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Interesting insight on the ways silicon fabs have been cheating Moore's Law (and the limits in continuing to do so).  Especially: "'dark silicon' refers to those portions of a device that need to be shut down in order to avoid overheating. [It recently] was projected to account for 'about one-third of total area in the 20nm technology node ..., increasing to as much as 80% by the 5nm node ... .'" http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1325577
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Evidently some FUD from Belkin/Linksys about their level of support for open firmware (namely OpenWRT) on their new wifi router WRT1900AC.  No actual wireless driver source code has been shared with OpenWRT devs; open firmware would only work for wired.
Speaking a little truth to the Belkin marketing of their latest 802.11ac router:

https://openwrt.org/ says:

"Given the confusion that the mentions of OpenWrt support in Linksys press releases have caused, we would like to clarify the state of WRT1900AC support in OpenWrt and the ongoing collaboration with Linksys.

Members of the OpenWrt team have been in contact with Linksys for a while, discussing collaboration on device support in OpenWrt.
There had been no technical collaboration on device support until Belkin engineers posted a few incomplete patches in early April. These patches are currently being cleaned up, as they do not meet our quality standards.

The most important part that is still missing is a usable driver for the Marvell 802.11ac wireless chipset. Belkin is working on fixing this, but they have not given us an estimation on when such a driver will be provided.

The default firmware for this device seems to be using a proprietary driver provided by Marvell, which uses non-standard APIs for configuration. We don't know if Marvell will open source this driver, or will work on an alternative Linux driver. We believe that both approaches require a considerable amount of effort and time.
Because of these issues, we would currently recommend against purchasing this device until we have the missing pieces of software to make it functional with OpenWrt.

The Linksys press release claims that the device is "OpenWrt ready" and "Open Source ready". Given how much is still missing, and that not even the GPL code for this device was posted to the Linksys GPL code center, we consider these claims to be premature and unfortunately misleading.

Regards,
The OpenWrt Team"
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Anyone happen to have a spare airline ticket to Leipzig, Germany for May 12-18th? Y'know, just sitting around in that jar of leftover international tickets you have? http://battlemesh.org/BattleMeshV7
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Getting the #github #unicorn , I believe with the implication that one "should" never see a unicorn in the 1st place.  Feeling special ...
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Now in Berlin for this year's Summit on Community Wireless Networks! #is4cwn
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Where does one appeal to have <curmudgeonly><curmudgeonly/> added to the +HTML5 standard?  I would have use for such a tag.
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I'm surprised about the lack of mutiple windows.  Seriously?  I thought a GUI capable of multiple simultaneous windows was established as a Good Thing back in the 70s or so.
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A benefit to having a tin heart is that you can solder it back together when it breaks.
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