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Comment: Re:Can you say... (Score 1) 263

by Fwipp (#48595043) Attached to: Judge Rules Drug Maker Cannot Halt Sales of Alzheimer's Medicine

If you own millions in assets, I'm sure you've heard some advice to diversify, right? If you've got even half your assets outside the company, you've still got millions of dollars left.

Frankly, I don't care about a millionaire losing half their money because of their own stubbornness. They'll be fine.

Comment: Re:The best gift? (Score 2, Insightful) 113

by Fwipp (#48584701) Attached to: 2014 Geek Gift Guide

I usually hate Bennet's long-winded posts, mainly because he thinks he knows what he's talking about, but manages to be rather wrong most of the time.

This post is more like a "Here's some cool stuff!" - and he's right, a lot of it is pretty cool. If you don't really read the words and just skim the links, it's a pretty good article.

Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 1) 416

by Fwipp (#48578811) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

I don't think it's unusual or undesirable for a university to have a code of ethics they follow, even if it differs from the "will of the people" as it manifests through an aggregate of individual actions.

I also don't think it's fascism for a private school to have, you know, a code of ethics - I don't really see how MIT is a nationalist authoritarian government.

I do like the subhuman bit though. I'm now imagining myself tunneling beneath the earth, erupting out to snatch and devour shitty dudes.

Comment: Re:Creating more victims (Score 5, Insightful) 416

by Fwipp (#48574679) Attached to: MIT Removes Online Physics Lectures and Courses By Walter Lewin

It also sends a really clear message: "This behavior will not be tolerated." If sexual harassment causes your name and work to be disgraced - that's a pretty strong deterrent to people in academia.

So if you're considering the aggregate effect, you've also got to consider the aggregate improvement in the lives of students who now face less harassment and can learn in a less hostile environment.

Comment: Re:Not sure who to cheer for (Score 1) 190

by Fwipp (#48570425) Attached to: Fraud Bots Cost Advertisers $6 Billion

Yeah, they're in cahoots. There are services out there that will contact you offering to magically drive up ad-clicks on your site (for a small fee, of course). I'm sure that some of the website owners think that they're driving actual users to the site, but... it's hard to imagine how anyone tech-savvy would not understand what they're doing.

Gotta spend money to make money, right? :b

Comment: Re:What about things like the JVM inside a contain (Score 1) 149

by Fwipp (#48562529) Attached to: Ubuntu Gets Container-Friendly "Snappy" Core

The containers aren't like full-fledged VMs - they're generally running only the processes they need. If you enter it & bring up top, you're quite likely to see 3 processes in there - one for top, one for your shell, and one for your actual app.

You're going to have a slightly larger footprint, yeah - I don't believe you can take advantage of shared libraries to reduce RAM usage (though... possibly in some cases. I'm not sure) - but it's much lighter than running a VM. if you want some more gory details.

Possessions increase to fill the space available for their storage. -- Ryan