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Comment: Re:Sure, but speed... (Score 1) 418

by Mashiki (#48464383) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Tigerdirect here in Canada, the sale on samsung ended monday when stock was cleared. Though they still have 240GB OCZ(Toshiba) drives up for $69 after rebate, Intel drives were on amazon if I remember. Though there are other ocz 120gb drives for $20 and this was one of the intel drives for $100 with a double stacking coupon. So yeah, I guess you're welcome.

Comment: Re:Sure, but speed... (Score 1) 418

by Mashiki (#48462673) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

Considering I've seen: Samsung 120GB drives going for $39, Intel 500GB drives going for $100 you can bet as the cost of NAND drops through the floor that capacity and prices will continue to be low. You might have also noticed an increase in DRAM prices, as we're about to make the massive shift to DDR4.

Comment: Re:Education versus racism (Score 1) 474

by ColdWetDog (#48448919) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

This is the problem - there is subset of individual policemen and entire departments that AREN'T courteous or reasonable. They start out hostile and alienating. The interaction also starts out at an a very unequal power level. When you are placed in this sort of situation, it is much harder (and much more important) to finesse it exactly right.

It can be done, such individuals and departments often aren't the sharpest pencils and with a bit of training and fore thought, you can work around them but it's harder. And also recall that not every alleged perp is all that sharp / sober or even interested in defusing the situation.

So play acting these types of confrontation can be extremely effective. Unfortunate, but effective.

'These are not the perps you are looking for .... '

Comment: Re:Yeah right (Score 1) 128

but how can you move your sub contractor's, their sub contractor's etc. production out of China?

Either by investing in new companies in region xyz, or by making your own start-up contractors and then selling them off as "unprofitable" that has happened in China quite a bit.

Comment: Re:The French are the world's Standards Board (Score 1) 370

by Sarten-X (#48445083) Attached to: Blame America For Everything You Hate About "Internet Culture"

As is often the case, it's a little more complicated than that.

The French appreciate standardization and conformity more that Americans. Where Americans would care about getting a job done, the French care about doing the job correctly. Along with that, there is a distaste for frivolity and absurdity when those aren't the matter at hand.

Comment: Re:If you're not driving and not owning... (Score 1) 453

by ColdWetDog (#48443899) Attached to: In a Self-Driving Future, We May Not Even Want To Own Cars

...isn't this just the equivalent of taxicabs? Why do so many futurists seem obsessed with pushing a taxi-based future?

If they actually called them taxis, we probably wouldn't even give it a discussion. But combine words like "personal" and "public transportation"...

Probably because we've all seen Fifth Element.

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