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Thursday Morning Links
by Revcb 06:52AM Thursday Oct 06 2011

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cableties
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join:2005-01-27

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

RIP.

Irony, a friend and I were chatting early yesterday about Apple, and I mentioned I pre-ordered Steve Jobs Biography book. I said I wanted to get him to sign it before he succumbs to his illness.

Hours later I get a text that OMG, he died today. Huh?

Fare well Mr Jobs! My condolences to your family, your friends and your Apple.


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Splat

RARPSL

join:1999-12-08
Suffern, NY

Re: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

said by cableties:

RIP.

Irony, a friend and I were chatting early yesterday about Apple, and I mentioned I pre-ordered Steve Jobs Biography book. I said I wanted to get him to sign it before he succumbs to his illness.

Hours later I get a text that OMG, he died today. Huh?

Fare well Mr Jobs! My condolences to your family, your friends and your Apple.


He joins the list of people who are dieing and actually die right after some significant date in their life (Xth birthday, Xth anniversary, etc.). In his case it is the iPhone 4S intro.

DaveRickmers

join:2011-07-19
Canyon Country, CA

Lightsquared Hopes Courts Can Reverse Laws of Physics

You don't build condos next to a shipyard; you gotta have a park and a mall as a buffer.

There is no such thing as a brick wall analog filter.

jseymour

join:2009-12-11
Waterford, MI

Re: Lightsquared Hopes Courts Can Reverse Laws of Physics

said by DaveRickmers:

There is no such thing as a brick wall analog filter.

That is correct. Furthermore, the steeper the cutoff on an analog filter, the more undesirable side-effects it has on the desired signal, and the more susceptible the receiving device is to interference from sources "far-away," frequency-wise. That is the nature of analog filtering. That has always been the nature of analog filtering. To the best of our current understanding: That will always be the nature of analog filtering. We cannot defeat physics--at least not the physics we know, and at our current levels of understanding.

LightSquared would have you believe they've found a way to defeat physics.

Furthermore: Lightsquared has seized upon the latest complaint, that of interference to "high-performance" GPS devices, as being the crux of the problem. Make no mistake, LightSquared's attempts at misdirection aside: If it interferes with high-performance GPS devices, it'll interfere with all GPS devices.

LightSquared is becoming increasingly desperate. Not only are there technical questions that will likely sink the project, but it's becoming an increasingly embarrassing scandal for the White House and the FCC.

Time for another missive to my U.S. Senators and my Representative. This thing needs to have a stake driven through its heart, now.

Jim
elray

join:2000-12-16
Santa Monica, CA
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Netflix' Fall

They didn't misstep. The stock was incredibly overvalued. Hastings' crufty comments just helped nudge it off its ridiculous peak.

Netflix is no longer unique, they can't contract 3rd-class content for pennies any more, and with more demand for streaming, they can't expect a free ride, "neutrality" or not. What they have is a brand and a reasonably healthy DVD library, nothing more - not a lot of margin to be had.