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Comment Re:Not just Apple (Score 1) 52

since America is one of the only places that uses CDMA for cell phones, it makes it a uniquely American problem.

Wrong. Qualcomm's patents definitely extend past their proprietary IS-95 and CDMA2000-based systems. 3G GSM using WCDMA and 4G LTE all depend to some extent on Qualcomm's intellectual propertly.

Sure, to use the OP's example, Samsung pays a lot less to Qualcomm by developing their own 3G/4G modem chipsets rather than sourcing them directly, but it's not like Qualcomm was stupid enough to cut themselves out of the game completely. In short, they aren't going anywhere for a good long while even after CDMA2000 is a page in the history books.

Comment Re:Drive them into the sea! (Score 1) 52

While you're technically correct, LTE has approximately zero things in common with plain-jane 2G GSM from an air-interface perspective.

3G GSM/UMTS uses a Wideband CDMA interface, and you'd better believe there are some Qualcomm patents involved there. 4G LTE is an OFDMA based technology, and Qualcomm definitely has some (albeit less) intellectual property involved there as well.

In short, Qualcomm is going to have less weight to throw around going forward, but it's definitely a non-zero amount of influence.

This explains it a little bit more in-depth

Comment Re: Those intel mobile modems must be geting good (Score 1) 52

Unless you happen to live in the United States, where the CDMA networks are by far and away the most universal and ubiquitous mode of wireless communication.

You'll get your wish around 2020 when Verizon sunsets their CDMA2000 network, and we'll all be worse off because the LTE coverage won't match what we have today, just like when AMPS (another terrible, horrible proprietary technology) was turned down and the coverage never caught up with what we had originally.

Comment Re:Is it how you call Propaganda these days ? (Score 2) 107

The Trump administration, and every previous administration. And every administration of every government across the globe, worldwide. And every administration of each of those governments since their inception. Every government ever puts out propaganda and bullshit.

Your user ID is low enough that I can't possibly believe that you're just now, in 2017, coming to the realization that governments are all-propaganda-all-the-time. Do you expect people who want to control you to be forthcoming and honest about their intentions, ever?

Comment Re:Stop supporting this shit (Score 1) 88

I'm really not knocking someone who enjoys sports. But shouldn't there be a line in the sand? How much will people really take?

If no one ever speaks up, they keep pushing and taking more and more. Part of my personal path to happiness is leaving a better world for the next generation than the one I was thrown into. A dystopian surveillance state is not better.

Besides, are you implying that one should only care about things that personally affect him right this second? If that's the case, I suppose I should just leave my family behind, go buy a Hummer, and spend the rest of my days eating double-cheeseburgers and partying with hookers and blow. Because if my family starves and the Earth cooks itself, well, that's not personally my problem, right?

Comment Stop supporting this shit (Score 1) 88

Stop watching sports, turn off the TV. Period. It's the only language these fuckers understand-losing money.

Hit them where it hurts, make sure you don't spend one dime on any of their products or events.

Distractionball is only there to keep your mind off of what the elites are really doing, anyway.

Comment Re:Not what I expected (Score 1) 359

grow up to be schizotypical wingnuts who eventually try to get into Congress with a backpack full of hand grenades to save us from the Liberal Muslim FEMA Conspiracy.

You know, I was interested in reading what you had to say until you were compelled to go take a thread about a medical condition and somehow manage to interject bullshit partisan political stereotypes into it.

Comment Re:Abusive monopoly mad, news at 11. (Score 1, Interesting) 92

Everyone knows the qualcomm LTE modems are better under optimal conditions but I feel Apple is more interested in providing a constant experience across it's platform.

That's the problem, under optimal conditions the performance IS consistent between the two modems. However, as the signal level starts to drop, the Intel modem's performance drops off a cliff. It's the real-world experience that suffers using Intel modems, not the lab tests.

I understand Apple's desire to cheap out on the modems to squeeze a dime from a business perspective. However, they position the iPhone as a premium product and using sub-par chips that provide sub-par performance will give consumers the opposite idea. If Apple was concerned with having a consistent user experience, they wouldn't be using Intel modems at all.

Comment Re:Kill two birds with one stone? (Score 1) 76

I'd say your system would be a start.

But there should also be a "second tier". Where content that doesn't meet the mommy-government-happy-shiny standard of acceptability, and your second-tier advertisers, the ones who can't afford to advertise on the sanitized channels, can still get their advertising out there (albeit at a lower cost).

Considering all of these systems are automated anyway, Google doesn't have anything to lose and it can be a win for free speech as well as small business, as people with a message the government or Verizon or whoever doesn't like can still monetize their content and the little guy still gets his ads out.

But I'm sure that will never happen. In 2017, opinions different from yours are "hate/racist/extremist" and don't deserve to be seen by anyone, let alone monetized, and that's what all this hubbub is really about: Google and Big Tech quashing free speech as usual. Same shit, different day.

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