People don’t typically think much about the nest of cables and wires that run through walls and ceilings at the office and in the home. These Ethernet cables are what bring the connectivity we need to work and play to our computers. The IEEE has now ratified a new Ethernet spec called IEEE P802.3bz that promises five times the top speed of current specifications without having to tear out the cabling already in place.
The new standard allows the access layer bandwidth currently in use to evolve incrementally beyond 1Gbps. The new standard also includes a wireless component for 2.5G and 5G Ethernet that allows connectivity with 802.11ac Wave 2 Access Points.
“As new 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless technology is being deployed the need to offload more and more data at higher and higher speeds from the wireless to the wired network has never been so critical,” wrote Sachin Gupta, vice president of product management in a blog celebrating the ratification. “Going beyond 1 Gb/s with existing Cat5e and Cat6 cables was little more than a talking point two years ago. But now with NBASE-T, we have the ability to extend the life of an enormous asset —your wired network. The Cat5e and Cat6 installed in just the last 15 years now exceeds an estimated 70 billion meters of cabling, which is more than 10 trips to Pluto.”
The new spec means that business that need more speed won’t have to bring down networks and disrupt services with cabling needs, assuming they have Cat 5e/6 outlets already. The new spec will also save enterprises money by not having to foot the bill for that recabling.
Gupta added, “For some, a re-cabling isn’t even possible. For others, unfeasible. For the rest, re-cabling is just costly and disruptive. It is easy to imagine the value of delivering multi-gigabit speeds to the more than 1.3 billion Cat 5e/6 outlets worldwide if it doesn’t require the huge head-ache and expense of a major cable replacement. The promise of NBASE-T has to have nearly every CFO, CTO, building manager and IT group breathing a huge sigh of relief.”
Awesome guide I found on mechanical keyboards by Lifehacker and wanted to show you guys, it’s pretty dope if you know the difference, and if you play games, type a lot you should def know the difference between keyboards.
Mechanical keyboards, or keyboards with full, individual switches under every key, have exploded in popularity recently, although the technology inside is as old as the keyboard itself. There’s really no substitute for that solid, clicking sensation under your fingers as you type, and the satisfying sound each key makes when you press it. However, choosing the best mechanical keyboard can be tricky, since there are dozens of models, different switch types, and more popping up every day. Here’s how to tell them all apart and pick the right one for you.
Want to browse a computer/network/internet without leaving a trace? Well get like James Bond and become elite, check out this post by lifehacker.com
In this post, we’ll walk through how to use a USB stick or DVD to anonymize, encrypt, and hide everything you do on a computer no matter where you are. When we say “browse without leaving a trace”, we truly mean it. Using the Linux-based, live-boot operating system Tails (The Amnesiac Incognito Live System), you can use any computer anywhere without anyone knowing you were ever on it. Tails is a portable operating system with all the security bells and whistles you’ll ever need already installed on it. You can install Tails on one of your many dust-gathering USB drives or a DVD. We’ll show you how to set up your own portable boot disc in the second section, but let’s start by taking a look at what you get with Tails. Hit Read More
Got this sweet ass Dali x Crow bear from PIQ in Downtown Orlando, finally got around to doing a shoot of it. It was around $80 limited to 23pieces worldwide. They have a variation in silver which is cool, but blue is still the best. Also a sweet Vinylmation from the Haunted Mansion series of Disney.
Scooped this bad boy up from p!q in downtown Orlando, which is one of my favorite toy stores. This is a 1/85 release I believe and glows in the dark. It kinda helped start my vinyl toy collecting alongside Disneys Vinylmations.
Build this legit Ghost busters Lego Set which is awesome and I got a new watch which is also epic. This watch is pretty cool and has the time zones for different areas. This lego set was the cusoo like the custom ones that are submitted online then built by lego!