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Comment: Re:I want to have to support another browser (Score 1) 131

by swillden (#48918311) Attached to: Opera Founder Is Back, WIth a Feature-Heavy, Chromium-Based Browser

Funny, and I want to have three open browsers so I can sandbox various activities from one another.

One browser that supports multiple profiles should accomplish that just fine.

Who said you had to support it? Are you the support guy for the entire interweb or something?

Nobody is forcing you to use it or support it.

You're not a web developer are you?

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 590

by phayes (#48917155) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Correction: I get close to 50% better battery life. When searching for "mac linux battery duration" the first linksays: "The only two things I *really* loved in OSX were:
* longer battery life
* very fast and efficient suspend/resume".

The second link says: "720p - Mac OS X ...
Result on 720p playback: +1h57 or +42% battery life."

The third link says: "To date the best estimated battery life value I have seen under Linux is 5 hours (I have not run an actual timed test yet) as compared to 7.5 in Mac OS"

Just one web search, three results all saying the same thing I have tested & seen for myself. OS X is much better than Linux. Shut yer trap linux bigot.

Earth

"Mammoth Snow Storm" Underwhelms 352

Posted by timothy
from the blame-uber dept.
mi (197448) writes You heard the scare-mongering, you heard the governors and mayors closing public transit and declaring driving on public roads a crime. But it turned out to have been a mistake. Boston may have been hit somewhat, but further South — NYC and Philadelphia — the snowfall was rather underwhelming. Promised "2-3 feet" of snow, NYC got only a few inches. Is this an example of "better safe than sorry," or is government's overreach justified by questionable weather models exceeding the threshold of an honest mistake?

Comment: Re:"They" is us (Score 1) 317

by dywolf (#48913295) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

That is flat out BS.
Pure and simple, no excuses.

If you actually believe that nonsense you just said then you live in a fantasy world.

The amount we spend on "welfare" in this country is a joke.
No, everyone is most definitely NOT getting richer.
Yes, they have accounted for inflation (you are not smarter than the world's smartest economists and have not discovered the one thing they forgot).

Comment: Re: Regulation? (Score 5, Insightful) 317

by dywolf (#48913213) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

You fool.

That chart disproves your entire stance.

You may be technically correct that the US is "not #1".
But if you actually looked at, and understood that chart,
you'd have noticed that the only country with more inequality than the US is Chile.

The US is #2 on that chart.

The chart is sorted according to the pre-tax numbers, but its the after tax numbers that matter.

Inequality may start out higher in other countries thanks to old (seriously old) money, but thanks to their redistributionist policies, actual inequality is lower, and everyone lives more equality, with better healthcare, working conditions, benefits, standard/quality of living, and overall better access to and representation in the market.

So the point that the chart then makes is that redistribution works.
The chart you provided therefore undercuts your own argument and disproves your point.

Comment: Re:Big Myth #1 (Score 4, Insightful) 317

by dywolf (#48913169) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

So when the richest 0.1% control fully half of the worlds entire wealth, you don't think have any power, let alone more power than the rest of us?

Heck, you even think its a free market.
Hint: it's not; not at their stage of the game.
You are a fool.

They crashed the WORLD'S economy.
Possibly intentionally, as they profited off of the entire ordeal.
They profited off the toxic loans that drove the housing bubble.
They profited off the crash.
They profited off the bailout.
And then they captured nearly the entire recovery, 95% worth.

That's why the economy still stinks for most people. It's like if you shove 100 people in a room, and take 100$ from each of them, then give one guy 9500$, and everyone else 5$. That's our crash and recovery in a nutshell.

Comment: Re: Regulation? (Score 5, Insightful) 317

by dywolf (#48913119) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

Oh BS.

No, not all tech companies are from the US or originated here. Not even close.

Middle class incomes are higher in Canada.
Purchasing power parity is higher in Europe.
Standards of living are higher as well.
Health standards are higher.
And inequality is lower.
People are happier, work less, earn as much, and yet as just as productive as US workers.

And then you even make the "well the poor have microwaves, so therefore they aren't poor" argument.
Sheer idiocy.

Essentially, you don't know what F you're talking about.

Comment: Re:Regulation? (Score 4, Insightful) 317

by dywolf (#48913069) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

How do you possess these completely opposing thoughts at the same time?
I swear you are a textbook example of doublethink.

You start off good, then you say things like "the more "statist" and regulatory governments have been, the less well economies have done and the more income inequality we've seen" or " if they don't start lightening up on Federal regulation, they're going to see far worse problems and more unrest than they have so far".

The sheer idiocy and blindness required to actually believe this things while at the same time acknowledging that inequality is a problem and talk about holding the rich responsible for rigging the system is staggering.

You are seriously blaming the government and regulation for the inequality we see, and suggesting we do LESS of it?
You are a moron.

Comment: Re:Saddest line ever (Score 1) 139

by swillden (#48912903) Attached to: Young Cubans Set Up Mini-Internet

The NSA is already going through your bank statements, and emails because you used the words destroying and communism in the same sentence.

Do you really think that America is any better? we give up rights to the government daily. just look at the TSA. you have to have a body cavity search just to board a plane now. They want to expand the TSA to cover all transportation too.

Do you think a Cuban could make a post as critical of their government as you just did? Or are you expecting to be disappeared tonight?

Comment: Re: a better question (Score 1) 590

by phayes (#48911663) Attached to: Why Run Linux On Macs?

Listen you illiterate twit, I HAVE proven that Linux is less energy efficient than OS X by booting Linux on a Mac & testing how long it lasts. I get almost twice the battery life - just like every one else does.
You, blinded by your prejudice refuse to perform the test (presumably because you'd need to touch a Mac & contaminate yourself) and are unable to comprehend ARS' article which clearly shows the work that Apple has performed on OS X that no other OS has.
As you clearly filter out all information that contrary to your dialectic, and keep posting unsupported out & out lies, we're done here.

Comment: Re:Remember the good old days? (Score 1) 349

by jc42 (#48910387) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Remember when news organizations didn't so blatantly try to push agendas?

I can't remember that far back. It must've been well before the sinking of the USS Maine.

It must have been before recorded history. We have documented examples of such behavior for as long as we have documents.

Comment: Re:No it is a combo of 2 factors (Score 1) 349

by jc42 (#48910371) Attached to: Americans Support Mandatory Labeling of Food That Contains DNA

Precisely. The study asked a question that results in an expected answer 80% of the time. So why would such a study be conducted in the first place?

Well, duh, they did it to verify that the people did give the "expected" answer most of the time. There are lots of scientific studies showing that something the "everyone knows" isn't actually true, so such beliefs are often worth actually testing. In this case, a number for what fraction of the people haven't a clue about DNA is interesting and potentially useful. It does put a lot of other such surveys in an "interesting" light.

Businesses

Ubisoft Revokes Digital Keys For Games Purchased Via Unauthorised Retailers 429

Posted by Soulskill
from the there-is-no-entertainment-except-through-us dept.
RogueyWon writes: For the last several days, some users of Ubisoft's uPlay system have been complaining that copies of games they purchased have been removed from their libraries. According to a statement issued to a number of gaming websites, Ubisoft believes that the digital keys revoked have been "fraudulently obtained." What this means in practice is unclear; while some of the keys may have been obtained using stolen credit card details, others appear to have been purchased from unofficial third-party resellers, who often undercut official stores by purchasing cheaper boxed retail copies of games and selling their key-codes online, or by exploiting regional price differences, buying codes in regions where games are cheaper to sell them elsewhere in the world. The latest round of revocations appears to have triggered an overdue debate into the fragility of customer rights in respect of digital games stores.

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