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Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1) 522

by Mashiki (#48209869) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Criminals do the same things all over African and even Eastern Europe. I don't see us invading them. Screw Iraq, we have no business fighting in the middle east unless they attack us.

Except we go after their financial networks, launch targeted attacks against them and so on. So yes, we do indeed go after them. It's much harder when their networks are using liquid assets traded through the black market now isn't it.

Comment: Re:Dear Canada.... (Score 1) 522

by Mashiki (#48207647) Attached to: Shooting At Canadian Parliament

Can you name the "other extremists" that have been busy either successfully or unsuccessfully launching terrorist attacks in the last 10 years? Here in Canada this will be the 5th one by muslims. Though we've had two attacks in two days, one in Quebec and likely the one in Ottawa as well.

We jump back a bit, we've got the muslim nut who wanted to derail a via train, and was planning to do a chemical attack. A couple of others, the 18 muslims who wanted to attack parliament hill as well. Previous to that, we've had environmentalists who tried to blow up sour gas lines, sikhs blowing up an airliner and home-grown separatists who did some shit in quebec.

Comment: Re:Intriguing (Score 1) 376

by Mashiki (#48156327) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Yeah, that Eric Holder so canny he made the previous administration bury a story.

And we all know the poor suffering Mexican drug cartels were unarmed before Obama took office.

Here's the difference: The previous administration tracked the guns, the current administration let them walk. "Letting them walk" means that once they handed them over, they dusted off their hands and said "well that's done." This isn't rocket surgery.

Comment: Re:Intriguing (Score 1) 376

by Mashiki (#48153643) Attached to: Pentagon Reportedly Hushed Up Chemical Weapons Finds In Iraq

Short answer: Someone with an agenda decided to do it. The same reason why Holder is now looking at a contempt charge. And why he spent two years stonewalling on the current administrations gun-walking, where weapons were deliberately by choice not tracked and put in the hands of cartel members which led to the deaths of not only children, but americans.

Comment: Re:Not only in Finland. (Score 1) 314

Where was this at? I've bought two cars in cash one in '96 for ~$21k and one 3 years ago for $56k. Every dealership that I know of here in Canada has a cash sale policy on vehicles(which usually includes a sale discount as well). My grandparents only bought vehicles in cash and did so right until he died, they lived in Canada and the US and had no problems with this. When they retired, and went from a house to a mobile home(they were snowbirds), they bought their place in Canada with $35k cash, and $48k cash in the US(florida) without any problems either.

Comment: Re:Feed 250 hungry people, or 20 Americans (Score 1) 237

by Mashiki (#48144451) Attached to: Can the Sun Realistically Power Datacenters?

There's an array near where I live here in Ontario, the arrays are packed so closely together that cows and other livestock would have a serious problem navigating them to graze. In many cases, high quality farmland is being turned into the "next big scam." Much like "windmills will solve your needs" from the 1920's.

Comment: Re:about time for windows 7 SP2 and 2008r2 sp2 (Score 1) 63

by Mashiki (#48121215) Attached to: Windows Users, Get Ready For a Bigger-Than-Usual Patch Tuesday

Why don't you just make a slipstream CD/DVD with all the updates on it? It sure doesn't take that long to do and at this point in time if you're re-doing it on more than one machine per month you should have one anyway. If you don't know how this will give you the basic primer on it.

Comment: Re:And the culprit is (Score 3, Interesting) 165

by Mashiki (#48120937) Attached to: How Spurious Wikipedia Edits Can Attach a Name To a Scandal, 35 Years On

Wikipedia is full of factual inaccuracies, it gets even worse the closer you come to articles on politics or popular culture. Then the neutrality goes right out the window because someone, somewhere is always carrying an agenda. I think my current favorite is the #gamergate article where the founder of wikipedia has stepped in because a particular subset of users and ultra-leftwing feminists skewed the neutrality so badly that even he could spot it. Couple that with a particular senior editor having done nearly 25% of the edits and breaking the neutrality rule, it's now led him down the path where people on both sides of the spectrum want him stripped of the ability to edit at all.

Comment: Re:To be fair though (Score 1) 338

Consoles just have to render at 1080, not 1440 or the 4k you can easily pick up for your PC.
*re-reads*

For the last couple of gens it's usually been possible to get a PC that 'looked better' - but you ended up paying a whole wedge more for the privilege

I hope you know that neither console uses 1080 as a native resolution. Some games use 1080 mainly on the PS4, though they're main 900p, almost all games on the Xbox One are 792. Some get up-sampled to 1080p. But let's compare the current generation of hardware on those consoles, and what you could build with a PC. And you'll find that for ~30-80 more then a console you can build a PC that will stomp the ground flat and do 1080p without a problem.

The current gen of consoles at best were aborted messes that anyone in their right mind should never have bought.

I'd rather just believe that it's done by little elves running around.

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