Episode 138


On this week’s episode of The Voicemail, James and Stefan talk about:

[Episode 138, 39 minutes and 28 seconds, 37.9 MB]

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Episode 138

14 thoughts on “Episode 138

  1. rcadden says:

    You guys mentioned the reason for having 13 antennas, but didn’t connect the dots fully. It’s the same reason that you would be “in the market” for a router:

    Number of devices connected.

    Most ISP-provided routers blow chunks (as Stefan correctly pointed out). The “top of the line new unit” that I received with my AT&T Uverse account previously would start dropping devices after I connected 7-8. Sounds crazy, but if you think through everything that’s connected to WiFi in your home, you can get to that number pretty quickly. And when you add the Internet of Things, it won’t be crazy for the average house to have 15+ different WiFi-enabled devices needing a signal.

    I’m pretty interested in the OnHub, as well, but I was surprised that I didn’t see *any* articles regarding the potential privacy invasion, or at least the ridiculous amount of data it would provide. Double this given the manufacturer was revealed to be a Chinese company* (TP-Link, which, incidentally, is who manufactured my current router). Essentially, Google and the Chinese would have full access to *everything* you do on the Internet.

    *Note: I’m not intending to make any assumptions or accusations against the Chinese here. More, I’m interested that that tech press seemed to have ignored it, since they tend to be pretty antsy about the Chinese building infrastructure equipment, regardless of how unfounded those concerns might be

    1. Stefan Constantinescu says:

      That’s a big one too. I’ve had roommates before. And just about everyone these days has a laptop and a phone and/or tablet. Hell, some even had smart TVs in their room. That’s when we HAD to get a better router.

  2. No Wonder You're Single says:

    Noticed you blocked me. Been following you since the TabDump days. I realize that you’re mean and arrogant but I was sincerely suggesting that the x265 HEVC compression is notable. Mr. Robot is kinda meh though.

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