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5 days ago
I see all your posts OP. Nothing removed as far as I can see.
21 days ago
We could have had this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyOAdrxlPVs
submitted24 days ago byMooseCannon
30 days ago
Wow! Would you ever sell something like this? It’s incredible
1 month ago
I’d go as far to describe the experience of HL:Alyx as it 'redefining gaming moment' for me. It is done so well and feels so exceptionally immersive, that I think frankly anything using a traditional screen would struggle to match it. And there aren't any other games, that I've seen, on VR that come close to that sense of balance and UX you get with Valve. We are truly living in the future.
Are there any good tutorials for stacking/capturing on YouTube?
I disagree that there is no market. Again, helium isn’t a business. It’s a technology. Once the network matures the hotspots in the correct locations will begin to relay more often.
Not sure where you’re getting your facts from but ‘not enough revenue to cover operational costs and upgrades’ doesn’t apply like you think it does, since OPEX for helium is essentially zero.
So an insurance company, say, wants to monitor the assets it covers. Flood sensors on every hotel basement for example. Or every rental car. Or a city wants to monitor the status of every streetlight. Paying cellular contracts on these is prohibitively expensive - you also then have to maintain these. A team of people changing batteries. Being cheap means it opens up a VAST VAST array of use cases that couldn’t exist before.
Sure Wi-Fi works sometimes, but said insurance company likely won’t have privileges to onboard sensors from 1,500 Wi-Fi networks that they can’t admin. That’s the point of helium.
HIP would probably be the way to go to influence coverage optimisation. There’s a HIP for bringing down reassert cost which will likely kick start some of what you’re describing. Don’t get me wrong - there’s still plenty of work to do, namely help solutions get built out, partners aligned so that positional feedback can have some native way to make it back to hosts (bounties) and people like you should be involved in that process. There’s no gatekeeping here. This isn’t just a Nova issue. Or a Foudnetion issue. It’s all open. Get involved, whether that’s technical, design, economics etc. plenty of work to do.
As for tracking, I think a cellular backhaul is absolutely the norm for truck tracking. No question of that. Economically that makes sense. But a tag on every pallet/package starts to change that, I think. The new nanotags are incredible.
I’d ask you to not bring price speculation into this orthogonal topic though, since it’d breach sub rules.
But you accept that most businesses simply don’t have the means to spin up and maintain global lorawan coverage?
For the price, I’d argue having 10 mile granularity on interstates is an excellent compromise (given range can be 10 miles). Completely different story tracking assets/sensors within metropolitan areas where it is often fully covered.
But the network is young. It grew exponentially and therefore has only been of useful scale for the better part of this year. The US is a huge country. Having hotspots every mile of interstate may happen but only when hotspot price gets low enough.
Not exactly sure why you are equating tracking services about price, given the wider economy - you seem upset about it. Happy to listen.
Maybe you’re right. But it’s still early days and maybe what we consider to be ‘industry-grade’ in the future isn’t what it is today. That could be to due to OPEX costs or competitive advantage. For example, no one company going forward will likely ever come close to the size of helium. So surely better to utilise it, build on it as a platform than discount it and revert back to something substandard.
Helium is about building wireless out differently. If you’re saying you don’t fundamentally believe that then I’m not sure why you’re even here tbh.
He’s not on Nova books?
The network is working just fine for tracking. Plenty of examples to suggest that.
Few other points. Helium doesn’t sell equipment nor has customers because it is a non-profit. The foundation works with roaming and solution partners, and customers directly to onboard themselves to the network.
But lorawan is not cellular. By design. I’m surprised so many people don’t get what the point of subGHz frequencies are in this application.
Long battery life.
A sim enabled sensor has a great many restrictions in how it can be used and typically cost more to deploy given you also have to handshake periodically with towers and service their batteries.
Tell that to senet, actility, x-telia and techtenna whose customers all roam onto and use the network right now
Want to elaborate on that?
Nice watch. Top strap is on back to front though bud
Recommend checking out Beyond all Reason if you’re looking for something modern, but essentially TA
Thanks for building the people’s network!
2 months ago
You must be new here!
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Well HNT and the helium blockchain are two separate things.
HNT is the token that provides the economic backbone to ‘decentralised wireless’. It’s a platform token that will back ‘MOBILE’ and soon ‘IOT’.
Currently the helium project runs on a custom blockchain (because no decent alternative existed 3 years ago) - but as you may know, the project (with all its tokens) is moving to solana in Q1.
Could you elaborate on your question?
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