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Comment Re:What is being missed... is the $2 million part. (Score 2) 456 456

I'm hoping that the $2 dollars is going to update a number of things, and not just the one system. Seems like you could rig up a VM to do the Commodore's work and a Raspberry Pi at each school to send the signals over the internet instead of OTA for probably about $5,000 in parts and $20k in labor.

Comment Re:Umm, what? (Score 5, Interesting) 395 395

An interesting side note to this. A buddy of mine in venture capital use a fax machines all of the time to send documents back and forth because email and any "store communications" they are required to keep copies of for regulators and other review. Since the fax machines don't "store" information, at least not long term enough to count, they are not required to keep copies of info sent or received over fax.

Comment Aside from the GPU, the oldest it has ever been (Score 1) 558 558

I remember not to long ago to play the latest PC games you needed to upgrade your CPU which meant upgrading your motherboard and memory about every 18 months. I think I have been rocking the same Core i5-2500K cpu for almost four years now, and it still sits at the top tier of the Tom's Hardware gaming CPU chart.

I realize this has occurred because games have become much more GPU dependant, but it is still a big money saver for me.

Comment Everyone is booing this? Why? (Score 1) 298 298

To get anything done you have to set attainable goals.

It is not reasonable to stay that we will be off of all fossil fuels by 2040. It just isn't, baring some technological breakthrough.

So what you do is set goals and milestones to reach that end results. If you want to be 100% sustainable energy at some point in the future, you try to be 20% less by some milestone and then another 20% less by another.

2100 may be too long for some people, we need to start somewhere. No agreement at all is the same as setting the year at 2200.

Comment Not admissible does not mean not useful (Score 1) 246 246

Say a lie detector is correct 90% of the time. That would certainly be useful in a variety of situations as long as the results were supplemented by other information.

But would you want to use that in court? Juries would be so biased to follow whatever the lie detector said, no matter what the other evidence showed.

There is a reason we still use them, just not in court proceeding.

Sometimes, too long is too long. - Joe Crowe