What 802.11ax is not

I normally do not publish the “link to” posts, preferring to share on LinkedIn, but Devin Akin well deserves it. Matches my perspective 98%+, especially the point on 802.11ac stillborn MU-MIMO.

Preamble: Aerohive has released the first 802.11ax APs (the official 802.11ax standard spec is not final yet) – so expect the marketing race.

TL DR: The only good thing is OFDMA sub-carrier allocation (think sub-channels) similar to what exists in GSM/LTE/WiMAX, but it would not work w/o client support and forget 2.4GHz.

Anyway, enjoy the article: http://divdyn.com/802-11ax-not/ and let me know your thoughts!

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Should I attempt to uninstall Android bloatware? Android storage explained (or part of it)

There is a significant number of posts on the internet regarding how people hate bloatware that comes bundled with their devices, how it eats at their precious internal storage space and how they would want to uninstall it (which is impossible w/o rooting your device). While I agree with one’s right to hate the bloatware, everything else is a delusion. Let’s take a look.

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Plan ‘W’ from outer space

There’s been a bit of fuss in the press around the Outernet project (https://www.outernet.is/).  Long story short, they are promising free Internet, including wi-fi, to the world from low-earth orbit satellites, using broadcast model.  There is little to none no technical details, but there’s a form to accept donations. 🙂 Now, my feeling is that [at least with the current level of rhetoric vs level of detail provided] the key is in the last item. Let’s examine some of the statements, both on the mission and on the technical side.

Outernet connects everyone around the globe.

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