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1023 - 802.11N(ever)
Aired
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Duration
43:12
Hosts
Tom Merrit, Jason Howell Co-hosts: Natali del Conte & Brian Cooley
Producer
Jason Howell
Guests
none


Supposedly, we will get finalization on the 802.11N wireless standard in September. Of course, we've been waiting for that for years now, so we're not too confident. We also almost forget we're talking about the new Yahoo home page, and only I am impressed by Microsoft contributing to the Linux Kernel. But, I still think it's cool!


Stories CoveredEdit

Yahoo launching front page open to others' content

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10291462-93.html


Microsoft aims at VM market with Linux kernel code offering

http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2009/07/microsoft-aims-at-vm-market-with-linux-kernel-code-offering.ars


Barnes and Noble launches new eBook store with PlasticLogic

http://digitaldaily.allthingsd.com/20090721/barnes-noble-to-amazon-mine-is-bigger-than-yours/


UAE Blackberry update was spyware

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8161190.stm


BlackBerry for Mac

http://www.newsfactor.com/fullpage/fullpage.xhtml?dest=%2Fstory.xhtml%3Fstory_id%3D67885


Maine about to test tech to tax your miles, not your gasoline

http://blog.puppetgov.com/2009/07/16/maine-to-test-pay-per-mile-highway-tax/


U.S. agency blocked cellphone while driving safety study

http://mobile.slashdot.org/story/09/07/21/013200/US-Agency-Blocked-Cellphone--Driving-Safety-Study


802.11N should be finalized by September

http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/09/07/21/1446244/80211n-Should-Be-Finalized-By-September


Leaks lead to new Hadron Collider delay

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-10291660-76.html


Coming soon: Downloaded 3D movies at home

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10291381-1.html


VoicemailEdit

Shane in Las Vegas saw a WiMax ad!


EmailsEdit

Hey Buzz Crew,


Episode 1023 will be the last episode that we can binarily count with two hands. Starting from episode 1024, we will need an 11th digit to count properly, or we can use a ternary system and be safe until episode 59049.


Love the show!


Jack from Waterloo, Ontario




Hey BOL crew,


If you could keep this anonymous that would be great.


After listening to ep. 1020, and hearing the story about the electric drive for the DDG-51 class of destroyers. I thought I should write in since I actually work at one of the company's that builds those destroyer. The company I work for is also building the new class of Destroyer, the DDG-1000 class. check it out it's actually a really cool ship. and were hoping that they decided to build more than they are currently slated for.


The electric drive you are talking about is for all intents and purposes already being installed in the 1000 class. The concept build for the 51 class is a test to see if the new engine type will be able to fit in the old class.


I'm not really supposed to say to much but Brian C. was pretty close to right on his reasons for the drive, that and it helps with ship automation, i.e. smaller crew. the fuel savings are compounded by the savings from reducing the crew involved to maintain the old standard style diesel engines.


Just thought I would throw out a little bit of knowledge about the topic.


Your Destroyer Designer friend




BOL crew,

I did some reading on the tech behind the natal. The company that created the tech behind the camera is something no one is talking about. Everyone is talking about it in the game or computer space but the camera reads out the standard RGB color data as well as a distance component for each pixel the camera sees. I'm not sure and it's probably a really guarded secret as to how fine the camera can actually see but if it can't yet the concept is there to get better and better data till you can shoot HD quality data and get a complete distance map for the image by pixel. The documents on the company website go into some finer details but all that to say. This tech can grow into other fields such as motion capture for movies and games. Being able to apply a CG skin quickly and easily to the finner points of an actors movements would be revolutionary. No more green screen. Also no more lasers for 3D scanners so then the process for scanning a 3D object would get easier and cheaper. Maybe cheap enough to be on the consumer level? Can we say 3D fax machines? Natal is one use of the tech but I think this could be a gateway tech to many areas that it seems no one is talking about. Keep plugging the non-existent sponsors! Enjoy the show.


Website for the Company that designed the tech behind Natal.


Jonathan Bowen


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