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Comment: Re:Flying Cars (Score 1) 188

by Carewolf (#49141409) Attached to: The State of Linux Gaming In the SteamOS Era

"We didn't get flying cars, but the future is turning out OK so far."

Flying cars have been produced for the last twenty years. Drivable aircraft for longer than that. The problem isn't technical, it's political. They can't license and regulate them. The Government systems are just too crude.

That is not the problem. You can fly one if you have a flying license or do it at low altitudes over your own private land. The problem is that they are a stupid idea, the power spend keeping the vehicle hovering is not spend moving it which makes the range ridiculous short, on top of a price set in hundreds if not millions of dollars.

Comment: Re:Please tell me this is satire (Score 2) 318

by Carewolf (#49127911) Attached to: Use Astrology To Save Britain's Health System, Says MP

You seem to ignore psychology.

The problem is basically funding, highly trained professionals getting not enough resources to helt people.

You mean psychiatry. Psychology is a not a medical discipline and therefore treatment by a psychologist is actually alternative treatment.

Comment: Re:Wikipedia page (Score 1) 104

by Carewolf (#49107467) Attached to: "Exploding Kittens" Blows Up Kickstarter Records

So a still fictional game get's to have its own Wikipedia page but the Nim programming language, in development and publicly available for years, only got to have a page a few days ago and is still under threat of deletion from rabid mods. WP truly has a fucked up sense of priority.

That is because this game doesn't have similar similar competing project with dedicated editors deleting references to competing projects, which is the primary cause of all deletion of IT projects on Wikipedia.

Comment: Re:Isn't the difference (Score 1) 252

by Carewolf (#49101031) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

Analytics gathers data for google, they don't "sell" it. No one is sold personal info from Google, all they get to do is tell Google who they want to target and Google decides who gets to see it. The advertiser doesn't know things like your name, phone number, etc until you give it to them.

They sell it, but like all of these services, they sell it aggregated depersonalized, but that makes them no different from the rest of the companies doing this.

Comment: Re:Reality Flip Switch (Score 1) 252

by Carewolf (#49100365) Attached to: No Tech Bubble Here, Says CNN: "This Time It's Different."

Was the Fed flooding the market with cash in 2007-08? I think it was the private banks that were creating liquidity (money) with those weird investment vehicles and loans. What the Fed failed at was not withdrawing money from the economy and running up interest rates to cool things down, but nobody wants an economic party pooper and they would have been savagely criticized for ending the good times.

Yes, and they still are. The interest rate is below inflation which means it is profitable for banks to loan money backed in random crap, because random crap appreciates at the rate of inflation. That is what subprime morgages was, and what is still happening because they are still allowed to loan under inflation.

+ - Lenovo pre-installs malware injecting ads and spoofing SSL certs->

Submitted by janoc
janoc (699997) writes "Lenovo is pre-installing adware/malware called Superfish on their laptops which serves ads for products you may be browsing/shopping for, "but cheaper". Unfortunately it also breaks into SSL sessions by installing a false root certificate, allowing for potential snooping on secure sessions."
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