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Comment: Re:So what exactly is 'beats audio?' (Score 2) 120

by Plasmoid2000ad (#43002101) Attached to: HP Back In Tablet Game With Android-Based 'Slate7'
It's a lovely marketing stamp in general. In practice though, on HTC devices at least, it means putting in a decent headphone amp that is actually big enough for poor quality headphones, and having some built in equalizing code that pushed up the bass. For most people, it means things sound better...

Comment: Re:That's funny.... (Score 5, Interesting) 533

by Plasmoid2000ad (#42935705) Attached to: Are Plastic Bag Bans Making People Sick?,13565,en.pdf Shows a rise in C Diff in the last 2 years, but long after introduction of plastic bag levy. Also shows that most cases are still sourced as Hospital based infections. Seriously... both are the first links on a Google search. Lack of sources is hardly a defense for you snarky comment and bout of laziness.

Comment: Re:Intel doesn't manufacture in Asia much (Score 1) 104

by Plasmoid2000ad (#42690133) Attached to: Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland
The Singapore packing plant is one of their largest as far as i know. Every chip from Ireland goes there for example. It's probably rarer to see a Singapore packaged chip in the US, but most of the chips in Europe and Asia at least go through there. That's mostly my personal experience, but yeah.

Comment: Re:"go ahead by a lead planning agency" (Score 1) 104

by Plasmoid2000ad (#42689819) Attached to: Intel Gets Go-Ahead For $4 Billion Chip Plant In Ireland
Well... we're talking about a huge manufacturing facility that requires it's own substations and high voltage hookup via a network of pylons. One that needs millions of litres of fresh water. Not to mention the huge car parks for all the workers that permanently alters the run-off of rain, and makes floods much more likely. And that minor detail of the need of transport infrastructure to stop the area around being permanently gridlocked. Yeah... i'm pretty thankful we have a Government agency to make sure all that gets thought of ahead of time and corporations can't just ride in an destroy a country at a whim. If anything i wish they hadn't been so laid back in the past on planning and avoided things like apartments exceeding the water supply for an entire district, business parks miles from the nearest public transport and huge shopping centres right next to motorways turning them into car parks.

Comment: Re:Tor (Score 1) 184

by Plasmoid2000ad (#42261421) Attached to: How Websites Know Your Email Address the First Time You Visit
Are you sure? If you're always using the same browser, with the same addons and extensions installed, same local machine config details being shared... you could have been fingerprinted. It's not 100% accurate, but the more times they see you the more times they can guess your're the same person. Sure, they don't have your email, but they can still stitch together multiple sessions information.

Never appeal to a man's "better nature." He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage. -- Lazarus Long