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Comment: Re:Intel chip better than Qualcomm? (Score 0) 77

by Jason Goatcher (#49263289) Attached to: Intel Will Reportedly Land Apple As a Modem Chip Customer

I am posting this question because I am not a hardware engineer. Apple's switching from Qualcomm chip to one from Intel ... does that mean Intel's chip is better?

If the answer is yes, then in what way Intel's chip is better?

Does it have better reception? Does it run faster? Does it use less power?

I don't think it matters if Intel is better, I think they're circling the wagons to protect themselves from competition. Moore's Law is stuttering and at some point people will realize that more expensive doesn't always equate to better.

Intel and Apple are 2 companies that like to charge a ton for slightly better hardware and software and that ability is like a drug to them. They want the pipe of high prices.

Comment: Re:I can't find the commercial speech section (Score 0) 239

I think you want to refer to the Commerce Clause. And, the action is not agains "speech" per se, but against the commercial use of drones. The FAA won't bother him about advertising revenue from non-drone videos, or about using drones as a hobby. It's when he combines the two that it becomes a commercial activity (and yes, earning advertising revenue via Youtube is Interstate Commerce).

Most Youtube accounts don't actually make money for the user. If they're prosecuting people with accounts only Google makes money from, then the FAA suing them simply makes the FAA hair-splitting assholes.

Comment: Re:This sucks. (Score 0) 299

by Jason Goatcher (#49245121) Attached to: Sir Terry Pratchett Succumbs To "the Embuggerance," Aged 66

Haven't read the Bible in forever, but if both those things are in the Old Testament, then the general argument is that it's history kept so that we can know God better. So the resurrection of Jesus was a sort of reset button for how God responded to us.

The thing that confuses me is that God supposedly lives outside of time, since He wrote our history before we're born, so why'd Jesus death turn Him into a nice guy right at the resurrection, why didn't He start out a nice guy from seeing the resurrection coming?

Comment: Re:And still (Score 0) 135

Christianity is crazy all the time. What do you call believing in something that's completely imaginary, and can magically impregnate a woman. That what she gives birth to a magical man. And he's the son to the completely imaginary father. And based on a myth that's at least 5,000 years old. If that's not crazy, it is at the very least, incredibly dumb.

Guys like you have existed since before Jesus even came along. Christianity is always going to appear to have chinks in its armor to people who want it to have chinks in its armor.

The basic premise hasn't changed. People are sinners and God offers a way out.

Comment: Re:And still (Score 1) 135

God may have created life (directly or indirectly) all over the universe.

True, we know that there is nowhere in the universe that His noodly appendages doesn't grace.

Christianity is crazy sometimes. Jesus obviously turned water into wine, yet we have Southern Baptist churches that will swear on a stack of Bibles that drinking is a sin.

Comment: Re: Passed Time (Score 0) 135

There's an obvious defense in your example.

Also, the first thing you say if handcuffed by the police is "I would like to phone my lawyer" and then nothing else.

I promise this isn't meant in jest, but who do who phone if you didn't expect to ever get in trouble with the police? I might need a lawyer someday, but it's not something I expect to happen. What do you do if an arrest takes you totally by surprise?

Comment: Re:Passed Time (Score 0) 135

If you let infrared light seep out of your house, that is your problem!

That is exactly how law enforcement has been catching indoor illegal drug growers for many years. They look for all of the excess heat given off by the growing lamps. Though in one recent case, the cops didn't need any equipment ... there was snow covering the roof of all of the units of an apartment/condo type development except for one unit. Guess which unit they got the search warrant for...

Funny you should mention that. Did you know that a distributed computing hobby and a drug farm can look exactly the same under infra-red? Haven't had it happen to be personally, but I can assure you it's no fun to have a SWAT team bust in simply because you're trying to find a bigass prime number.

Time-sharing is the junk-mail part of the computer business. -- H.R.J. Grosch (attributed)