads through a corn field is a precise measurement of the speed of blight.