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Comment: Re:Can we stop pretending this isn't low level war (Score 1) 81

China has MFN status because they have lots of money to loan Western countries. We don't want to annoy them to the point that they adversely effect the Western economy in unpredictable ways. They are the world's best liars when it comes to denying their actions. If a Chinese official was video recorded throwing a rock that broke a window, the PRC would claim that he never did that. Along with modern capitalist methods, that's another thing that the Nixon administration likely taught them. Always deny the dirty truth with great sincerity.

Comment: Better cooling of CPU gives better results (Score 5, Insightful) 85

by ITRambo (#49447443) Attached to: Intel's Core M Performance Is Erratic Between Devices
Of the two systems that performed best with the bottom of the line Core M, one used a cooling fan while the other had an aluminum shell that acted as a heat sink. The machine with faster processor had a plastic shell with no active cooling. It throttled back when it got warm and would not run at full speed due to heat buildup. Hence the reason why a lower power CPU outperformed a higher powered one. Shell design is everything when it comes to quickly venting heat. Don't use enclosed plastic if you need to cool a CPU that is designed to run at 65C. Use a metal shell, or an active cooling system if the shell is plastic.

Comment: She has a shot (Score 2) 353

by ITRambo (#49366087) Attached to: Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina Near Launching Presidential Bid
If she says and does what the GOP want to hear, and follows the lead of her handlers exactly, she has a shot of running. Once campaigning, she needs to be a great debater, not get flustered or defensive when presented with her failures.. Promise to go along with all the factions of the GOP by using language that they all want to hear, while staying flexible, if possible. Be likable and convincing to the American people. Don't be a snobbish ass. Look good but not glamorous. Don't focus on how you ran a large company, but on what you will do to help America successfully move into a future of increasing worldwide economic competition without further degrading the middle class. Carly has a shot. A long shot, but a shot as long as she's not snuffed out ahead of time by bigger money than what she has.

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