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Comment: This is peanuts (Score 1) 257

This is such small potatoes. Russian olicharchs are paying millions to mostly American law firms to scourge the internet and write cease and dissist letters to any sites hosting negative articles about themselves and their allies.
Really, a single pianist is *not* the issue here.

Comment: Re:I PC game, and have zero reason to upgrade (Score 1) 98

by HetMes (#47806789) Attached to: AMD Releases New Tonga GPU, Lowers 8-core CPU To $229
Why in a year or two, and not a decade? What you suggest sounds like the technology push of TV manufacturers with their 3D, curved screens, 4k resolution TVs that nobody seems to be waiting for.
Maybe we've arrived at a situation where the technology to do anything you could reasonably want is simply here, and gaming is going back to providing a unique experience and captivating story lines.

Comment: It still my dream... (Score 2) 161

by HetMes (#46647639) Attached to: App Developers, It's Time For a Reality Check
I know the statistics, but I also know the apps out there. And I can say that even most of the 5 star apps just simply suck; they do one or two just wrong or not at all.

My motto is going to be "We did it just right", and I believe achieving that to be a seriously underappreciated and especially in IT underdeveloped skill. I like my chances.

Comment: Reality in the world (Score 0) 529

by HetMes (#46504771) Attached to: The Poor Neglected Gifted Child
What use is a above-average brain if the person lacks the social skills to apply their intelligence? No, they are not single-handedly going to invent the cure for cancer.

On the other hand, the NFL star leads by example, unites us in support for our team and might very well have a much larger beneficial effect on society than the nerd in the back of the class room could hope to have.

Of course, this idea, that intelligence is not as important as some might want it to be, might be lost on a forum that ironically calls itself 'news for nerds, stuff that matters'.

Comment: Re:Give Us Opportunity, Not More Mouths to Feed (Score 1) 398

by HetMes (#46081651) Attached to: Detroit Wants Its Own High-Tech Visa
Please, do tell us how the region of Detroit is going to attract money, thereby lifting the longterm level of wealth, when your plan is to just poor some money into it for a couple of year. Detroit got poor because they were no longer attracting money via the car industry. Tell us how your plan deals with the source of the problems, not the symptoms of their results.

Steve Jobs said two years ago that X is brain-damaged and it will be gone in two years. He was half right. -- Dennis Ritchie