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Comment Re:More nation-wrecking idiocy (Score 1) 549

And if the full cost of taking a train was included in what you pay at the fare box, the trains would run empty.

Yes, roads and highways are expensive. So are $300M/mile light rail lines that aren't even sold to the public as mass transit anymore, but rather as value enhancement for property owners. You see, they're turning yet another negative about rail transit into a positive - once the tracks are set, they can't be moved to meet demand like a bus can.

Comment Don't want people running AdBlocker? (Score 3, Insightful) 555

Then don't make the advertising on your site intrusive, and abusive.

Ads have been on the Internet for 15 years now, we're willing to accept some advertising. But if you go overboard, we'll find ways to make it go the fuck away. The rise of ad blockers can be correlated with the rise of in-your-face pop-over infuriating advertising. I know the bills have to be paid, but stop throwing it up in my face covering the content.

You've got nobody to blame but yourself. Think of ad blocker software as the DVR 30 second skip button of the Internet. It exists purely as a reaction to content providers going over the line a few too many times.

Comment Re:Power efficiency is good in some places, not al (Score 1) 333

If Intel sticks to what they've done in the last few product generations, they'll still have higher-wattage higher-performance chips at the upper end for servers and workstations. But the ULV parts have been staying at basically the same performance now for a few years, with drastically reduced energy use. I think the current parts are under 4 watts for the same performance you used to have to spend 18 watts to get.

Comment Re:Intel's trolling us (Score 4, Interesting) 333

Except that Intel has been a licensor of ARM for a very long time, so even if there was some magical shift to ARM in non-mobile ultra-low-voltage devices, Intel would still be able to apply what they know about advancing the state of the art.

Don't worry about Intel, they'll be just fine.

Comment Re:No. (Score 1) 348

Yes, Sanders supporters know that he's talked about raising taxes.

The problem is that it's always raising taxes on 'other people' so that doesn't bother his supporters. It's the Occupy Wall Street thing all over again - let's just tax the shit out of the top 1% in order to pay for free shit for the 99%. Except that if you taxed the top 1% at a rate of 100%, that still only gets you 4 months of the federal budget. Then the 99% either still has to pony up, or the wheels come off the global economy.

In reality, in order for Sanders to do even half of what he's talking about, he would need to substantially raise taxes on everybody, even after closing all the loopholes that everyone loves to talk about. In reality, we need to raise taxes *right now* in order to pay for all the shit we're currently spending money on, or stop spending all that money. It's basic math, and Congress gets an F in basic math every year.

Comment Re:Luddite?? (Score 1) 212

Especially as the cross-section between people that want a self-driving car, and people who want a Porsche is so close to zero that the Theory of Limits applies.

If people want to show off, they buy a Lambo. If they want a car that can drive quickly around a race track, they get a Porsche.

Comment Re:APorsche Self-Drive? (Score 1) 212

That's because posers that buy a proper 911 crash it, because they don't understand how a rear-engine car drives.

It turns out having the engine's weight hanging past the rear axle really matters, and Porsche has spent the last 30 years being stubborn and making tiny design improvements to counteract this effect, rather than what the Italians did - move the engine forward to the middle.

Comment Re:Shit (Score 1) 327

Because if you send a military unit crashing through an embassy showing that you have absolutely zero respect for diplomatic law, it opens up the hundreds of embassies and consulates that the US Department of State has scattered across the globe to similar.

The people in charge might be completely corrupt chucklefucks, but they do actually think about some of this shit before they do it.

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