Monday, 29 June 2015

Transmission rates ever increasing.

UC San Diego research is pushing the limits of optical throughput over long distances. good to hear! Details in the link!

Friday, 26 June 2015

Looks like AMD has a fighting chance in the high end this generation

Ars sums it up best here:

As much as I love the top end I've kinda given up on it as it's usually let down by poorly supported drivers and price premiums which don't reflect the experience expected of them. I usually end up going for a midstream card with a good few months on the shelf and release drivers that have been a little more fine-tuned.  I'm running AMD in my main Windows machine at the moment and am pleasantly surprised as I didn't think i'd go back.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Logitech G903 replacement earpads and headband.

So like many others, i've had my G930 a long while and the earpads and headband had started to disintegrate. I found a fair bit of info on replacement earpads but not on the headband. Regardless I opted for some cheap blue replacements including a headband on eBay and waited.

Once they came I swapped out the earpads no problem but the headband was difficult to say the least. Basically it comes out via force. Start at one side of the headband and pull it back and twist and it will eventually give out. Luckily putting in the new band was rather easy.

Finished change over:

Friday, 19 June 2015

Cycling gadgets

Trying out some CO2 tyre inflators for the first time. Very impressed, so quick and effortless. Make sure to put the sleeve on the bottle as they get super cold!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

OneWeb’s constellation of 700 low-altitude satellites will be built by Airbus

To be used for broadband that rivals fibre connections....

I would say their already fighting a bandwidth and latency war they've already lost but this will be great for isolated regions! 50ms is high for a some fixed like connection out onto a server in the same country (maybe even continent) in my opinion. Also at 12Gbps for a satellite thats  a bit limited, even with 700 of them.

A normal telephone exchange (Services roughly the area of a large town) in the UK would have a backhaul of 10/20Gbps, probably more with fibre demand increasing. combine that with core networks that have 200 - 400 Gbps rings and the satellite network is looking a little bandwidth choked.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

BT Claims Future Broadband Delivers 300Mbps Speeds at 350 Metres

Article at ISPreview:

"The CTO of BT’s Wholesale division, Colin Bannon, has revealed that their future (ITU G.9701) broadband technology has also been tested on longer copper lines of 350 metres and the operator found that at this distance it was still able to deliver Internet speeds of 300Mbps."