Re: Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
said by cableties: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.
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.
Re: Lightsquared Hopes Courts Can Reverse Laws of Physics
said by DaveRickmers: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.
There is no such thing as a brick wall analog filter.
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.