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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from Sauron in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    And from Qualcomm, Nokia, Ericsson, Google, Apple, Microsoft, etc, etc.
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from Sauron in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    The values I've listed before are not per antenna, but per channel. There's also a problem with different units: the UE values were in TRP (radiated power in all directions), while the 55dBm value for NR was in EIRP (radiated power in a given direction).
    You can find the base stations TRP values in the page 44 (24,38,TBD dBm for local, medium, wide range BS) and the dynamic range for REs in page 46 (up to [-6,+4] dBm). TRP values for beams in page 122 (33,47,TBD dBm). All of them are per channel (that 3GPP like to call carriers because they love to be confusing).  https://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/2019-09/Rel-16/38_series/38104-g10.zip
    Is it? 4G was made for sub 6GHz operation, with far less cells and operating channels in mind.
     
    Just to make things clear, I'm not against 5G at all. I do work on that, but my work is focused on the MAC.
     
    Also, ITU released guidelines in small cells deployment that are pretty much a guarantee people won't get exposed to high power mmWave radiation (unless someone does something severely stupid like, as you said, hug the antenna). In that same whitepaper, there's an example of 53dBm TRP resulting in ~74dBm EIRP.

     
    https://www.itu.int/rec/dologin_pub.asp?lang=e&id=T-REC-K.Sup16-201905-I!!PDF-E&type=items
     
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from greenmax in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    The values I've listed before are not per antenna, but per channel. There's also a problem with different units: the UE values were in TRP (radiated power in all directions), while the 55dBm value for NR was in EIRP (radiated power in a given direction).
    You can find the base stations TRP values in the page 44 (24,38,TBD dBm for local, medium, wide range BS) and the dynamic range for REs in page 46 (up to [-6,+4] dBm). TRP values for beams in page 122 (33,47,TBD dBm). All of them are per channel (that 3GPP like to call carriers because they love to be confusing).  https://www.3gpp.org/ftp/Specs/2019-09/Rel-16/38_series/38104-g10.zip
    Is it? 4G was made for sub 6GHz operation, with far less cells and operating channels in mind.
     
    Just to make things clear, I'm not against 5G at all. I do work on that, but my work is focused on the MAC.
     
    Also, ITU released guidelines in small cells deployment that are pretty much a guarantee people won't get exposed to high power mmWave radiation (unless someone does something severely stupid like, as you said, hug the antenna). In that same whitepaper, there's an example of 53dBm TRP resulting in ~74dBm EIRP.

     
    https://www.itu.int/rec/dologin_pub.asp?lang=e&id=T-REC-K.Sup16-201905-I!!PDF-E&type=items
     
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from TechyBen in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    I'm only aware of the heating effects, but may not be the only one. Not exactly due to the liquid, but because it's exposed. Internal organs are better protected.
    AFAIK, UV is way worse than mmWaves. The manufacturing and quality control of UV lamps are way sketchier than phones, which might expose you to unhealthy amounts of UV-B/C that might get you a skin burn/cancer.
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from TechyBen in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    It is non-ionizing, but different frequencies affect different materials/molecules differently. 61-62GHz are known to cause issues with some cell membranes even at lower power. >65dBm at >40GHz can cause skin and eye damage with reasonably fast exposure (tens of minutes). Not saying it is absolutely dangerous, nor that it should get banned right away, or anything like that, just that better safe than sorry.
     
    Yup.
    1) Or if you "don't hold your phone correctly"™, shield its antennas, etc.
    2) Which is kind of crazy, as your phone is way closer to you than the cells (pocket against chest or leg, or on your hand/face), most of the time you're not at LOS with the cell, being shielded by buildings/trees/whatever. If your phone is transmitting, you're probably getting way more radiation from it than from a common cell.
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from TechyBen in Switzerland halts rollout of 5G over health concerns   
    That's not how things work. In the case of 5G, you could definitely say that the transmission power is lower than 4G, especially for mmWaves, but only if there are enough antennas near the user.
     
    Higher frequencies = higher energy waves. Lower power doesn't make it inherently safer.
     
    And transmission power can also increase in transition to new generations (e.g. UE TxPower below).
    2G/GSM: 24-39dBm
    3G/UMTS: 21-33dBm
    4G/LTE-A: 20-23dBm
    5G/NR: 23-35dBm
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from TechyBen in Researchers trick tesla into going 85 mph autonomously with tape on speed limit sign   
    They only know how to deal with stuff they've been trained to deal with. Whatever it is that deviates from the norm, *insert your favorite "instructions unclear" meme*.
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from TechyBen in Quantum Cascade LASER tech promises drastically increased data transmission speeds   
    Do you mean fiber with microwaves or microwaves in the air? The later requires licensed bands or crowded unlicensed bands (which affect the QoS). That's why cables are magic: you basically get "infinite" spectrum for "free".
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from Envit0 in CPU temps hitting 215F+ with AOI on Ryzen 9 3950x, should I be worried?   
    I would check for the fans and pump first. If both are working, then remount the cpu block. Before reinstalling, I would also give the radiator a shake to check if it has coolant.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Taf the Ghost in Now everyone is playing with cameras - Samsung galaxy S20 revealed.   
    New cellphones have entered "good, plenty of life left" Used Car price ranges.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to justpoet in How to annoy hundreds of developers in all 50 states - Vermont bill would allow Emojis in license plates   
    As a developer…if you can't properly handle all characters in a typeset, learn to code.
     
    As a normal person…WTF, can we just get rid of emoji from life yet?  They are so stupid!
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to rcmaehl in How to annoy hundreds of developers in all 50 states - Vermont bill would allow Emojis in license plates   
    Sources:
    CNet
    NBC 5 (Quote Source)
    NY Post (Image Source)
     
    Summary:
    A proposed bill in Vermont would allow 6 different emojis of 3,019 recognized in vanity plates. 

    Media:

     
    Quotes/Excerpts:
     
    My Thoughts:
    Oh god, this is going to be another NULL, NO PLATE, NO TAG/NO TAGS, XXXXXXX, or NV situation all over again but for an entire state of vanity plate owners. This is sure to cause all sorts of weird issues with backend systems, OCR, and waste hundreds of man-hours attempting to get legacy ascii systems to recognize unicode emojis. On one hand, I fear for the developers involved, but on the other hand.... DO IT VERMONT, show these developers why you can't trust any input data at all! 
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Kilrah in Tesla Remove Software Features from Used Model S   
    So if the autopilot license is with the user and not the car that means you don't need to buy it again when you change your car to a newer one, right?
    Would be fun to counter them with that in court.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to captaindyson in Tesla Remove Software Features from Used Model S   
    So it seems Tesla are trying to set a questionable president with regards to what a used market is entitled to with products they buy.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/6/21127243/tesla-model-s-autopilot-disabled-remotely-used-car-update
     
    To summarise, a used car dealer bought a model S from a Tesla run auction with autopilot as an advertised feature and proceeded to sell it to a buyer with the same features advertised. Teslas however decided (and ran an audit to enact) that if you have not paid Tesla directly for the feature then you are not entitled to it and so disabled the feature while it was with the dealer and hence the buyer missed out.
     
    This takes the issues of automatic software updates to a whole new level and i have to wonder if it is even legal? Does anyone know if the autopilot functionality is "sold as a service"?
     
    I think the article sums it up pretty well with:
    And even setting aside all of the anti-consumer points that this raises, it just hurts the electric car market as it increases depreciation of the cars and hence makes the economic choice to buy one harder due to it costing more in real terms.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Delicieuxz in UK security experts admit same risks exist with all foreign telecoms, as Huawei is approved for EU and beyond   
    Recently, it was reported that the UK was allowing Huawei to develop up to 35% of the UK's non-core 5G infrastructure. Some have questioned why the UK would allow an alleged security threat to develop any amount of its potentially-exploitable technology infrastructure. But security experts say the issue isn't specific to Huawei and the same risk can come from any 5G supplier, and so diversifying to mitigate dependency is a calculated tactic.
     
    UK security experts finally admit Huawei is not the only security concern
     
    While it was reported widely that UK had approved Huawei for development of their 5G, what wasn't as widely reported is that Huawei has also recently been receiving approval or support for their involvement in 5G development in the EU and India.
     
    The European Commission's issued guidance on 5G roll-out did not ban Huawei but suggested that “high-risk” suppliers should be subject to “relevant restrictions”.
     
    EU defies US’ calls to ban Huawei, granting Chinese tech firm limited role in 5G rollout
     
    Some specific countries in the EU have voiced support for Huawei, including Italy and Germany - with Germany pointing out late last year that Germany didn't move to ban US tech companies after revelations that the NSA was spying on their Chancellor's private communications.
     
    Huawei should not be banned from 5G deployment in Italy – economic development minister
    ‘We did not boycott US firms during NSA scandal’: German minister defends move to include Huawei in country’s 5G network
    NSA tapped German Chancellery for decades, WikiLeaks claims
     
    And last December, Huawei was named as the 5G supplier of choice for O2's German infrastructure development.
     
    Mobile provider O2 chooses Huawei to build its German 5G network
     
    Huawei has also been given the go-ahead to commence 5G trials in India, which is the second-biggest mobile market in the world after China.
     
    ‘We have full confidence in Modi’s govt’: Huawei thanks New Delhi after being cleared for 5G trials
     
     
     
    It seems to me that most of the noise about Huawei's 5G comes from the US, while other countries are not nearly as polarized in their estimations of where the potential risks are.
     
    The US is no stranger to employing FUD to try to muscle its competitors out of influence and benefit, be it economic, technological, or geopolitical, while trying to move the US into a position of greater influence and benefit. In fact, from what I've seen, it's a routine tactic of the US.
     
    And so, when I hear the US decrying countries for considering or approving Huawei 5G, I can't but see it as self-serving hypocrisy considering that, according to leaked CIA documents branded by WikiLeaks as the Vault 7 documents, and also according to the information released in various public scandals, and the public statements by NSA whistleblower Snowden over the previous few years, the US state has hacked, backdoored, or infected:
     
    - most-all software
    - most-all cellphones
    - most-all routers
    - the government offices of many of its closest allies (for example, the NSA was eavesdropping on Germany's Chancellor for decades - and maybe still is)
    - a large number of the biggest harddrive manufacturers: Russian researchers expose breakthrough U.S. spying program
     
    And considering that the US state is responsible for Total Information Awareness, PRISM, XKeyscore, DARPA's Lifelog (AKA Facebook), and funds the NATO propaganda branch called Atlantic Council that oversees Facebook's content regulation, and that thousands of US tech companies swap data with the US state, while all US (and I think Canadian) internet traffic passes through NSA surveillance hubs that are spread across the US state. I also think of the fact that the US state intercepts and bugs server shipments before they reach their destinations, and that  the US state pays tech companies to put backdoors into their hardware and software for the US state to exploit.
     
    And then there's Snowden comment NSA workers intercept and share people's sexts messages around the NSA offices.
     
    Edit: And now this:
     
    So, when I hear US complaints about other countries approving Huawei 5G, I can't help but strongly suspect it's because the US doesn't want a potential competitor to its own spying and that the US is resenting not being able to set up more of its own covert spying technology in other countries.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Jack_of_all_Trades in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    No , but people have been digging out more and more shit, its actually quite marvelous. Like some guy found that attack animations have been reduced from wc3, as in they have removed content, somehow shadows don't work if you don't have reforged too and etc etc.
     
    But by far , this is the best : 
     
     
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from wasab in AMD Earnings: Second-Gen RDNA in 2020, Quarterly Revenue up 50% and 50% debt reduction in 2019   
    Not in the semiconductor industry:
    Samsung Electronics: ~46%  
    NXP Semiconductor: ~52%
    Qualcomm: ~64%
    Mediatek: ~41%
    Broadcom: ~55%
    TSMC: ~45%
    Intel: ~58%
    SK Hynix: ~41%
    Nvidia: ~59%
    Texas Instruments: ~63%
     
     
     
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to EldritchMoose in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Couldn't agree more. Adding content to an existing game is not the same as releasing one. The last game Blizzard made was Overwatch in 2016 and before that, Hearthstone in 2014 and Diablo 3 in 2012. Everything after was either an expansion to an existing title or a remaster of an old one.
     
    Blizzard used to make great games now they just try to wring as much profit out of their old and existing properties as they can. Speaking of which...
    I most certainly would argue that the ability to modify a game makes it better than curtailing that ability. The fact that games like the original Warcraft 3 (2002), Heroes of Might & Magic 3 (1999), Skyrim (2011) and Witcher 3 (2015) are still heavily played in 2020 is largely due to the fact that those games have (had) a large and active modding community. In fact, the WC3 modding community is largely responsible for the creation of an entire genre of games.
     
    Blizzard changing their rules specifically so they don't have another DOTA slip through their fingers makes modders hesitant to start work on Warcraft 3, which leads to less community support for the game, which leads to a less active community. You yourself have said that you're unlikely to ever boot the game up again after you played through it once, but the complaints are coming from people who have kept playing long after Blizzard stopped supporting the game officially through updates. You may not be interested in the multiplayer aspect of it, but the fact that Blizzard chose to remaster this game and not the first two is largely due to its popularity as a multiplayer game.
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to suicidalfranco in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    Blizzard current state is why i completely stop playing all of their games. I dropped diablo and am tightly keeping an eye on Torchlight and Path of Exile. Especially PoE, probably the best aRPG i've played in the last decade.
    And now that Torchlight Frontier as gone from f2p to b2p, the future looks bright for me there.
    WoW stopped playing after WotLK, and moved to GW2 and as of last christmas, ESO. Played a FF14 for a month, probably the best classic-ish MMRPG i've ever played, too bad i can't justify the time i'd be able to put in for the subs price.
    OW, fuck that game and it's matchmaker
    Starcraft, never managed to get into it, tried it multiple time but would always end up bored and tune out mid game. AoE2 though still amazing, don't even feel the hours flying on that game.
     
    And worst thing of all: forcing me to have the CoD icon on the battle.net launcher
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Andreas Lilja in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    AoE 2 DE is a steal at that price, they could have charged more easily. Nearly everything is redone or fixed. 
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Eaglerino in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    I remember thinking I had to change my resolution when I started the game, but it was already running at 1440p and the "remastered" menus just looked that bad. I did the first level and realized the only thing that changed were the HD models, which did look alright but this wasn't nearly the remaster that even Starcraft 1 was.
     
    And how in the world did they manage to screw up original Warcraft 3 players with the release of a remaster? That has to be a first for any gaming company, ever
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    gabrielcarvfer got a reaction from dalekphalm in AMD Earnings: Second-Gen RDNA in 2020, Quarterly Revenue up 50% and 50% debt reduction in 2019   
    Not in the semiconductor industry:
    Samsung Electronics: ~46%  
    NXP Semiconductor: ~52%
    Qualcomm: ~64%
    Mediatek: ~41%
    Broadcom: ~55%
    TSMC: ~45%
    Intel: ~58%
    SK Hynix: ~41%
    Nvidia: ~59%
    Texas Instruments: ~63%
     
     
     
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    gabrielcarvfer reacted to Valentyn in Warcraft 3 reforged is a complete disaster   
    They've refused me a refund; and i've not even installed the game yet.
    Opened a ticket about, and it's been hours, still no reply. 

    I'm done with Blizzard.

    Owned their games since floppy discs for Warcraft 1, all the way to the new Warcraft 15th Anniversary edition. Blizzard of old is completely dead.
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