Open source and you can run your own server. Would that help? Just a thought would be interested to hear other opinions on this.
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Anyone know where I can get my hands on a portable 100GHz spectrum analyser and a calibrated antenna for it? I can only find up to 6GHz so far.
I want to go out and do some research on this for myself to settle this matter once and for all. I know that sunbathing and having a picnic is frowned upon, but as far as I know walking around with an electric shopping trolley and coat-hanger is OK. Right?
Then one side or the other has probably been very stubborn and needs to be clouted round the head with a clue-stick by a tribunal to realise their mistake.
Otherwise they would have reached a settlement before it got that far.
Now everyone knows the company's name and what the attitude of their management is like.
Which in turn is probably due to a simple router/WiFi arrangement being easier to configure for IPv6 than a complicated and funky corporate network with various NAT IP ranges and upstream gateways.
I've been bashing my head against just two PFSense boxes for days already and now so far I have a headache. And that's just a small outfit.
When I got into trouble for using the Internet too much many years ago I ended up just making an occupation of it.
Now I am in the fortunate position of being encouraged to read the Register because I am keeping up with news and new developments in IT, which is part of my new career :)
Probably the exact opposite. We will no longer have flickering street lights because the current 50/100 Hz flicker is due to rubbish LED driving circuitry. If it has to be an advanced driver that pulses the LEDs at a much higher frequency than anyone can see then the 50/100Hz will disappear in the process.
You put them in a microwave oven. They cook!
Sometimes the debunkery is worse than the pseudo-science it is debunking. Of course RF affects living things. In what way and how much just depends on how much power and at what frequency.
I guess with 5G the issue is how much millimetric RF is safe and at what power since this hasn't been used all that much yet, except for these new airport body scanners and for point-to-point links etc.
The key words here are "the culprits get thrown out" i.e. the pub itself isn't liable or whatever was said.
Making online forums, of any description, liable for the behaviour of the individuals on it creates a dangerous precedent for them to start censoring speech just in case it lands the carrier in trouble.
Some form of expression may be illegal but this is something that is to be determined /after/ it has been expressed, not preemptively before. Also the only crime is committed by the person that expressed it, not anyone who provided the space in which it was expressed. These are basic requirements of free speech being meaningful.
People in pubs can tell fake stories so convincing that the listener will have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction.
Therefore we should make the pub landlords liable for what the customers say on their premises.
Oh, and people read bad things too, so we should make coffee houses liable for what books their customers read while they are there.
"...how does this plan differ from the one alleged of China?"
One difference for me is that I don't actually care if the Chinese government is listening to my conversations quite so much because I know they have no interest in me. Whereas the UK government is a direct threat, or at least a future threat, to its own citizens in the same way as the Chinese government is to theirs.
So medium for an initial investment that has multiplied at least by more than 7 times since 2013 is, "exclusively for fools, liars and conmenen"?
Most mediums for investments, such as bank "savings" accounts, are exclusively RUN BY fools, liars and conmen and give almost non-existent returns.
@Tony W: "Broadcasters use heavy multi-band audio compression, trying desperately to push more high frequencies through the system, to be louder than the competition"
Most DAB stations I here appear to be doing exactly the same thing :(
At least the limited audio bandwidth on AM limits the amount of pain it can cause to listen to.
DAB could give excellent quality if a station is over 96kbps and using AAC HE v2 codec.
Unfortunately the main stations still use the bitrate-hogging MPEG 1 Layer II. And the rest are stations that all play the same narrow playlist at 32kbps AAC HE v2 and sound rubbish because of it.
Get rid of duplicate playlist stations, phase out MPEG 1 LII and there would be enough space for some decent sound quality.
I tried installing Garage Band on an IPad 2 only to find it wasn't there because the IPad can only support IOS 10.x and Garage Band isn't available any more for that.
They could at least have a fall back to the latest version of Garage Band for the version of IOS that I Have. At least with a PC you can install older versions of software that are compatible with the OS.
The latest IOS 10.x was released in July 2017 which really isn't that long ago.
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