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Comment Re:Same as off line (Score -1) 161

I would argue that rage-energy is no more useful than venting. Your body is still in fight/flight mode and your rational thought processes are still impaired. Better than rage-energy is to learn how to not get angry in the first place, and solve your problems with clear rational thought. Sure, positive rage-energy is still better than negative rage-energy but ultimately a state of calm-mind is even better.

Comment Re:E-Vent (Score -1) 161

You are exactly right. It's like parents who tell their kids to beat up a pillow or something if they're angry, to let it all out. All that does is reinforce the anger-violence cycle, and does nothing to teach a child how to deal with anger. Anger is pretty much the worst thing for solving any sort of problem as it puts you into fight/flight mode and shuts down the thinking parts of your brain. I would go so far as to say this is an epidemic in global society/culture.

Comment Apple (Score 1, Interesting) 187

It's only a problem with Apple devices. Both Android and Windows devices are generic bluetooth. My Windows Phone (HTX 8X) works wonderfully with my VW, which connects via bluetooth for the phone part, and bluetooth audio for the music part. Works seamlessly. iPhones... not so much. As long as people use devices that conform to generic bluetooth standards, it's not a problem.

Comment $$ for software (Score -1) 419

I'm SO happy that I pay for software. I don't have to deal with all of this open source drama bullshit, and have to worry about when somebody's temper tantrum decides to end or radically change some software that I rely on for my business. My eyes glazed over halfway through the story summary, and I really don't care.

Submission + - Foxconn to pay Microsoft patent licensing fees for Android devices

micromoog writes: Joining other major manufacturers like LG and Samsung, Foxconn has now contracted with Microsoft to pay licensing fees on every Android device for undisclosed patents covering basic Android functionality.

According to the BBC's source, "Microsoft is likely to earn several times more money through its Android patents than it does from licences for its own Windows Phone system".

Comment Re:Capitalism (Score 1) 477

> Money is a proxy here for the input/output ratio of resources, energy and labor.

You're ignoring the time factor. It's a valid proxy *when averaged over time*.

Not considering the time lag creates arguments like "don't invest in new science or technology if it's not immediately profitable". If people behaved this way universally, the various technology revolutions of the past would have never happened.

Comment Re:Depends on the source (Score 3, Informative) 749

That's correct, there is no audible difference to a human between a 22kHz sine wave and a 22kHz any-other-shape periodic wave. Not to mention, no adult human can hear 22kHz anyway. I hear 16kHz. My 9-year-old can hear 19kHz. Get a frequency generator app and test yourself -- it's fascinating.

Make it right before you make it faster.