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Comment: Re:Cue slippery slope arguments now... (Score 1) 366

by Ost99 (#48159151) Attached to: Scanning Embryos For Super-Intelligent Kids Is On the Horizon

15 points is a huge difference. A person with an IQ of 85 will be severely disadvantaged and would have problems completing any higher education.
Past a certain point higher IQ does not directly translate to higher success rate (social, economical, health etc), but in the interval 70-130 it does.

Comment: Re:Awesome (Score 1) 283

by Ost99 (#48111067) Attached to: Tesla Announces Dual Motors, 'Autopilot' For the Model S

Where I live the rule of thumb is that you spend between 1/2 year and 1 year household income (before tax) on car(s) every 5-6 years.
Average household income for dual income households ( most are) is slightly above $160 000, which puts the Tesla D within the car spending budget of almost half the households over here.

I'm just pissed I didn't hold out another 2 months before ordering mine early in September.

Comment: Re:When will it work in Seamonkey and Firefox (Score 1) 178

by Ost99 (#47949429) Attached to: Native Netflix Support Is Coming To Linux

I don't know of any way to get it to work on a Rpi at the moment.

If you have a x86/x64 server somewhere in the house you could try to stream the output from the browser running on the server - or something like that. But I'm guessing the DRM will get in your way.

http://www.playon.tv/playon does something like this from a Windows PC to XBMC - but at $70 I would look elsewhere.

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 1) 727

by Ost99 (#47718861) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

The desktop will not disappear. I don't think that's what all the "the Desktop is Dead" hype is about. The desktop will no longer be the primary technology driver and will become a much smaller part of the overall computing-device market - probably to less than 10% of the overall market (including phones, tablets, laptops and whatever comes next).

Comment: Re:Nobody else seems to want it (Score 3, Insightful) 727

by Ost99 (#47716009) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

The desktop IS dead, at least in one sense.
If you buy one now, you might never have to buy one again.

Acknowledging that I might be pulling a "640k ought to be enough for everybody", I predict that a current generation mainline i7 and i5 will be sufficient for any "desktop" task more or less for ever (or until we move away from a physical interface like keyboard / mouse and touchscreens).

My 5 1/2 year old desktop is still a solid workhorse and significantly faster than my new $3000 ultrabook.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

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