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Comment: Re:amazing (Score 2) 279

by Aereus (#49117905) Attached to: Intel Moving Forward With 10nm, Will Switch Away From Silicon For 7nm

I think the bigger problem is, what happens when we reach the long-tail of process development, and demand tapers off to the point they can't fund further R&D?

IE: Systems are "good enough" and people go from buying one every 3 years to "only when they break". That could be 10+ years.

I suppose Intel would just follow the carrot to the next profitable market like they are pushing Atom CPUs lately?

Comment: Re:Taken to the cleaners... (Score 2) 132

by Aereus (#49069275) Attached to: LG Exec Indicted Over Broken Samsung Washing Machine

The problem here is they probably had the units setup and working for the start of the show, and come time for the reveal -- suddenly they are broken because this competitor was messing with them prior to opening. Yeah they might have broken during others testing during the show -- but at least that is with Samsung staff around to guide the demonstration or watch over the testing.

Comment: Re:A precaution when done ahead of time. (Score 1) 311

by Aereus (#49065761) Attached to: Nuclear Plant Taken Down In Anticipation of Snowstorm

Known inadequate seawall led to flooding of the generators, which in a highly faulty design, were placed in the basement rather than behind the plant uphill. Another plant had made the necessary seawall upgrades and successfully repelled the tsunami wave and had no issues. Amongst a litany of other oversights, these were the two crucial ones.

Comment: Re:Government! Start with thyselves! (Score 1) 100

by Aereus (#49018761) Attached to: Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking

I don't think they really enforce the Pass matching the plates though. I've used mine with rental cars, or along with my parents on a trip, etc. and never seen an issue with them claiming any sort of violations. I think it only comes into play if you report the Pass stolen.

Comment: Equatorial Ridge (Score 1) 141

by Aereus (#48990267) Attached to: The Strangest Moon In the Solar System

My armchair theory for the ridge would be it wasn't always tidally locked, and plowed through a significant amount of debris material along that plane originally. Eventually becoming tidally locked, and the larger particulate had been mostly thinned out. And the tilt happening as the rotation failed, much like a top wobbles and falls over after losing momentum.

Comment: Some things are just before their time as well (Score 1, Insightful) 458

by Aereus (#48946101) Attached to: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft

Apple Newton was AFAIK, one of their first PDAs on the market in the early 90s. It's not much of a stretch to say that a smartphone is essentially an internet-enabled PDA that can also make calls. While the Newton failed, the iPhone was eventually a big success due to technology advances allowing for a smaller footprint and appealing design aesthetic.

Comment: Re:Are they good? No. (Score 1) 335

by Aereus (#48703249) Attached to: Out With the Red-Light Cameras, In With the Speeding Cameras

The problem with the school zone ones are, they obnoxiously are active well outside of school hours, weekends, and holidays. Some are reasonable with allowing 5mph before they go into alert status. Some in the area go to "high alert" with even 1mph over the speed limit -- speed numbers in red with strobing red and white blinking lights around it. Even at 2am. On a Saturday.

Comment: Re: Public Stoning is too good... (Score 1) 139

You're pretty judgmental of what random people on the Internet do with their time. Who died and made you King? They cost companies a lot of revenue, and ruined Xmas for thousands of children who don't care about epeen wars. They just know they can't play games with their family or friends on a holiday bc some script kiddies wanted to advertise to make a few thousand dollars selling ddos. Which BTW takes far less effort to implement than defend against due to inherent flaws in Internet protocols.

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