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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    At work I'm seeing this: http://www.speedtest.net/result/6956460184

    I wonder if I can find a usb-c network adapter somewhere because that's certainly limited by being wifi: I'm getting identical speeds on my cellphone. I'm kind of amazed how fast wifi has become. At that speed a typical spinning-rust hard disk is a serious contender for slowing your download. Wired networks may have slightly better reliability or improved latency but it seems like the case for stringing wires around the home are pretty weak these days.
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    Yeah, the nice thing about QAM is that you can always increase data throughput by increasing the number of bits your symbols represent, with 256-QAM being part of the standard since 802.11ac the only worrying thing for normal consumers about wifi is the fact that some locations are full of different networks using the same frequencies which means you can't really use all the time-slots. The 5GHz band is still hugely underused, there are way too many old 2.4GHz only routers being used.

    At 5/6 coding rate, a 80MHz channel and a 256-QAM modulation, you can already transfer at ~1.7 Gbps. On top of that you can still go slightly out of the spec with 1024-QAM (broadcom for example supports it, should be in the spec with 802.11ax) and aggregate multiple channels. You can also achieve ridiculous throughput (7 Gpbs) with 802.11ad without using extensions to the spec, since your carriers go at the 60Hz band and you can have higher bandwidth per channel there (the standard uses 2.16GHz wide channels).

    Sincerely speaking wifi stopped being an issue in most situations, I think it's still a good idea to run cables when you need/want the reliability and predictability of running isolated networks, but for most people there's not really a difference unless you're running your wifi in bad conditions to begin with.
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    I hate you all. I live in the country having shitty internet, I am excited with the possibility of even having the potential of being able to broadcast 720p.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apepi View Post
    I hate you all. I live in the country having shitty internet, I am excited with the possibility of even having the potential of being able to broadcast 720p.
    Are broadcast requirements different than watching a stream? I could watch 720p videos from Youtube with my previous ISP on slow as shit DSL (5.5 down / <1 up). If you're in the 25+ range, then I'd think you'd be able to stream 1080p, honestly. You didn't specify the fps, either, which would have an effect, too.

    To think the FCC wants to drop the standards for high speed broadband from 25 Mbps to 10 Mbps... *shakes head*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alindra View Post
    Are broadcast requirements different than watching a stream? I could watch 720p videos from Youtube with my previous ISP on slow as shit DSL (5.5 down / <1 up). If you're in the 25+ range, then I'd think you'd be able to stream 1080p, honestly. You didn't specify the fps, either, which would have an effect, too.

    To think the FCC wants to drop the standards for high speed broadband from 25 Mbps to 10 Mbps... *shakes head*
    In a ISDB-T digital TV system, each broadcasted channel will be around 23 Mbps on a 64QAM modulation and 5.6MHz bandwidth. The streams usually consist of MPEG-2 (or MPEG-4/AVC in newer implementations of the standard) 720p/1080i video with AAC audio.

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    And the prices of video cards go sky high again, this time taking even the 1080Tis as victim.

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    No! OG YouTube app is dead, it was so useful....
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    What's your worst thing you did to a computer in your life?

    I can think of two: one, accidentally causing my computer to light itself on fire or the time when i was really young and though that the root of C was so cluttered with all of those files like command.com, autoexec.sys, config.sys, etc., and deleted them all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darsithis View Post
    What's your worst thing you did to a computer in your life?

    I can think of two: one, accidentally causing my computer to light itself on fire or the time when i was really young and though that the root of C was so cluttered with all of those files like command.com, autoexec.sys, config.sys, etc., and deleted them all...
    Honestly? Nothin'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    <snip: that was more personally identifying than I'd like>
    It was a cool story btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    It's a shame that we live in a time where it makes a lot of sense to keep your personal life separated from work, and both of those distant from your online presence, but that's the way it goes.

    Totally unrelated, anybody have any interest in a live-stream (or something) for building a chip-8 vm/emulator?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CHIP-8

    I've been thinking about doing it to get better with Rust or maybe to try out Go for simple graphical applications. If you're not a huge nerd, I think you can learn a lot about the way computers actually work by writing a VM / interpreter / emulator but for people who aren't programmers or don't have a lot of confidence in their abilities that kind of task can seem really daunting.

    I'm bringing it up as a topic I might try to do for a conference talk later this year.
    I'd be interested in watching that.
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    The apparently WD Green 1TB HDD that was in my parents' Gateway computer from 2009 has finally entered its final rotations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by evn View Post
    <snip: that was more personally identifying than I'd like>

    TLDR version: the CEO of Apple lied and said I make nice latté art today.
    Speaking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    By the time you get /that/ kind of latte art, your drink is basically already cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    By the time you get /that/ kind of latte art, your drink is basically already cold.
    Maybe they're very good and do it very quick? I have no idea, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    By the time you get /that/ kind of latte art, your drink is basically already cold.
    Coffee exists for dipping chocolate biscuits in it, if stuff gets in the way of the biscuit I'm rampaging
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    Quote Originally Posted by Remilia View Post
    Maybe they're very good and do it very quick? I have no idea, lol.
    I'll believe it if I see them do it fast, but trust me when I say it's super complicated and requires a lot of extra hassle.

    Quote Originally Posted by Butler Log View Post
    Coffee exists for dipping chocolate biscuits in it, if stuff gets in the way of the biscuit I'm rampaging
    Well... the dark spots on the foam? That's espresso. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    I'll believe it if I see them do it fast, but trust me when I say it's super complicated and requires a lot of extra hassle.
    Here on the internet we just say gitgud, lol.

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    Got a ticket today while driving. /lesigh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltrusDisc View Post
    Got a ticket today while driving. /lesigh.
    Thus why I like Taiwan, I can walk everywhere. Though the pollution (although better than many years ago) is still bad.

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