Nobody I know calls them [G]ifs. They all say Jif.
Nobody I know calls them [G]ifs. They all say Jif.
You don't call a JPEG a "Jay-/f/eg" because the P stands for "Photographic," just like you don't call a GIF a "[G]if" because G stands for "Graphics." It's "Jif," like the peanut butter, and that's how the creator intended.
Woz is jumping the gun on BlueTooth. It's fine, but the adapters are wildly inconsistent and even if they support the better codecs, certain brands don't handshake with other brands and have to fall back to the lower-quality SBC or low-bitrate MP2.
Back when I decided to install BlueTooth adapters to play music from phones and iPods through nice stereos at home and in the car, I went through three BlueTooth receiving units that claimed to support the aptX codec until I found one that successfully worked with my most often used devices.
Even then, that unit (a well-known brand name) would not support aptX with certain Android tablets but did support at least one high-definition codec (the sound quality change is demonstrable).
Unfortunately both consumers and the industry at large do not have good understanding of how BlueTooth works for A2DP in regards to codec selection and handshake. Try to look on the label, and if it has aptX, and it's a well-known brand name that starts with the letter "L," it should support high-quality audio with anything. I haven't seen ones that specifically mention anything except aptX codec, probably because the license to use aptX likely requires the label.
And if you're connecting to a car, all bets are off.
Some people don't remember that Cisco started manufacturing servers several years ago after getting snubbed on costs by a certain large maker of servers and cancelling their partnership.
Wow, here's someone who doesn't actually own or ever bothered to use an Amazon device.
Or you're trolling.
I don't know why this is getting all this attention.
If you want to keep your old, obsolete router, then want you to pay extra.
If you want to get a new, modern, router for no charge, then you pay nothing. You then magically get higher speed data.
Source: I have the new FiOS router. I pay nothing extra for it. I am now getting 50+ megabits for no extra charge. I am also able to get 1 Gigabit service. I am using my existing DD-WRT router with full inbound/outbound access.
Reading comprehension is not a crime.
This is not a problem for anyone and it costs nothing.
You call Verizon and they send you a new FiOS router.
You plug in your existing router (say it's DD-WRT or whatever) into the new FiOS router.
You set your existing router (DD-WRT or whatever) in the DMZ or pass-through setting in the new FiOS router, just like you did before.
Your existing router (DD-WRT or whatever) has full inbound/outbound internet access with no restrictions.
No extra costs apply. Your speeds get faster. You gain the ability to sign up for a 1 Gigabit internet connection.
This article has generated some seriously bad Slashdot knee-jerk coverage here. I have the new FiOS router. I do not pay more money. I am using the same DD-WRT router I have been using for years which still has complete inbound/outbout access.
I also now have 50+ megabit for no extra charge.
This affects nobody. You can use any router you want, and you do want to use the new FiOS router to get the highest speeds over the MoCa connection.
You merely set the router you want to use to be exposed to the internet using the "DMZ" feature. I have the latest FiOS router and it works perfectly with DD-WRT just fine. I have full inbound/outbound control without restrictions.
Yeah, especially when their content producers are dishonest about how they "earn" that money.
Yeah, you can't do anything without the PIN. Very interesting observation about his report that omitted any acknowledgement of the PIN camera.
It's not about government surveillance. It's because the FBI director needs to bring his laptop into secure facilities which require such things to be disabled and/or covered up. It's easier to have an easy-to-see thing over the lens than to have to certify that the camera is disabled.
The only reason the director blocked the camera is because it's required to not have recording devices in secure locations.
They will block the camera and sometimes press needles into the microphones. If the laptop or device is required to be in the secure facility most of the time then they will physically remove the circuit boards that hold the cameras and microphones and put a label on the device somewhere noting that the devices have been removed. They may also remove or cut the traces to the BlueTooth and WiFi circuits, too.
Zuckerberg is making a gratuitous assumption about something he saw. He is being fooled if they told him it was for any sort of "personal privacy" reason and actually believed it.
I think it's interesting to observe how so many people assume he is so incredibly much smarter than anyone else and his random assumptions and beliefs are automatically some kind of amazing fact.