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    Lately, the Twitter-guy and Facebook-guy (that brevity is explained in the episode) have made the rounds sooth-saying their user base. I never fell for it and thought it was pretty wasteful to travel around saying nothing substantive until it dawned on me that their words weren’t for my ears but to still regulator’s pens. Spoiler – So much stuff that I fail to cover all the ground I intended to cover today. Lots of Links to fill any gaps or continue research….

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    Think about what it took to get smartphones so normal that the idea of a cell phone company not offering a smartphone seems silly. Some news articles point to the idea that everything exists now if a person were rich enough that they could be the whiz to put drones, day and night, into our daily lives. Our culture then could be as defined by drone traffic overhead as it already is by cell phones today. I’m not saying I like it but I’m saying we need to confront our feelings about it now because barring the improbable likelihood of some catastrophic event knocking drone dreams out of the sky, they’re coming. And I’d say in a about a decade.

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    We all have some great expectations about technology and what’s in store for us around the next corner. Producers count on our reliable gullibility and feed us daydreams and half-truths which run counter to the positive experience whole-truths might bring on. Regardless of what we hear, we can control what we know since technology isn’t some spiritual totem animal that needs a prophet to interpret. In this episode, 5G – what it is and what it isn’t and also, “Broadband,” what it is and what it isn’t. There’s not alot of gray! What we expect should be nothing less than what these things are – and at their best, there are some interesting truths to swallow.

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    With the Internet behind so much access to infrastructure and anyone able to access anything given the right credentials, isn’t it time to not just issue new passwords but also consider accountability through issuing licenses? History already shows this can be effective with some citizen right-mindedness in place. With one person’s mistakes affecting dozens of other people, should we make rules? We already have special licenses for driving special vehicles and using reserved communications. What’s the alternative? An episode with big but pointed questions about security and responsibility.

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    Your ISPs gateway is like an electric locomotive and everything that’s connected is a car along the train. The gateway has both the modem and the router. Most retail routers for sale today shouldn’t be sold because their underlying processor architecture is outdated and leaves every device that connects to it vulnerable. This episode can get you on track with why residential security is the pits these days. After a little browser history, you’ll see why Google is the RR tycoon in our analogy and there’s a research paper out there to back it all up!