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Comment: I know how this is going to be fixed... (Score 2, Interesting) 74 74

Anything that's politically incorrect will be blacklisted from being labeled as a result. No more gorrillas or any other of a million and one potentially offensive labels!

Although gorillas might be labeled as people, which would actually make some SJWs happy.

Comment: Difference between Warmists and Rapturists (Score 1, Troll) 639 639

The big difference between the Church of Global Warming and whatever kook cult is predicting the Rapture for next Tuesday is this: When the Rapture doesn't actually happen, at least the kooks admit that it didn't happen. The warmists just say that it did happen by changing the past data to fit their conclusions.

Comment: Re:Dream laptop. (Score 3, Interesting) 46 46

Everytime AMD comes out with a new mobile part we see the usual requests for products revolving around a wish for the "cheap" AMD parts to be coupled with high-quality cases/displays/RAM/storage/cases/etc./etc. to get a premium product that's super cheap.

It never happens.

Instead, the OEMs look at AMD's advertising of "cheap cheap cheap!" and run with it for the rest of the components in the system.

It's not just a conspiracy either, because while AMD parts are cheaper than (some) Intel parts, when you factor in the overall cost of a system, it could turn a $1200 notebook into a $1000 notebook (maybe) but it ain't gonna turn a $1200 notebook into a $600 notebook.

Comment: Read about the author of the article... (Score 0) 69 69

"A senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies, Robert Alvarez served as senior policy adviser to the Energy Department's secretary and deputy assistant secretary for national security and the environment from 1993 to 1999. During this tenure, he led teams in North Korea to establish control of nuclear weapons materials. "

Yeah... bitter old man seeking payback over his failures so now he's on to this crusade since he knows the U.S. government won't do anything to him.

Comment: Here's why it's better than an S6 or iPhone 6 (Score 4, Insightful) 108 108

Does the Zenfone have enough performance to get the job done in the real world? Sure.
Does the Zenfone win every benchmark? Nope.
Will the Zenfone be obsolete in 2 years? Yup.
Will the S6 and the iPhone 6 ALSO be obsolete in 2 years while at the same time costing a buttload more upfront? Yup.

And that's why the Zenfone is the winner.

Comment: Re:Please don't link Newsmax... (Score 2, Insightful) 686 686

So you're saying that old people like Snowden and Millenials hate his guts?

Your summary dismissal of facts based on the source not being politically correct enough shows that you are very enlightened and tolerant.

During WWII, did your grandpappie tell his bosses to not trust that E=mc^2 crap because the guy who thought it up wasn't an Aryan pure blood?

Comment: Re:Cripple Linux? (Score 0) 174 174

It's also $40 cheaper, which translates into a savings of > 25% of the device price.

You want Ubuntu on the "non-crippled" version? Good news: If you are willing to pay the additional $40, you ought to be able to install Ubuntu because the same hardware (minus some RAM/storage) has already been setup to run Ubuntu.

Comment: Re:We all need to realize... (Score 2, Informative) 133 133

Meh.. this meme has been copy & pasted onto Slashdot over & over again since the 90s.

Guess what:
1. I can tell you exactly how much Intel chips will cost if AMD is noncompetitive or goes away entirely... they'll cost exactly what they cost now because AMD is already effectively out of the game.

  People forget that Intel is not only in heavy competition with ARM, but Intel is in perpetual competition with its own parts from last year and if Intel really jacks up prices they will simply lose business from people who don't upgrade.

2. You have a very selective memory when it comes to history. In the brief periods of time when AMD really had some form of a performance lead over the Pentium 4, their chip prices were as high or even higher than what Intel charges for its extreme premium parts now. FX-62 for over $1000... I'm looking at you.

  AMD isn't some angel, it just doesn't have the opportunity to be the big dog very often. Additionally, even when AMD isn't the top dog they've charged whackjob insane prices for chips... $900 FX-9590 launched in 2013 as some sort of bad-joke, I'm looking at you.

Comment: Re:Employees can play? (Score 3, Informative) 342 342

Of course. If you read more about the story, this guy setup a shell corporation in Belize that tried to claim the prize just before it was going to expire. He obviously knew that he couldn't walk in and claim the prize, but he thought he could get away with having this magical shell corporation claim it on his behalf and that it wouldn't get back to him.

Comment: That's what they WANT you to believe! (Score 1, Funny) 142 142

Where's the fun in there not being any nefarious evil backdoors??!?!?

How am I supposed to feed my narcissistic persecution complex that the NSA is focusing billions and billions of dollars of resources just to spy on me and me alone when they can't even put a backdoor in TrueCrypt??!?!?

If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts. -- Albert Einstein