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Comment Re:No Wonder (Score 2) 180

...5 GHz, which has better range and performance (yes, I know 2.4 has better signal range, but the higher interference leads to a higher usable range in 5GHz in many real-world applications.

No it doesn't. 5GHz has trouble going through simple walls, it's almost line of sight only.

Do a site survey and you'll learn this pretty quick.

Comment This is a moot point (Score 1) 566

In the next 5-10 years, no one is going to have landline internet to their homes anymore.

Mobile data will do to the ethernet jack what cellphones did to the home phone line.

There is no point in redesigning the ethernet jack because in 15 years, no one will be using them anymore. (Shy of in server rooms and data centres, but even then, size won't be the driving force.)

Comment From personal experience... (Score 4, Interesting) 174

I can say that I've noticed this desire in myself, although never acted on it... But in games where I know I have a skill advantage, and have won before, the temptation to cheat, as a short cut measure, becomes strong. The mentality is one of "well, I know I'm capable of getting to that point, so is it really cheating if I just skip to that part?" Yes, yes it is. And I have to remind myself of that each. freaking. time.

I thought It was just me, but it turns out to be human nature I guess?

Comment Umm... (Score 1) 706

"Toronto police are reporting that 2 unconfirmed suicides have been linked to the data breach."

The suicides are unconfirmed or the links are unconfirmed? Because last I checked it's not to fucking difficult to tell if someone is alive or dead.

Comment Re:Oh lord... (Score 1) 75

Hmm, Interesting. Well then I guess even that's out the window!

The only reason I had given that theory any credit in the past was because I know someone who was suffering bone loss on the one side of their hip, and the doctor had said that it was due to the cell phone.

I went home and researched it, and low and behold these studies were being conducted, and the info seemed to suggest at that time that there was a link, but that was a good 6-7 years ago... I didn't bother checking for new developments.

My bad.

Comment Re:Oh lord... (Score 1, Insightful) 75

The thing that pisses me off most about the whole "Cell phones/EMFs cause cancer" thing is that it takes attention away from what damage they really do.

Very few people know that it's actually been proven that Cell phones cause bone density loss, especially in older people. So if you are always keeping your cell phone in the same pocket for many years, years down the line, that hip has a high chance of becoming frail because the mild heating affect of the EM can cause premature cell death.

Of course people are too worried that they are going to get cancer from their cell phone -- which has been proven time and time again to not be a thing -- and instead don't learn about the real risks.

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