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  • @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    Depending on your location - it's more a comparison of as you said - "slow-ass satellite broadband internet"vs no internet at all.

    In western Nebraska is is very little internet. Oddly enough there is power, but no internet, or only just the crappies of near dialup type service.

    What I think Scott is saying, is that you can bring much higher speeds of internet to places that have power through the use of LEO satellites.
    i.e. You live on the top of a mountain, you have a huge solar array - so you have power, but today you have no internet, or only the crappy HO satellite stuff. Tomorrow with LEO satellite, you could suddenly have fairly decent internet access on that mountain top.

    I am NOT going to be on mountain tops and/or such areas 99.9% of the time... so getting back to reality... 5G it is.

    I also do not, and never will, live in Western Nebraska. So none of what you said applies. I'm not going to buy and deal with not having 5G for that 0.01% of the time having 5G will not be beneficial. That just doens't make sense.

    You seem really hung up on 5G... That's like being hung up on LTE today - I don't get it.



  • 5G is your connection back to the tower. That’s it.
    If fibre is unavailable as a backhaul option from the tower LEO could do the trick.

    I’d find it an interesting comparison between microwave towers and LEO backhaul



  • @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    Depending on your location - it's more a comparison of as you said - "slow-ass satellite broadband internet"vs no internet at all.

    In western Nebraska is is very little internet. Oddly enough there is power, but no internet, or only just the crappies of near dialup type service.

    What I think Scott is saying, is that you can bring much higher speeds of internet to places that have power through the use of LEO satellites.
    i.e. You live on the top of a mountain, you have a huge solar array - so you have power, but today you have no internet, or only the crappy HO satellite stuff. Tomorrow with LEO satellite, you could suddenly have fairly decent internet access on that mountain top.

    I am NOT going to be on mountain tops and/or such areas 99.9% of the time... so getting back to reality... 5G it is.

    I also do not, and never will, live in Western Nebraska. So none of what you said applies. I'm not going to buy and deal with not having 5G for that 0.01% of the time having 5G will not be beneficial. That just doens't make sense.

    You seem really hung up on 5G... That's like being hung up on LTE today - I don't get it.

    What do you mean you don't get it? For what possible reason could you see me wanting satellite broadband internet over 5G? Given that the downsides of 5G will not apply to me, I don't see how it's possible you don't get it.



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  • @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    Depending on your location - it's more a comparison of as you said - "slow-ass satellite broadband internet"vs no internet at all.

    In western Nebraska is is very little internet. Oddly enough there is power, but no internet, or only just the crappies of near dialup type service.

    What I think Scott is saying, is that you can bring much higher speeds of internet to places that have power through the use of LEO satellites.
    i.e. You live on the top of a mountain, you have a huge solar array - so you have power, but today you have no internet, or only the crappy HO satellite stuff. Tomorrow with LEO satellite, you could suddenly have fairly decent internet access on that mountain top.

    I am NOT going to be on mountain tops and/or such areas 99.9% of the time... so getting back to reality... 5G it is.

    I also do not, and never will, live in Western Nebraska. So none of what you said applies. I'm not going to buy and deal with not having 5G for that 0.01% of the time having 5G will not be beneficial. That just doens't make sense.

    You seem really hung up on 5G... That's like being hung up on LTE today - I don't get it.

    What do you mean you don't get it? For what possible reason could you see me wanting satellite broadband internet over 5G? Given that the downsides of 5G will not apply to me, I don't see how it's possible you don't get it.

    Well - you're railing on about 5G - which Scott has basically said why 5G and LEO have nothing to do with each other - there is basically no overlap - except those who are in very rural areas...
    So what - you just want 5G over LTE over cable modems over fiber connections? uh.. OK.. Two Thumbs up.



  • @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    Depending on your location - it's more a comparison of as you said - "slow-ass satellite broadband internet"vs no internet at all.

    In western Nebraska is is very little internet. Oddly enough there is power, but no internet, or only just the crappies of near dialup type service.

    What I think Scott is saying, is that you can bring much higher speeds of internet to places that have power through the use of LEO satellites.
    i.e. You live on the top of a mountain, you have a huge solar array - so you have power, but today you have no internet, or only the crappy HO satellite stuff. Tomorrow with LEO satellite, you could suddenly have fairly decent internet access on that mountain top.

    I am NOT going to be on mountain tops and/or such areas 99.9% of the time... so getting back to reality... 5G it is.

    I also do not, and never will, live in Western Nebraska. So none of what you said applies. I'm not going to buy and deal with not having 5G for that 0.01% of the time having 5G will not be beneficial. That just doens't make sense.

    You seem really hung up on 5G... That's like being hung up on LTE today - I don't get it.

    What do you mean you don't get it? For what possible reason could you see me wanting satellite broadband internet over 5G? Given that the downsides of 5G will not apply to me, I don't see how it's possible you don't get it.

    Well - you're railing on about 5G - which Scott has basically said why 5G and LEO have nothing to do with each other - there is basically no overlap - except those who are in very rural areas...
    So what - you just want 5G over LTE over cable modems over fiber connections? uh.. OK.. Two Thumbs up.

    That's right. I'll buy 5G and you can buy whatever service Tesla sells over their Leo network.



  • @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    Depending on your location - it's more a comparison of as you said - "slow-ass satellite broadband internet"vs no internet at all.

    In western Nebraska is is very little internet. Oddly enough there is power, but no internet, or only just the crappies of near dialup type service.

    What I think Scott is saying, is that you can bring much higher speeds of internet to places that have power through the use of LEO satellites.
    i.e. You live on the top of a mountain, you have a huge solar array - so you have power, but today you have no internet, or only the crappy HO satellite stuff. Tomorrow with LEO satellite, you could suddenly have fairly decent internet access on that mountain top.

    I am NOT going to be on mountain tops and/or such areas 99.9% of the time... so getting back to reality... 5G it is.

    I also do not, and never will, live in Western Nebraska. So none of what you said applies. I'm not going to buy and deal with not having 5G for that 0.01% of the time having 5G will not be beneficial. That just doens't make sense.

    You seem really hung up on 5G... That's like being hung up on LTE today - I don't get it.

    What do you mean you don't get it? For what possible reason could you see me wanting satellite broadband internet over 5G? Given that the downsides of 5G will not apply to me, I don't see how it's possible you don't get it.

    Well - you're railing on about 5G - which Scott has basically said why 5G and LEO have nothing to do with each other - there is basically no overlap - except those who are in very rural areas...
    So what - you just want 5G over LTE over cable modems over fiber connections? uh.. OK.. Two Thumbs up.

    That's right. I'll buy 5G and you can buy whatever service Tesla sells over their Leo network.

    You're missing the point - almost no consumers will be buying anything from Telsa or Amazon, they will be buying 5G or other land based solutions, just like you.
    But who THOSE people buy their connection from can and will be Tesla and Amazon.



  • @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @Obsolesce said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    If this example map below is true in a reasonable time, then I really do not need internet this 5G coverage proposal will not cover:

    I think you missed the point . 5G is like a driveway, period. It's the access BETWEEN you and the Internet, not your access TO the Internet. 5G coverage can be 100%, but if it doesn't have Internet uplinks, you still can't get email.

    The satellite services are the backhaul that make things like 5G able to work. So no amount of 5G coverage helps you on its own, none.

    I really don't give a shit how you want to swing this.

    I'll buy my 5G connection, you can buy your slow-ass satellite broadband internet connection.

    We'll then compare our internet connection latency and speeds and see...

    So, like always, you have no idea WTF are actually talking about.

    The entire point of LEO networks is low latency. Starlink (not Tesla) has publicly announced that 20ms is the initial goal with 10ms as things get up to full functionality.

    The others are also wrong by stating that Starlink is for backend. Yes, that will likely be the larger market by dollars, but it sill be 100% available to anyone, anywhere. Other systems are unknown, as they have not publicly released anything.

    5G is not some miracle. It is in fact a huge pain in the ass to get implemented. Coverage maps are total bullshit marketing. I am not surprised that you fell for something like this. It seems to be a character flaw for you.

    Coverage maps are huge generalizations. My neighbor could have perfect 5G coverage in his house, but I can have none. Because his house blocks it from mine. The need for more and more towers to actually implement ubiquitous 5G will run into so many NIMBY problems it is not even funny.

    Edit: Here is a link to an article about the tower issue in Japan that I read a day ago.
    https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190703/p2g/00m/0bu/091000c

    It is such a big issue that the government is offering space on traffic signals.



  • @JaredBusch said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    So, like always, you have no idea WTF are actually talking about.

    Piss the hell off. I know exactly what I'm talking about. I read all the articles. 5G latency goals are way less and speed goals are way more. Also like you said the others are wrong about their shit basing their assumptions on stuff they obviously weren't sure about. Stop giving me shit.



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  • Website drive-by attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do

    Researchers detect 4.6 million attempts over 2 months in Brazil alone.
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  • Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.



  • @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.



  • @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.

    My first thought was were they counting active users or just everybody who is subscribed to O365, lol. The article says they claim 13mil daily users.



  • @scottalanmiller and @dafyre take it with a grain of salt, they forced all of the smaller customers onto Teams. So a lot of people really had no choice as one day they were SfB users the next it was Teams only.



  • @dafyre said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.

    My first thought was were they counting active users or just everybody who is subscribed to O365, lol. The article says they claim 13mil daily users.

    That does seem very suspicious.



  • @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Website drive-by attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do

    Researchers detect 4.6 million attempts over 2 months in Brazil alone.
    Website drive-by attacks that try to booby trap visitors’ routers are alive and well, according to antivirus provider Avast, which blocked more than 4.6 million of them in Brazil over a two-month span.

    Gotta love this

    Besides watching out for spoofed sites, people can protect themselves by keeping router firmware updated or, when updates are no longer available, replacing the router.

    OK how is a user supposed to know the vendor has stopped providing updates versus they just haven't had a reason to supply an update recently?



  • @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.

    Is it? Anyone and everyone who has O365 has Teams - so, do those who don't bother to use Teams still count simply because they have it?



  • @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Website drive-by attacks on routers are alive and well. Here’s what to do

    Researchers detect 4.6 million attempts over 2 months in Brazil alone.
    Website drive-by attacks that try to booby trap visitors’ routers are alive and well, according to antivirus provider Avast, which blocked more than 4.6 million of them in Brazil over a two-month span.

    Gotta love this

    Besides watching out for spoofed sites, people can protect themselves by keeping router firmware updated or, when updates are no longer available, replacing the router.

    OK how is a user supposed to know the vendor has stopped providing updates versus they just haven't had a reason to supply an update recently?

    They have to have raised an IT person. At least for my parents, I just show up with a new thing and they go "Oh, I'm glad you know we need that."



  • @Dashrender said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.

    Is it? Anyone and everyone who has O365 has Teams - so, do those who don't bother to use Teams still count simply because they have it?

    I suppose the article does say this

    Microsoft announced that Teams has more than 13 million daily active users. The amount rises to 19 million when looking at weekly active users.

    So maybe it's actually true in a meaningful way.



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  • @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @dafyre said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @scottalanmiller said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    @mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:

    Microsoft Teams is now officially bigger than Slack

    It's the first official milestone for Microsoft's group chat, and it's a big one.
    Microsoft Teams may have only been around for two years, but the group-chat platform is already larger than one of its main competitors.

    Wow, that's actually really surprising.

    My first thought was were they counting active users or just everybody who is subscribed to O365, lol. The article says they claim 13mil daily users.

    That does seem very suspicious.

    Ya I find it hard to believe. I'd like to see WHAT that are counting, exactly.


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