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Comment: Re:Hardware Companies & Telecoms Have Too Much (Score 1) 110

What version? My iPhone 5 never had Verizon branded software installed at the firmware level. Aside from it saying "Verizon" in the upper left corner, there's nothing Verizon installed on it.

Speaking of OS updates, the iPhone 5 will most get iOS 9 this Fall.

Comment: Re:albeit costing three times as much (Score 1) 103

by DigiShaman (#49824555) Attached to: Intel Releases Broadwell Desktop CPUs: Core i7-5775C and i5-5675C

Frequency speeds have been pretty stagnate due to the laws of physics. Asynchronous clocking is one way of dealing with signal propagation and timings as I understand. But the focus these years has been on adding features as the die shrinks further. Not many programs take advantage of multi-threaded operations, hence why the home and office market doesn't see much in the way of increase core count. For raw multitasking, it's my understanding that the Xeon line sacrifices multi-media features for extra cores and cache. Die space is limited as such gets allocated to whatever that market it's optimized for; in that case server and workstation.

Comment: Re:Being rich (Score 1) 355

Robots serve their rich masters while a few of us will service the robots. In a "perfect" (depends on if you're rich or not) world, robots would run everything while 99% of the human population can die off leaving the remaining 1% to live like Gods on Earth. That is, until the machines revolt and snuff out the last remaining humans.

AI automata Earth: Where machines become the apex predator and thus dominate.

Comment: Re: We the taxayer get screwed. (Score 2) 352

Depends on how far back that wealth goes. For many wealthy, their first priority is to maintain the wealth in perpetuity for themselves and their family. It's no different then the priorities of typical royalty. Musk and Jobs were nouveau riche, were they not? If so, that would explain how their idealism carried over once they acquired the financial means to carry through.

Comment: Re:Ah, this is why we need H-1b VISAs. (Score 2, Insightful) 220

by DigiShaman (#49798747) Attached to: Chinese Nationals Accused of Taking SATs For Others

Glad to be so close to retirement and then I won't have to deal with this crap.

You will NOT come out of this unscathed. None will. What will you do when inflation hits and thus marginalizes you life savings? What happens when -not if-, the US becomes insolvent. In fact, paying down the national debt is mathematically near impossible; or so it was last year. It hasn't exactly improved a year later.

I'm reminded of the saying. What cannot go on forever, won't!

Sorry AC, both the young, middle aged, and elderly are about to get get fucked badly. In different ways of course, but fucked none the less.

Regardless of whether a mission expands or contracts, administrative overhead continues to grow at a steady rate.