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I've recently got fibre at home. Wired I get 95/50 mbps (my plan is 100/50), so that is good. Wireless I'm getting around 47/27. Realistically, what loss should I be expecting? At the moment we have the TV, laptop and Kindles connected to the wireless (rarely all at the same time). The laptop is 802.11n capable.
Is there a structured or automatic way to test / improve my set-up? I've been using inSSIDer to get onto the least congested local channels, is there anything else I should try?
After reading through the replies to DaveAuld's post from yesterday[^], specifically the comments about QA, I started wondering if we might be better off embracing the homework questions in a new way.
I don't see the rate of homework questions declining in the future, so what if there was a separate QA area specifically for them?
A QA area dedicated to answering basic questions from students that need a different explanation than what they got from their teacher. I know this already happens, but the noise level in QA is so high that a great answer to a question might not be found by other students with the same problem.
There are many dedicated members that do a great job of answering questions in QA every day, but I know there are other very qualified members that don't want to deal with the current format.
Let me be clear. I am not saying we should do their homework for them. In fact I think there should be a report option specifically for that, so those questions can be kicked back without even having to post a message to explain that. Couple that with the ability for Protectors to move questions from one area to another.
I am not claiming this is an optimal solution, but do you think something like that would make for a better or worse QA experience?
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Online chat is a terrible idea. Who, exactly, would you connect to? Bear in mind that the people who answer questions are volunteers, and that this site is frequented by people from all round the world, the chances of you connecting to the person who is able, and has the time to work through the problem, is tiny.
My idea for the online chat was not for the QA. It was more for the Lounge and The weird and Wonderful. For sharing more interesting articles and other things. With my expierience irc is a really good time filler.
And yet again this idea may not be as good as it sounded inside my head.
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I fail to see what online chat would bring over posting to the forums. Part of the problem is that the very nature of chat moves away from the idea of giving considered opinion and is best suited to things that don't need to survive after the chat session ends.
I remember you posting a message about a dual sim smartphone you waanted to purchase. In case you are still looking around for one, I ordered the HTC Desire 516[^], I'll get it next weekend. If you are still interested in getting a dual sim phone, I can write a little review for you.