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Comment: ToS violation? (Score 3, Insightful) 182

by MoFoQ (#47760681) Attached to: Uber Has a Playbook For Sabotaging Lyft, Says Report

As much as I hate to see it used, a Terms of Service (ToS) violation and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) may still apply especially since they are using tactics to avoid detection (aka use of "burner phones" and credit card numbers)

It may also be a violation of the various credit card companies' ToS as well.

Comment: Bad idea especially... (Score 1) 362

by MoFoQ (#47020881) Attached to: Should Tesla Make Batteries Instead of Electric Cars?

agreed.

Especially since then Tesla would be putting all of it's eggs in one basket and in the investing world...that's a big no-no (I'm more amazed that this "bond manager" is even a manager...let alone a bond one).

Plus recent history with A123 Systems should also say "no" to the battery-only route.

Comment: depends (Score 1) 166

by MoFoQ (#46984485) Attached to: Lectures Aren't Just Boring, They're Ineffective, Too, Study Finds

I think it depends on a number of factors such as the one giving the lecture, the material covered by the lecture, the environment in which the lecture is given, and the one receiving the lecture.

I've had classes in the past that...well...the room was just not that comfortable to listen to a lecture (it was a 3hr class in a slightly overcrowded/warm room in the evening and it was a boring biology class; insta-sleep time).

I've also had classes where the lecturers (this particular class had 3 different professors; it was an American Studies/history class) all give lectures which were material to the class and were on the exams.
Oddly, I found the lectures interesting and was able to absorb the information better than my other classmates who took notes (I did not take notes and according to the professors, the first ever to do so and get a decent grade).

Then I've had classes where the hands-on part was more interesting such as physics with lasers (sadly, there were no sharks).

In essence, a YMMV situation.

Comment: crysis? (Score 0) 209

but will it play Crysis?

that said, what sort of memory (short-term storage) is used? Would that be the current bottleneck?
It would definitely be interesting to see how this continues to develop.
It might be too late for bitcoins but perhaps one of the altcoins can benefit.
Or for weather prediction/modeling.

Then again, the dark side comes to mind to (skynet, SID 6.7, etc.)

Any given program, when running, is obsolete.

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