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Comment 4 years, almost no change. (Score 1) 56 56

What strikes me the most is that today's processors are barely any faster than the 2011 processors.

4 years and only a small speed increase in real performance - 4% for games!!!!! FOUR PERCENT over 4 years. Time to ditch silicon and to start using materials that support higher clock speeds.

Comment Re:Sounds great! (Score 1) 120 120


All taxes pay for roads - cyclists pay for the roads.
Most cyclists own cars.
It's pointless for a cyclist to have a license, it's been tried and scrapped as a complete waste of time and money.
Cars get roads, why should cyclists have a cycling infrastructure.

You are damaging the environment 50x what a cyclist is.

Comment Re:in Soviet Russia..... (Score 1) 120 120

What you are missing is that many people would love to cycle but are put off buy the lack of cycling infrastructure or to put it another way cycling on roads with cars endangering your life constantly by not looking where they are going and passing too close is too stressful for a lot of people. But cycling without these stresses on decent cycling infrastructure is fun, keeps you fit and healthy, reduces stress, saves money and doesn't emit CO2 and a whole bunch of other pollutants.

Comment Re:I spent a few days biking around Munich in the (Score 1) 120 120

Irony: Cyclists who ride down the middle of a road built for cars

Built for cars, don't you mean built for people on foot and then horses and then tarmac for.... Bicycles:

Roads Were Not Built for Cars: How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads & Became the Pioneers of Motoring: Carlton Reid: 9781610916899: Books

So, enough of this built for cars crap already, roads are built for people, all people.

Comment Re:Is insurance worth it for auto manufacturers? (Score 1) 199 199

Would major car manufacturers really pay for insurance?

Yes, reason number 1 is to stop bad precedents from happening in court which could devalue all autonomous cars - and thus affect manufacturers profits. Also manufacturers wouldn't necessarily even have to have insurance because they would have enough money to cover costs. And if were legally mandated to have insurance they would have bargaining power that would halve the insurance. End result: Car companies would give you a certificate to say you're covered.

Also it doesn't make any sense for people to take on liability insurance when they obviously aren't liable for an accident because they are not driving.

note: The insurance could be split - accident liability on one hand and damage, fire and theft on the other with the damage part paid by the consumer.

Submission + - Japanese Police arrest Mount Gox CEO Mark Karpelès->

McGruber writes: Mark Karpelès, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, has been arrested by Japanese police.

In February 2014, Mount Gox filed for bankruptcy, saying it had lost 750,000 of its customers’ bitcoins as well as 100,000 of its own, worth some $500 million at the time
A police spokesman said Mr. Karpelès is suspected of manipulating his own account at the company by making it appear that $1 million was added to it. The connection between that allegation and the missing bitcoins wasn’t clear.

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Comment Re:It's fine... from the ISO. (Score 1) 480 480

I read your posts and they vindicate my feeling about using a tool to create an ISO - why don't they just supply a generic ISO?

My suspicion is that they try to get clever and make an install tailored to your system - which is bound to fail and like you say, it does fail often. Unlike my win95, win98se, win2k, winxp and win7 discs, never had a problem with those.

With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once build a nuclear balm?