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Comment: Re:China may have other reasons for their actions (Score 1) 31

by DigiShaman (#49379749) Attached to: Bitcoin In China Still Chugging Along, a Year After Clampdown

"Why aren't you saving 100% of your salary?"

I can confirm this about Chinese women in the major cities. At least in Shanghai, the women are real dominating; and everyone knows it. In the west, we call them "bitches". But that's what you get with competition. And in Shanghai, money rules!!! Oh, and as a guy, you're supposed to have purchased a home PRIOR to marriage for a place to move into after the ceremony. Or so that's the custom. Guys have it tough over there.

Comment: Re:China may have other reasons for their actions (Score 1) 31

by DigiShaman (#49379665) Attached to: Bitcoin In China Still Chugging Along, a Year After Clampdown

In China as the stock market is fairly new thing and the general population doesn't understand it very well, there are a lot of misconceptions about how it works.

That's because it DOESN'T! The Chinese stock market doesn't follow conventional market forces; because it's a command and controlled economy. That's communism! Even my Shanghainese wife knows this, and in fact was the one whom pointed this out to me.

Comment: Re:You know what else is chugging along? (Score 1) 31

by DigiShaman (#49379619) Attached to: Bitcoin In China Still Chugging Along, a Year After Clampdown

And there will be more as each one reaches critical mass. There's no authority to stop the near infinite amount of virtual currency markets from forming. Further more, there's nothing preventing the bundling of them as "crypto market funds" too. Turtles all the way down...

Comment: Re:The future is now. (Score 3, Insightful) 152

by DigiShaman (#49378095) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Who's Going To Win the Malware Arms Race?

Defining hackers as people who take control of your computer (in whatever form) for their own ends, then this scenario of a "secure walled garden" is a win for the hackers, not a win for security. My idea of security is to prevent exactly this crap happening.

I think you and everyone else needs to take a step back, breath, and re-evaluate what the entire point of using a computer is. For software developers, yes, you often need full unrestricted access to your computer. But for the majority of people, the computer is just a set of tools by which to do the job. In the case of Apple and Google, their "secure walled gardens" is embraced as a safe community by those that work and play in it. I mean honestly, most people would rather not be swindled in ID theft than have some opened-ended wild-wild-west platform with bandits nearby.

"Apple is a walled garden, but what a beautiful garden it is!"

Comment: Re: Just disable it... (Score 1) 196

Sans an actual PERC card, a Dell Precision shouldn't take that long. Two things that I can think of that would prolong the POST. Firstly, check the boot options to ensure Network is at the very bottom. Also disable PXE boot. I've seen it take an obscene amount of time hunting for a non-existant PXE server via DHCP. Secondly, disable an SATA ports not in use, otherwise the system will hunt for non-existant devices on that channel before giving up and moving on. Just remember to re-enable them should you need them later.

Comment: Re: Just disable it... (Score 2) 196

POST (Power On Self Test). The time doesn't include bootstraping to the OS. For example, Dell OptiPlex machines boot very fast when compared with a 3rd party motherboard. Dell PowerEdge servers take a very long time. For those POST includes RAM, DRAC, PERC (raid card), and the IPMI bus.

Comment: Re:Easy Solution (Score 4, Funny) 222

by DigiShaman (#49353525) Attached to: Broadband ISP Betrayal Forces Homeowner To Sell New House

Home Owner: But but but, thats price is outrageous!!! How can I run my business if you guys are stomping my entire profit margin?

Comcast: Because...we can :)

Home Owner: But I have a business to run!

Comcast: Look into my eyes; you don't work for yourself, you work for Comcast!!! *evil laughter*.

Home Owner: What's your name!?

Comcast: Skeletor!

Consultants are mystical people who ask a company for a number and then give it back to them.