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Comment I give up, surrounded by navel-gazers (Score 1) 225

Too bad the real-world latency for LTE,

Yes, today's LTE has that limitation...

But tomorrows cellular/wifi tech???????


Realistically, self-driving cars can't assume data will be more current than O(minutes), and must be able to tolerate data that is O(hours) old

Yes, AND?????????

I mean can no one but me understand that the more instant the delivery of broadcast communication is of road issues the better? Can no-one understand the incredible importance of redundancy? Can no-one see this clearly? Now I understand how all geniuses of the past must have felt when trying to explain what seemed like a simple and obvious idea but they were hounded out of the village of whatever for witchcraft. Only it's not like my since thought here, that the faster the distribution of current road information the better, is in any way anything but the simplest and most obvious of common sense.

Comment Why Not???? (Score 1) 225

As for Waze, you don't need Waze data 1/3 of a second faster on an ISP 'fast lane'.

Let's say the car ahead of me registers a pothole. For whatever reason the inter-car communication link has failed or simply cannot work between our models of cars.

It records the pothole and sends that information to FutureWaze.

I now have much less than 1/3 sec to get that information back. Whatever it is (object, pothole, water, etc) I need to know in under 1/10 or a second or better so the car can start slowing down or maneuvering to avoid.

I mean think of what you are fundamentally saying here. It's like Bill Gates saying "1/3 of a second should be fast enough for anything". Its a monumental failure of understanding the possibilities the future offers us all, and what becomes possible if you are willing to say "no speed is fast enough". You are literally CRIPPLING (or outright killing) all kinds of future technology simply for the sake of what???

Comment Read my post idiot (Score 1) 225

To be sure, all cars of the future will need to communicate wirelessly, but what Comcast wonâ(TM)t acknowledge is that they wonâ(TM)t need the internet to do it.

And as my summary noted there are really good reasons why they WILL use the internet, so good in fact you have to be an idiot to proclaim they will not...

And I see you are proclaiming they will not. If the shoe fits THAT well...

Comment The summary is insanely stupid (Score -1, Troll) 225

I simply cannot sugar coat this; whoever wrote the summary is insanely stupid or at least incapable of thinking further than fifteen minutes ahead of time.

The only problem is that autonomous and connected cars don't use wireless broadband to communicate

They do not NOW you blithering morons, but are you really willing to preclude they never will????

In fact I would argue that a in a primitive way "self driving cars" as powered by human processors ALREADY use broadband, in the form of Waze to alert all drivers in a distributed fashion of hazards nearby. Do you retards really not want self-driving cars to incorporate something from a system like Waze????

Comment Why is any of this surprising (Score 4, Interesting) 149

Microsoft tried to make some Surface units in the U.S. because they thought of it as marketing.

Microsoft has ended the local manufacturing because the marketing doesn't seem to be returning the cost of the effort.

In short, Microsoft never actually cared about helping to regain some manufacturing in the U.S. They just wanted to *look* like they cared. None of it is a surprise in any way.

Comment Re:So our background-RF powered chips need BGP? (Score 1) 70

And not only will you have the CPU overhead of a routing protocol to manage the mesh, now you also need a security structure to handle joining the mesh, validating routing updates, validating the inevitable certificate hierarchy involve in securing everything and so on.

Comment Re:This is the sort of testing the Feds should do. (Score 5, Informative) 316

I used to work at a drug manufacturer that did stability testing required by the FDA.

From each lot that's manufactured, they put some of the tablets in a bottle and leave the bottle in a large closet with controlled humidity and temperature. Then every couple months someone goes in, gets the bottle, and performs an assay on a bunch of tablets. This keeps going on schedule until the expiration date, when they stop doing the testing and throw the bottle out. In general that's all that an expiration date is- nobody's doing stability tests on that lot of tablets anymore.

Comment For residents: How to work around the tax (Score 1) 701

The tax is on bicycles that cost over $200.

No-one said a "bike" has to be something that comes with wheels. Or a handlebar. Or a seat...

By following the successful App model, you can offer many optional purchases to bring the cost of a good core "bike" well below the tax.

If the tax people get sticky, one store sells the core bike and a legally separate entity sells the accessories...

As an added bonus, every bike is now way more customizable and I think you'll find you can mark up accessories quite handily.

This is such a great idea, why is no-one doing this already?

Comment Ask me how I can tell you're a Democrat (Score 2, Insightful) 139

Perfectly willing to claim Trump was elected from vote hacking, utterly unwilling to investigate or question any votes - and in fact attempts to block those seeking to investigate voter hacking.

It is absurd to claim with as loose as protocol is around most voting systems, that there is not widespread voter fraud ongoing - probably "benefitting" both parties and screwing honest voters over with rigged elections across the country.

Comment Music app is fine now (Score 1) 136

Well, the "Music" app is horrible now, which is what i think the OP might have been meaning

It was bad at first, it's been fine for a while now... I'm pretty sure he was complaining about the desktop app.

Try to play and album and switch from non-shuffle to shuffle. I'll wait while you try that.

I either hit Shuffle All at the top of the track list, or hit a song and it plays sequentially from there... yes it was tricky before but like I said they fixed most of the usability issues in the past year or so.

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